Padmanabhuni Venkata Appaji
Vanta Bioscience Limited
aged 68 years, is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a doctor of philosophy (faculty of medicine) degree from Nagpur University, India. He holds a master of pharmacy (pharmaceutical chemistry) degree from Nagpur University, India. He holds a bachelor of pharmacy degree from Nagpur University, India. He has more than 35 years of experience is the pharmaceutical industry and has served at various posts with central and state government, India including his last stint with the GoI as Director (Technical & Enforcement) in National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India. He has in the past worked for Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (PHARMEXCIL), an autonomous body set up by Government of India as director general and executive director during his stint. He has been honoured with "Eminent Pharmacy Graduate Award" for the year 2008 by Indian Pharmacy Graduate Association, Hyderabad and "Lifetime Achievement Award 2012" by Hyderabad Management Association (HMA), Affiliated to AIMA, New Delhi and Prof. M. L. Khorana Memorial Lecture Award - 2013 by Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Mumbai. He has been on our Board since March 20, 2017.