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Board of Directors

Davinder Singh Brar

Chairman

D.S. Brar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi.

After having started his career in 1974 with The Associated Cement Companies Limited (ACC), Mr. Brar has been associated with the Pharmaceutical Industry for over three decades. Mr. Brar spent major part of this period (1977 – 2004) with Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited at various positions and rose to the level of President in 1993. He became the CEO & Managing Director of Ranbaxy in 1999. Mr. Brar stepped down from this position in 2004 to start his entrepreneurial journey and ventured with GVK Biosciences – a leading contract research and development organisation providing Discovery & Development services to Global Life Sciences companies. Mr. Brar also promoted Inogent Labs – an early development/scale up company (now a wholly owned subsidiary of GVK Biosciences) and Davix Management Services – Pharmaceuticals focused Consulting/Advisory Services Company. Mr. Brar is the Chairman of Mphasis Limited and holds Board positions in various Indian and International companies like Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Wockhardt Limited, Gland Pharma Limited and Mountain Trail Foods (India) Pvt. Ltd. He is also Special Advisor to the Board of Directors of Adamas Pharmaceuticals Inc. and a member of the Advisory Board of the USA-India Chamber of Commerce (USAIC). From 2000–2007, Mr. Brar served as a Director of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and was also a Member of the Inspection and Audit Sub-Committee of the Central Board of Directors of the RBI. Mr. Brar also served as a Senior Advisor to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) from 2011–2015.

Mr. Brar has been involved with some of the premier Research and Educational institutions in India. He has served as a Member on the Board of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), SAS Nagar and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML).

Mr. Brar has been involved with several leading industry associations in India. He was associated with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), where he Chaired CII’s Indian MNC Council and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in the past. Mr. Brar was a Member of Prime Minister’s Task Force on pharmaceuticals and knowledge-based industries which drafted the blue print for the growth and global expansion of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry including R&D and pricing policies. He is currently a member of Consultative Group on Exports of Pharmaceutical Products, under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Minister of Commerce, Industry and Textiles, Government of India. For his service and contribution to the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Brar was honoured with the Dean’s Medal from the Tufts University School of Medicine, U.S.A., in 2004. The Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA) awarded Mr. Brar with ‘FABA Special Award 2011’ for his contribution to the biopharma sector.

G V Sanjay Reddy

Vice Chairman

G V Sanjay Reddy is the Vice Chairman of GVK PIL (www.gvk.com), a conglomerate with interests in Energy, Airports, Transportation, Resources, Real Estate, Hospitality and Life Sciences.

He was instrumental in making GVK the largest private airport operator in India, by owning, developing and operating the Mumbai and Bengaluru airports, which handles over 50 million passengers per year. He is involved with GVK EMRI – 108 Emergency Services (www.emri.in), which is the world’s largest ambulance service offered free of cost to over 800 million people across India and having saved more than one million lives until date.He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, Indiana and an MBA from University of Michigan.

Sidharth Reddy Indukuri

Director

Sidharth Indukuri (Sid) has a Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University in finance and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management where he focused on finance and international business. He previously worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York and Peabody Energy in St. Louis.

Sidharth is a second generation entrepreneur working in the Infrastructure and real estate sector. The company has developed several large residential communities in the Hyderabad Micro Market. He heads the mining services division which focuses primarily in the field of underground contract coal mining employing longwall technology. He was instrumental in commissioning of the first private longwall project in the country of 0.5 Mill Tons and is currently working on the construction and commissioning of the first greenfield longwall project of 2.5 Mill Tons. Sidharth intends to leverage the company’s first mover advantage in this sector to become a cost leader. 

Sidharth believes in conducting business in a sustainable manner by employing local youth and intends to build new businesses targeting the needs of the growing middle class in India. In addition, Sidharth has a keen interest in sports, music & technology.

Anandbir Singh Brar

Director & CEO

Anandbir is the Chief Executive Officer at Excelra. Having joined as Director for New Business Development and Initiatives in 2014, Anandbir has spearheaded the service line strategy, incubation, expansion and innovation of the portfolio at Excelra. As a leader in strategic direction and service excellence aimed at driving digital transformation of the Life Sciences industry, Anandbir has played an instrumental role in positioning Excelra as the preferred data and analytics partner to over 90 global Biotech and Pharma R&D organizations, including the top 15 pharmaceutical companies in the world.  

Prior to joining Excelra, Anandbir held senior positions at Bharat Light and Power as Associate Vice President in Start-up Business Development, Capitalization, Growth & Scaling; and at GE Capital in the Energy Financial Services sector.

Anandbir holds an MBA from INSEAD and BA in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University.