Mr. Pravin Shivdas Herlekar is the Chairman and Managing Director (DIN: 00525610) and one of the Promoters of the Company. He is a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay and is a Post Graduate in Management Studies from Mumbai University. He has an overall experience of over 4 decades in the field of Product Development, Marketing and Administration. He is the Founder of the Company and has been actively involved in the business of the Company since its inception. He has been instrumental in playing a key role in the Company’s growth with his inputs in Strategic Planning and Business Development. Over the years, he has played a vital role in expanding the operations and directing the Company’s growth in a defined manner.
Board of Directors
Mr. Omkar Pravin Herlekar is the Whole-time Director (DIN: 01587154) and the one of the Promoter of the Company. He is a Master of Science (By Research) in Chemistry from the University of Mumbai. He has an overall experience of 8 years. He spearheads the Research & Development activities of OSCL and supervises the entire factory operations. He is also actively involved in the setting up and implementation of new manufacturing units of the Group. He has the ability to sequester a project within a vertical and then analyze it threadbare on various dimensions with elan, including strategic, financial, marketing, R&D and branding.
Mr. Rishikesh Pravin Herlekar is an Executive Director (DIN: 05240009) of the Company. He is a B.E. (Chemicals) graduate and pursuing M. Tech in Pharmaceuticals Sciences. He is engaged in Business Development of OSCL Group by Identifying and targeting new areas of business including new products and new customers, expanding exports of Company’s products to various geographies in different continents, maintaining customer relationship. He is also involved in Accounting, Audit & Finance area, Coordinating with Production, Quality Production, Quality Assurance and related Regulatory Matters. He is having overall experience of 2 years.
Prof. (Dr.) Suhas Maruti Rane is an Independent Director (DIN: 03126514) of the Company. He is BE (Mechanical), Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) and Master of Financial Management (MFM), all from the University of Mumbai. Later, he completed his Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management from the University of Pune. He has an overall experience of over 4 decades. Earlier, he has worked with Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Pidilite Industries, Soji Group, PROCONS Consultants in their various operations functions. Later he moved to academics from the year 2000. He was Asso. Dean of ICFAI Business School and thereafter become the Director - Planning of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. Presently, he is a Management Consultant and Visiting Faculty to several leading B-Schools like: NMIMS, S. P. Jain Centres - Singapore & Dubai, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, CII. He has to his credit- several Research Papers published in the national & inter-national journals and conferences. His special interest and research lies in RFID technology applications.
Mr. Laxmikant Ram Prasad Kabra is a Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director (DIN: 00061346) of the Company. He is an eminent Chartered Accountant having more than 20 years of experience in the fields of Income Tax, Company Law, Banking, Finance, Statutory Audit, Internal Audit, Concurrent Audit, Special Task Audit, Tax Audit, Bank Audit, Financial Institutions Audit, Designing and developing Internal Control and Check Systems etc. He has been practicing as a Chartered Accountant, in Mumbai, under the firm name M/s Laxmikant Kabra & Co. In the past, he has independently handled various assignments pertaining to the Companies like Unichem Laboratories Ltd., Jayant Vitamins Ltd., Rama News Prints Ltd., Carbon Everflow Ltd., Tata SSL Ltd., Sulphur Mills Ltd., UCB Ltd., Life Insurance Corporation of India, Oriental Insurance, Western India Coal Fields Ltd., Nationalised Banks, Charitable trusts, Co-op Soc., Partnerships firms etc.
Mr. Subhash Mali is an Executive Director (DIN 00034769). He is a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology, University of Mumbai. He has an extensive experience of over 3 decades in API Research & Development and Manufacturing Industry. During his tenure, he has been associated with major API Companies, Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, Kopran and Arch Pharma Limited. He is also a member of Governing Committee of Mumbai University since 2013. He was awarded with “Distinguished Alumini Award” from Alma mater ICT, Mumbai in 2013.
Dr. Vikas Narendra Telvekar is an Independent Director (DIN: 03123785) of the Company. He holds two Bachelor’s Degrees in Science - one in Chemistry and other in Technology from University of Mumbai. He has done Master of Science (Technology) and Doctor of Philosophy (Technology) in Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemicals from Institute of Chemical Technology (Formerly UDCT and now ICT), Mumbai. He has an overall experience of more than a decade in the areas of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Research & Development. From August 2002 to April 2003 he was working as a Group Leader in the Research and Development of Gharda Chemicals Limited, Mumbai. Since 2003, he is associated with Institute of Chemical Technology, Department of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology as a permanent faculty. He specializes in Pharmaceutical Science, Medicinal Chemistry, Process Technology and Pharmaceutical Engineering. His articles have been published in various International Publications. Recently Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India has awarded the BOYSCAST fellowship. Under this award he has spent 6 months in St. Johns’ University, NY, USA to study on design of anti-diabetic agents using glycoprotein receptor (GPR) as a target. Currently 17 students are working under his guidance for doctorate (Ph.D) in the area of anti-tuberculosis, anti-diabetic agents and hypervalent iodine reagents for functional groups transformations. In 2013 he was elected as Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences.
Mr. Sitendu Krishnakumar Sharma is an Independent Director (DIN: 01956423) of the Company. He is an eminent Chartered Accountant having over 25 years of experience in the area of finance, tax planning, service tax etc. He has been practicing as a Chartered Accountant, in Mumbai, under the firm name M/s Sitendu Sharma & Company.
Mr. Vikas Ganesh Gadre is an Independent Director (DIN: 06746818) of the Company. He is B.Tech (Chemical) from IIT Bombay, MBA from IIM Bangalore, passed examinations conducted by ICSI and Certified Quality Analyst & Examiner for TBEM. He is presently heading Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a premier Chamber of commerce as Director General. He is also engaged in teaching business strategy, IT strategy and IT Governance at, JBIMS, NMIMS Mumbai. He is also on the board of studies for information technology at NMIMS Mumbai. He is also serving on advisory panel for Wellingkar Institute of Management Studies and S P Jain Institute for Management Studies. He is also serving on the advisory panel for CSI Mumbai, Bombay stock exchange etc. He is also appointed on the Board of Governor of NITTTR (National Institute for Technical Teachers Training and Research) Bhopal which is one of the 4 central Govt. Institution for technical training. (The appointment is conducted by Ministry of Human Resources & Development Affairs, New Delhi). He is having overall experience of more than 4 decades.
Mr. Subhash Narayan Ghalke is an Independent Director (DIN: 07239171) of the Company. He is a Bachelor of Technology from IIT Bombay and Master in Technology from IIT Kanpur. He has worked as Project Engineer with Ageis Chemicals Industries, General Manager with Colgate Palmilive India Ltd. as well as Colgate Palmilive Nepal and Lime Chemicals Ltd., Senior VP with Jayant Oils and Derivatives Ltd. and was Ex.Director of Chemtrols Ltd. He is having overall 4 decades of experience in designing, engineering and commisioning green field projects, Setting up of R&D Facilities, building of new manufacturing units etc. He has also received Global recognition at COLGATE for leading High Commitment work teams and globalizing its initiative.
Mrs. Sanjivani Satish Patare is an Independent Director (DIN: 07239170) of the Company. She is Commerce & law graduate from University of Pune. She is practicing Advocate and legal advisor for last 20 years. She has been associated / working as Advocate for certain Commercial Banks, Other Co-op Banks and Financial Institutions.
Mr. Prakash Harishanker Rao is an Executive Director (DIN: 07239167) of the Company. He started his carrier in Administration Department in the early 80’s and worked with various textile mills and later on became General Manager. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of Human Resource, Administration, Public Relations and Safety. In the year 2005, he was honoured by DISH for contribution toward Safety in the Industrial belt. He was also invited to be a member of Rotary Club, wherein, he has played an active role in helping and coordinating with school children for environment, safety and health. He joined OSCL as VP Human Resource, Administration and Public Relations and he was pioneer in lifting the organization to the new heights and played a key role in compliances and coordinating with all the Govt. Agencies like MPCB, MIDC, DISH, Labour Department, FDA, Environmental Audits, PF, ESIC and such other related agencies.