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Speakers 2023

Suresh Pattathil

President – OPPI, General Manager AbbVie India

Anil Damle

Senior President – Corporate
Projects and Supply Chain
Bharat Serums & Vaccines

Chakravarthi AVPS

Global Ambassador , Chairman World Packaging Organisation,
(FOPE) Telangana & AP

Shivaji Chakraborty

Asst. General Manager Fresenius Kabi Oncology Ltd

Alok Chandorkar

National Sales Manager - North & West West India

Tripti Nakhre

Associate Vice President –RA &PDD FDC Ltd

Chandi Prasad

Head – Packaging Development Aurobindo Pharma

Rajesh Mishra

Director - Packaging Development Abbott Healthcare

Harish K Jain

Director Embiotic Laboratories

Chris Muenzer

Vice President of Innovation
and Development

Dr. Jaywant Pawar

Sr. BDM – Polymer Solutions Schott Poonawalla

Vikrant Chadawar

Sr. Technical Account Specialist - TCS West India

Venugopal Menon

Zone Business Director BU Printing
Converting-Indian Sub Continent

Udit Singh

CEO of ACG Inspection ACG

Mahesh Murthy

Sr. Director of Operations -
Medical Device
Biocon Biologics

Werner Horn


Loganathan S

AVP – Device & Packaging
Stelis Biopharma

Kaustubh Kulkarni

Senior Manager – Packaging

Manjunath Nadella

Assistant Vice President & Head -
Packaging Development
Strides Pharma Science Limited

Philippe Lauwers

Director Technology Development Terumo

Dr. Tathagata Dutta

Chief Technology Officer JODAS EXPOIM

Krishna Parab

Sr. Vice President - Business
Encube Ethicals

Christophe Chalot

Aptar Pharma

Manoj Chitnis

Vice President
(Corporate Quality Head)
J.B.Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Atul Muley

Packaging Expert

Madhav Zaveri

Senior Director & IT
Business Partner for Quality ,
Pharmacovigilance & Packaging

Prafull V. Deshpande

Team Lead- Pkg. Development Lupin

Ms. Prajakta Ramteke

Head, Marketing Communication ITC Ltd. - Paperboards & Specialty
Papers Division (PSPD)

Dr. Ravikrishna Chebolu

General Manager West India

Kishor Kale

Borosil Klasspack is the leading manufacturer of Glass Ampoules and Tubular Glass Vials widely used as primary packaging of pharmaceutical products.With over 29 Years of experience. We manufacture wide range of Glass Ampoule and Tubular vials of USP Type 1, ranging from 1ml to 100ml.

Our Credentials – ISO 9001:2015 Certified,ISO 15378:2017 GMP Certified manufacturing facility ,Canadian DMF registered products,US DMF Registered products,China DMF Registered Products,Extractablereports available.

Installed capacity : Glass Ampoules over 810 Million per annum& Tubular Glass vials over 350 Million per annum.

Borosil Klasspack currently exports to over 28 Countries (USA,Europe,Middle East and Asia).

Borosil Klasspack strives to become the most preferred source for primary glass packaging to Pharmaceutical,Biotech,Healthcare& Analytical Industries.

Dr. Ravikrishna Chebolu

Dr. Ravikrishna Chebolu serves as General Manager of West India and is responsible for leading the cross-functional India management team to deliver on India strategic plans and drive sustainable business growth.

Dr. Ravikrishna has more than 20 years of relevant commercial and general management experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. Prior to joining West, he was most recently the Vice President and Global Head of Business Development & Project Management at Laurus Labs. Earlier in his career, he worked for Agilent Technologies and major Indian CDMOs such as Aragen Lifesciences in various leadership roles in business development, marketing, corporate development and strategy.

Dr. Ravikrishna obtained his PhD. in organic chemistry from the University of Hyderabad and carried out his post-doctoral research at the Rutgers University and University of Connecticut in USA. He co-authored 10 scientific research papers published in peer-reviewed journals and 3 process chemistry patents. He holds a Master of Science degree in chemical sciences from Pondicherry University and a Master of Business Administration degree in International Business from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI).

Suresh Pattathil, President – OPPI, General Manager, AbbVie India

Suresh Pattathil is the General Manager, AbbVie India (Allergan is now a part of AbbVie) which is a global, research based pharmaceutical company and he is responsible for commercial operations in India & South Asia markets. With more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Suresh has held several senior management positions in companies such as Pfizer, Schering Plough, MSD and Ferring. Most recently he was the Chief Executive Officer for Ferring Pharmaceuticals India with responsibility for Commercial operations, Research & Development center and setting up a pilot plant and manufacturing facility in Hyderabad. He has a broad experience in both specialty as well as mass therapeutic areas and in launching global products successfully in India.

Some of the key initiatives Suresh has driven in his career are in the areas of market access, public market business, geographical expansion, customer trade channel strategy and building the marketing capability for Ferring in the APAC region. He has an excellent knowledge & understanding of the pharma market.

Suresh holds a MBA (Marketing) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science.

Shivaji Chakraborty, Asst. General Manager, Fresenius Kabi Oncology Ltd.

Packaging professional with more than 25 years of experience in packaging designing, development and commercialization, vendor development, project management and execution.

Skilled in process improvement with a focus on cost impact, process improvement and sustainability.

Presently associated with Fresenius Kabi Oncology Ltd for more than a decade. Heading Packaging development functions, e.g., packaging development and commercialisation of pharmaceutical formulations, projects, productivity initiatives, vendor development, process improvement, leadership, and mentoring.

I am also the project leader for Serialization (Track and Trace) for the site with a global exposure.

Prior to joining Fresenius, I was associated with pharmaceutical majors, viz., JK Drugs and Pharmaceutical Ltd. (presently Teva Pharmaceuticals), Win Medicare Ltd., Nicholas Piramal India Ltd. (presently Abbott), Alembic Ltd.

Alok Chandorkar, National Sales Manager,North&West, West India

Alok Chandorkar currently leads the Sales for West in North & West region. He has lead the marketing efforts for West Pharma for 5 years. He has an Engineering & MBA – Marketing degree from Mumbai University. Alok has an experience of more than 18 years in Sales & Marketing of pharmaceutical packaging consumables & equipment. He has exposure to different dimensions of marketing including communications, analytics, market research & strategy.

Vikrant Chadawar, Sr. Technical Account Specialist, West India

Industrial experience having more than 15 years in pharmaceutical industries. Currently working as Sr. technical account specialist- TCS and responsible for providing technical assistance to west products, process, service portfolio and support multiple accounts and business teams.

Education -: Received Gold Medal for securing highest marks in B. Pharm Final Year, Master of Pharmacy, MBA

Chandi Prasad, Head – Packaging Development, Aurobindo Pharma

R. Chandi Prasad is currently heading Packaging Development, Commercial Team at Aurobindo Pharma Limited, Hyderabad. Aurobindo Pharma Limited is a generic pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients manufacturing organization and features among the top 2 companies in India in terms of consolidated revenues with exports to over 150 countries across the globe.

He is having result driven, growth oriented career of multi-faceted experience over three decades in packaging development, quality control and quality assurance in reputed pharmaceutical organizations manufacturing formulations.

As a Packaging Technologist with ability to define vision, focus on short-term and long-term goals of organization, accepting pivotal assignments, sets high expectations and produced results.

Had worked with Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, Actavis Pharmaceutical Mfg. Limited and Natco Pharma Limited.

In the long professional career, accomplished projects of selection of packages for product stability, quality, safety, compliance to regulatory and statutory requirements, technology transfer of packaging, packaging automation projects, vendor development and audit, driving and implementation of cost saving projects in packaging materials and productivity resulting in huge savings.

Established modern quality systems for 100% compliance in packaging development and artwork management system in driving the team and achieving intended results in the organizations he is associated with. He believes in sharing knowledge is gaining knowledge and spoken in reputed seminars and conclaves on packaging technology.

Awarded for Outstanding Achievement in pharmaceutical packaging by Express Pharma.

Venugopal Menon, Zone Business Director BU Printing Converting- Indian Sub Continent, Bobst

BE Mechanical from University of Pune

Business Leadership from IMD Management School , Lausanne , Switzerland

Professional with more than 25 years of experience in the Printing & Packaging domain mainly in Folding carton and Corrugated board. Started his career with Praj Industries, Pune in 1994 and then later with Thermax Ltd in the Brewery and Petrochemical -Refinery domain respectively.

Later moved on to join in 1997 with Bobst SA, SwiTzerland [ *global leaders in manufacturing and services of equipment for Label, Flexible, Folding carton and Corrugated industry ] with their affiliate at Bobst India , Pune and now responsible for Sales and Marketing for South Asia.

Chris Muenzer, Vice President of Innovation and Development, Haselmeier

Chris Muenzer is the Vice President of Innovation and Development at Haselmeier, a medmix Brand. At Haselmeier he leads a team of experts that create customized drug delivery systems for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

He has over 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, having worked at Novartis, Roche, and the Battelle Memorial Institute. During this time he has worked at all stages of device development from initial concept, engineering development, clinical trials, and launch.

Mr. Muenzer holds a BSME from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the US. He is also the inventor of several patents and is a frequent contributor to industry conferences and ISO standards.

Venugopal Menon, Zone Business Director – Indian Subcontinent, Business Unit -> Printing & Converting , BOBST

BE Mechanical from University of Pune

Business Leadership from IMD Management School , Lausanne , Switzerland

Professional with more than 25 years of experience in the Printing & Packaging domain mainly in Folding carton and Corrugated board. Started his career with Praj Industries, Pune in 1994 and then later with Thermax Ltd in the Brewery and Petrochemical -Refinery domain respectively.

Later moved on to join in 1997 with Bobst SA, SwiTzerland [ *global leaders in manufacturing and services of equipment for Label, Flexible, Folding carton and Corrugated industry ] with their affiliate at Bobst India , Pune and now responsible for Sales and Marketing for South Asia.

Rajesh Mishra, Director - Packaging Development, Abbott Healthcare

Rajesh Mishra is currently working as Director–Packaging Development, I&D, Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. based out of Mumbai. He has over 24 years of industrial experience and had worked in various Pharmaceutical companies across India such as Sun Pharmaceuticals, Strides Arcolab, Panacea Biotec, Piramal Healthcare, and continuing with Abbott Healthcare since 10th January 2007.

He has done Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Chemistry and Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging Technology from Indian Institute of Packaging, Mumbai.

His area of expertise are‘Pharma Packaging Innovations’, ‘Pharma Packaging Development’, ‘Packaging Optimisation’ and ‘Packaging Material Studies & Controls’.

His current responsibilities include Packaging Material/Design Innovations & Packaging Development of new products for Abbott India and Global.

In his current role in Abbott, he has more than 12 Packaging International Patents, 20 Design Registrations, several Indian and International packaging awards to his credit.

Chakravarthi AVPS

A die hard lover and an evangelist of pharma and packaging, recognised and awarded as most influential leader in the segment, Mr. Chakravarthi AVPS is Global Ambassador of World Packaging Organisation.

With a strong penchant and deep knowledge in Pharmaceutical manufacturing & Packaging, he is awarded PHARMA RATNA for his outstanding contribution to Brand India Pharma promotion globally. Recently appointed as Chairman, Federation of Pharma Entrepreneurs Telangana &AndhraPradesh.

He is President of INBA Hyderabad, an Indo Netherlands business association for Telangana & Andhra Pradesh . He is also member on board and Co Chair of Confederation of Indian industry.

Telangana pharma & life sciences. He is also Chairman of International trade and business relations at
Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry,

Telangana province. He is honorary advisor for the apex body Pharmaceutical Exports Promotion Council, Government of India.

Winner of various National, International awards that include Ameristars and Worldstars, he is now acting as Jury for various international competitions and awardprogrammes.

Delivered keynote addresses, chaired and mentored various conclaves and programmes in packaging, food & pharma landscapes in more than 25 countries.

Chakravarthi is fond of connecting dots across the globe.

Few awards &accolades :

  • UBM recognition award for contribution to Indian Pharma industry.
  • PHARMEXCIL Honour&recognition
  • Padma Mohana award for Industry leaders.
  • Packaging Leadership Award from World Quality Congress
  • TV 5 business leaders finalist.
  • Chief jury/ jury for various National & International awards.
  • Mentor for CPhIInnopack Pharma Worldwide
  • Chairman TS Packon international conference
  • Member on board in host of National & International industrial and business associations

Dr.Tathagata Dutta, Chief Technology Officer, JODAS EXPOIM

Dr. Tathagata Dutta has earned his M.Pharm and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar and completed his postdoctoral studies from School of Pharmacy & Diamantina Institute for cancer, Immunology and Metabolic Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and was engaged in development of RNAi therapeutics for effective management of cancer. He has served as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Vice President (R&D), Executive Director, Managing Director & CEO of several reputed Multinational Pharmaceutical Companies across the globe for more than two decades. He has been conferred with several National and International Awards and Honors. He has published several international papers in reputed international journals, several patents and had authored several book chapters. He is the editorial board member of several international journals on drug discovery & delivery research. His research interests include novel drug delivery systems, dendrimers, liposomes, polymer bioconjugates, tissue targeted drug delivery systems, nano drug delivery systems, gene therapy, genetic immunization, depot injections, gene delivery, and development of RNAi therapeutics. Presently, he is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of JODAS EXPOIM Pvt Ltd.

Ms. Prajakta Ramteke

Ms. Prajakta Ramteke, an MBA in Marketing from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies - Mumbai, has spent over 9 years in the Pulp & Paper Industry with stints in Marketing, International Sales and Sustainability.

In her current role, Prajakta heads the Marketing Communication vertical for ITC’s Paperboards & Specialty Papers Division, based out of Hyderabad. She also drives key Sustainability Initiatives of the Business.