Board of Directors

Our board of directors (BoD) comprise eminent industry doyens who bring copiousness of knowledge that help in strategic decision making towards improving operations and performance of Lasa group.

DR. OMKAR P. HERLEKAR
Chairman and Managing Director

Dr. Omkar P. Herlekar is the Chairman and Managing Director of Lasa Supergenerics Limited. Upon assuming the leadership of Lasa, Mr. Herlekar charted a multi-pronged approach for its corporate growth. Envisioning a global presence for the group, Mr. Herlekar played a pivotal role in establishing marketing set-up across and outside India. Lasa places immense focus on research. Dr. Herlekar has played a pivotal role in embryonic the group’s ‘Catalyst Chemistry’ division that focuses on development of veterinary APIs and breakthrough innovations. His contributions are widely acclaimed in the industry circles. Under his leadership, Lasa achieved new milestones and offered several innovations with the help of ‘backward integration’. Herlekar’s visionary and astute entrepreneurial leadership resulted in Lasa emerging as one of the leading animal healthcare conglomerates in India, driven by research, and strategic thinking on a global scale. His clear vision, steady guidance and boundless passion for organic chemistry serve as catalysts for the steady and continued expansion of the group.

He also holds number of ‘process patents’ to his credit. Mr. Herlekar spearheads business development, expansion initiatives, financial management, investment and regulatory affairs. He has a team of experienced technocrats who are dedicated towards scaling the group to greater heights through innovation and excellence, thereby creating value for its stakeholders.

MR. SHIVANAND HEGDE
Whole-time Director

Mr. Shivanand Hegde is the Whole Time Director of Lasa Group. He set out his career with a vision to create a global animal health care conglomerate. Under his dynamic leadership, Lasa group has grown rapidly to attain newer milestones and the highest level of domestic and global marketing performance. Mr. Hegde is the principal architect for the progress of the group. He holds Master of Science (MSc) degree in organic chemistry with more than two decades of expertise across domestic and international marketing. His organizational skills and managerial abilities have enabled Lasa group to grow leaps and bounds and spread its wings in the regulated markets across the globe.

MR. SUMANT KHARASAMBALE
Whole-time Director

Mr. Sumant Kharasambale is a Whole Time Director of Lasa group. Mr. Kharasambale has proven functional expertise in the areas of general administration, plant operation, supply chain management administrative planning, industrial relations, compliance & regulatory affairs, and geographic expansions. His core competency is in strategic sourcing, with a focus on driving down the cost base by collaborating with sourcing partners.

MR. VISHNU GUPTA
Whole-time Director

Mr. Vishnu Gupta is the Whole Time Director of Lasa. He is having over 26 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management, HR & Administration, Commercial, Sourcing and Procurement. He has wide experience in spearheading the implementation of ERP Package with key focus on aligning the resources for compliance of required production volumes with the best possible productivity norms. Mr. Gupta is skilled in managing operations involving resource planning, materials planning, in-process inspection, team building and co-ordination with the Internal Departments. He has exhibited excellence in effectively handling cost effective commercial activites; achieved significant savings through innovative solutions. He possess excellent interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills with proven track record of utilizing process-oriented approach towards the accomplishment of cost, profit, service and organizational goals.

MR. HARDESH TOLANI
Independent Director

Mr. Hardesh Tolani is an independent director of the company. He is a Chartered accountant by profession associated with leading financial institution. His area of expertise includes company’s audit, financial reporting and taxation subject fields. He has wide exposure in Toll contracts bidding, financial modelling, Operations of Tolls booth, working of food processing units, banking domain knowledge.

MS. EKTA GURNASINGHANI
Independent Director

Ms. Ekta Gurnasinghani is an Independent and Women Director of the Company. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds Master’s Degree in Commerce from Mumbai University. She is having overall experience of 4 years in the field of financial reporting and consultancy.

MS. MANALI BHAGTANI
Independent Director

Ms. Manali Bhagtani is an Independent and Women Director of the Company. She is a Practicing Chartered accountant and is in the profession for more than 3 years. She is the Proprietor of CA firm based at Mumbai in the name of M R Bhagtani & Co Chartered Accountants. Her area of expertise includes direct, indirect & international taxation; financial reporting, financial planning, audits, etc. She has rich exposure in Taxation and Valuation matters.

MR. AJAY SUKHWANI
Independent Director

Mr. Ajay H. Sukhwani, is an Independent Director of Company. He holds Bachelors of Commerce degree from University of Mumbai. He is Proprietor of Tax consultancy firm based at Mumbai in the name of AJ Consultancy providing various services in Taxation, Insurance, Statutory registration fields. He has around 10 Years of rich Experience in Accounts, Direct Tax and Indirect Taxes, his expertise is in obtaining various statutory registrations in timely manner and appearing for Assessments, Scrutiny’s and Appeals on client’s behalf.

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