Chairman & Managing Director
An M.Pharm in Medicinal Chemistry and a Ph.D in Pharmaceutics, Dr.Daud started his Professional career in 1981 with a brief stint at IPCA Laboratories Ltd. after which he became one of the key promoters of ZIM Laboratories Ltd. which started its operations in 1989. In the subsequent years, the tiny organisation with 15 employees became Central India’s premier pharmaceutical company making several novel formulation products at multi-locational manufacturing facilities. It not only has a domestic footprint, but also a presence in 26 countries spread over emerging markets in MENA, Latin America, CIS & Russia. He has vast knowledge and experience of 30 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry. He has been Managing Director of the Company since 2002.
A Chartered Accountant, Zulfiquar Kamal has been associated with the company for over 25 years. He has experience in finance and treasury management, particularly corporate finance. He has been on the Board of Directors since 1991. With his financial acumen, refined over an experience of more than three decades, he brings to the table the financial discipline and control necessary for a growing organisation like ZIM. In his current role as Director – Finance, Mr. Kamal oversees the commercial operations of the company. He envisions ZIM to be a financially efficient organisation known for its operational efficiencies and technological process.
Director (Business Development)
Niraj Dhadiwal is a Pharmacy graduate with a diploma in business management and has been with the company for nearly three decades. He started his career with ZIM as a Production Officer in 1991, rising through ranks to his current position of Director. With his keen business mind and technical knowledge, he has played a key role in the export-development arm of the company. In his current role as Director – Business Development, he looks after the business development and marketing functions of the company. He envisions ZIM to have a global presence with innovative and differentiated products leading to good returns for all the stakeholders.
Prakash Sapkal is a Pharmacy graduate with post-graduation in Business Administration. He is associated with the Company for 24 years, starting his career as Assistant Chemist. In his current role as Director (Operations), he looks after the operations and new initiatives such as Formulations and Oral Thin Films business.
Riazahmed K. Kamal
Riazahmed K. Kamal is a B.Sc. AIC and has been associated with the company since its inception. His experience across four decades extends across functions such as quality control, raw material purchase, product costing and government and domestic institutional business. He plays a key role in establishing and implementing policies, working processes and maintaining a disciplined and efficient workforce, including handling personnel and HR departments
Dr. V. V. Parashar
With a doctorate in pharmaceutical chemistry and over 40 years of experience in academics, Dr. Parashar is on the Board of Directors as an Independent Director. He is now retired from academics.
Dr. Naresh Janardan Gaikwad
Dr. Gaikwad has a Doctorate in medical sciences and has over 42 years of experience in pharmaceutical sciences. He is on the Board as an Independent Director. He retired as head of the Pharmaceutical Sciences department of Nagpur University.
A decorated IPS officer from Maharashtra with 37 years of experience, Suprakash Chakravarty is on the Board as an Independent Director. He retired as Director General – Anti Corruption Bureau, MS.
Padmakar S. Joshi
Padmakar Joshi is a senior banking professional with more than 37 years of rich and multi-functional experience in areas of commercial banking. He is on the Board as an Independent Director. He retired as Dy. Head- Corporate & SME Credit Monitoring and Debt Restructuring, Union Bank of India.
Mrs. Kavita Loya
Kavita Loya is a Senior Practicing Chartered Accountant with 20 years of experience. She is on the Board as an Independent Director. She is presently a Partner in Loya Bagri & Company, Chartered Accountants. She is a Member of Capacity Building Committee of the Western Region of ICAI, Mumbai & Women’s Empowerment Committee, Nagpur Chapter.
Mr. Vijay Fudke(B.Pharm. DMP)
Senior Vice President – Technical Services
Mr. Vijay Fudke is a pharmacy graduate with an association of more than 20 years with ZIM. Having spent his initial years in the field of quality control, Mr Fudke joined ZIM as a Quality Assurance (QA) Officer in 1996. He has played an instrumental role in the achievement of various accreditations by the company, such as the EU-GMP, WHO-GMP & ISO 9001:2008. In his current role as Senior Vice President – Technical Services, Mr Fudke is involved in providing clients with technical services like molecule selection for development, business expansion and high-level technical query resolution. He is also involved in the Regulatory documentation for product registration and harmonization between the customer and the internal business development teams, plant QA and R&D.
While financial growth and a strong presence in regulated markets constitute his short-term objectives, Mr Fudke’s vision is to establish ZIM as a company with differentiated superior-quality products, processes, personnel and technology
Mr. Pradeep Kataria (M.Pharm)
Senior Vice President – Operations
Mr. Pradeep Kataria is a postgraduate in pharmacy with an association of more than 21 years with the organization. Having spent early his initial professional years in the production department of Ranbaxy Limited, Mr Kataria joined ZIM as Production Supervisor in 1995. He has been a hands-on leader of the Operations team and has been involved in successful scale-ups of pellets and taste-masking technologies developed in R&D. He has also been a meticulous administrator in developing, maintaining and managing the in accordance with the high standards required for various accreditations. In his current role as Senior Vice President – Operations, Mr Kataria, with his problem-solving and administration skills, looks after day-to-day activities of the plant, including manufacturing, external audits and internal coordination amongst operational departments.