Hikal appoints Sarangan Suresh as Executive Director

Hikal appoints Sarangan Suresh as Executive Director

Suresh has more than 34 years of experience in operations

  • By ICN Bureau | March 28, 2024

The Board of Directors of Hikal Limited at its meeting on March 27, 2024, on the recommendation of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee, has unanimously approved the appointment of Sarangan Suresh as an Additional Director of the company in the category of Executive Director for a term of five years, effective from April 1, 2024, subject to the approval of shareholders of the company.

Suresh has more than 34 years of experience in operations. Handling multiple sites at the same time worked, with companies like Rallis India Ltd., Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Mylan Laboratories, and currently with Hikal Ltd. as Senior Vice President – Operations since 2015.

A graduate in chemical technology from IICT Mumbai (UDCT), postgraduate in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. Has been spearheading several initiatives and received the CII award for water conservation within the fence category in 2020-21, won the state award for safety in 2022-23, has won Chairman’s Excellence awards during his career at DRL.

He started the career as Process Engineer with Rallis India Ltd., handling multiple sites as Deputy General Manager - Head of manufacturing, Sun Pharmaceuticals - Associate Director - Manufacturing at DRL, AVP at Wockhardt Ltd., Associate Vice President at Mylan Laboratories and joined Hikal as Vice President-Operations in July 2015.

At Hikal worked on several corporate initiatives, a Project Management Tool - DAKSH, Lean Six Sigma manufacturing for key products, worked on several capacity Expansion projects, Faced several regulatory audits during the career successfully. Driving the Business Excellence initiative - Project Pinnacle, Working on Projects like Self-Managed Teams and Effective Manpower utilization projects. Chairperson of the Execution Committee and Member of the Business Leadership Committee at Hikal.

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