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Mr. Glenn SaldanhaChairman & Managing Director

Mr. Saldanha joined Glenmark in 1998 as a Director, and took over as Managing Director and CEO in 2001. He has transformed the Company into a truly global organisation with revenue over a billion dollar and commercial presence in over 80 countries. Under his leadership, Glenmark has evolved from an Indian branded generics business, into a research-driven and innovation-led organisation. Mr. Saldanha’s vision is to discover, develop and take to market India’s first innovative drug for the entire world.

Mrs. Cherylann PintoDirector – Corporate Affairs

Mrs. Pinto is the Director of Corporate Affairs at Glenmark since October 1999 and is an executive member of the Board. With over 28 years of experience in the pharmaceutical field, she currently heads the Company’s Corporate Communications, Corporate Affairs, IT, Admin, HR and CSR functions. She had set up a pharmaceutical company where she served as Managing Director from 1989 to 1999 before joining Glenmark.

Mr. Murali NeelakantanExecutive Director & Global General Counsel

Mr. Neelakantan leads the Legal and Compliance functions for the organisation globally. He has more than 20 years of international experience on advising companies in a wide variety of sectors from utilities to financial services. He has held leadership positions at international law firms like Arnold & Porter and Ashurst LLP, and leading Indian law firm, Khaitan & Co. He was also the Global General Counsel at Cipla.

Mr. Rajesh V. DesaiNon-Executive Director

Mr. Desai is a Non-Executive Director at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. He has over 34 years of work experience and was the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Glenmark till 2016. He led the Finance, Legal and IT functions and with his strong Finance background; he contributed significantly to the growth story of Glenmark.

Dr. Brian W. TempestNon-Executive Director - Independent

Dr. Tempest has been working with the pharmaceutical industry for the last four decades and has managed healthcare businesses in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australasia, China, Japan and India. He is the editor of the Journal of Generic Medicines. He is also a Non-Executive Director on the Governance Board of the United Nations Patent Pool.

Mrs. B. E. SaldanhaNon-Executive Director

Mrs. Saldanha is a Non-Executive Director and a member of the promoter group of Glenmark. Prior to this, she was the Director for exports and managed Glenmark’s international operations from 1982 to 2005. During her 23-year tenure with the organisation, she was responsible for developing and growing the Company’s export business.

Mr. Bernard MunosNon-Executive Director - Independent

Mr. Munos advises organisations on being better innovators. He serves on the advisory council of the National Centre for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS); is a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Forum on Drug R&D and Translation; an advisor to the journal Science Translational Medicine. His research on pharmaceutical innovation has been published in Nature and Science, as well as profiled by Forbes magazine.

Mr. Julio RibeiroNon-Executive Director - Independent

Mr. Ribeiro is a retired Indian police officer and civil servant, and has held increasingly responsible positions during his career. Some of the noteworthy positions include - the Commissioner of Police, Mumbai; Special Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs; Director General of Police, Punjab; Adviser to the Governor of Punjab; and Ambassador of India to Romania. He currently serves as Director of VVF Ltd.

Mr. Milind SarwateNon-Executive Director - Independent

Mr. Sarwate is the Founder and CEO of Increate Value Advisors LLP, a firm that facilitates organisations and individuals to discover, develop, and deliver business and social value. He has over 32 years of experience in Finance, HR and Strategy in groups like Marico and Godrej.

Mr. Sridhar GorthiNon-Executive Director - Independent

Mr. Gorthi is a Partner in the Mumbai office of Trilegal and his areas of expertise include M&A, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital. He has been actively involved in several high-profile cross-border transactions. Apart from representing several international clients on M&A in India, he has also advised Indian companies about outbound M&A transactions in jurisdictions, such as the UK, USA, South Africa, Argentina, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

Mr. D. R. MehtaNon-Executive Director - Independent

Mr. Mehta was a civil servant for almost 4 decades and has experience in administration and management of public affairs. He joined the IAS in 1961 and has held positions in the Government of Rajasthan and in the Government of India. He has served as chairman of SEBI, the deputy governor of RBI, the Director General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and GOI.