Board of Directors
Mr. Mark Saldanha
Promoter and Managing Director
Mr. Mark Saldanha is the Chairman and Managing Director of Marksans. He set out with a vision to create a global pharmaceutical company. Under his able and dynamic leadership, Marksans has grown rapidly to attain newer milestones and the highest level of performance. He is the principal architect for the progress of the organization.
Mr. Mark Saldanha is a science graduate with more than two decades of experience across business and technical functions. He is well versed with the overall management of the company and possesses vast amount of hands-on experience in marketing, production and finance.
His business acumen, entrepreneurial zeal, organizational skills and managerial abilities have enabled Marksans to grow leaps and bounds and spread its wings across the globe.
Dr. Vinay Gopal Nayak
Dr. Vinay Gopal Nayak, is an MSC and PhD in Chemistry. He is a pharmaceutical professional with technical background who has worked with Organisations such as Cipla, Lupin, Watson, Alembic and Emcure pharmaceuticals. He is specialised in the areas of Manufacturing, Quality, R&D, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs both for API and finished dosage form manufacturing. In a career span of 30 years he has provided leadership to the above organisations rise to become global leaders in their specialised segments.
Dr. Nayak has successfully handled USFDA and other international regulatory inspections with good leadership and sound technical knowledge.
In the past 10 years, he has worked in senior position of President Technical Operations at Watson, Alembic and Emcure. In these years, manufacturing operations at these organisations have been expanded exponentially. Apart from plant expansions and capacity enhancements, he has given the organisations very sound Quality systems which are capable of standing up to very tough regulatory inspections of recent years. As team player in each organisation he was capable of filing innovative ANDA and DMF products all these years through efficient Regulatory pathway.
His strength/ expertise involves selecting good teams, grooming them and meeting organisational expectations all these years.
The other area of expertise has been useful is to outsource key products in situations for capacity release in existing plants to make space for new approved products. He has also handled expansion projects involving designing GMP plants for finished dosage form as well as API.
Dr. Nayak is a member of Indian Pharmacopoeia, Examiner of Mumbai University for Masters and Ph.D students. He is a winner of many awards and recognitions and cited in Who's Who in the world. He is also an advisory board member of USP.
Dr. Vinay Gopal Nayak has joined Marksans in the capacity of Whole-time Director designated as Executive Director responsible for the entire technical Operations.
Marksans now has a leader to take the organisation to the next level.
Mrs. Sandra Saldanha
Mrs. Sandra Saldanha has a Master Degree in Arts (Sociology). She has vast experience in the field of Human Resource Management, Business Development, Projects and Supply Chain Management. Mrs. Saldanha is also a Director in Marksans Pharma (UK) Limited.
Mr. Seetharama Raju Buddharaju
Mr. Seetharama Raju Buddharaju is a Director of the company and has more than 35 years of experience in Sales Management, Marketing and Business Administration. He holds a B.Sc., a PGDBM and a PGDMSM. For over 22 years, he has successfully handled various senior sales management roles for Parke-Davis and Pfizer.
Mr. Ajay Shivram Joshi
Mr. Ajay Shivram Joshi is a Director of the company and has over 25 years of experience in the field of marketing pharmaceutical products in international markets particularly in the USA. Presently, he is also a Director at Spirit Pharmaceutical LLC, USA.
Mr. Naresh B. Wadhwa
Mr. Naresh B. Wadhwa is an Engineering Graduate in Electronics from University of Mumbai.
Prior to taking over the India & SAARC leadership role in 2007, Mr. Wadhwa was based in Cisco’s regional headquarters in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Wadhwa has worked with 3Com Asia Ltd and Wipro Infotech Ltd in leadership roles.
Mr. Naresh B. Wadhwa is passionate about globalization andusing India as a platform for innovation and benefit of other emerging markets. He worked in collaboration with Cisco’s Globalization Center and Cisco’s Engineering organization (R&D) to develop and deploy disruptive technology and business models that were leveraged across the world. Technology intervention for inclusive growth across emerging countries is a personal passion for Mr. Wadhwa.