Board Of Directors

Suven Life Sciences is managed by a team of thoroughbred professionals who have been guiding the company prospects in the domestic and international arenas with their seasoned skills, knowledge and expertise lending value to and contributing to the growth of the Company.

A description of the distinguished personalities adorning the Board :

Venkat Jasti
Mr. Venkat Jasti,
Chairman & CEO

Mr. Venkat Jasti is the Founder and Managing Director of the company. He holds a dual PG degree in Pharmacy, from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India and St. John University, New York and has specialized in Industrial Pharmacy. Having been registered as a Registered Pharmacist, he was chosen to manage the Clinton Bergen Drug Company, Park Way Central Pharma and Kayes Drug Company, NJ, USA, a role he discharged quite successfully and the experienced of which was to be useful in the future.

In his stint abroad he also held the distinction of being the first Indian to be the President elect of Essex County Pharmaceutical Society of NJ, a position hitherto unoccupied by any Indian.

Consequent to his return from USA to India in the end of 1988, within a short time in 1989 Mr. Venkat Jasti founded Suven. At the helm of affairs since then.

Management responsibilities apart, Mr. Venkat Jasti has been acquitting roles on the professional front too with aplomb. He has enriched the industry in various capacities such as:

  • President of Indian Pharmaceutical Association,
  • Chairman of Local Organizing Committee for the 52nd Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Hyderabad,
  • President of Bulk Drug Manufacturers Association of India (BDMA)
  • Chairman for Pharmexcil (Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council)

Also Mr. Venkat Jasti has been instrumental as the chief architect for the formation of the then A.P. Chief Minister’s task force for Pharma during 2001 and responsible for the creation of Pharma City at Vizag by the erstwhile Government of Andhra Pradesh and Pharmexcil (Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council) by the Government of India with HQ at Hyderabad.

Dr. M.R.Naidu
Dr. M.R. Naidu,
Director

A distinguished scholar, Dr. M.R. Naidu is a Doctorate in Science and Graduate in Mechanical Engineering. Academic accomplishments apart, Dr. Naidu has been active in Professional Bodies like American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Planning Executives Institute and Indian Institute of Engineers.

Prior to his career at Suven’s, Dr. M.R. Naidu has been the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Heavy Plates and Vessels Limited (BHPV) and Hindustan Machine Tools Limited (HMT) and holds a vast experience in Technical and Administrative Sectors. He has graced the position of President in The Andhra Petrochemicals Ltd and the U.B.Group.

At Suven he presides over the technical aspects of the company.

Smt. Sudha Rani Jasti
Smt. Sudharani Jasti,
Wholetime Director

Smt. Sudha Rani Jasti is a Graduate in Sciences. She has been in the forefront assisting the Chairman & CEO in running the business in U.S.A. Her forte is administration and operations of the Company.

Mr. D.G. Prasad
Mr. D.G. Prasad,
Director

A financial expert, Mr.Prasad has been a career banker for over 33 years and holds hard core expertise in trade finance, international finance, merchant banking, corporate strategies, mergers and acquisitions, loan syndications, forfeiting, international negotiations and co-financing with multilateral agencies. He has been trained in —Treasury Management’ at Credit Suisse, Switzerland; —International Banking and Development’ at the International Development Ireland at Dublin and London and —Advanced Agribusiness Management’ at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA. He has also been a guest faculty at business schools on international finance and international marketing. His career is also is marked by service in Canara Bank and Exim Bank.

Syed E. Hasnain
Prof. Seyed E. Hasnain,
Director

Prof. Syed E. Hasnain is a prolific scholar, writer and administrator. He completed his PhD from JNU in 1980 and also received post-Doctoral Fellowship from the University of Alberta, Canada.

His professional life is marked by distinguished positions and he has been decorated for his acumen and contributions.

Prof Syed Hasnain has been the first Director of CDFD in 1989 , then the Vice Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad in 1995. He was also member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister.

A recipient of Padmashri from the President of India, Prof. Syed Hashain has been decorated on the following fronts too:

  • Elected Fellow, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • Fellow, Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Council to the Union Cabinet
  • J C Bose National Fellow, University of Hyderabad
  • Honorary Professor, JNCASR, Bengaluru, India
  • Founding Fellow and Adviser, ISOGEM
  • Distinguished Professor at the Institute of Life Sciences.

Prof. Syed Hasnain has authored more than 175 original research papers and several topics in educational books. He has about a dozen patents filed in India and abroad

Prof Syed’s Hasnain’s presence in Suven certainly lends value to the company in its quest for excellence.

Shri M. Gopalakrishna
Mr. M Gopalakrishna,
Director

Mr. M Gopalakrishna, is a retired IAS officer and holds a Graduate degree in the Sciences and Law.

Joined the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) in 1962, he worked with the Governments of Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Government of India. In 1997 he superannuated services as Chairman of Rural Electrification Corporation in the rank of Secretary to the Govt. of India.

During his eventful tenure, he was also Chairman, SCOPE, [the Standing Conference of Public Enterprises under the aegis of the Government of India. He has also been Director on several Industrial Promotion and Development Corporations and Manufacturing companies in the Government of India, Government of A.P. and Government of Assam.

With a career spanning nearly over 5 decades, Mr. M. Gopalakrishna adorns the Suven board with his vast administrative, corporate and managerial experience in Public Sector entities in the areas of promotion, development and regulation of industry and power utilities.

Shri Santanu Mukherjee
Mr. Santanu Mukherjee
Director

Mr. Mukherjee joined State Bank of Hyderabad as a Probationary Officer and served the Bank in various capacities and also held various important assignments (domestic as well as foreign) in the SBI group.

Before his elevation, he was working as Chief General Manager of SBBJ. He had also served as chief executive officer SBI in Paris during 2004 to 2008. Mr. Santanu Mukherjee has been appointed the Managing Director of State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) and retired from this position.