Members of the Board - Fermenta Biotech Ltd

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Members of Board Fermenta Biotech

Mr. Sanjay Buch - Chairman, Non-Executive Independent Director.

Sanjay BuchMr. Sanjay Buch, a Practising Advocate and Solicitor, is a partner at Crawford Bayley & Co., a respected firm of advocates and solicitors, headquartered in Mumbai. He is practicing for past two decades and is involved in a wide spectrum of legal work ranging from corporate and business laws and specializes in Business Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions and advises several companies including large domestic and international corporations established in India. Mr. Sanjay Buch is the Non-Executive Director and member of various committees of the Board of Directors of the Company.

Members of Board FBL

Mr. Satish Varma - Managing Director

Satish VarmaMr. Satish Varma is the Managing Director of Fermenta Biotech Limited (FBL), having been appointed to this office with effect from May 2010. Mr. Varma has been a Board Director of Fermenta Biotech Limited since 2004.

Satish joined the DIL group as the Executive Assistant to the then Managing Director and Founder in 1995. In this role Satish garnered extensive and diverse operational, management and legal experience across the full scope of the DIL enterprise and was instrumental in the Solvay demerger in 2000 as well as the Crocin brand outlicence in 1996, events that have shaped the current strategic FBL platform. Satish took direct operational responsibility of the Vitamin D3 business in 1998 and has led its growth since.

As Managing Director since 2010, Satish now oversees the entire operations of the company and is an integral part of the strategy and management team. He has played a leading role in the strategic planning and execution of FBL’s transformation to a diverse and focused world-class research centric organization reaching out to global markets and customers.

Satish Varma now leads a team of more than 300 employees based in India, with plans to expand geographically and enter emerging markets shortly.

In addition to his Executive Board duties, Satish is also a member of the Shareholders'/ Investor's Grievance Committees of DIL Limited and Fermenta Biotech Limited and a member of the Audit Committees of Fermenta Biotech Limited.

Members of Board FBL

Ms. Anupama Datla - Executive Director

Anupama DatlaMs. Anupama Datla, has been an Executive Board Director of Fermenta Biotech Limited since 2007.

Anupama has worked for FBL since 2006 and since then has taken executive leadership for FBL’s R&D division. Under Anupama’s guidance FBL has evolved from a simple bulk drug manufacturer, into a discovery and development based, specialized and diverse biotechnology company engaged in novel discovery, formulation and process development platforms. Under Ms. Datla’s supervision, research and development has now underpinned FBL with a sustainable pipeline of opportunities for new and novel growth opportunities.

In addition to her R&D responsibilities Anupama is also responsible for quality control and implementation of safety policies and procedures across the organization.

She is the author of various patents within the Group, is in charge of introducing and implementing new technology platforms into the company and also spearheads the new business development, customer interaction and marketing in India and overseas.

Anupama is a Post-Graduate in Biotechnology from the Mumbai University and a Science Graduate from the Boston College, USA.

Members of Board FBL

Mr. Krishna Datla - Non Executive Director

Krishna DatlaMr. Krishna Datla, is the Promoter Director of Fermenta Biotech Limited (FBL). Krishna took over the reigns of the company from his father, the late Mr. Vasant Kumar Datla, at a young age of 24 years.

He has played a key role in the development and building-up of the diversified businesses of FBL for well over 12 years now. He has been credited with the integration of businesses across the various group companies, infusing a strong sense of global vision thereby opening the opportunities across International markets including highly regulated destinations.

Krishna was instrumental in streamlining and improving the human resource, sales, marketing and client acquisition processes within the organisation. He brought in a highly skilled leadership team and also enhanced the overall landscape of the Infrastructure, product and service capabilities, thus strengthening the approach and the outlook for the future.

Krishna also serves as Managing Director of DIL Ltd.

He is a Commerce Graduate from Mumbai University.

Members of Board FBL

Dr.Gopakumar Nair - Non-Executive Independent Director

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Dr. Gopakumar G. Nair is an Intellectual Property Rights Consultant and practicing Patent Attorney. He is also a practicing lawyer specialising in Mediation and Arbitration as well as in licensing and technology transfer. Dr Nair has been associated with pharmaceutical industry for more than four decades as Director, Managing Director & Chairman of various public limited pharmaceutical companies and served Industry Associations in various capacities. Dr. Nair has many articles and publications to his credit, including valid granted Indian patent, as inventor.

Mr. Nair is a Ph.D from National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune and has Diploma in Management & Patent Law. Dr. Nair is also a Law (LL.B) graduate from Mumbai University..

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