Advisory Board Members & Speakers

Chandrashekar Ranga

Deputy Drugs Controller

Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO)

Mr. Chandrashekar Ranga has an Honors degree in Pharmacy and Masters in Pharmaceutical Technology. Mr. Ranga has also Degree in law and PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Laws. He has 27 years experience in Drug Control Departments of the State and Central Governments in various capacities and is currently working as Deputy Drugs Controller (India) at CDSCO West Zone, CDSCO, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. He has earlier headed the new drugs division including the IND drugs, International Cell, Legal Cell and the E-Governance Cell at CDSCO. Mr. Ranga played a key role in the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with various countries including US FDA, UK-MHRA, Japan-PMDA, ANVISA, Brazil and the BRICS group and drafting amendments to the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, Drugs and Cosmetics Rules and Medical Devices Rules. He also dealt with the litigations filed at various courts on behalf of CDSCO. He was also appointed on various committees constituted to revise the existing drug regulations. Mr. Ranga has initiated the e-Governance program at CDSCO. Mr. Chandrashekar Ranga’s intense efforts led to launch of SUGAM portal, the online initiative for CDSCO for filing, tracking and processing of various applications.

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Dr. Aloka Srinivasan

Vice President, Regulatory Practice

Lachman Consultants

Dr. Akshaya Odak

Head, Regulatory (Biotech)

Lupin Ltd.

Dr. Deepa Arora

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Lupin Ltd.

Dr. Raphael Nudelman

Director-Chemical & Computational Toxicology

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Dr. Akhilesh Sharma

President & Chief Medical Officer

Alkem Laboratories

Dr. Aloka Srinivasan

Vice President, Regulatory Practice

Lachman Consultants

Dr. Raphael Nudelman

Director-Chemical & Computational Toxicology

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Dr. Anurita Majumdar

Executive Director, Medical

Pfizer Essential Health

Atul Shirgaonkar

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Insight systems Inc.

Jamila Joseph

Senior Vice President and Head, Gene Therapy and Clinical Research

Reliance Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.

Krishna Venkatesh

Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Sciences & Technology

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

Merle Scher

Head, Regulatory Affairs, South Africa SEA Region

Merck Group

Mingping Zhang

Vice President, Technical

PAREXEL Consulting

Dr. Partha Roy

Vice President, Technical

PAREXEL Consulting

Dr. Rajashree Devarakonda

Vice President-India & Asia Pacific

Voisin Consulting Life Sciences

Dr. Ravisekhar Kasibhatta

Senior Vice President - Clinical Research

Lupin Ltd.

Rens van den Boomen

Associate Director

IPERION

Dr. Shubhadeep Sinha

Senior Vice President & Medical Director

Hetero Drugs

Dr. Siegfried Schmitt

Principal Consultant

PAREXEL Consulting

Suzette Kox

Senior Director International

Biosimilar Medicines Group, Sector group of Medicines for Europe