Mr. Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India and Chairman of Poonawalla Finance Private Limited. An innovator at his core, Mr. Adar Poonawalla has been dedicated to developing affordable children’s vaccines and providing the same across the globe.
He spearheaded the Clean City initiative (APCC) in Pune, and since, has been actively involved in bringing dignity to the task of waste collection. In 2013, Forbes India included Mr. Adar Poonawalla in the list of ‘Four Scions to Watch Out For’. Three years later, in 2016, he hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Serum Institute of India, demonstrating the company’s efforts and achievements in the field of children’s vaccines.
In 2018, he was recognized for his relentless and passionate efforts at making our society a better (and cleaner) place, having been accorded the Corporate Social Responsibility award by CNBC Asia.
Further, the award-winning GQ magazine included Mr. Poonawalla in its elite list of 50 most influential young Indians; another feather on the cap for the young innovator and promoter.
Mr. Makarand Karkare is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and has over two and a half decade of expertise in Corporate Laws, with marked attention to domains, including mergers and acquisition (M&A), technology licensing and trademark.
Mrs. Sunder Lata Anand Kavitkar is a Commerce and Law Graduate and Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). She has over 25 years of experience in Corporate Laws, closely held NBFCs, loan documentation, immovable property matters and cross border aircraft acquisitions and sales.
A qualified Chartered Accountant, Mr. Saurabh Prabhudesai has almost two decades of expertise in accounting and auditing. He is a master at IT (Application), particularly for European companies’ financials and consolidation of the same for Indian holding companies in case of an acquisition.
Mr. Prabhakar Dalal is an Independent Director of the Company and is a highly experienced banker in commercial and development banking, with thirty seven years of experience and extensive international exposure across the globe. Mr. Dalal has worked with Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) for 31 years, including as the Executive Director for over 3 years. Mr. Dalal has served/been serving as Independent or Nominee Director on the Boards of several companies/organizations in various sectors, including on the Board of West African Development Bank. Mr. Dalal has served as a Member of Jury for Business Excellence Awards. Mr. Dalal has appeared as an expert on top-rated business news TV channel in their several call-in shows. Mr. Dalal holds M. Com., LL.B., CAIIB, FIIBF, PGDFERM and PGDSL qualifications, and certificates in French and German languages. Mr. Dalal’s expertise is in retail and wholesale banking, international trade and project financing, institutional and international relations, stress assets management, resource management, corporate and securities law and corporate governance.