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The upper echelons of management plays a vital role in setting the work culture at an organization. At ZIM, the visionaries at the top foster an environment of innovation, teamwork and trust, encouraging employees in a relentless pursuit of excellence. ZIM is founded on their strong knowledge of the industry and on the common vision of taking the company to greater heights.
ANWAR S. DAUD (MPharm, PhD)
Chairman & Managing Director+
An M. Pharm in Medicinal Chemistry and a Ph. D in Pharmaceutics, he started his Professional career in 1981 with a brief stint at IPCA Laboratories Ltd after which he became one of the key promoters of Zim Laboratories Ltd which started its operations in 1990. The subsequent years have seen Zim grow from a local tiny organization with fifteen employees to Central India’s Premier Pharmaceutical company making several novel formulation products at multi-locational manufacturing facilities and not only with a domestic foot print but also presence in 26 countries spread over emerging markets in MENA, Latin America, CIS & Russia.
A keen student of Innovation, Dr. Daud’s work in several spheres of pharmaceutical research and development supported by an exceptional development team has resulted in several pharmaceutical manufacturing process patents where he is one of the Inventors. However, more than anything else, his role in providing Zim with a vision to become a successful technology company providing drug delivery solutions targeting patient convenience and adherence is considered significant.
ZULFIQUAR KAMAL (BCom, FCA)
Director - Finance+
A chartered accountant, Zulfiquar Kamal has been associated with the company for over 25 years. He has been on the Board of Directors since 1991. With his financial acumen, refined over experience of more than three decades, he brings to the table the financial discipline and control necessary for any growing organization like ZIM. In his current role as Director – Finance, Mr Kamal oversees the commercial operations of the company. He envisions ZIM to be a financially efficient organization known for its operational efficiencies and technological prowess.
NIRAJ DHADIWAL (BPharm, DBM)
Director - Business Development+
Mr Niraj Dhadiwal is a pharmacy graduate with a diploma in business management and has been with the company for nearly three decades. He started his career with ZIM as a production officer in 1991, rising through ranks to his current position of Director. With his keen business mind and technical knowledge, Mr Dhadiwal has played a key role in the export-development arm of the company. His contribution to the development of overseas business stands unmatched and a testament to his foresight and ability to tap into new markets. In his current role as Director – Business Development, Mr Dhadiwal looks after the business development and marketing functions of the company. He envisions ZIM to have global presence with innovative and differentiated products leading to good returns to all the stakeholders.
PRAKASH SAPKAL (BPharm, MBA)
Director - Operations+
Mr. Prakash Sapkal, is a Pharmacy graduate with post-graduation in Business Administration. He is associated with the Company for 24 years starting his career as Assistant Chemist. During all these years he has handled key operations in various capacities like Production Supervisor, Production Manager and Vice President – Operations. His major contribution has been in assembling a team that has brought vision of Zim to life what is required in creating a successful business venture. He has even filed patents for the technology development of Orally disintegrating films. He is responsible for expanding the company’s new strategic businesses. Mr. Sapkal believes that integrity and hardwork is the only key to success.
RIAZ KAMAL (BSc, AIC)
Director - Administration+
Mr Riaz Kamal has been associated with the company since inception. His experience across these four decades extends across functions like quality control, raw-material purchase, product costing and government institutional business . He has been a key player in managing the business with important contributions in the domestic institutional business, establishing and implementing policies, working processes and maintaining a disciplined and efficient of workforce. In his current role as Director – Administration, Mr Riaz looks after the government institutional business and general administration including personnel and HR departments.
VIJAY FUDKE (BPharm, DMP)
Senior Vice President – Technical Services+
Mr Vijay Fudke is a pharmacy graduate with an association of more than 20 years with the ZIM. Having spent initial years in the field of quality control, Mr Fudke joined ZIM as a Quality Assurance(QA) Officer in 1996. He has played an instrumental role in achievement of various accreditations by the company, such as the EU-GMP, WHO-GMP & ISO 9001:2008. In his current role as Senior Vice President – Technical Services, Mr Fudke is involved in providing clients with technical services like molecule selection for development, business expansion and high-level technical query resolution. He is also involved in Regulatory documentation for product registration and harmonization between the customer and the internal business development teams, plant QA and R&D.
While financial growth and a strong presence in regulated markets constitute his short-term objectives, Mr Fudke’s vision is to establish ZIM as a company with differentiated superior-quality products, processes, personnel and technology.
PRADEEP KATARIYA (MPharm)
Vice President – Operations+
Mr Pradeep Katariya is a postgraduate in pharmacy with an association of more than 21 years with the organization. Having spent his initial professional years in the production department of Ranbaxy Limited, Mr Katariya joined ZIM as Production Supervisor in 1995. He has been a hands-on leader of the Operations team and has been involved in successful scale-ups of pellets and taste-masking technologies developed in R&D. He has also been a meticulous administrator in developing, maintaining and managing the manufacturing facilities in accordance with the high standards required for various accreditations. In his current role as Vice President – Operations, Mr Katariya, with his problem-solving and administration skills, looks after day-to-day activities of the plant, including manufacturing, external audits and internal coordination amongst operational departments.