Board Members

Mr. Amit Bakshi

Chairman and Managing Director

Mr. Amit Bakshi has been on the Board of Eris since inception and serves as Chairman and Managing Director. He has over two decades of experience in the Indian pharmaceutical industry across multiple Indian and MNC pharmaceutical companies. He takes responsibility for setting the strategic direction for Eris as well as maintaining high governance standards. He oversees the company’s business with special focus on enhancing patient engagement and architecting total healthcare solutions. Mr. Bakshi has been recognized as ‘Entrepreneur of the Year, 2013’ by Ernst & Young LLP.

Mr. Inderjeet Singh Negi

Executive Director

Mr. Inderjeet Singh Negi has been on the Board of Eris since inception and serves in the capacity of Executive Director. He is responsible for driving supply chain and sales administration in line with the overall strategic direction of the company. Mr. Negi has worked with several pharmaceutical companies including Sun Pharma and Intas Pharma in various capacities and has more than 20 years’ cumulative professional experience. Mr. Negi  is a science graduate from HNB Garhwal university.

Mr. Kaushal Kamlesh Shah

Executive Director

Mr. Kaushal Kamlesh Shah has been associated with Eris since inception and serves in the capacity of Executive Director. He is responsible for driving manufacturing, strategic sourcing and distribution operations. He has 22 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Shah holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Gujarat University and a post graduate diploma in management from Som-Lalit Institute of Management Studies.

MR. KRISHNAKUMAR VAIDYANATHAN

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Mr. Krishnakumar in his role as Chief Operating Officer oversees the business operations of the company. He has over two decades of professional experience across Lifesciences, Corporate Finance and Management Consulting. His core areas of expertise include Strategic Planning, Business Building, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Operational Excellence. Prior to joining Eris, Mr. Krishnakumar was a Corporate Finance Partner with Ernst & Young LLP for 9 years. Prior to Ernst & Young, Krishnakumar has worked with Avendus Capital, Piramal Pharma Solutions and McKinsey & Company. Mr. Krishnakumar holds an MBA in Finance from IIM Calcutta and a B.Tech from VJTI, Bombay University.

Ms. Vijaya Sampath

Independent Director

Ms. Vijaya Sampath is an Independent Director at Eris. She brings 38 years of experience in the legal profession and is proficient in corporate law, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and commercial contracts. Ms. Sampath has previously worked with the Indian Aluminium Company. She was also associated with Bharti Airtel Limited for eight years as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts from Madras University and a law degree from Mysore University. She is also a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. She has attended the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School, USA and a program on Managing Strategic Alliances conducted by the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

MR. RAJEEV DALAL

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Mr. Rajeev Dalal is an Independent Director at Eris. He brings over 35 years of experience in corporate finance covering 100+ M&A (domestic and cross border) transactions and Private Equity deals in sectors such as Pharma, Chemicals, FMCG, Metals & Mining, Industrials and Financial Services. Mr. Dalal was a corporate finance Partner at Ernst & Young LLP since 2002, consequent to the merger of Arthur Andersen with Ernst Young in India. Prior to that in 1990, Rajeev co-founded Ind Global Finance Trust (IGFT), which was acquired by Arthur Andersen in the year 2000. Prior to co-founding IGFT, Rajeev worked with HSBC and JM Financial in their investment banking divisions. Mr. Dalal is a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is also a Law and Commerce Graduate from Bombay University.

Mr. Prashant Gupta

Independent Director

Mr. Prashant Gupta, is an Independent Director at Eris. He is a Partner in the corporate law department of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. Mr. Gupta has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal, Chambers Asia, Indian Lawyer 250, Legal500 and other leading industry publications as one of the leading capital markets practitioners in India. He was selected by the Indian Business Law Journal as one of the top 100 lawyers in India in 2016 and 2017. Mr. Gupta received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford, England, and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi. He is member of the Bar Council of Delhi and State Bar of California.

MS. KALPANA UNADKAT

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Ms. Kalpana Unadkat is an Independent Director at Eris. She is a qualified Solicitor registered with the Bombay Incorporated Law Society and the Law Society of England & Wales. She brings over two decades of legal experience and is presently a Partner with Khaitan & Co. Prior to Khaitan & Co., Ms. Unadkat spent 10 years with the London offices of Ashurst LLP. She is a well-recognised expert on M&A and Corporate Governance principles. She also advises on board effectiveness, particularly around issues of corporate governance, leadership, organisational climate, and decision-making. In this regard, she has led several workshops and trained more than 300 directors with a comprehensive approach to director development. She is also an independent director on the board of public companies (listed and unlisted). She is a co-author of the research “Women on Board” and has been frequently quoted in the media on corporate governance and M&A deals in India.

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