Our Team
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Our Team

“Management is a practice where Art, Science and Craft meet.”

Mr. Abhaya Kumar – Chairman

A visionary entrepreneur,  Mr.Abhaya Kumar has over 4 decades of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry. He set up Shasun Chemicals and Drugs in 1976 (presently known as Strides Shasun Ltd) and steered the growth of the company to over US $ 200 million. He was the finalist of Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003 and has held a number of prestigious positions in the industry

He is a Chemical Engineer from Anna University who is trained in various skill sets by internationally acclaimed trainers. He pioneered the concept of Cord Blood Stem Cell Banking in India under the name “Life Cell”, a company that offers a comprehensive approach in the field of Stem Cells. He is associated with the Exnora International (NGO) and actively contributes to the same. In order to promote women’s education, he started Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for Women in T.Nagar, the busiest place of Chennai in the year 2005. He encourages start-up entrepreneurs by investing in highly technical and advanced technologies.

Mr. Mayur Abhaya – Managing Director

Mayur Abhaya is a modest and compassionate humanitarian dedicated to bringing world class quality products within the economic and geographic reach of top 100 pharmaceutical manufacturers worldwide, Mayur has a Masters in Biotechnology from Anna University, India and a postgraduate degree from the well known Northwestern University, USA.

He is Managing Director of LifeCell International and is instrumental in improving the access of Indian families to state-of-the-art preventive healthcare services. Established LifeCell Diagnostics, India’s most comprehensive diagnostic program for mother & baby care, offering preconception, prenatal and newborn testing services to address the challenge of high infant mortality rate in the country as well as promote health and wellness for generations to come.

Mr. V.S. Pattabiraman – Director

A post-graduate in Commerce and qualified Company Secretary, Mr. V.S.Pattabi Raman is one of the Promoters and Directors of VNAI Specialities Pvt Ltd. He was also one of the Promoter Directors of Life Cell International Pvt. Ltd. With 28 years of experience in Institutional Financing, Mr. Pattabiraman has held senior positions in Central and State Level Financial Institutions. He is a former Executive Director of a State Financial Corporation and has also served as Director on the Board of several Public and Private limited companies. As a Faculty Member, he had been associated with Colleges and Professional bodies.

Mr. Vinod Jain – Group CFO

A hardcore Finance and management professional with more than two decades of varied experience in various industries viz. Pharmaceuticals , Wind Energy, Electrical Components and Financial Services. He is an all India Rank holder in both Chartered Accountancy and Company Secretary. He is currently the Group CFO for Venkata Narayana Active Ingredients Pvt Ltd and Lifecell International Pvt Ltd. He has been the CFO of Leitner Shriram Manufacturing Limited and Saravana Global Energy Limited and VP-Finance of Shasun Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

His strength lies in value creation for the organization by driving the growth perspectives from Boardroom to strategic deployment, identifying appropriate enabling government policies that suit the business needs viz. fiscal incentives, various subsidies & operational incentives to derive value through precise execution. As a leader, he has spearheaded and successfully implemented SAP across the company. He was also a core team member for the implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM) and was successfully able to bring performance-based culture. He has successfully managed pre and post merger process of acquiring an UK based company and implemented Transfer pricing for cross border transactions.

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