Management | Natco Pharma

Board of Directors

Sri V. C. Nannapaneni

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Sri V. C. Nannapaneni

Chairman and Managing Director

V.C. Nannapaneni has over 42 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry. He has worked in the US for more than a decade in various Pharmaceutical companies. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degree in Pharmacy from Andhra University , Vishakapatnam, India in addition to this he also holds a Masters degree in Pharmaceutical Administration from the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, US. Currently. Along with general management he also oversees the New Drug Discovery programme of the company.
Sri A. D. M. Chavali

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Sri A. D. M. Chavali

Independent Director

Sri A.D.M. Chavali has over three decades of experience in corporate finance concentrating in the areas of Industrial Finance, Treasury operations, Investments, Asset Management, Risk Management, etc. He worked as General Manager in Bank of Baroda, where he headed the treasury and resources management function of the Bank and enabled the evolution of Bank of Baroda treasury into a model treasury for other banks to imitate and emulate. In the year 2011, he joined the Indian Overseas Bank as an Executive Director. During his time in Indian Overseas Bank, he has a vast experience in portfolios covering Large Corporate Credit, International Business, Treasury Operations, Human Resources, Law/Recovery, Risk Management, Retail Banking, Planning, Public Relations, Credit monitoring, etc. He also represented the Indian Banking industry as a delegate to the Indo-Russian sub-committee on Banking and Financial service led by RBI in Moscow in July 2014.
Sri T. V. Rao

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Sri T. V. Rao

Independent Director

Mr T.V Rao is a Graduate in Commerce and Associate Member of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). In his career spanning over three decades, he has experience in general banking, corporate finance Mortgage backed securitisation and Treasury Management. He has headed the Treasuries of National Housing Bank, SIDBI and Exim Bank.
Sri Rajeev Nannapaneni

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Sri Rajeev Nannapaneni

Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Rajeev Nannapaneni has worked at Merill Lynch and Natco Systems LL.C in USA. He joined the Company in the year 2000. He has got wide experience and exposure in General Management, New Business / New Product Development in India and for International markets. He holds B.A degree in Quantitative Economics and also B.A in History from Tufts University, Boston, USA.
Sri D. Vijaya Bhaskar

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Sri D. Vijaya Bhaskar

Independent Director

Sri D. Vijaya Bhaskar has over three decades of experience as an advocate in areas of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Joint Ventures, Due Diligence, Intellectual Property, Legal Advice and Drafting, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Corporate Litigations, Economic Offences, etc. Currently, he is practicing as Advocate & Corporate Legal Consultant on Corporate Affairs and Strategic Litigations, providing back-end support to Senior Counsel in the cases arising out of investigations of CBI and Enforcement Directorate relating to Economic offences under PMLA, IPC and Commercial Laws and rendering legal advices on complicated corporate matters.

He started his career as an Advocate in 1987 and thereafter, joined the Central Government Service as Company Prosecutor in 1989. Later he joined Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS), Group A Central Civil Service, Govt. of India in 1995. He also served in various capacities viz. Registrar of Companies (In charge), Official Liquidator attached to High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Registrar, Deputy Registrar of Companies (Prosecutions), Securities Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai, and Voluntarily retired from Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Govt. of India on December 31, 2011.

He was also a member of the drafting Committee to draft National Company Law Tribunal Rules, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal Rules and Official Liquidator manual. He also published a book “Penumbra of Force Majeure- A Treatise on COVID-19”.

He along with co-author got published in 2023 an article titled “Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Legal Profession and Justice System” in International Journal of Law Management & Humanities (IJLMH). Similarly, he also got published an article on “Managerial Competencies in Changing Business Scenario- An Indian Perspective”. He also submitted a thesis on “A Study on Insider Trading” in LLM (Corporate & Securities Laws).

Dr. Leela Digumarti

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Dr. Leela Digumarti

Independent Director

Dr.Mrs.Leela Digumarti did her MBBS from Rangaraya Medical Collage,Kakinada, AP in the year 1983, Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (DGO) in the year 1986 and MD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in the year 1987 both from Andhra Medical Collage, Visakhapatnam, AP. She also did Diplomate of the National Boards in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, National Board of Examinations, New Delhi in the year 1993 (DNB). She is a member of FRCOG (UK). She is presently Assistant Professor of Gynecological Oncology at Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
Sri P. S. R. K. Prasad

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Sri P. S. R. K. Prasad

Director and Executive Vice President (Corporate Engineering Services)

Mr.PSRK Prasad has done B.E. Mech. Engg. from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam in 1981. He worked with Ahmedabad Textile Industries Research Association, Coromandel Fertilizers Ltd., Stiles India Ltd., Tirupati, Saudi Ceramic Co., Riyadh, K.S.A. He has got vast and good knowledge in procuring right equipment(s) and machinery for production processes and to provide all utility services and to utilize the resources like manpower, material in an optimum way and to ensure safety of life and property. He is presently Executive Vice President – Corporate Engg. Services and looking after the General Administration, Engineering, regulatory, training, environmental matters, safety, health, production and maintenance activities of the Company.
Dr. M. U. R. Naidu

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Dr. M. U. R. Naidu

Independent Director

Professor M U R Naidu, Former Dean faculty of medicine and head of the department of Clinical pharmacology and therapeutic at Nizam’s Institute of medical sciences Hyderabad , has completed his medical post-graduation MD, from Jabalpur medical college in 1977. He received advanced professional training in clinical pharmacology in UK, Germany and USA. Dr. Naidu had received WHO Fellowship for advanced training on ADR Monitoring, at Uppsala, Sweden.

He is well known clinical pharmacologist with more than 40 years of teaching and research experience. His main area of interest is clinical research especially cardiovascular system and phase I clinical trial. Dr. Naidu has made significant contribution in developing noninvasive methods in clinical pharmacology. He traveled extensively to many countries and was invited as guest speaker in many international conferences.
Dr. Linga Rao

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Dr. Linga Rao

Director and President (Technical Affairs)

Dr.D.Linga Rao has over 39 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has been working with Natco for over 21 years. He has vast experience in various departments like R & D, Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Regulatory. He has previously worked with Indian Drug & Pharmaceuticals Limited (IDPL) & Novochem Laboratories.

His education background includes M.Sc. Applied Chemistry (Organic Chemistry) & Ph.D in Chemistry from JNTU, Hyderabad. In addition he had undergone training on Applications of High Performance Liquid Chromatography at Singapore.
Dr. Pavan Bhat

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Dr. Pavan Bhat

Director and Executive Vice President (Technical Operations)

Dr. Pavan Ganapati Bhat is working as Executive Vice President (Technical Operations) of the Company. He has over 25+ years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry and has been working with our Company for past 6 years. He is in-charge of various departments like R&D, Regulatory Affairs for Generics, NODS and NCEs, Intellectual Property Rights of Formulations and Acquisitions.

Dr. Pavan Bhat started his career with Mylan in USA in Transdermal R&D followed by 050 R&D and in Corporate & Business Development. As part of the Office of the CEO, he was a key member of the acquisition team of Matrix by Mylan followed by being a part of the Integration team. He then relocated to Mylan India where he Headed Mylan's Global External R&D and Regional Business Development. Finally, he was the Head of Regional Operations responsible for Portfolio Selection, Project Management, Supply Chain Management, Launch Management, Logistics and Special Projects and supporting a P&L of$ 1.2 Billion.

Management Team


V. C. Nannapaneni

Chairman and Managing Director


Rajeev Nannapaneni

Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Prasad P S R K

Director and Executive Vice President (Corporate Engineering Services)


Dr. Linga Rao Donthineni

Director and President (Technical Affairs)


Dr. Pavan Ganapati Bhat

Director and Executive Vice President (Technical Operations)


Appa Rao S V V N

Chief Financial Officer


Dr. Pulla Reddy M

Executive Vice President - R&D


Dr. Ramesh Dandala

Executive Vice President – Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property Rights and Regulatory Affairs (API)


Sadasiva Rao N

Executive Vice President - Corporate Affairs, Legal & Secretarial, Estate Management


Rajesh Chebiyam

Executive Vice President, Crop Health Sciences


Dr. Gopalakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Senior Vice President - Analytical R&D


Lakshminarayana A

Senior Vice President - HR & OD


Ramakrishna Sridhar Reddy

Senior Vice President - Corporate Q.A


Srinivas Ch

Senior Vice President – Demand and Supply Planning


Sunil Kotaru

Senior Vice President – Supply Chain Management


S Raviprakash Reddy

Senior Vice President - Operations


Venkat Rao Tummala

Vice President - Production


Gnanadeva Chalapathy Gudipati

Vice President - Analytical Research & Development


James Rajakumar

Vice President - Marketing &Sales, Domestic


Nadella Malleswara Rao

Vice President – Head Operations


Kurra Venkata Sreenivasa Babu

Vice President - Operations


Dr. Rampalli Sriram

Vice President - CRD


Sandeep Kumar

Vice President -QA


Dr. Praveen Chowdary Myneni

Vice President - Medical Affairs & CR


Dr. Gogula Venkata Ramana

Vice President - Drug Development &CR


Dr. Pratima Jain

Vice President - IPR


Barur Praveen Kumar

Vice President - IBD


Amresh Kumar Trivedi

Deputy General Manager - Legal


Venkat Ramesh Ch

Company Secretary & Compliance Officer


Legal and Corporate Affairs


Mr M Adinarayana

Company Secretary & Vice President - Legal & Corporate Affairs - man@natcopharma.co.in


Investor Relations


Mr Rajesh Chebiyam

Vice President - Acquisitions, Institutional Investor Management & Corporate Communications
- rajesh.chebiyam@natcopharma.co.in