Managing Director &
CEO, Vaccines & Branded Formulations
Mahima Datla has been with Biological E. Limited since 2001 and is currently its Managing Director. During this period, she has been involved in project management, building quality systems and driving operations at the company. She engages with the Government of India and GAVI on public policy. Mahima has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Management from Webster University, London.
Head, Global Strategy &
CEO, Specialty Generic Injectables
& Synthetic Biology
Narender Mantena has been associated with Biological E. Limited since 1992. He has been responsible for forging key alliances with GSK, Merck and Intercell. He laid the road map for the company’s foray into the regulated markets. He also championed the complex/routine injectables, novel vaccines and synthetic biology initiatives at Biological E. Limited. Narender Mantena holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Michigan State University.
COO, Vaccines & Branded Formulations
Lakshminarayana Neti joined Biological E. Limited in 2013 as President, Operations, Vaccines. He has over 30 years of diverse experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has worked with the leading pharmaceutical companies such as Abbott, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited and others. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA in Finance from Manchester Business School & a Postgraduate Diploma in Patent Law.
COO, Specialty Generic Injectables
Madhusudan Rao has more than two decades of pharmaceutical experience in Product Selection, Development, Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory and Marketing. Prior to joining Biological E. Limited in 2016, Madhu was P&L Head at Orchid & Granules India. He also worked for 17 years at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited holding roles of increasing responsibility. Madhu holds an MSc. and an M.Phil in Chemistry from the University of Hyderabad.
Sr. Vice President, HR,
IT & Corporate Affairs
Mr. Sudhakar Vadapalli joined Biological E. Limited in 2014 as Sr. Vice President, Corporate Affairs & IT. He has over 30 years of industry experience that includes more than 20 years of senior leadership roles spanning areas like product development, operations, human resources, project management, infrastructure management and administration in reputed companies including Accenture, Sun Microsystems etc. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the National Institute of Technology and a Master’s in Business Administration from XLRI.
Venkatesh R joined Biological E. Limited as Chief Financial Officer in 2020. He is a seasoned finance & management professional with over 22 years of experience across various industries spanning Logistics, Life Sciences, Information Technology, Retail, Telecom and Infrastructure. He has held leadership positions overseeing business strategy, M&As, management of global finance & accounts, debt and equity funding, IPO and strategic investor relationship in reputed organisations such as GVK Biosciences, Hutch, IL&FS. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and a Company Secretary.