Explore our Directors' composition, reflecting diverse expertise and strategic vision to steer Akums subsidiary's growth. Meet our esteemed board members, each bringing unique insights and experience to guide our corporate governance. Discover a balanced blend of industry veterans and emerging leaders, committed to driving sustainable value for our stakeholders. Learn about our directors' unwavering dedication to upholding ethical standards and fostering transparency in all business operations.

Composition of the Board of Directors

Name of DirectorCategory
Mr. Sanjeev JainManaging Director
Mr. Sandeep JainManaging Director
Mr. Sanjay SinhaWhole Time Director
Mr. Sunil Kumar ThakurNon Executive Director
Mr. Kewal HandaIndependent Director
Ms. Matangi GowrishankarIndependent Director
Mr. Nand Lal KalraIndependent Director
Mr. Satwinder SinghIndependent Director

Independent Directors

As a good governance practice, the company facilitates and enables the conduct of separate meetings of the independent directors to update them on all business-related issues and new initiatives.

Akums has four independent directors on the board. They are Mr. Kewal Handa, Mr. Satwinder Singh, Ms. Matangi Gowrishankar and Mr. N.L. Kalra.

Committees of the Board

The Akums board has constituted sub-committees to focus on specific areas and make informed decisions within the authority delegated to each of the committees.

Each committee of the board is guided by its charter, which defines its scope, powers, and composition. All decisions and recommendations of the committees are placed before the board for information or approval.

Audit Committee

Akums complies with Section 177 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the rules made thereunder, pertaining to the constitution of the audit committee.

Composition of the Audit Committee
Kewal Kundanlal Handa is an Independent Director of our Company. He is a qualified management accountant and company secretary. He holds a master’s degree in commerce from University of Bombay. He has also attended the Senior Management Programme for Management Development from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is the recipient of The Indian CFO Awards 2004 for “Excellence in Finance in an MNC.
Nand Lal Kalra is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a master’s degree in science (Physics) from Kurukshetra University & a bachelor’s degree in law from University of Jodhpur. He has over 36 years of experience as Accountant member of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal as an Income Tax Officer (with Commissioner of Income Tax being his last held position).
Matangi Gowrishankar is an Independent Director of our Company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in arts from University of Madras and Honours Diploma in Industrial Relations and Welfare from Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur. Previously she has been associated with BP India Services Private Limited as the Director Leadership Academy, with Cummins India as Human Resource Leader and with International Computers India Limited as Vice-President Human Resource Department.
Sandeep Jain is the Managing Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce (pass) from University of Delhi. He has been associated with our Company as a co-founder, promoter and a director since April 19, 2004. He has significant experience in establishing and running large scale pharma manufacturing facilities. Presently, he is the Chairman of Association of Devbhumi Pharma Industries and Past Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry’s state council, Uttarakhand.
Sunil Kumar Thakur is a Non-Executive Director of our Company and is a nominee of Ruby QC Investment Holdings Pte. Ltd. on our Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Thames Valley University and a master’s degree in international business from the University of Delhi. He is currently associated with Quadria Capital Advisors Private Limited as a partner, where he leads the investments, portfolio management and divestment activities across South-Asia and also serves on the investment committee of the Quadria Capital
Satwinder Singh is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a bachelor’s degree in law from Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjab. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (‘ICSI’). He was the past Chairman of Expert Group on Secretarial Standards and Secretarial Standards Committee for the years 2021 and 2022. He has also held the chairmanship of the Secretarial Standards Board for the years 2019 and 2020. He was also the Chairman of the Task Force on NCLT/NCLAT for the year 2023.