Board of Directors


Nectar Lifesciences Limited Board of Directors


1. Mr. Sanjiv Goyal, Chairman and Managing Director


Mr. Sanjiv Goyal is commerce and law graduate. Mr. Sanjiv Goyal started his career by setting up a proprietary concern in Chandigarh in 1987. Mr. Sanjiv Goyal established Nectar Lifesciences Limited in 1995 and has been the managing director ever since. The company became fully operational in April 1997. He is conferred with prestigious global award of “Entrepreneur of the Year” for financial year 2013-14, instituted by Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA), a global NGO from Malaysia.


2. Mr. Ajay Swaroop, Independent Director


Mr. Ajay Swaroop holds B.Com., M.A. (Economics) and C.A.I.I.B. degrees. He has retired as Chief General Manager of Chandigarh circle of State Bank of India comprising of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Jammu & Kashmir and Chandigarh (U.T.) after 37 years of long and varied service. At the time of retirement, he was controlling Rs. 780,000 million of business, 1000 branches and 14000 employees.


3. Ms. Guljit Chaudhri, Independent Director


Ms. Guljit Chaudhri graduated from Lady Shri Ram College Delhi University in Economics (Hons.), did full time MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai University and a PhD. fellowship from University of Pune.

She has a career spanning 35 years in international business, strategic alliances including joint ventures and domestic marketing of pharmaceuticals, polymers with leading corporates. From 2005 she had Founded Bioinnovat a Pharmaceutical Resource Organisation deeply engaged in contract research and drug development solutions.


4. Mr. Vivek Sett, Non – Independent and Non – Executive Director.


Mr. Vivek Sett qualified Chartered Accountant and graduated with a degree in Commerce from Calcutta University. He was the partner of New Silk Route Advisors (NSR) since February 2007 and focused on private equity opportunities in the Indian sub-continent out of the Mumbai office. He started his professional career in 1984 with Ispat Industries Ltd., as a Senior Officer and was nominated to the Board of the company in 1994. Prior to joining NSR, Vivek Sett was Chief Financial Officer of Tata Realty and Infrastructure where he was mandated to lead the Tata Group’s funding of a US$ 5 billion initiative to exploit the growth in the Indian Realty and Infrastructure Sectors.


5. Dr. Dinesh Dua, Executive Director


Dr. Dinesh Dua is MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad from 1979 batch. He has the experience of 37 years plus in varied industries like Sanofi Aventis, Hitech Labs and Berger Paints in middle to senior management positions. He worked as Senior & Top Management positions in Reliance Industries, Jubilant Organosys Ltd., Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd. & Wochardt Ltd, and was CEO of Nectar Lifesciences Limited from 2007 to 2012. His last penultimate position was with a US Pharma MNC Akorn India P. Ltd. as Managing Director for last 14 Months. He rejoined the Nectar Lifesciences Limited as a CEO & Director from October 14, 2013. He is immediate past Chairman of CII Chandigarh council and the Chairman of Pharmexcil India. Awarded Most Outstanding CEO Award by H.E. Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore, Governer Punjab & Administrator Chandigarh in Oct, 2016


6. Dr. Rupinder Tewari, Independent Director


Dr. Rupinder Tewari, is a Professor and Coordinator in centre of Microbial Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh. A qualified B.Sc (Hons. School), M.Sc (Hons. School), Ph.D (Microbiology), Panjab University, Chandigarh (PU), Ph.D. (Microbiology) University of London, London, U.K. and Post Doctoral Fellow, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA (1986-87), Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA (1987-90). He enjoyed the experience of more than 40 years. Total research publications are 100, he has written 5 books on Microbiology and Biotechnology. He has also filed a patent (Rapid detection of typhoid).


7. Ms. Meena Verma, Nominee Director


Ms. Meena Verma, is a Management graduate, specializing in Finance and Marketing from the University of Poona. She has been associated with Export-Import Bank of India since 2005. Ms. Verma has worked in the Treasury and Accounts Group, where she handled fund raising and treasury management, including derivatives. Prior to joining Exim Bank, she had worked in similar areas with the National Housing Bank. Currently she is incharge of Lines of Credit, a flagship programme of the Bank. Her areas of interest include meeting people, reading and travel.