Chief Guest:

Ms. Rita A. Teaotia

Secretary, Department of Commerce

Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India

Ms. Rita A. Teaotia is an IAS officer of 1981 batch.. Ms. Teaotia was Special Secretary in the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology. She has previously worked as Principal Secretray in the Ministry of Rural Development; Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and at various positions in the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India. She serves as a Director at Export-Import Bank of India. Ms. Teaotia has got a post graduate degree in History; training in financial management from IIM Bangalore and training in Administrative Law from the National Law School of India University amongst other certifications.

Guest of Honor:

Ravi Uday Bhaskar

Director General

Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India ( Pharmexcil)


  • Joined as Drugs Inspector in the year 1989 in the state of Andhra Pradesh.Worked in various capacities in Drugs Control Administration of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
  • Worked as General Manager, Andhra Pradesh Medical Services Corporation.
  • Joined on 29.12.2015 as Additional Executive Director, Pharmexcil.
  • Assumed office of Director General, Pharmexcil on 30.12.2016.
  • Secretary General, All India Drugs Control Officers Confederation (AIDCOC) from 2003 to till date (14 years).
  • President, All India Drugs Control Officers Confederation (AIDCOC) from 1999-2003.
  • As a president and Secretary General of AIDCOC played pivotal role in the strengthening of regulatory mechanism in the country.
  • Have the distinction of developing Jeevanadhara (low cost quality generic concept, 90-40 % discount offered on the drugs manufactured by reputed companies) along with Mr. Symala Rao, IAS in the year 2010 and Govt. of AP has made it as a State program.
  • Received no. of commendations from Govt. of AP for outstanding contribution as regulator and Recipient.
  • IPGA-NATCO “Eminent Pharmacy Graduate Award” in 2005.
  • Life Time Achievement Award in the year 2013 during 65th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (IPC).
  • Chairman, Organizing Committee – 66th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress held in the year 2015


Dr. N C Saha

Director and Principal Executive Officer

Indian Institute of Packaging

Prof. (Dr.) N.C.Saha, is Director and Principal Executive Officer of Indian Institute of Packaging. He is also the Secretary General of Asian Packaging Federation (APF) and Vice President World Packaging Organization (WPO). He is the Chairman of Nine Sectional Committees of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for the formulation of National Standards on Packaging and also the Member of different committees under Government of India like APEDA, Spices Board, MPEDA, GS1, Indian Centre for Plastics & Environment, MOFPI, Ministry of Forest & Environments, Weights And Measures Act, National Horticultural Board Etc.


Graham Reynolds

Vice President & General Manager, Global

Biologics, West Pharma Inc

Yanik Beaulieu

Product Line Manager

Optel Vision

Yanik Beaulieu has been with Optel for a total of 8 years, holding various positions in project management, PMO supervision, solution design and, more recently, product line management. Through this valuable experience, he has gained in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and customer needs, as his roles have combined the technical aspect, implementation, as well as the business aspect, allowing him to provide excellent insight into the serialization process. Yanik Beaulieu holds a college diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology as well as PMP certification.

Philippe Lauwers

Business Unit Director PFS

Nipro Pharmapackaging International

Philippe Lauwers is Business Unit Director Pre-Fillable Syringes at Nipro PharmaPackaging, a division of Nipro Corporation.

He graduated in Biotechnology from the Ghent University, Belgium, and worked as a scientific researcher at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

Upon obtaining an additional degree in Biomedical Engineering, Philippe moved from an academic to an industrial environment.

He has been active in the medical and pharma packaging sector for the last 10 years in various roles

Roger Lan

International Sales

Sakamoto Co.Ltd

Yogesh Birari

Head - Strategic Marketing, Dr. Reddy’s


Kristina Maes

Director - Sales Latin America and Asia

Pacific, Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions

Rahul Dev

Vice President


Santosh Karne

Senior Product Support Manager


Himanshu Doshi

Senior GM- Sales

Kevision Systems

Shivkumar Vishwanathan

Director and V.P. Marketing

GVS Cibatech Pvt Ltd

Ajit Singh

Managing Director

Busch Vacuum India Pvt. Ltd.

Gautam Kedia

Regional Manager (West Region)


Santosh Das

Leader - Commercial Development

Becton Dickinson India

Prabir K Das

Head of Packaging Technical Services

OSD Division, Mylan Laboratories Ltd

Kaustubh Dubale

Global Market Development Manager

- Pharma Packaging, Solvay Speciality Polymers

Manoj Gada


Multiplast Polymer Pvt. Ltd.

Barun Dey

Director – Packaging Development

Dr Reddy's Laboratories

Kartik Khanna

Director - Business Development

Shree Naina Group

Gregory Silveira

Plant Manager

Huhtamaki Ppl Ltd – Webtech Division

Ashis Bhattacharya


Sergusa Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Ashis Bhattacharya is one of the founding members of Sergusa and has been with associated with the Company since 2011. Ashis took over as the CEO of Sergusa Solutions in 2016 and today, oversees critical functions such as Manufacturing and Operations. He also manages the Sales & Marketing and Technical Development functions within the Company. He brings with him over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing industry with expertise in Operations, Automation and Printing Technology.

Prior to taking up this role, he held several senior positions in the printing and packaging industry such CEO of Ess Dee Aluminium Ltd., a listed primary packaging company dealing in PVC films and aluminium foils. Before Ess Dee, Ashis was the Vice President – Production & Engineering with Bennett, Coleman & Co. Limited (The Times of India Group) and Head Operations – South Asia with Goss International Corporation USA. Previous to that, he had successful stints with the RPG Group and Ananda Bazaar Patrika, an Indian media company headquartered in Kolkata. Ashis started his career in 1986 with Larsen & Toubro in Mumbai.

Ashis is a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and has a Post-Graduation Certification in Operations Management from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He is also on the board of Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), a Ministry of Commerce enterprise.

Shehul Sheth



AVPS Chakravarthi

Managing Director

Ecobliss India

Dr. K Bangarurajan

Deputy Drugs Controller, Central Drugs

Standard Control Organization of India

Sudish Sukumaran

Director Technical

Elmach Packages India

Dr. Volker Rekowski


Quality Europe & India Tubular Glass Converting

Dr. Volker Rekowski gained his PhD in chemistry in 1996. In April 2014 he joined Gerresheimer, where he is responsible for the quality of tubular glass converting production operations in Europe and India. He is also Chairman of the Gerresheimer Group's Quality Council. Before joining Gerresheimer Dr. Rekowski was Group Vice President of Innovation & Technology at Klöckner Pentaplast. Prior to that he spent more than 12 years at Dupont de Nemours in various functions, ultimately as Global Quality Director of Dupont Packaging Graphics.

Rohit Mehta

Corporate Director

SMI Coated Products Private Limited

Rohit Mehta after completing his MBA in HR and Marketing from IIPM, joined his family business and is Director in SMI Coated Products Pvt Ltd . His youthful enthusiasm and modern approach has rubbed into the organization and inspired Team SMI to reach for greater heights in a short span of time. His down to earth approach and affable nature has impressed one and all , both, in SMI and the industry as well . He has been instrumental to implement Lean management system in SMI . He has been responsible to develop website , company Brochure , Technical guide for products as well as standard operating procedures in SMI .

He has developed a SMI App , SMI Product Selector, to aid one and all to identify the right product , based on the most important criteria , to aid one and all to identify the right product available from the vast range of products from SMI for satisfying the application. For him it is truly ... Your applications .... Our Label Stock Solutions.

Prasad Satam

GM - Packaging Development


I am a Packaging professional, a science graduate and certificate course in Packaging Technology from Indian Institute of Packaging , Mumbai.

I am having 26 years of industrial experience . I have worked in converter as well as user industry of packaging . (Converter – manufacturer of packaging components, User – User of packaging components, e.g Pharmaceutical company).

I have worked in Pharma companies like M J Biopharm (Taloja) , Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd (Mumbai), Famy Care Ltd (Navi Mumbai) and presently working with Aurobindo Pharma Ltd (Hyderabad).

I am Currently working as Head Packaging Development (General Manager) at Aurobindo Pharma Ltd at R & D.

I have exposure to packaging development of all dosage forms of Pharmaceutical formulations for Regulated and Semi- Regulated Market.

Sanjeev Sondhi



Mr. Sanjeev Sondhi is heading the R&D division of zircon for the past 13 years.He started his career in the pharma Industry working with Glaxo smith kline then moved on pursue his passion in the packaging Industry. He has developed many printing technologies which are patent pending and has also licensed his technologies globally on royalty basis.

He has a vast array of experience in the field of packaging starting from Labels to high security printing on aluminium foil for pharma Industry.

He currently take cares of all new technological developments at zircon technologies and has helped company to come out with extraordinary printing innovations in the last decade.

Sunil Nirmale

DGM ACG Pampac, Head of Sales and Marketing India

ACG Pampac Machines

Rajesh Kapoor

GM (Sales)

Packaging, JK Paper

Alpesh B. Gandhi

Technical Director

Ami Polymer Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Gandhi is a founder & technical director of Ami Polymer Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, INDIA, where he covers projects worldwide. He hold B.E. degree in rubber technology from L.D. College of Engineering at Ahmedabad (INDIA) & completed his MBA in marketing from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (INDIA). He has more than 30 years of extensive experience in rubber technology and dedicately catering his experience to pharma, biotech, food processing & engineering sectors. He has expertise in polymer chemistry and a deep understanding of the business & an important customer base for the company. Under his leadership APPL has acquired number of milestones & APPL currently is one of the top most companies in Indian market.

Prof. B K Karna


Packaging Clinic & Research Institute (PCRI)

Neelam Lalwani

Director – Packaging Developement

Dr Reddy's Laboratories

Anahita Karande

Sr. Manager - Packaging Development Cell

Alembic Pharmaceutical Limited

Pradeep Dhargalkar

heading Packaging Development

Unichem Laboratories Ltd

Mr. Pradeep Dhargalkar is heading Packaging Development of Unichem Laboratories Ltd. for the last 16 years. He has total 33 years rich Industrial experience. He started his career from US Vitamin in 1983. His basic qualification is post graudate in Microbiology from Mumbai university. He switched over to ONGC in 1984, he is our country’s first microbiologist to work on offshore platforms of Bombay High. He later switched over to 2 big MNC’s viz – Procter & Gamble & Johnson & Johnson where he contributed more on Quality Assurance and Packaging. Before joining Unichem, he also worked with Kopran’s USFDA facility at khopoli.

Mr. Pradeep has presented his paper in many National & International seminars. His extensive research work on the effect of sulfate reducing bacteria on corrosion of oil well pipelines was recognized with an ‘Outstanding performance award’ by Govt. of India. He was the solitary Asian to speak in 6th Annual Pharma Packaging & Labelling Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He was a member in a delegation team of PACE – 2008 in , Vienna Austria. In November 2008, he spoke on the similar subject at (IBC) International Business Center – Singapore. He is actively involved in projects of - CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) and International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).

Amit T Bhingurde

Chief Operations Officer

TAL Manuacturing & Solutions Ltd

Saravanan TG

Associate Director

Quality, Biocon

Dr. Erwin Pasbrig

General Manager- Development and Technology for Aluminium Products

ACG Pharmapack

Rajneesh Jain

Production Head

Shriji Polymers (India) Ltd