Board of Directors

At the helm of Lavue, are dedicated professionals, each with more than two decades experience & notable contributions in various functions in the pharmaceutical industry.

Mr. Sameer Paigankar

Sameer is a highly dedicated and versatile thinker with considerable experience in running start-ups and growing businesses. In his career of over 25 years, he has moved on at a rapid pace, and successfully established many different businesses in various Pharmaceutical organisations of repute. Beginning as a Management Trainee at Johnson & Johnson, Sameer has moved up the hierarchy to becoming a Product Manager at J&J, followed by GM-Marketing at Morepen Labs, Marketing Manager at Smith & Nephew, a Member of the Board of Director’s at Glenmark, former director at Getz Pharma & Kinedex Healthcare and now director at Lavue Pharmaceuticals.

Sameer has successfully established the drug discovery infrastructure, API business and entire generic R&D backend for Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. His sharp professional acumen coupled with an eye for details have ensured that milestones were reached within record times in every organisation that he has worked for, be it, handling large research teams at Glenmark to deliver scientific and organisational objectives or the launching of branded generic business for Morepen Labs in India and achieving financial break even within 1 year.

As Managing Director of Lavue Pharmaceuticals, Sameer is closely associated with identifying and developing new products and new formulations for meeting unmet needs in Ophthalmology. Sameer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Masters in Management Studies from Mumbai University.

Mr. SVK Murali

Murali represents a rich blend of a Technical outlook coupled with Financial acumen that is augmented by Strategic Business Sense. In his rich and varied experience of over 25 years both at Domestic and International levels, he has been responsible for innumerable tie-ups and business deals.

With a flair for International Pharmaceutical Marketing, Murali was responsible for setting up joint ventures, establishing overseas operations, developing International distribution channels and markets for Sol Pharma, Max India, Max UK Limited. His competence as a Strategic Business Consultant is evident by the trail of contracts that he secured at Alembic, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Zydus Cadila, where he was heading Business Development. He has to his credit numerous Business Development deals be it mergers, tie-ups, acquisitions, co-development deals, outsourcing deals, etc. Murali is also an Expert on IPR & CRAMS

At Lavue, Murali is closely associated with identifying new business opportunities, patent evaluation, identifying opportunities based on patent advantage and planning for overseas operations for the future.

Murali holds a Masters in Technology from BITS, Pilani & has also specialised in Business Finance & FOREX Risk Management from leading Financial bodies in India.

Mr. Darshak Shah

An enterprising Chemical engineer with experience of 28 years in production, US FDA approvable projects, Global sourcing and supply chain. He started his career with UPL Ltd handling procurement. His last job was at Glenmark where he headed purchase function of R&D, API SBU and Project procurement.

At Lavue, Darshak directs overall supply chain operations, including planning, purchasing, inventory management, sourcing and product development of new products and vendors. Evaluates past data to forecast and scheduling of materials. Develops strategic plan to improve productivity, Quality and efficiency of operation. Darshak is closely associated with development of new products and sourcing of ingredients for Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceutical segments.