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Shri Jaynarayan Vyas
Former Minister of Health & Family Welfare
Government Of Gujarat

Jay Narayan Vyas is Engineer by training. He is Fellow of Institution of Engineers and holds Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from IIT, Mumbai. He also holds post-graduate qualifications in Management and a degree in Law.

Shri Vyas carries with him an experience working in senior bureaucratic positions for around two decades and he is a senior Public Life Functionary for almost the same time. In his distinguished career, he has held various positions, important amongst them include, Managing Director, Industrial Extension Bureau, Chairman, Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation and Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam as well as Minister in-charge of diverse portfolios like Food & Civil Supplies, Narmada & Major Irrigation Projects and Health & Family Welfare, Tourism, Devsthan Pilgrimage Development, NRG, NGOs etc.

Shri Maheswar Sahu
IAS, Principal Secretary (Industries & Mines Dept.)
Government of Gujarat


Shri Sahu joined Indian Administrative Service in 1980. After working in various field positions & Corporations for more than 13 years, he worked more than 5 years in Government of India, in the ministry of Industry dealing with various Policy related issues. He handled the work of Earth-Quake Reconstruction and also worked as Industries Commissioner for a period of about 3 years. After a brief stint in the Ministry of Environment & Forest as Joint secretary, he took up an UN assignment as Director of an International Technology Centre. He worked as Joint secretary in Department of Telecom, Government of India for about 4 years. Before taking over his current assignment as Principal Secretary (Industries & Mines), Government of Gujarat, he worked as Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation, Gandhinagar.

Dr. S. Eswara Reddy
Deputy Drugs Controller (I),
Central Drugs Standard Control Organization,
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India

Dr. S. Eswara Reddy has obtained Masters Degree in Pharmacy from College of Pharmaceuticals Sciences Manipal in 1994 and Ph.D from J.N.T.U, Hyderabad in 2009. He has experience in manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, academic and in Regulations.

He started his carrier as a Drugs Inspector in CDSCO, West Zone, Mumbai in 1998 and has good experience in GMP, GCP and GLP audits and promoted as a Assistant Drugs Controller of India in 2009.

He participated in many national and international seminars/workshops/meetings on various areas of Drugs regulations and undergone training from USFDA, KFDA, South Korea and WHO, Geneva.

He was invited to make presentations at various seminars and workshops. He got Best Drugs Inspector award in 2005 and Distinguished Alumni Award from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal. Dr.Reddy has been awarded with appreciation letters from his superiors for effective implementation of Drug Regulations. He also published articles in various journals.

At present Dr. Reddy is working as a Deputy Drugs Controller of India at CDSCO HQs, New Delhi to assist DCGI in implementation of various provisions of Drugs And Cosmetics Act and Rules including Import Registration of Medical Devices and Diagnostic Kits and other activities.

Dr. Sujoy K. Guha
School of Medical Science and Technology
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Dr. Sujoy K. Guha, Chair Professor at the School of Medical Science, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and at the National Institute of Medical Science and Technology, Kharagpur, India graduated in 1961 with B.Tech (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur; followed by Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT and University of Illinois, USA; a PhD in Medical Physiology from St. Louis University, USA and Medical degree with license to practice from Delhi University and Medical Council of India. He has led scientific research which brings about a synthesis of engineering and biomedical sciences and the setting up of academic programs at the national and international levels.

His work has given a foundation for Biomedical Engineering in India Professor Guha’s technological work has helped develop in India a strong manufacturing base of contraceptives including the Copper T and the Fallopian Tube Occlusion Ring.

Recognized by the conferment of scientific awards by various national bodies like Indian Council of Medical Research; Indian Medical Association; University Grants Commission and National Research Development Corporation as well as international organization, the United Nation.

At present Prof. Guha is developing a Clinical Andrology program and is also the President of the Society of Andrology, India.

Dr. Balram Bhargava
Executive Director
Stanford India Biodesign Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Balram Bhargava is Professor of Cardiology at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and also Executive Director for Stanford India Biodesign Centre. Professor (Dr) Balram Bhargava is an outstanding cardiologist, one of the foremost leaders in biomedical innovation, public health, medical education and medical research. He developed the indigenous Platinum Iridium coronary stent and has been instrumental in clinically evaluating Indian stents. These low cost indigenous stents have benefited several thousand patients.

He set up the Centre for Excellence for Stem Cell Studies, which has initiated treatment of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy for the first time in the world.

He has excellent leadership qualities; and has promoted the India-Stanford Biodesign programme, a unique interdisciplinary programme to foster innovation, design in low cost implants/devices. Has over twenty patents on low cost medical devices. An innovator par excellence with innovations touching everyday lives with very huge impact. He has been awarded the SN Bose Centenary award by the Indian National Science Congress and National Academy of Sciences Platinum Jubilee Award, Tata Innovation Fellowship and Vasvik Award for Biomedical Technology Innovation.

Mr. Kishore Narain Khanna
Managing Director
Romsons Group of Industries

Mr. Kishore Narain Khanna, the Managing Director of Romsons Group of Industries is responsible for the brand “ROMSONS”. He has an insatiable appetite for success and innovation which has led to the cultivation of the brand “Romsons” as an eminent player in the healthcare sector, serving millions of patients worldwide with quality oriented products. Today, Romsons has the largest product portfolio under its Umbrella. Romsons group has been affiliated with the Indian medical device industry for over 65 years and has seen this industry rise and shine.

He started his career with various odd jobs including working long hours on manually operated moulding machines and assembly of products. While attending college, at the age of 20 he became the youngest member in the family to join the family business. In the process.

He learned how much hard work it took to establish an identity. At the age of 30 he took over the family business and brought all kinds of technical changes, process up gradations and mastered the art of innovative manufacturing. He travelled across the globe in search of business and learned the dynamics of international business. It was then that Mr Khanna pioneered many concepts that have proven to be crucial to his success.

As a result today Romsons is one of the most pre-eminent brands in the business and he wants to further make Romsons a multinational giant with its operations across the globe. Needless to mention he has a vision to change the face of Indian medical device industry and take it to a whole new level and bring it at par with the world  medical device industry.

Dr. A. Ramkishan
Deputy Drug Controller (India) – Incharge
Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) Ahmedabad


Dr. A. Ramkishan has started his career as a Drugs Inspector in Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) with a mission to control and assure the quality of drugs and he is currently working as Deputy Drugs Controller (India)-I/c, Ministry of Health, Directorate General of Health Services, Government of India. He has 02 years of teaching experience and 14 years of experience in Regulatory Affairs.


He has completed Master's degree in Pharmacy (M. Pharm) with specialization of Pharmacology from Kakatiya University, Warangal (AP) and did his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from L.M. College of Pharmacy, Gujarat University. Dr. Ramkishan was the recipient of Merit Scholarships throughout his academic career and also recipient of University Grants Commission Fellowship for his Ph.D work. He also got patent approval for his Ph.D. from patent office, Government of India, Mumbai. He is member of various Pharma Associations (IPA, DIA, AIDCOC, IPGA etc) and Editorial Boards (IPS). He has delivered more than 75 presentations on GxP compliance in various International and National workshops / conferences, and also published 6 papers and 2 books (Pharmacy Pathfinder, Part I & II) to his credit. He was the recipient of Best Drugs Inspector award (2005), FDA person of the year award (2007) and Best Drugs Control Officer award' (2009). He was the recipient of Silver Medal for the B. V. Patel Education Trust Essay Competition 201-1 and also Gold medal for the year 2012. He was nominated by Ministry of Health to participate in International workshops on GMP, Pharmacovigilance, GCP and ass of Typhoid Vaccine at Washington DC-USFDA (USA)-2007, Colombo-WHO (Sri Lanka)-2009, Seoul-DIA/IFPMA/AHC (2011) (Republic of Korea) and Jeju-WHO/KFDA (2012) (Republic of Korea). He has nominated as co-opt member in Gujarat' State Drugs Advisory Board. Recently he has been nominated as Co-Convener in Scientific Services Committee of IPCA for the period of 20132016 at Chennai.

Mr. Hemant G. Koshia
Commissioner Food & Drugs
Control Administration, Gujarat State


Academic qualification:

  • M.Pharm. passed in 1985

  • B.Pham passed in 1983

  • L. M. College of Pharmacy Gujarat University, Ahmedabad

  • Diploma in Business Management in 1986,

  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s, Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communication & Management, Mumbai

Work Experience :

  • Worked as Joint Commissioner (Drugs) Food & Drugs Control Administration from November, 2001 to 22nd January 2009 (AN)

  • Notified as Licensing Authority & Controlling Authority for the State of Gujarat from Nov.2007

  • Worked as Drug Inspector Food & Drugs Control Administration, Gujarat State from 31.10.1986 to 8.11.2001

  1. Representing Committees

  1. Member of Pharmaceutical Advisory Forum, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Govt. of India, New Delhi

  2. Member of Drugs Consultative Committee, Govt. of India, New Delhi

  3. Member-Secretary in State Drugs Advisory Board

  1. Licensing Authority under various Acts

  2. As a Commissioner of Food & Drugs Control Administration, Gujarat State different Act & Rules are being implemented.

Mr. Gunjan Bagla
Managing Director
Amritt, Inc., USA


Mr. Gunjan Bagla, the India Business Consultant, has 25 years of global sourcing, engineering, and marketing experience. He has held senior positions in technology sales and marketing. He is the founder and Managing Director of Amritt, Inc. and his clients include Johnson & Johnson, Raytheon, Covidien, Clorox, Roche and Paramount Farms, among others.

Gunjan is the author of the acclaimed title "Doing Business in 21st Century India: How to Profit Today from tomorrow’s most exciting Market" published in 2008 by Warner/Hachette Books. He created the executive seminar" Business with India " for Caltech, the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. In November 2010, Gunjan was the only Southern California business person to accompany President Obama as part of the Executive Mission to India.

For his expertise on India, Gunjan has been interviewed on Fox Business Television, BBC World News, BBC Television's The Hub with Nik Gowing and National Public Radio's To The Point with Warren Olney. He's been quoted in in the Harvard Business Review, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Business Week, Industry Week, and the Hollywood Reporter, for his expertise on India.

Gunjan serves on the board of the South Asia Studies Association. He is a mechanical engineering graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology and immediate past president of the IIT Alumni Group . Gunjan completed his MBA from Southern Illinois University, where he was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. He also blogs at www.theindiaexpert.com

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