Who are we?

Solara Active Pharma Sciences offers Contract Research and Manufacturing and Development Services across the entire value chain of a new chemical entity which covers from Pre-Clinical to Commercial Phase. We have a strong team of 200+ scientists functioning from two research centers which are supported by a highly compliant manufacturing footprint spread over five large scale multi-product facilities.

R&D Centers
Manufacturing Sites
Successful USFDA audits across different sites
Years in the Industry

Why Solara?

Fragmented Supply Chain
Control Over Supply Chain for APIs
  • Comfort to customers with a backward integrated setup that ensures supply assurance of the key intermediates.

  • Diversified manufacturing base with mirrored capabilities for production

  • Scalable infrastructure to counter supply chain oversights going forward

Commitment to highest levels of Compliance
  • Integrated QMS from supply chain to product delivery to ensure consistent quality, efficacy and safety of products.

  • Last 2 USFDA audits cleared with zero 483s

One Stop Shop for your Chemical Needs
  • Offering services from mg to metric ton scale

  • We cover the entire life cycle of a new chemical entity at all scales, from pre-clinical and clinical phases to validation and commercial supply, while fully complying with HSE and cGMP regulations and standards within FDA and MHRA approved facilities.

  • Our experienced pool of scientists is backed by the state of the art research and development facilities and a strong network of five manufacturing sites.

Environment, Health and Safety
  • We comply with all applicable EHS Legal and other requirements

  • We optimize our resources in a way to prevent and reduce pollution, energy consumption and to increase water conservation.

Values – RITE

We at Solara respect our Employees, Customers and Partners. Here we ensure that our client’s expectations are consistently met.
Our business stands on the pillar of integrity, honesty and fairness. Everything we do here stands the test of public scrutiny.
Regularly engage with investors, suppliers, customers, and stakeholders by providing regular financial and business updates. Implemented rigorous disclosure and transparency norms in the organization.
Working towards achieving a high level of efficiency in all process and systems and fulfilling the promises made to stakeholders.

Leadership Team

Experienced Leadership & Experienced Team
Team member
Bharath. R. Sesha
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Bharath has over two decades of experience across diverse industries. His expertise spans in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and material sciences industries. He has lived and worked in the USA, Hong Kong, China, Middle East, Africa and Europe. He has held CXO level positions in companies like DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals, and Royals DSM NV. During the course of his career Bharath has led organizations through transformative growth. He has had success in putting together well thought out strategies and setting up winning teams that have delivered excellent results.
At Solara, Bharath will focus on leveraging its unique strengths and abundant human talent in building a successful and growing company.
Bharath is an Engineering graduate with a management degree from Institute for Technology and management, Chennai. He also has a master’s degree in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, United States.
Team member
Subhash Anand
Executive Director Finance & Chief Finance Officer
With experience over three decades in Multinational and Indian companies, Subhash has extensive experience in Operational & strategic finance. In his earlier roles, he was involved in M&A projects, Equity raise, margin expansion, prioritizing investment and generating free cashflow. He has partnered across the business that led various projects like SAP implementations, GST transitions, Digital finance, Shared Services for global finance operations. Subhash brings a wealth of experience across Margin expansion, the full array of the finance function including Treasury, Investor relations, Strategy development and deployment, financial planning & analysis, shared services, controllership, secretarial and taxation.
Subhash is a qualified AICWA (India) & Certified Management Accountant (CMA) from the Institute of Management Accountants (USA) with 30+ years of managerial and professional experience. His last held position was as President & CFO at PI Industries Ltd (PIIL). Prior to PIIL, he worked in Whirlpool, Sterlite Industries, Hindustan Copper Ltd and Calcom in senior finance roles.
Team member
Rajesh Salwan
Chief Operating Officer
Rajesh brings a wealth of Leadership experience working in Global organizations spread across Pharmaceuticals and Agrochemicals, spanning nearly 3 decades. He has operated in countries like China, Netherlands, Spain, Mexico, Egypt & Singapore. He has held CXO level position in companies like DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals & Centrient Pharmaceuticals. He has led teams in Operations, Projects, Technology and Operations Centre of Excellence. He comes with sound experience on Chemical, Biochemical & Fermentation synthesis, across Intermediate, API & Drug product manufacturing.
At Solara, Rajesh will focus on Operations transformation journey from Good to Great while leveraging its strength of People management and introducing novel technologies with high attention to Sustainability. Rajesh is a Chemical Engineer from Osmania University, Hyderabad and Operations Management specialization from Institute of Management & Technology, Ghaziabad. He completed Program for Executive Development at International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland and Sustainability Management program at Global Institute for Tomorrow, Hong Kong.
Team member
Rajeev Singh
Chief Human Resource Officer
Rajeev brings solid and diverse global expertise and experience working for transnational companies in India, the USA, the Middle East, and the U.K. across Energy, Manufacturing & Consulting. He has built a reputation of leading organizational transformation and as a progressive H.R. practitioner.
He joins us from ATC Tires. He was the CHRO and CSR Head, responsible for Human Resource strategy and operations globally. Before ATC, he held the position of President & Global CHRO for Welspun Corp.
Rajeev started his career in Industrial Relations with Bharat Petroleum, Mumbai Refinery before moving to work with PwC, India, and in various leadership roles with B.G. Group (now Shell) in the UK, India, and the Middle East.
Team member
Dr Sudhir Nambiar
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr Sudhir Nambiar comes with 25 years of experience in API Research & Development, spanning global majors and Indian pharma, both in the innovator and generic space. He has set up and led world class Process Research & Development (API) units in India for Novartis/Sandoz and AstraZeneca. He has been part of cross functional, multi-cultural teams that secured investments for these ventures and has a good understanding of both Indian and global pharmaceutical industry.
He was appointed as the Managing Director of AstraZeneca India Pvt Ltd in 2011 and under his leadership, the group contributed significantly to the process development of Tagrisso, a blockbuster NSCLC drug. Subsequently, he joined Dr Reddy’s Labs as Sr VP and Global Head, API, and developed generic drugs including complex generics. He further moved on as President, Research &Technology, Hikal Ltd, where in addition to generic APIs he developed Custom Pharmaceuticals, as well as Animal Health, Crop Protection and Chemical Specialty Agents. He also commercialized a few continuous and biocatalytic processes.
Team member
Sundara Moorthy V
Chief Quality Officer
Mr. Sundara Moorthy has done his Post Graduation in Organic Chemistry. He has rich and diversified experience of 24 years in the Quality Management, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance functions. He has worked with major pharmaceutical organisations such as Shasun Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, Actavis, Neuland Laboratories Limited, Strides Shasun Limited and followed by Solara Active Pharma Sciences Limited. Sundara Moorthy is currently working as Chief Quality Officer and heading the overall Quality Management & Regulatory Affairs functions of the Company. All the Site Quality functions, Development QA, Corporate QA and Regulatory Affairs functions are reporting to him.
Team member
Ganesh Mopidevi
Chief Business Officer
Ganesh comes with over 24 years of experience in the pharma industry. He has worked in leadership roles in companies like Dr. Reddy’s , Lupin & Hetero Labs. He has achieved success in multiple markets, including North America, Europe, Middle East, and South East Asia. During his career, he has worked across functions like Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management.