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.

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R&D Centers
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Manufacturing Sites
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Successful USFDA audits across different sites
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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

Compliance
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

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Respect
We at Solara respect our Employees, Customers and Partners. Here we ensure that our client’s expectations are consistently met.
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Integrity
Our business stands on the pillar of integrity, honesty and fairness. Everything we do here stands the test of public scrutiny.
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Transperancy
Regularly engage with investors, suppliers, customers, and stakeholders by providing regular financial and business updates. Implemented rigorous disclosure and transparency norms in the organization.
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Efficiency
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 & CEO
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
Hariharan S
Executive Director Finance
Mr. S. Hariharan is a Cost Accountant with rich and varied experience of more than 30 years in the field of Corporate Finance, Accounts, and Strategic planning. He played a vital role in the merger process of Shasun Pharmaceuticals Ltd. with Strides Shasun Limited. He is having rich experience in the fields of Finance, Accounts, Secretarial, Taxation, Legal, and Information Technology functions. He is also having rich experience in the Mergers and Acquisition activities.
Team member
Rajesh Salwan
COO
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 a 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 the 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 the 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
Subhash Anand
CFO
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 cash flow. 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 finance functions 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
Dr Sudhir Nambiar
CSO
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
SVP- Quality Management & Regulatory Affairs
Sundara Moorthy has done his Post Graduation in Organic Chemistry. He has rich and diversified experience of 23 years in the Quality Management, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance functions.
Team member
Swaminathan Srinivasan
Head – Research & Development
Mr. Swaminathan Srinivasan did his M.Tech from IIT Bombay in 1992. Mr. Swaminathan has more than 25 years of experience in the Generic Pharmaceutical industry with vast exposure in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient as well as the Dosage forms with a deep understanding of the industry dynamics. Leveraged the business growth & effectiveness in rapid – change environment through Leadership skill, Business acumen. Accomplished Special assignment of integrating teams across geography for effective delivery of product, process, and technology.