India Packaging Awards - The Jury

The Jury

Amal Kelshikar.
Managing Director and General Manager
Abbott Nutrition India

Amal is leading Abbott’s Nutrition business in India since 2012. Under his able leadership, the Nutrition Business and Portfolio scaled significantly, thereby, enabling people across life stages lead healthier and fuller lives. He has close to 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and over the years, Amal has worn many hats holding leadership positions in India & South-east Asia with leading healthcare organisations. His commitment to create value for both the business and society simultaneously through Corporate Social Initiatives is helping build a legacy of good. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) degree from UDCT Mumbai and Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad.


MR. Chakravartji is the first ASIAN to get this coveted International position at WPO. He is the CEO, Managing Director at Ecobliss India (a joint venture with Netherlands based MNC) a global leader in innovative blister packaging solutions. Has more than three decades of experience in paper, printing and packaging fields. Mr. Chakravarthi has served as chairman of Indian Institute of Packaging, Hyderabad. Published articles in various magazines and participated in live programmes of public interest in TV shows. Toured extensively worldwide, during the past two and half decades! Winner of Worldstar awards (the highest in packaging excellence) for five years in a row with 100% success, a World Record! Delivered lectures and chaired various sessions on different topics in FICCI,CII, IIP, CPHI, APF, WPO, Iphex, FAPPCCI, WPC and so many other platforms.

Chakravarthi AVPS
Global Ambassador
World Packaging Organisation


Mr. Prashant Sharma
President - Group Formulations Manufacturing & Operations
Zydus Cadila

Prashant Sharma is a part of Zydus Senior Leadership Team and manages Global Manufacturing & Ops for Formulations at Zydus Cadila. He has been in business roles for over 2 decades and managed Global Supply Chain, Human Resources, Corporate Communications & Manufacturing/ Operations portfolios in MNCs and Global Indian organizations. Many of his assignments focused on creating performance turnarounds and producing transformational results. His 3 years tenure in leading Global HR has given him an invaluable insight in human dynamics and leadership development, apart from giving him precious self-awareness that has helped him become a better leader.

He believes that Learning Agility & Formative Experiences shape a leader. The foundation for both is a keen desire to keep learning & challenging oneself, taking risks and building teams that perform better than oneself.


Suresh Pattathil is the Chief Executive Officer of Ferring Pharmaceuticals a Switzerland headquartered specialty biopharmaceutical company which has commercial operations, Research & Development and Manufacturing activities in India. He is a senior executive with over 27 years of pharma experience in senior management positions in companies such as Pharmacia, Pfizer, Schering Plough, MSD and Ferring. He has provided strategic direction and tactical business development thrust to sales & marketing interventions to grow revenues and gain market share during his career. He has a broad experience in both mass therapeutic areas as well as in the specialty therapeutic areas with launches of global products such as Xalatan, Vfend, Viagra, Singulair, Nasonex and Firmagon to name a few in the Indian market. Some of the key initiatives he has driven in his career are in the area of market access, public market business, geographical expansion, customer trade channel strategy and building the marketing capability for Ferring in the APAC region.

He has an excellent knowledge & understanding of the pharma market and will be speaking at the CPHI’s Pre-Connect Congress 2017 on 27th November 2017 at Hotel Westin, Mumbai on "Vision 2020: Gearing up for the next phase of growth”

Suresh Pattathil
Chief Executive Officer
Ferring Pharmaceuticals


Dr. Vinay Gopal Nayak
Executive Director
Marksans Pharma

Dr. Vinay Gopal Nayak, is an MSC and PhD in Chemistry. He is a pharmaceutical professional with technical background who has worked with Organisations such as Cipla, Lupin, Watson, Alembic and Emcure pharmaceuticals. He is specialised in the areas of Manufacturing, Quality, R&D, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs both for API and finished dosage form manufacturing. In a career span of 30 years he has provided leadership to the above organisations rise to become global leaders in their specialised segments. Dr. Nayak has successfully handled USFDA and other international regulatory inspections with good leadership and sound technical knowledge.

His strength/ expertise involve selecting good teams, grooming them and meeting organisational expectations all these years

Dr. Nayak is a member of Indian Pharmacopoeia, Examiner of Mumbai University for Masters and Ph.D students. He is a winner of many awards and recognitions and cited in Who's Who in the world. He is also an advisory board member of USP.

Dr. Vinay Gopal Nayak has joined Marksans in the capacity of Whole-time Director designated as Executive Director responsible for the entire technical Operations.