Board of Directors


Dr. V. Manohar Rao, Chairman, Vivimed Labs Ltd

  • He has over 40 years of industry experience across the public sector and private sector in the Indian veterinary and human pharma markets.
  • Drives quality and process optimisation initiatives for the technical and manufacturing units.
  • Also helming a animal vaccines project in India which is targetted to be one of the largest greenfield capabilities for its product range.


Santosh Varalwar, Managing Director, Vivimed Labs Ltd & President, UQUIFA S.A.

  • First generation entrepreneur.
  • Drives the Vivimed Group´s business growth strategy and business development initiatives.
  • Previously associated with Shipping Corporation of India.


Dr. Sunny Sharma, Senior Managing Director on the Asia team.

  • Prior to joining OrbiMed, He was with Investor Growth Capital (IGC), the investment arm of Investor AB in North America, and before that with Easton Capital in New York.
  • Earlier in his career, He worked in the healthcare investment banking group of Lehman Brothers in London, and before that he practiced medicine in northern India.
  • He holds an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and a medical degree (M.B.B.S.) from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana where he was awarded the Vipin Khanna Memorial Gold Medal for graduating as the best intern.


Saurabh SG, Executive Director, Corporate Development & Strategy , UQUIFA

  • 9+ years of experience in Investment Management, prior to assuming roles in Vivimed/UQUIFA in 2013.
  • Holds a B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Finance & International Business.
  • Previously associated with reputed firms such as Prudential Financial, Credit Suisse and Kotak Mahindra Group.


Sandeep Varalwar, Executive Director, Finished Dosage Business, Vivimed Labs Ltd

  • Associated with Vivimed since its incorporation and leads Vivimed’s Finished Dosage business.
  • Over 19 years of experience in manufacturing and marketing in the Pharmaceutical industry.


Mark I. Robbins, Chief Executive Officer, UQUIFA

  • Uquifa CEO since 1990.
  • Has had experience managing other chemical and pharmaceutical companies for more than 20 years.
  • Holds a BSc (Hons) in Genetics and an MBA.