Management Team


DR. GURPREET SANDHU
Founder
Dr Gurpreet Sandhu is President of The Council for Healthcare and Pharma, not for profit global think tank advocacy forum. The Council advocates the development of sustainable integrated Health Systems and Affordable HealthCare for All.

Dr Sandhu holds over three decades of experience in the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Chemical Industries. He in addition to his role at Council, is the Founder of Reva Pharma and serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Dr Sandhu is also the Chairman of CareIndia having operations in Healthcare & Pharmacies. He has earlier worked in senior positions with leading corporations including the TATAs (Rallis), Matrix (Mylan) and Ranbaxy (Daichi-Sankyo) and is a prominent speaker at various industry forums in India and overseas.

Dr Sandhu is credited with creating successful ventures and partnerships in the healthcare and pharma space. A passionate leader he has considerable CXO experience and leadership competencies in Strategic Planning, Future Envisioning, Outsourcing, Product Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions.

A Philomath, Dr Sandhu has a deep engagement and acute understanding of the entire healthcare continuum. As an expert, his views and advice are often sought on wide-ranging and important matters concerning the pharma and healthcare industries. He is involved in strategic capacities with Governments as an advisor. He serves on the Scientific Board of the India Pharmacopoeia Commission. Additionally, Dr Sandhu holds significant board positions in International & Indian organizations.

Being a global citizen, Dr Sandhu has travelled to over 95 countries. He has invaluable experience, a deep insight and in-depth market knowledge of Japan, U.S, Europe and the emerging economies.

He is active in the community and passionate about social causes particularly equitable rights for Good Education and Affordable Healthcare. Besides traveling and experiencing new destinations, he has abiding interests in collecting Art.

Dr Sandhu holds a Doctorate in Economics and an MBA with a specialisation in Marketing Management & International Business, from the Universities of Cardiff, U.K. & the Punjab Agricultural University, India.
NIZAR BALAN
Vice President - Global Operations
Nizar, a commercially astute and exceptionally organized professional, holds Masters Degree in Business Administration (Marketing). He has 3 decades long experience in Healthcare and Pharma space. He has travelled extensively and worked across Japan, Asia, Middle East, Europe & United States. Using his extensive industry knowledge and experience in Operational Management, he has been pivotal in building teams across business segments for successful management operations.

He is an expert in forging alliances, structuring long term partnerships, identifying new market & product opportunities. He holds diligent and enthusiastic client service attitude, thus creating relationships across segments in the Healthcare Industry.

During his career, he has worked with multinational companies and developed Contract Manufacturing alliances with Innovator companies and forged strategic alliance with Generic majors. He has deep understanding of the regulatory and IP areas.

His passion is Astronomy.
SHISHANT GUPTA
Head - Regulated Markets & Contract Manufacturing
He holds MBA, with Specialization in Marketing & Finance. With over 16 years of rich global experience in Healthcare & Pharma, his areas of expertise Generic Dosage, Contract Manufacturing and Licensing. He excels in interpersonal skills, customer relationship management and is a keen negotiator. He is credited with creating a number of successful partnerships in the pharma space which includes business with Innovator and Generics. He is an extrovert and has passion for travel, networking & social services.
PAWAN KASHYAP
Head - Expansion & Emerging Markets
Pawan is a Graduate with more than 20 years of experience. He worked with multinational companies like DHL and Ranbaxy, before joining REVA. He has rich experience and knowledge to handle key Expansion and Emerging markets. He is known for creating value to our customers, partners and building long term relationship at all levels. His expertise is in handling various complex business operations and adds value to the company. He has extensively travelled in Asia & Middle East.
VIMAL RAINA
Head - Finance & Administration
Vimal is a Graduate with more than 30 years of work experience. He worked with multinational companies like GTC, Samtel and Ranbaxy before joining Reva Pharma. He holds in-depth knowledge in handling Human Resources, Finance & Accounting activities. He is providing comprehensive high quality commercial finance and accounting support services to the businesses across various business verticals. He is an expert in financial analysis, forecasting, pricing strategies, and implementing internal controls to ensure adherence of compliance whilst minimizing business risk. He is a confident and highly organized Finance and Administrative professional. He has excellent interpersonal and people-interactive skills for creating value addition for organizations & partners.
NAGISA SHIN
Head - Reva Japan
Nagisa is a born business lady, having roots in India but raised in Japan and UK. She is a linguist, with fluency in Japanese, English, Hindi and Punjabi. She attended University in the U.S. (Washington State) and has done MBA in International Marketing. She holds over 19- year experience relating to Health Care and Pharma business in specific to Japan. She is an extrovert and hold great interpersonal skills.
MASAHITO KANNO
Head, Strategic Operations - Reva Japan
Kanno has more than 40 years of experience in international business. During which he has acquired great business expertise in strategic collaborations, manufacturing and technology transfer tie-ups. He holds master’s in chemistry and MA in Chemical Engineering. He has travelled extensively across all regions of the globe.