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Executive Team

Dr. P. Balakrishnan, BE, PhD
Managing Director - Aurolab

Dr. Bala

Dr. P Balakrishnan is the senior most member of Aurolab team since its inception. He leads the core team that drives the performance and growth of the organisation. He played a key leadership role in making Aurolab a 500 and more member, strong, self sustaining, not-for- profit social enterprise. He plays a prominent role in accomplishing the organisation's objective of making high quality ophthalmic products.

He started his career as technical staff in Central Machine Tool Institute, Bangalore in 1973, Research staff in Industrial Technology Institute, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA in 1984 and then as Assistant Professor in Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA. Dr. Balakrishnan holds his BE in Mechanical Engineering from University of Madras, M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology and PhD in Mechanical Engineering, from University of Wisconsin, USA.

Mr. R.D Sriram, BE
Joint Managing Director - Aurolab

Mr. Sriram


Mr. R.D. Sriram is associated with Aurolab since its inception. He is an experienced professional in all aspects of identifying opportunities for strategic business expansion. As a founding member of Aurolab, Sriram has been responsible for the company's high quality delivery excellence - model. He has accomplished a number of significant milestones for Aurolab.

He has served as Production engineer in 1992 and became Manager-Operations of Aurolab. Now he is the Director-Operations. Mr.Sriram holds his B.E - Electronics and Instrumentation from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.

Mr.V. Venkatesa Kannan MSc, PGDPMIR
Head-Pharmaceutical Division

Mr. Kannan

Mr. Venkatesa Kannan joined Aurolab in 1996 and heads the Pharmaceutical Division since its inception. He has played a key role in the evolution and development of Pharma division in Aurolab as a well renowned ophthalmic pharmaceutical entity in India. He has played an instrumental role in developing new platforms for making non available, high cost orphan drugs, affordable to the society. With his proven excellence and potential he expanded the pharma product portfolio to 64 drugs in various categories through in-house development within a decade.

He started his career with Indian Syntans Limited as Research Chemist in 1991.In 1993 he joined KK carbonates as Plant Manager. Then he moved to Hydromet India and worked as Quality Control Manager till 1996. He holds Masters in Chemistry and PG Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Madurai Kamaraj University.

Mr. N. Vishnu Prasad, MHA MBA
Marketing Manager - International

Mr. Vishnu Prasad


Mr.N.Vishnu Prasad brings with him a vast leadership and multi cultural experience of over 17 years in the marketing sphere with an in-depth industrial knowledge in health care sector. Since 2007, he is leading the international marketing team with his career expertise in various multinational and transnational companies.

He started his career as an International Sales Coordinator with American Surgical Instruments Corporation, Westmont, IL in 1994. Then he moved to CSC Healthcare in 2000 as a Senior Manager-Large Accounts in Charlotte, NC (USA). In 2004 he moved on to lead the USBANK-Wachovia's transition team in Charlotte, NC (USA).Mr. Vishnu Prasad holds his B.Com from The American College, Madurai and MHM (Hospital Management) from Madurai Kamaraj University (Madurai). He did his Masters in Business Administration (Business) in Clemson University, SC (USA).

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