Board of Directors

pradip_desai

Dr. Pradip K. Desai

Founder Chairman & Non Executive Director

He is the Founder Chairman and key promoter as well as Non Executive Director of Span Divergent Limited. He is MD (Pathology) from B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad with brilliant academic career. While practicing as Pathologist at Surat since 1966 onwards, he established Span Diagnostics in 1972 to manufacture and market IVD products with in-house R & D efforts.

He has published several research papers and filed Patents in field of IVD. He occupied prestigious positions as follows:

  • Immediate past president of Association of Diagnostics Manufacturers of India (ADMI).
  • President & Trustee, Surat Raktadan Kendra, Surat (Since 1981)
  • Advisor in Pathology & Trustee, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad
  • Chairman, Span Education & Research Foundaation, Surat.
  • Member, Govt. of India’s Task force on promoting large scale use of Biotechnology (1994-99).
  • Invitee on the State Govt. Panel for promotion of Biotechnology in Gujarat (Since 2005).
  • Member of task force on immunodiagnostics, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India (1996-99).
  • Was member of task force on HRD, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.

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Mr. Veeral P. Desai

Managing Director

He is the Managing Director of the company. He is Bachelor of Pharmacy and is associated with the company since 1991. Since his association, company has grown substantially and expanded its operations across the globe. He is driving force behind bringing in newer technologies and modernization of manufacturing facility. As a significant contributor and a fast decision maker, he is leading the company to new heights.


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 Mr. Needamangalam Gopalaswami

Chairman & Non Executive Independent Director

Mr. Needamangalam Gopalaswami served as an Ex Chief Election Commissioner of India. He is M.Sc (Chemistry) by qualification as well as he has done Diploma in Urban Development Planning. He is associated with the company since year 2009. The company is proud to have Mr. Needamangalam Gopalaswami as a director on the Board of Span Divergent Ltd.


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Mr. Shyamal Ghosh

Independent & Non Executive Director

He is retired secretary to govt. of India (IAS) and associated with the company since 2006. He is an Independent Director on the board as well as the chairman of the audit committee. He has held various senior positions and headed various government departments and corporations. His vast experience is very useful and valuable to the company from time to time.


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Dr. Sushil K. Shah

Independent & Non Executive Director

He is a practicing pathologist and associated with the company since 2003 as an Independent Director. He is a founder Chairman of Metropolis Health Services (India) Ltd., first referral laboratory in India. He has been Chief Pathologist of renowned hospitals like Breach Candy, Cumballa Hill, Sir H. N. Hospital, etc. He has been also associated with India’s leading pharmaceutical companies. He is a passionate researcher and has brought many radical innovations in diagnostic medicine in India.


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Dr. Pranav Desai

Non Executive Director

He is M.D. Pathology by qualification. He is practicing pathologist and having wide experience of more than 10 years in the field of R & D in diagnostic and consulting pathology. He is presently engaged with Desai Metropolis Health Services Pvt. Ltd. As a Managing Director.


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Mrs. Lata P. Desai

Non Executive Woman Director

She is B. A. by qualification. She is associated with the company since its inception. She is actively engaged with other organization like Quest Biotech Pvt. Ltd. And M/s. Desai Agri Biotech. She has resigned from the directorship of the Company with effect from May 15, 2013 and again inducted as woman director on the Board of the Company with effect from August 08, 2014.


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Mr. Sanjay Mehta

Non Executive Director

He is FCA, GRAD, CWA by qualification. He is practising as Chartered Accountant since last 36 years having varied experience in auditing, coporate advisory services in the field of taxation both domestic and international, project finance and working capital appraisals, company law compliances, company secretarial matters. FEMA regulations, indirect taxes, management accounting & MIS etc specialising in providing total solution to foreign companies setting up Indian presence.


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Mr. Kamlesh M. Patel

Independent & Non Executive Director

He is an Advocate by profession and associated with the company since 2008 as an Independent Director. He is an experienced Advocate and holds key positions in various professional bodies. The company is being benefited by his rich experience.