Board of Directors


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:

  • 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.


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.


 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.


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.

Mr. Paras Desai

Executive Director and CFO

Mr. Paras Desai has completed Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Veer Narmad University, Surat and he has more than 25 years of experience in areas of Finance, Marketing, General Administration and Strategic Planning.


Dr. Shefali Desai

Non Executive Director

Dr. Shefali Desai, has completed MBBS from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat and completed MD (Pathology) and DCP (Pathology). She has in depth knowledge of Pathology along with more than 20 years of working experience in areas of  Clinical Pathology and General Business Administration.



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.


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.

Mr. Rajendra Chokhawala

Non Executive Director

Mr. Rajendra Chokhawala has completed Bachelor of Commerce from South Gujarat University, Surat and also completed Diploma in Business and Industrial Management. He has in depth knowledge of Business Administration and Management along with more than 25 years of working experience in Real Estate Sector and Business Administration and Management.

Mr. Nirav Jogani

Non Executive Director

Mr. Nirav Jogani possesses a wealth of expertise spanning taxation, corporate laws, finance management and information technology. A distinguished professional, Mr. Jogani is a senior Chartered Accountant and holds the esteemed designation of an ISO lead auditor. His exceptional credentials are further augmented by his pursuit of advanced training in Japanese Management Practices.

Mr. Jignesh Desai

Non Executive Director

In 1994, Mr. Jignesh Desai started as a co-founder and promoter of NJ India Invest Private Limited and has been acting as Director of NJ India Invest Private Limited since March 30, 2000, the flagship Company of the NJ Group. Mr. Jignesh Desai has over 25 years of Strategic Management Experience in the area of Securities Market, Financial Product Distribution, Portfolio Management.

He has an educational background of civil engineering and he belongs Navsari near Surat.

He has been awarded with:

  • Shree Girdhargopal Mundra Award for outstanding business person of the year 2017 – 2018 by South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  •  Anavil Ratna in the year 2015 by Shree Btuhad Anavil Samaj

He has served as

  • Executive committee member of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • President of Navsari Traffic Education Trust, Shree Anavil Sanskar Trust-Navsari, Shree Bruhad Anavil Samaj- Navsari, Rotary Eye Institute- Navsari