Board of Directors

Promoter Directors

Dr. R T Ravi, Chairman and Founder
Dr R T Ravi, is an experienced technocrat with over 30 years experience in industrial management and consultancy. A post-graduate in Science with specialization in Biochemistry, Dr Ravi gained valuable experience both in India and overseas. Prior to establishing KBIL Dr Ravi worked at Alembic Chemicals, Jagajit Industries Ltd and EID Parry Ltd.
Avinash Ravi, Managing Director
Avinash is a graduate of the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia where he studied Bioprocess Engineering specialising in fermentation.  Avinash joined KBIL in 2002 and has made significant contributions to KBIL including establishing the first line of statin production and building a cogeneration power plant.  Avinash currently oversees the day to day running of KBIL and is also on the Board of Directors.
Edakkalathur Jaicob Babu, Non-Executive Director
A nominee of Ipca Labs LTD, Mr E.J Babu currently heads the marketing of APIs globally for Ipca. A skilled marketing and sales professional, he has previously worked with companies like Tata Pharma Limited and Wockhardt Ltd. He completed his postgraduate diploma in Marketing Management from Dahanukar College, Mumbai, Bachelor of Arts from Calicut University, Kerala
Manish Jain, Non- Executive Director
A nominee of Ipca Labs, Manish is Vice-president of Business Development at Ipca Labs where he is also Secretary to the Whistle Blower Committee and a Member of the Risk Management Committee. He is also Director in Trophic Wellness Private Limited. Manish has an Executive MBA in General Management from NMIMS, Mumbai and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Non-Executive Directors

G V L Prasad, Independent Director
A fellow of the Institute of Charted Accountants of India and a graduate in Law, Mr Prasad, has been associated with various pharma, chemical and engineering industries at senior management positions. Mr Prasad has extensive knowledge in auditing, project financing and corporate advice.
Dr.Malati Tangirala, Independent Director
Malati is a Phd, FAMS, FAPS, FACBI by qualification and has nearly 42 years of experience in academic research and general administration in the field of Clinical Bio-chemistry, Immunochemistry and Biochemistry. Malati joined the Board of Krebs in 2014.

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Satish Khivsara, Independent Director
A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with over 40 years of experience in the field of finance and entrepreneurship. Satish is also a trustee for Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Relief Foundation Trust, Mahaveer Hospital and Director of Mahaveer Urban Co-Operative Bank Limited.

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RKP Verma, Independent Director
An independent management consultant who provides guidance to start-ups and mentoring and management advice focusing on operations and strategy to companies in pharma, bio-tech, diagnosis/medical devices, chemicals, animal health products and food colouring industries.He also contributes to various committees including being a Charter Member, The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE), Advisor to Medprime Technologies Pvt Ltd., Mentor at CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad and SINE-IIT Mumbai

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