Our management team has a total of over 250 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. We strictly believe in promoting from within the organization and therefore most of the personnel at senior positions today have grown through the ranks at the Espi.


Mr. Ashwini Chadda

Chairman and Founder

Mr. Ashwini Chadda, an IIT Kanpur and IIM Calcutta graduate, is the brains behind what Espi is today. He founded the company with the support of 8 workmen and through ingenuity and hard work has been able to grow the firm exponentially. After a short stint with a firm called Deepak Nitrite in the year 1978, he decided it was time to spread his wings and thus created Espi in ’79.

Mr. Chadda is responsible for formulating and executing long term strategies and is the key decision maker with regard to new initiatives to be undertaken by the company. Product quality and following ethical practices are his two major priorities and his thinking filters down and has a major influence on the way the firm is run.


Mr. J.N. Sastry

Director, Finance

Mr. J.N. Sastry is a commerce graduate from Osmania University in Hyderabad. After plying his trade for 4 years at various Chartered Accountant firms he joined Espi in 1979 soon after it was founded, as an Accounts Assistant. He was first promoted to the position of an Office Manager and subsequently made Manager, Administration. He was inducted into the Board of Directors in December, 2002.

Mr. Sastry currently overlooks all financial matters and is responsible for preparing budgets and setting financial goals for the company.

Mr. Arun Rao


Mr. Arun Rao has been associated with Espi since the year 2006. He has completed his Masters in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and has been in the Bulk Drug and Pharmaceutical Formulation industry for more than 35 years.

Mr. Rao is also a director on the board of several other renowned pharmaceutical companies in the country. He has extensive knowledge of the market and is primarily responsible for looking at new avenues for growth, execution of fresh projects undertaken, and resolution of all technical concerns at the plant level.

Mr. Dhruv Chadda


Mr. Dhruv Chadda has joined Espi in October, 2015. He is responsible for process optimization, overseeing day to day activities at the plant level, and driving new business.

He has completed his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Indore and worked with Citi for two years in the Middle East prior to taking up his current role at Espi.


M. Sudharshan Reddy

Plant Manager,
Deepti Formulations Pvt Ltd.

Mr. Sudharshan Reddy currently handles production related activities such as scheduling, manpower allocation etc. at the plant.

Post completion of his B. Sc. he worked at Espi Industries for a period of two years. He then moved to Parke Davis as a production supervisor and was with them for a period of thirteen years. After brief stints with two other companies he re-joined the group of companies in 2007 as plant manager at Deepti Formulations.

Mr. Rajender Reddy

General Manager, Production

Mr. Rajender Reddy joined Espi as a Production Supervisor in 1988 post completion of his Bachelors in Pharmacy as well as a year of training at P&G. He rose amongst the ranks and was first promoted to Assistant Manager and subsequently GM, Production by the year 2012.

He currently handles all production related matters including inventory management, production scheduling and plant upkeep and maintenance.

Mrs. G. Shakuntala

General Manager, Quality

Mrs. Shakuntala has completed her M. Sc. Microbiology and has a total of 29 years’ experience in Quality Assurance and R&D Analysis and Validation. She has been working with Espi for the last 16 years prior to which she had worked as a Q.A. officer at Parke Davis and Q.C. in charge at Aurobindo Pharma.

She is responsible for ensuring that overall quality standards and practices are adhered to as per the constantly evolving needs of the industry. She also ensures that the Q.A. department is completely independent of the Production team and personnel feel empowered to highlight quality concerns as and when required.

Mr. M. Rama Rao

Plant Manager, Espi API facility

Mr. Rama Rao has a total 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has been working with Espi for the last 19 years and began his career here as Assistant Manager, Production. Today he is responsible for production at and overall upkeep of our API facility in Uppal, Hyderabad.

He has completed his Bachelor of Pharmacy from Kakatiya University in Warangal and his MBA from JNTU in Hyderabad.

Mr. V.G. Brahmam

Manager, Administration

Mr. Brahmam joined Espi in the year 1990 as an Office Assistant. As on date he handles all administration related issues such as purchases and repairs for plant maintenance, overseeing any civil work to be undertaken, addressing concerns of staff members and workmen etc.

Mr. Rajiv Desai

Manager, Commercial

Mr. Rajiv Desai has been working with Espi for the last 20 years. He has completed his Bachelor of Commerce and has a Diploma in Business Management. Prior to joining Espi he had worked in the computer hardware industry for 11 years.

He handles all our client relationships, major commercial activities and other marketing related activities.

Venkata Rao

Q.A. & Q.C Manager
Deepti Formulations Pvt Ltd

Mr. Venkata Rao has spent approximately 29 years working in the pharmaceutical industry. After completing his M. Sc. Chemistry and working in the bulk drug industry for fourteen years he moved to Deepti Formulations in the year 2001.

He currently oversees all quality related aspects at the unit.