“At Pharmax Pharmaceuticals, we put quality first. Every employee at Pharmax works in collaboration to ensure our efficacious medications are produced to the highest standard.

Quality culture is the core element of Pharmax Pharmaceuticals, enabling us to achieve our vision of ‘Maximum Health’. We are in the business of manufacturing and commercializing high quality, safe, efficacious, and cost effective pharmaceutical products that exceed our patients and customer expectations. We strive to maintain effective quality management systems, efficient processes, and quality focused behaviours of qualified and skilled personnel, adhering to cGMP requirements.”

Madhukar TannaChief Executive Officer

Ilhame El Akkraoui Chief Financial Officer

Vikas Bhargava Chief Technical Officer

Mereyim Bouslikhane Senior Regulatory Manager

Melbin M.B Quality Assurance Manager

Sankar Chellam Production Manager

Milind Kadam Head of Engineering

Gokul Gopalakrishnan Head of IT

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Gokul Gopalakrishnan

Head of IT

Gokul Gopalakrishnan, Head of IT Pharmax is an IT Graduate, has over 17 years of experience, having worked in the United Arab Emirates and India. Gokul has worked across various information technology segments focusing on IT infrastructure/security, computerized system validation and ERP. Gokul started his career in India and moved to the United Arab Emirates in 2005.

Gokul has previously worked with the founding partner of Pharmax and has been assigned to handle all the information technology needs of Pharmax from its inception and has managed the entire IT project while building the facility and eventually moved to Pharmax in 2017.


Milind Kadam

Head of Engineering

Milind Kadam, Head of Engineering at Pharmax, has more than 25 years of experience in projects and plant engineering in the pharmaceutical industry in Dubai and India.

Milind has played a key role in project management and now looks after the engineering functions.


Sankar Chellam

Production Manager

Sankar joined Pharmax in August 2016 as the Production Manager, responsible for manufacturing, packaging and warehouse operations.

Sankar has 16 years of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing operations with a focus on solid oral dosage formulations. He has vast experience in high-quality automated production lines in-built with the latest process control technology which produce high-quality medications.

He is passionately striving towards continuous improvement in leadership, organisation and management. Well versed with international GMP & regulatory requirements.

He holds a Master of Pharmacy specialising in pharmaceutical biotechnology.


Melbin M.B

Quality Assurance Manager

Melbin M.B is the Manager of Quality Assurance, where he is responsible for the quality functions within Pharmax. With 15 years of industry experience and a long track record of proven success, he has extensive experience in leading and building infrastructure and capabilities in quality and compliance. Melbin M.B previously worked for Aurobindo Pharma, where he held a key role in Global Corporate Quality Organization. Prior to that, he held various positions within quality at both Adcock Ingram Ltd and Strides Pharma Science Ltd.

Melbin M.B holds a master’s degree in pharmacy, with an emphasis on quality, from The Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.


Mereyim Bouslikhane

Senior Regulatory Manager

Mereyim Bouslikhane, Regulatory Affairs – Sr. Manager at Pharmax has more than 16 years’ experience in research & development methodologies, quality assurance and regulatory affairs in France & the Middle East. Mereyim has excellent knowledge on the local & international regulations/guidelines and has proven leadership skills involving managing and developing teams.

Mereyim has been with Pharmax since its establishment.


Vikas Bhargava

Chief Technical Officer

Vikas Bhargava, Chief Technical Officer of Pharmax, has over 25 years of pharmaceutical experience in operations, has worked with multinational organizations based across India and also managed international operations in Brazil and Myanmar. Vikas has cross-functional experience in managing multiple manufacturing sites, production of various dosage forms, new facility start-up, planning, tech transfer, process standardisation, new product launches, equipment qualification & validations.

Vikas has been with Pharmax since the inauguration of the plant and is heading the Technical Operations along with quality, spearheading the operations to commercialisation along with sustained compliance & supporting filings for multiple markets along with regulatory plant approvals.


Ilhame El Akkraoui

Chief Financial Officer

Ilhame El Akkraoui joined Pharmax as CFO in 2018 after a career spanning more than 16 years in Audit, Finance and Management.

Ilhame started her career in 2001 at PwC Casablanca.  After 8 years in the auditing and advisory field, with mainly clients in the pharmaceutical industry, she joined BOTTU – one of the leading pharmaceutical companies In Morocco – as CFO. Ilhame was responsible for Finance, HR, Tax, Legal, IT and Business Development.

Ilhame obtained her bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2001 from ISCAE (Business school, Casablanca). 5 years later she obtained the National Diploma for Certified Public Account from the same school.  Ilhame speaks Arabic, French and English.


Madhukar Tanna

Chief Executive Officer

Madhukar Tanna, CEO of Pharmax, has over 30 years of international pharmaceutical experience, having worked in Canada, India and the Middle East. Madhukar has worked across multiple disciplines within the pharmaceutical segment, including business development, sales, marketing, distribution, licensing and regulatory affairs.

Madhukar has been with Pharmax since its inception and has been an integral part of the start-up process, overseeing the building of a new facility, creation of a quality lab and the recruitment of a team of professionals with global experience.


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