Board of Directors

Meet our board of directors who carries the main responsibility of governing Mega Lifesciences and for setting its directions.

Mr. Vijay Paul Karwal

Independent Director, Member of Audit Committee, Chairman of Remuneration and Nomination Committee


Percent of Shareholding


Education

  • 2017 Harvard Business School Business Innovations in Global Healthcare
  • 2006 Columbia University Business School Negotiation and Decision-Making Strategies
  • 1997 – 1999 Association for Investment Management & Research / CFA Institute Current holder of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation
  • 1997 New York University, Stern School of Business Valuation
  • 1988 – 1994 University of Groningen, The Netherlands M.Sc. in Monetary Economics
  • 1993 – 1994 University of Southampton, United Kingdom Erasmus Scholar - Department of Accounting & Management Sciences

Professional career

  • May 2021 – Present Position : Chief Financial Officer
    Company : Affamed Therapeutics, Hong Kong
  • May 2021- Present Position : Operating Partner
    Company : CBC Group, Hongkong
  • May 2021- Present Position : Operating Partner
    Company : CBC Group, Hongkong
  • Nov 2015 – Nov 2017 Position : Chief Development Officer
    Company : DaVita Inc., Singapore

Mr. Mechai Viravaidya

Chairman and Independent Director


Percent of Shareholding

None


Education

  • Honorary Doctorate of Community Development (1997) Khon Kaen University, Thailand
  • Fellow (HONORISCAUSA) of the Australasian Faculty (1995) Public Health Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Honorary Doctorate of Laws (1993) The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Honorary Doctorate of Population and Development (1992) The National Institute Development Administration (NIDA), Thailand
  • Honorary Doctorate of Science in Health Education (1991) Srinakharinwirot University, Prasarnmit, Thailand
  • Honorary Doctorate of Medicine (1989) Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Honorary Doctorate of Information Science (1989) Ramkamhaeng University, Thailand
  • Honorary Doctorate of Social Sciences (1983) Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Melbourne University, Australia (1964)

Professional career

Experiences in the past 5 Years

  • 2013 - Present Position : Chairman and Independent Director Mega Lifesciences PCL / Manufacture and distribution of nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products.
  • Present Position : Chairman of the foundation Mechai Viravaidya Foundation / Non-profit organization.

Mr. Alan Kam

Director, Independent Director, Chairman of Audit Committee


Percent of Shareholding

None


Education

  • BSBA & MBA, Finance, University of Denver, U.S.A.
  • IOD Training DCP No. 39/2004
  • CSR No. 1/2006
  • CDC No. 2/2008
  • CGI No. 0/2014

Professional career

Experiences in the past 5 Years

  • 2013 - Present Position : Director, Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee Mega Lifesciences PCL / Manufacture and distribution of nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products.
  • Present Position : Director Cal-Comp Holdings (Brazil). Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2013 - Present Position : Director and Chairman of the Investment Committee Nambawan Super Limited / Trustee of the Public Officers Superannuation Fund, Papua New Guinea.
  • 2012 - Present Position : Chairman of the Board of Directors Krungsri Asset Management Co., Ltd. / Mutual fund and private fund management.
  • 2008 - Present Position : Principal Libertas Company Co., Ltd. / Consulting service.
  • 2000 - Present Position : Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand) PCL / Electronic products production.
  • 2005 - 2008 Position : CEO Manulife Asset Management / Securities business typed as mutual fund and private fund management.

Mr. Thor Santhisiri

Director, Independent Director and Member of Audit Committee


Percent of Shareholding

None


Education

  • Post graduate in photography at London College of Communications, UK.
  • Bachelor of Arts in graphic design at St Martins School of Art, London, UK.
  • IOD Training DCP No. 175/2013

Professional career

Experiences in the past 5 Years

  • 2013 - Present Position : Director, Independent Director and Audit Committee Mega Lifesciences PCL / Manufacture and distribute nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products.
  • 2011 - Present Position : President Nude Jeh Co., Ltd. / Advertisin g business, public relation and Brand Creation for organizations.
  • 2009 - 2011 Position : President Nude communications Co., Ltd. / Advertising business, public relation and Brand Creation for organizations
  • 1997 - 2008 Position : Chairman / Executive Creative Director TBWA (Thailand) Co., Ltd. / Advertising business, public relation and Brand Creation for organizations.

Mr. Kirit Shah

Director, Member of Remuneration and Nomination Committee


Percent of Shareholding

None


Education

  • Bachelor of Commerce, H.R. College of Commerce, India
  • IOD Training DCP No. 57/2005

Professional career

Experiences in the past 5 Years

  • 2013 - Present Position : Director and Nomination and Remuneration Committee Member Mega Lifesciences PCL / Manufacture and distribute nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products.
  • 2011 - Present Position : Director and Vice-president Christiani & Nielsen (Thai) PCL / Contracting for the construction.
  • 2011 - Present Position : Director International Seaports (Haldia) Private Limited, India.
  • 2007 - Present Position : Director and Remuneration Committee Member Precious Shipping PCL / International maritime and shipping business.
  • 2007 - Present Position : Director Globex Corporation Co., Ltd. / Investment and leasing out office buildings.
  • 2007 - Present Position : Director Graintrade Co., Ltd. / Holding company for investment.
  • 2007 - Present Position : Director Unistretch Co., Ltd. / Manufacture and distribute resine products.
  • 2007 - Present Position : Director Maxwin Builders Ltd. / Hotel services.
  • 2007 - Present Position : Director Premthai International Co., Ltd./Export canned food.
  • 2007 - Present Position : Director Maestro Controls Ltd. / Air Conditioning services.
  • 2007 - Present Position : Director Southern LPG Limited, India.

Mr. Ishaan Shah

Director


Percent of Shareholding

As on December 31, 2014 Held 10,586,028 shares representing 1.223 % of the issued and paid up capital.


Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
  • IOD Training DCP No. 145/2011

Professional career

Experiences in the past 5 Years

  • 2013 - Present Position : Director Mega Lifesciences PCL / Manufacture and distribute nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products.
  • 2012 - Present Position : Director Christiani & Nielsen (Thai) PCL / Contracting for the construction.
  • 2011 - Present Position : Director Precious Shipping PCL / International maritime and shipping business.
  • 2008 - Present Position : Director Globex Corporation Co., Ltd. / Investment and leasing out office buildings.
  • 2008 - Present Position : Director Graintrade Co., Ltd. / Holding company for investment.
  • 2008 - Present Position : Director Unistretch Co., Ltd. / Manufacture and distribute resine products.
  • 2008 - Present Position : Director Geepee Air Service Ltd. / Air tickets agency.
  • 2008 - Present Position : Director Ambika Tour Agency (Thailand) Co., Ltd. / Airplane and tour tickets agency

Ms. Sameera Shah

Director


Percent of Shareholding

As on December 31, 2014 Held 10,586,028 shares representing 1.223 % of the issued and paid up capital.


Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Chapman University, U.S.A.
  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, U.S.A.
  • Gems and Gemology, Gemological Institution of America, U.S.A.

Professional career

Experiences in the past 5 Years

  • 2013 - Present Position : Director Mega Lifesciences PCL / Manufacture and distribute nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products.
  • 2007 - Present Position : Director Globex Corporation Co., Ltd. / Investment and leasing out office buildings.
  • 2007 - Present Position : Director Graintrade Co., Ltd. / Holding company for investment.
  • 2007 - Present Position : Director Unistretch Co., Ltd. / Manufacture and distribute resine products.
  • 2007 - Present Position : Director Maxwin Builders Ltd. / Hotel services

Mr. Shiraz Erach Poonevala

Director


Percent of Shareholding

None


Education

  • Master of Commerce, Syndebham College of Commerce, India
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Syndebham College of Commerce, India
  • Associated Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Professional career

Experiences in the past 5 Years

  • 2013- Present Position : Director Mega Lifesciences PCL / Manufacture and distribute nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products.
  • 2005 - Present Position : Investment Director G.P. Group Of Co., Ltd. / Investment
  • 2005 - Present Position : Senior vice president Seamico Securities Co., Ltd./Securities business
  • 2004 - Present Position : Director and Audit Committee member Polyplex (Thailand) PCL / Manufacture and export polyester film

Mr. Vivek Dhawan

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Coach


Percent of Shareholding

As on December 31, 2014 Held 58,106,516 shares representing 6.715 % of the issued and paid up capital


Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Delhi College of Engineering
  • MBA, Southern Illinois University, U.S.A.
  • IOD Training DCP No. 159/2012

Professional career

Experiences in the past 5 Years

  • 2013- Present Position : Chief Executive Officer and Chief Coach Mega Lifesciences PCL / Manufacture and distribute nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products.
  • 1988 - 2013 Position : Chief Executive Officer Mega Lifesciences Co., Ltd. / Manufacture and distribute nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products.

Mr. Thomas Abraham

Chief Financial Officer and Director


Percent of Shareholding

As on December 31, 2014 held 12,268,200 shares representing 1.417% of the issued and paid up capital


Education

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • IOD Training DCP No. 103/2008

Professional career

Experiences in the past 5 Years

  • 1998 - Present Position : Director and Chief Financial Officer Mega Lifesciences PCL / Manufacture and distribute nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products.
  • 1997 Position : Financial Manager Mega Lifesciences Co., Ltd. / Manufacture and distribute nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products