Mr. S. V. Rao - Managing Director


Mr. S.V. Rao, aged about 50 years, is the Managing Director of the company. He has over 28 years of  experience in the pharma Industry. His educational qualifications include a B.Sc., an LLB and a double P.G. Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management.

He started his career with M/s Vijaya Lakshmi Drugs & Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., which is one of the associate companies of M/s Vani Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. After working for a certain period of time, he joined M/s Vorin Laboratories Ltd., which is a subsidiary of M/s Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. Subsequently, M/s Vorin Laboratories Ltd. became a part of M/s Mylan Laboratories Ltd. 

He worked in the company for a period of about 10 years in various capacities. During his tenure, he became acquainted with different facets of the bulk drug industry and obtained excellent overall exposure.


Eventually, with his background in the bulk drug industry, he went on to acquire M/s Neo Medichem Pvt. Ltd., which at the time was a sick industrial unit. However, with his experience, he soon revived it into a profit-making company.

Later on, he acquired one more sick unit, M/s. Auctus Pharma Ltd., and soon merged the company with Neo Medichem. Under his management, M/s. Auctus Pharma Ltd. received quality approvals from the US FDA, EU GMP, Korean FDA, and so on. An ultra-modern unit was soon built for the company in JNPC Visakhapatnam. In Feb 2014, Auctus Pharma was sold to M/s. Granules India Ltd.

With the above experience, Mr. Rao acquired M/s. Styrax Pharma Pvt. Ltd. and constructed a new plant for the company at JNPC in Visakhapatnam.

Mr. B. Viswanadham - Plant Head

Mr. B. Viswanadham, aged about 45 years, is the Plant Head of Styrax Pharma. He has over 26 years of experience in the pharma industry. Previously, he was associated with M/s. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. from July 1989 to August 2008 as a Manager in the Manufacturing Excellence department. He was also involved in M/s. Frinze Laboratories Ltd. from September 2008 to March 2015 as the Plant Head. He has vast expertise
in the following areas:


 Production planning

 Optimum utilization of equipment

 Continuous cost reduction

 Procurement of day-to-day raw materials

 Plant coordination

 Unit operations and reactions

 Cleanroom operations

 Wastewater treatment systems

 Compliance for FDA and ISO