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Date of Birth: 18th December 1949

Present Position: Director General ?Emeritus / Director General - Retired,

Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil)

11/203, Malaysian Township, Kukatpally, Hyderabad-500072, Telangana, INDIA

Phone: 91-9246338499


I. Dr.P.V.Appaji has done his graduation, post graduation and Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Nagpur University, Nagpur, India.

He started his career in 1975 with the Drugs Control Organization, Government of Andhra Pradesh. He joined Government. Of India at New Delhi in 1981 and worked in various capacities as Technical Officer, Deputy Director, Deputy Development Commissioner and Director in the Ministries of Industry, Chemicals & Fertilizers, Department of Pharmaceuticals, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), Govt of India during 1981 ? 2004.

II. In his last assignment , he worked as Director General /CEO of Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (PHARMEXCIL), an autonomous body set up by Govt of India. This Council undertakes various activities for promoting export of pharmaceuticals from India to global markets including USA and Europe. In his capacity as Director General, he was in regular correspondence with several overseas Govt agencies / FDAs where his organization took delegations of exporters, participated in International pharma events, meetings with senior officials of Indian Embassies, Drug regulatory authorities of various countries etc. During his tenure as CEO of Pharmexcil , he earned the credit of having significantly contributed to the growth of exports of Indian Pharmaceuticals from about 4Bn US $ in 2004 to about 17 BN US $ by March 2016. Before his assignment with Pharmexcil Dr.Appaji had worked as Director (Technical & Enforcement) in National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India.He was considered as authority in pricing of medicines by Govt during 1980 to 2005. During the course of his duties over three decades in State and Central Governments of India , he contributed immensely to the growth of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry through active involvement in framing and enforcement of various drug policies, drugs price control orders, basic level manufacture of APIs , import / export regulations etc. He is a known figure across the industry as one of the few Government of India officers having thorough knowledge on Indian pharma. He was closely associated in fixation & revision of prices of medicines, imports, exports and drug control matters in addition with framing of various ?drug /pharmaceutical policies (1987 / 1994 / 2002 ) of Govt. of India. He is also closely associated with several academic institutes as examiner, paper setter & guide for research projects & examiner for award of PhD etc.

During the past two decades, in the course of his duties, he visited several countries. He made a several international presentation at WHO, Geneva, USA, Japan and other countries on ?Drug price Control Mechanisms in India?. He is the founder Executive Director of PHARMEXCIL. After the establishment of Pharmexcil, with the support of Government and Management Committee, he has taken up measures and initiated several actions for the growth of Indian pharmaceutical exports. He is keen to help SMEs for their entry and growth in pharma exports segments. During his five year period in Pharmexcil, Dr. Appaji has actively contributed in the establishment and strengthening of the newly set up council. He has taken several delegations of Indian Pharma to countries like Japan, USA, France, Russia, South Africa, China etc. for trade promotion and interaction with international agencies. The pharma exports during the period have grown from about Rs.17,000 crores to Rs.60,000 crores. He is currently on committees of several national and international agencies representing Indian pharmaceutical sector. To his credit, he has many publications in research articles in Indian and foreign journals. Recently he has been honoured with ?Eminent Pharmacy Graduate Award? by Indian Pharmacy Graduate Association, Hyderabad and ?Lifetime Achievement Award 2012? by Hyderabad Management Association (HMA), Affiliated to AIMA, New Delhi and prestigious Prof. M.L. Khorana Memorial Lecture Award -2013 by Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Mumbai. He is also the life member of several eminent associations like IPA, IPGA etc.

His contribution to Indian Pharma Industry from the day one of his career is significant in terms of quality control of Drugs & Pharmaceuticals, Policy level discussions/amendments, steps taken for export promotion of Drugs & Pharmaceuticals transformed the Indian Pharma industry to new heights.

III. Dr. PV APPAJI has retired as Director General, Pharmexcil in December 2016 and subsequently as Director General ? Emirates an advisory role his member of Pharmacy council of India and also pharmacy council of Andhra Pradesh. He also a member in Committees on Generic Drugs.

He is contributing to Pharma sector with the regular pharma knew fields and also working as chairman / independent Director of some Pharmaceuticals Companies after his retirement from Pharmexcil.