Past Speakers



Dr. D.B.A. Narayana

(Retired) Director: Regulatory Affairs
Unilever Research India

Session :

Workshop: Panel Discussion on Emerging Indian Food Regulatory Scenario : Role of “Team India”

Speaker Profile :

Dr. Anantha Narayana ,a recipient of the Eminent Pharmacist award 2007, of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association, is an M.Pharm from Saugar University (MP) and holds a PhD from Delhi University. He taught pharmacy for a total of 10 years, at Saugar University, Hamdard College of Pharmacy, and College of Pharmacy, Delhi Administration.(now DIPAS). He later went to work for Pharma Industry .He has worked in QA , Analytical development dept, Factory Management, Formulation development as well as regulatory affairs at Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd for over 10 years, including a 2.5 years s tint at RLL, Nigeria. He later joined Dabur Research Foundation (DRF) as a Manger R&D and rose to become its Director, a premier research organization which he built and nurtured for over 12 years. He is credited for the phenomenal growth of Dabur during his tenure as research head and led a team of researchers to develop for launch anti-cancer drugs, Ayurvedic drugs, cosmetics, food products, honey and a large number of herbal products built with science and technology. Currently he works with HUL for last over 5 years in Unilever Research Centre at Bangalore, and heads the Naturals research for Foods and Personal care.

Importantly, he is a member of Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission’s Scientific Committee, Chairman of Crude Drug & Herbal Products Committee of IPC , is an Hon. Adjunct Professor of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutics at Bhavan’s SPARC, and was a member of Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia Committee and ASU DTAB of Govt of India as well as a Convener of Herbal Cosmetics Committee of BIS. He was Convener of a subgroup of Dr. Mashelkar Committee. He has served on Indian Pharmaceutical Association,, and was Secretary of IPCA, and is very active in the professional field. He has just been appointed as a expert member on the Scientific panel on “Functional Foods, nutraceuticals, dietetic products and other similar products of FSSAI.

Dr. Narayana, is also the Managing Trustee of Delhi Pharmaceutical Trust thorough which he has done various projects in the area of Community Pharmacy He is considered as a pharmacist who is an authority on Naturals and Traditional Medicines. He is a Co-author of four books and inventor of more than 20 patents. Has traveled widely and lectured in India and abroad to promote Indian Pharma Industry and Ayurveda.





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