Mr. Vishnukant has vast and diverse Business experience of API and Intermediates and presently leads the core Business and functional teams which accelerate growth and performance by Innovating for Affordable solutions at Shilpa Medicare Group of Companies. He is the key decision maker with the teams for Shilpa Group for successful API and Generics formulation strategies. His untiring efforts have led the company to a leadership position in the Indian pharmaceutical domain and helped create a prominent presence for Oncology APIs globally. For his efforts on APIs Business, Mr. Vishnukant was awarded “Best Entrepreneur Award” by Late Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma - President of India in 1995. Subsequently, various state honours were conferred upon him - like -“Best Entrepreneur” from Karnataka State Govt. in 1996; “Excellence in Exports” from Vishweshwarayya Industrial Trade Centre, Bangalore 1996; and Export Excellence Award - 2006” by FKCCI, Bangalore. Success has never stopped coming his way - as he was awarded “First runner up” at the Emerging India Awards London 2008 by CNBC TV18. Recently, his efforts in the Shilpa Group for environment sustainability, has led to “Best National Energy Conservation Award in Drugs & Pharmaceutical Sector for the year 2012” by Hon’ble President of India, Dr. Pranab Mukherjee.