WE ARE LIFE ENGINEERS

We’re a team of thinkers, tinkerers, experimenters, problem-solvers, explorers, idealists, evangelists, do-gooders, pranksters, athletes, poets, painters, musicians and singers. Everything we do is driven by our shared purpose: to save lives everywhere. It’s what drives us to create pharmaceutical engineering solutions that solve problems big and small for people just like you.

MELITTA FERNANDES

Executive Secretary to the MD
Mel is our go-to person for almost everything – the glue that holds Fabtech together. She faces every challenge head-on, whether organising Aasif’s calendar or tackling an exciting recipe. Mel has seen governments come, crash, soar, and change in her 18 years at Fabtech, a spell during which it never even occurred to her to consider leaving. Why? Because working with Aasif and Hemant means never being subjected to a single dull day. For Mel, Life Engineering is a vocation and one that fits in perfectly with her purpose of adding value to people’s lives. Mel has no time to spare but always makes time to watch her kids play football.

ALAN DIAS

Head – Human Resources
Alan nurtures Fabtech’s Life Engineers. He is responsible for enhancing people capability, attracting and developing the best talent and building a culture of engagement, agility and innovation. His previous roles have included different aspects of the human resources function for ACG ACPL, Loop Mobile and WNS Global Services. For him, Life Engineering is a socially conscious, value-driven approach to growth and progress. Alan’s mission is to make Fabtech one of the best companies to work for. His weekends are dedicated to solo drives, gardening or playing a game of football. He also spends time volunteering with the aged and infirm.

AMRISH SHUKLA

Design Manager
Amrish is responsible for Concept Design and Engineering at Fabtech. He started his career at Contech Airflow in 2006 before coming to Fabtech. He’s been with us for six eventful years and many exciting projects. He believes Fabtech is a terrific opportunity for a career in design because of the sheer scope of the projects undertaken in just about every corner of the world. Plus he loves to travel and experience new cultures. He believes Life Engineering is about delivering value to customers, partners and people everywhere. When he isn’t working or travelling for work, Amrish spends his time with family and friends. He is a keen follower of sports on television.

JAGDISH KADU

Senior Vice President
Jagdish is responsible for operational excellence at Fabtech. He brings his Six Sigma ninja skills to his role at Fabtech. Jagdish believes that Fabtech is a shining example of disruptive ingenuity and is proud to play a role in its growth story. For him, the Life Engineering ethos is not just words on paper but a true calling for everyone in the team irrespective of their role. In his spare time, he can be found playing a game of tennis or catching up on the latest news and developments. Before Fabtech, Jagdish was business head at ACG-Pam Pharma. He considers his children his greatest accomplishments, and he has every reason to be a proud father – his daughter and son both won glory at the 2017 Taekwondo World Championship in Seoul, with his daughter bringing home gold.

HAJI SHAIKH

General Manager – Planning & Engineering (International)
Haji is responsible for the on-time delivery of all our projects globally. A seasoned globetrotter his role encompasses engineering, procurement, planning and logistics. He thinks that the travel component of his job is the best bit. In the nine years, he has spent at Fabtech, Haji has worked on projects across the world and encountered many different work styles and cultures. Haji believes that Fabtech is a company with a big heart. For him, Life Engineering is all about saving lives and every action taken by every member of the team, irrespective of their department, role or function, supports this philosophy. When Haji isn’t travelling, he prefers to spend his time with his family. He mentors new teammates so they can grow and flourish.

DILIP GHOSH

Vice President – Operations
Dilip is responsible for project operations at Fabtech. He has over 40 years of experience in purchase and operations. Dilip has worked his way up the ladder starting with a supervisory role at Alloy Steel. Other stints include Raptakos Brett, Bassein Drugs and Neon Labs. Dilip ensures that all our domestic and international projects run like clockwork. Since he took over operations, he has put many systems in place that are the foundation of Fabtech’s reputation for streamlined and precise project delivery. He believes Fabtech is a company that walks the talk. For him, Life Engineering is a mission with a higher purpose. Dilip’s great passion is his work, and he believes in keeping promises.

ZAHIR SHAIKH

Vice President – Projects
Zahir delivers all the technical expertise and support that make our project plans robust. He is an experienced project management professional with vast hands-on experience executing Fabtech’s projects all over the world. Zahir has been with Fabtech for over 12 years. Before Fabtech, Zahir worked at FDC and Godrej & Boyce. He feels a great sense of belonging at Fabtech, like part of a close-knit family. His ability to address customer needs quickly and with flexibility has won him and his team the appreciation of many of our customers. To him, the Life Engineering philosophy is reflected in Fabtech’s ‘never-give-up’ attitude towards people, projects and customers. Zahir’s great passion is his work, and it shows.

ARVIND ASTHANA

CEO, FabSafe
Arvind is responsible for the cleanroom equipment, containment solutions and injectable line business at Fabtech. He has been at Fabtech for over 15 years and has overseen the successful development of a number of new offerings. His previous roles have been at Kirloskar Pneumatics and Klenzaids. To him, Fabtech has been the source of many new challenges and opportunities. He derives immense happiness from contributing to the health and wellness of people everywhere – to him this is the essence of Life Engineering. When Arvind has time to spare, which isn’t very often, he plays a game of badminton or follows a debate on television.

SAROJA CHANDAN

Vice President – International Sales & Operations
Saroja leads our start-to-finish projects business globally. She started her career at Fabtech fifteen years ago as a Design Engineer. She believes Fabtech with its distinct mission and core values stands apart from other companies. She resonates with the gender agnostic culture, rare for an engineering company, and is proud to have played a role in its evolution. To her, Life Engineering is the impetus she needs to excel at everything she undertakes, every minute of the day. She finds joy in being part of a larger purpose and contributing to making the world a happier, healthier place. Saroja is a voracious reader (books are her constant companion on her frequent travels) and loves music and finds time to back to the community whenever she isn’t on the road.

VENKATESH NALAMCHETTY

Senior Vice President
Venkat is responsible for global business development. For him, Life Engineering is almost like a spiritual calling and a big responsibility. He believes it is all about driving responsible change for the greater good. Before he joined us a year ago, he spent some quality time at Lupin, Europe and Ethypharm, France. Venkat believes in doing things with purpose or not at all. He loves to paint and is constantly looking to learn about subjects outside of his domain. His great passion is mentoring. He considers the people he has mentored over the years, all successes in their chosen fields, his most significant accomplishments.

RAJESH MARWAH

Executive Director
Rajesh is responsible for managing key accounts as well as our business and relationships with the state and central government. Previously he has worked with Thermax, Lupin, Wockhardt, Rallis India and ACG Worldwide. He helped set up the overseas representative office for Lupin in Moscow and learnt to speak Russian fluently. He was drawn to Fabtech over three years ago because of its enormous potential and drive to grow, as well as the open work environment and culture. To him, Life Engineering is a service to those who need it most. He loves to read. He enjoys travel to new places and is fascinated by different cultures.

SHABBIR BADAMI

Director Independent & Marketing Consultant
Shabbir is responsible for global marketing at Fabtech. He has over 35 years of strategic marketing experience in the pharmaceutical and pharma engineering business. A pharmacist by qualification, he started his career in sales with Schering Plough Corporation followed by Schering Plough, Intas Pharma, Zydus Cadila, Ajanta Pharma. He has successfully launched many pharma brands over the course of his career. Before coming to Fabtech 5 years ago, he was Head of Global Marketing with ACG Worldwide for over a decade. For him, Life Engineering is leading a life of purpose, enabling healthcare and making a positive difference in the world through the work he does. He enjoys the outdoors, loves to travel and is passionate about photography.

AUSAF USMANI

Executive Director & CEO – Modulars and Granulation Division
Ausaf drives our cleanroom and granulation business and is instrumental in ensuring our modular and granulation business operations are optimised and efficient. Ausaf started out in Sales over 18 years ago but along the way discovered his heart was set on delivering operational excellence. He is the man to go to when you need something done. Ausaf has been witness to Fabtech’s evolution to the pharmaceutical engineering powerhouse it is today. For him, Life Engineering is about doing the right thing and an opportunity to make a difference. Ausaf’s sponsors the education of several youngsters and also volunteers to promote sports, primarily football, among young people. He is a foodie, morning walker, tree planter and actively fosters inter-community spirit.

AARIF KHAN

Director & Business Head – Fabsafe
Aarif leads our Fabsafe business operations at Fabtech. His tremendous business sense, microscopic eye for detail and extensive knowledge of our factory operations have played a key role in Fabtech’s evolution into a global leader in the pharma engineering space. He has a very down to earth approach and is famous within the company and outside for his superlative crisis management skills. For him, life engineering is about equalising the healthcare playing field, so everyone has the same access to medicines. Aarif is a philanthropist who gives back to the community at every opportunity. He has a quirky sense of humour and is quite the shaayar (poet).
Hemant is our technology guru. He is deeply passionate about knowing how things work. His substantial knowledge of every aspect of the business, whether R&D, design, engineering, production and sales allow him to address every customer problem through multiple perspectives. He will break every problem down to its barest components and then build a solution that addresses known and anticipated challenges. To him, Life Engineering is the human side of technology. It is about leveraging technology to make a difference to the world. He derives a deep sense of fulfilment from mentoring young people to achieve their potential. For Hemant, learning is a deliberate and voluntary act and one that he pursues with zeal.

HEMANT ANAVKAR

Director
Aasif believes that no one should ever have to die because they could not access or afford life-saving medicines. He brings his mission to life through Fabtech and the Life Engineering ethos. Aasif thrives on creating connections and synergies for greater impact and is passionate about leveraging technology and innovation to drive positive change and social impact. He believes that building pharmaceutical capability in countries and regions that need it most will enable global self-sufficiency in life-saving medicines. He is a firm believer in the power of conversation to drive actionable change. His great loves are his children and old Hindi songs.

AASIF KHAN

Managing Director

MELITTA FERNANDES

Executive Secretary to the MD
Mel is our go-to person for almost everything – the glue that holds Fabtech together. She faces every challenge head-on, whether organising Aasif’s calendar or tackling an exciting recipe. Mel has seen governments come, crash, soar, and change in her 18 years at Fabtech, a spell during which it never even occurred to her to consider leaving. Why? Because working with Aasif and Hemant means never being subjected to a single dull day. For Mel, Life Engineering is a vocation and one that fits in perfectly with her purpose of adding value to people’s lives. Mel has no time to spare but always makes time to watch her kids play football.

ALAN DIAS

Head – Human Resources
Alan nurtures Fabtech’s Life Engineers. He is responsible for enhancing people capability, attracting and developing the best talent and building a culture of engagement, agility and innovation. His previous roles have included different aspects of the human resources function for ACG ACPL, Loop Mobile and WNS Global Services. For him, Life Engineering is a socially conscious, value-driven approach to growth and progress. Alan’s mission is to make Fabtech one of the best companies to work for. His weekends are dedicated to solo drives, gardening or playing a game of football. He also spends time volunteering with the aged and infirm.

AMRISH SHUKLA

Design Manager
Amrish is responsible for Concept Design and Engineering at Fabtech. He started his career at Contech Airflow in 2006 before coming to Fabtech. He’s been with us for six eventful years and many exciting projects. He believes Fabtech is a terrific opportunity for a career in design because of the sheer scope of the projects undertaken in just about every corner of the world. Plus he loves to travel and experience new cultures. He believes Life Engineering is about delivering value to customers, partners and people everywhere. When he isn’t working or travelling for work, Amrish spends his time with family and friends. He is a keen follower of sports on television.

JAGDISH KADU

Senior Vice President
Jagdish is responsible for operational excellence at Fabtech. He brings his Six Sigma ninja skills to his role at Fabtech. Jagdish believes that Fabtech is a shining example of disruptive ingenuity and is proud to play a role in its growth story. For him, the Life Engineering ethos is not just words on paper but a true calling for everyone in the team irrespective of their role. In his spare time, he can be found playing a game of tennis or catching up on the latest news and developments. Before Fabtech, Jagdish was business head at ACG-Pam Pharma. He considers his children his greatest accomplishments, and he has every reason to be a proud father – his daughter and son both won glory at the 2017 Taekwondo World Championship in Seoul, with his daughter bringing home gold.

HAJI SHAIKH

General Manager – Planning & Engineering (International)
Haji is responsible for the on-time delivery of all our projects globally. A seasoned globetrotter his role encompasses engineering, procurement, planning and logistics. He thinks that the travel component of his job is the best bit. In the nine years, he has spent at Fabtech, Haji has worked on projects across the world and encountered many different work styles and cultures. Haji believes that Fabtech is a company with a big heart. For him, Life Engineering is all about saving lives and every action taken by every member of the team, irrespective of their department, role or function, supports this philosophy. When Haji isn’t travelling, he prefers to spend his time with his family. He mentors new teammates so they can grow and flourish.

DILIP GHOSH

Vice President – Operations
Dilip is responsible for project operations at Fabtech. He has over 40 years of experience in purchase and operations. Dilip has worked his way up the ladder starting with a supervisory role at Alloy Steel. Other stints include Raptakos Brett, Bassein Drugs and Neon Labs. Dilip ensures that all our domestic and international projects run like clockwork. Since he took over operations, he has put many systems in place that are the foundation of Fabtech’s reputation for streamlined and precise project delivery. He believes Fabtech is a company that walks the talk. For him, Life Engineering is a mission with a higher purpose. Dilip’s great passion is his work, and he believes in keeping promises.

ZAHIR SHAIKH

Vice President – Projects
Zahir delivers all the technical expertise and support that make our project plans robust. He is an experienced project management professional with vast hands-on experience executing Fabtech’s projects all over the world. Zahir has been with Fabtech for over 12 years. Before Fabtech, Zahir worked at FDC and Godrej & Boyce. He feels a great sense of belonging at Fabtech, like part of a close-knit family. His ability to address customer needs quickly and with flexibility has won him and his team the appreciation of many of our customers. To him, the Life Engineering philosophy is reflected in Fabtech’s ‘never-give-up’ attitude towards people, projects and customers. Zahir’s great passion is his work, and it shows.

ARVIND ASTHANA

CEO, FabSafe
Arvind is responsible for the cleanroom equipment, containment solutions and injectable line business at Fabtech. He has been at Fabtech for over 15 years and has overseen the successful development of a number of new offerings. His previous roles have been at Kirloskar Pneumatics and Klenzaids. To him, Fabtech has been the source of many new challenges and opportunities. He derives immense happiness from contributing to the health and wellness of people everywhere – to him this is the essence of Life Engineering. When Arvind has time to spare, which isn’t very often, he plays a game of badminton or follows a debate on television.

SAROJA CHANDAN

Vice President – International Sales & Operations
Saroja leads our start-to-finish projects business globally. She started her career at Fabtech fifteen years ago as a Design Engineer. She believes Fabtech with its distinct mission and core values stands apart from other companies. She resonates with the gender agnostic culture, rare for an engineering company, and is proud to have played a role in its evolution. To her, Life Engineering is the impetus she needs to excel at everything she undertakes, every minute of the day. She finds joy in being part of a larger purpose and contributing to making the world a happier, healthier place. Saroja is a voracious reader (books are her constant companion on her frequent travels) and loves music and finds time to back to the community whenever she isn’t on the road.

VENKATESH NALAMCHETTY

Senior Vice President
Venkat is responsible for global business development. For him, Life Engineering is almost like a spiritual calling and a big responsibility. He believes it is all about driving responsible change for the greater good. Before he joined us a year ago, he spent some quality time at Lupin, Europe and Ethypharm, France. Venkat believes in doing things with purpose or not at all. He loves to paint and is constantly looking to learn about subjects outside of his domain. His great passion is mentoring. He considers the people he has mentored over the years, all successes in their chosen fields, his most significant accomplishments.

RAJESH MARWAH

Executive Director
Rajesh is responsible for managing key accounts as well as our business and relationships with the state and central government. Previously he has worked with Thermax, Lupin, Wockhardt, Rallis India and ACG Worldwide. He helped set up the overseas representative office for Lupin in Moscow and learnt to speak Russian fluently. He was drawn to Fabtech over three years ago because of its enormous potential and drive to grow, as well as the open work environment and culture. To him, Life Engineering is a service to those who need it most. He loves to read. He enjoys travel to new places and is fascinated by different cultures.

SHABBIR BADAMI

Director Independent & Marketing Consultant
Shabbir is responsible for global marketing at Fabtech. He has over 35 years of strategic marketing experience in the pharmaceutical and pharma engineering business. A pharmacist by qualification, he started his career in sales with Schering Plough Corporation followed by Schering Plough, Intas Pharma, Zydus Cadila, Ajanta Pharma. He has successfully launched many pharma brands over the course of his career. Before coming to Fabtech 5 years ago, he was Head of Global Marketing with ACG Worldwide for over a decade. For him, Life Engineering is leading a life of purpose, enabling healthcare and making a positive difference in the world through the work he does. He enjoys the outdoors, loves to travel and is passionate about photography.

AUSAF USMANI

Executive Director & CEO – Modulars and Granulation Division
Ausaf drives our cleanroom and granulation business and is instrumental in ensuring our modular and granulation business operations are optimised and efficient. Ausaf started out in Sales over 18 years ago but along the way discovered his heart was set on delivering operational excellence. He is the man to go to when you need something done. Ausaf has been witness to Fabtech’s evolution to the pharmaceutical engineering powerhouse it is today. For him, Life Engineering is about doing the right thing and an opportunity to make a difference. Ausaf’s sponsors the education of several youngsters and also volunteers to promote sports, primarily football, among young people. He is a foodie, morning walker, tree planter and actively fosters inter-community spirit.

AARIF KHAN

Director & Business Head – Fabsafe
Aarif leads our Fabsafe business operations at Fabtech. His tremendous business sense, microscopic eye for detail and extensive knowledge of our factory operations have played a key role in Fabtech’s evolution into a global leader in the pharma engineering space. He has a very down to earth approach and is famous within the company and outside for his superlative crisis management skills. For him, life engineering is about equalising the healthcare playing field, so everyone has the same access to medicines. Aarif is a philanthropist who gives back to the community at every opportunity. He has a quirky sense of humour and is quite the shaayar (poet).

HEMANT ANAVKAR

Director
Hemant is our technology guru. He is deeply passionate about knowing how things work. His substantial knowledge of every aspect of the business, whether R&D, design, engineering, production and sales allow him to address every customer problem through multiple perspectives. He will break every problem down to its barest components and then build a solution that addresses known and anticipated challenges. To him, Life Engineering is the human side of technology. It is about leveraging technology to make a difference to the world. He derives a deep sense of fulfilment from mentoring young people to achieve their potential. For Hemant, learning is a deliberate and voluntary act and one that he pursues with zeal.

AASIF KHAN

Managing Director
Aasif believes that no one should ever have to die because they could not access or afford life-saving medicines. He brings his mission to life through Fabtech and the Life Engineering ethos. Aasif thrives on creating connections and synergies for greater impact and is passionate about leveraging technology and innovation to drive positive change and social impact. He believes that building pharmaceutical capability in countries and regions that need it most will enable global self-sufficiency in life-saving medicines. He is a firm believer in the power of conversation to drive actionable change. His great loves are his children and old Hindi songs.