The young and passionate team at Anant has been hand-picked for its blend of expertise in laboratory skills and experience in organic and analytical chemistry. A careful balance of industry veterans with dynamic young chemists allows us to seek out and meet new and tough challenges in synthesis and analytical chemistry. The experience and expertise of the chemistry teams at Anant have allowed for an enviable track record over the years.

Our Pillars

Anil Godbole

Anil Godbole is the visionary chairman and founder director of Anant Pharmaceuticals. He has a wide range of experience in the transportation and chemical manufacturing industries. His vision in foreseeing and exploring a niche area allowed Anant to be a leader amongst peers.



Dr. Ajit Godbole, PhD in Organic Chemistry
Managing Director

Dr. Ajit Godbole received his PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Mumbai. He has held various technical and managerialpositions in industrial research and development in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical domains. He became Managing Director in 2010 and has held the position since. With a committed staff and dedicated efforts to innovate, Ajit has established Anant as a trusted partner in the custom chemistry research domain.

 Pravin Karnik, M.Sc in Organic Chemistry
Director Technical

Pravin Karnik brings in a wealth of experience from working in pharmaceutical process research and development for over 40 years. He started his career at the erstwhile Hoechst India Ltd as a chemist and went on become Associate Director of Process Chemistry at Piramal Healthcare. His wide experience in process chemistry and his understanding of the subject is a key driver of success at Anant.

Anupama Godbole, M.Sc in Organic Chemistry
Director HR and Administration

Anupama Godbole is a founder member of Anant pharma and brings with her over 15 years of industrial R&D experience. She is in charge of the human resources and administrative functions at Anant pharma. Her financial acumen and acute business sense has helped Anant Pharma reach a higher place.




Dr.Nitin Bhandari, PhD in Analytical Chemistry
H.O.D, Analytical Development

Dr. Nitin Bhandari received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from The University of Mumbai. With over 25 years of work experience in a number of roles in various pharmaceutical organisations, he brings in wide technical expertise in the field of analytical method development.

Hemant Chaudhari, M.Sc in Organic Chemistry
Senior Research Scientist-R&D

Mr. Hemant Chaudhari has total experience of over 15+ years and expertise in synthetic organic chemistry of API- Process Development and custom synthesis. He is skilled a scientist in Multistep Synthesis and well versed with Regulatory documentation.

Dr.Hormuzd Mulla ,PhD in Organic Chemistry
Chemistry Advisor

Dr.Hormuzd Mulla received his PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Kentucky in the US. He followed that up with postdoctoral stints at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Brown University. He has since worked in early drug discovery in a number of Indian and multinational pharma set ups in India. His experience in managing teams and expertise in organic chemistry helps Anant leverage this know-how to deliver on tough targets.