Mr.Sandeep Jain

Sandeep Jain, a seasoned veteran of the pharmaceutical industry with over 35 years of experience, stands as a first-generation entrepreneur and serves as the Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director of Akums Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Limited. He pioneered contract pharmaceutical manufacturing in 2004, establishing himself as an initial-generation entrepreneur. Under his guidance, Akums Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Limited has evolved into a trusted and quality-oriented Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) in India. His visionary leadership has positioned Akums as the preferred manufacturing partner for esteemed pharmaceutical brands.

Shri Sandeep Jain, born into a middle-class family in Delhi in 1967, faced challenging circumstances in his childhood. His father, originally from Haryana, relocated to Delhi for better opportunities, working in the private sector to support the family of six in their rented room. Despite these humble beginnings, Shri Sandeep Jain pursued entrepreneurship, starting with a small 55-square-feet shop at Bhagirath Palace, Chandni Chowk, in 1984, venturing into medicine trading within the pharmaceutical industry. Through diligence and determination, he transitioned into pharmaceutical manufacturing, establishing Akums’ first manufacturing facility in 2004. With a foundation built on industry expertise, strong relationships, and a commitment to excellence, Shri Sandeep Jain steered Akums on a path of consistent growth and development.

AKUMS currently meets and manufactures over 10% of the total pharmaceutical consumption in India, offering a diverse range of products including oral solids, oral liquids, injectables, cosmetics, ayurvedic, and nutraceuticals. Established in 2004, Akums operates as a pharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), providing a comprehensive suite of pharmaceutical products and services both within India and internationally. As of September 30, 2023, the company’s prominent clients include Alembic Pharmaceuticals, Alkem Laboratories, Cipla, Dabur India, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, and others.

Mr. Sandeep Jain actively participates in various trade and commercial organizations. He serves as a member of the managing committee of the PHDCCI, as the Ex-Chairman of the Uttarakhand State Council of CII, and currently holds the position of Chairman of the Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers – Uttarakhand and President at the Association of Devbhumi Pharma Industries, Uttarakhand. He also serves as Vice Chairman of FOPE (Federation of Pharma Entrepreneurs) and as a member of the Board of Governors at Himalayiya University, Uttarakhand. Previously, he held positions as a member of the Rajya Udyog Mitra under the Department of Industries in the Government of Uttarakhand, as well as a managing committee member of the PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry and as the Chairman of the CII State Council in Uttarakhand.

Shri Sandeep Jain has been honored with numerous prestigious awards and accolades for his outstanding contributions across various domains. In 2024, he was distinguished with the Innovative Leader in Healthcare award by e-health magazine and was also acknowledged in Tradeflock Magazine’s esteemed list of Top 10 Best Leaders in India for the same year. The Government of India honored him with a National Award for his role as the Most Admired Quality Pharmaceutical Manufacturer in the nation. Furthermore, he was bestowed with the Entrepreneurship Award by the Federation of Pharma Entrepreneurs and received the Excellence Award from the All India Achiever Conference & IPER.

His excellence in the manufacturing sector was recognized when Frost & Sullivan, in collaboration with FICCI, conferred upon him the India Manufacturing Excellence award. Notably, in 1999, he was hailed as the Man of the Year by the American Biographical Institute (USA). Additionally, Shri Sandeep Jain’s commitment to quality was acknowledged with the IDMA Quality Excellence Award, and he was also honored with the Samaj Shri Award for Excellence in Management. His exceptional prowess in management was further underscored with the receipt of a Gold Medal for outstanding achievement. These accolades stand as a testament to Shri Sandeep Jain’s remarkable leadership and dedication in his respective fields.