Torrent Pharmaceuticals


Chairman Emeritus

Chairman Emeritus

Mr. Sudhir Mehta

Chairman Emeritus

Mr. Sudhir Mehta, Chairman Emeritus of Rs.41,000 Crore Torrent Group, is the driving force behind its strong presence in Pharma and Power sectors. Born in 1954, Mr. Sudhir Mehta formally joined the family business in the early 70s.

After completing his education, Mr. Mehta joined his father in managing the affairs of Torrent Pharma and began learning the nuances of business and management under his watchful eyes. He brought great dynamism and large business acumen to the Group, resulting into the initial success of Torrent Pharma, the flagship company of the Torrent Group. He was instrumental in the commissioning of its first manufacturing facility at Ahmedabad and bagging the first export order to Russia. In recognition of its superior performance, Torrent Pharma earned the President’s award for highest pharmaceuticals exports of Rs.1570 million in 1991-92.

The astute businessman in Mr. Mehta was quick to foresee the emerging opportunities in the power sector. He led Torrent’s foray into this sector by the acquisition of the ailing Mahendra Cables in late 80’s, TCL Cables Private Limited. This was followed by the acquisition of Ahmedabad Electricity Company and Surat Electricity Company in the early 90’s; now part of Torrent Power Ltd. Over the years, he planned strategies and built resources with an aim of making Torrent Power a leader in this sector. As a result of his efforts, a 655 MW dual fuel combined cycle power project was commissioned within stipulated cost and time.

Mr. Mehta took over as the Chairman of the Torrent Group in 1998 after the demise of his father, Mr. UN Mehta. Under the able leadership of Mr. Mehta, Torrent Group has since grown into a leading business group.

Torrent Pharma today has a strong presence in various therapeutic segments with eight world-class operational manufacturing plants and a state-of-the-art research centre. Torrent Pharma’s global operations are spread across 50 countries with wholly owned subsidiaries in most major markets. The acquisition of Elder Pharma's Indian branded business in 2013, Dermaceutical business of Zyg Pharma in 2015, API plant of Glochem Industries in 2016, women healthcare brands from Novartis and Unichem's Indian branded business and its Sikkim Plant in 2017 and Curatio’s acquisition in 2022, strengthened Torrent Pharma's position.

Alongside, Torrent Power today has a strong foothold in generation, distribution and transmission segments. The Company now has an aggregate installed generation capacity of ~4.3 GW, which consists largely of clean sources such as gas (2.7 GW) and renewables (1.0 GW). It distributes nearly 30 billion units of power per annum including units distributed at Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu and caters to peak demand of approx. 4,850 MW to over 4.13 million customers across 12 cities.