Koye – The Mango Seed
The company gets its name from the seed of mango, the king of fruits.
The Mango tree has serious significance in our lives, especially in the western and southern part of India. The tree is known to grow to a good height and is the panacea of life, as its leaves are known to purify the air, better, than most other plants. They thus, also have religious significance and are used on all auspicious occasions in households across the geography.
The mango fruit is called the king of fruits for its wonderful taste. It has been aptly named so because of what it stands for and what it personifies. The mango is a great source of nourishment, and simply eating the fruit, besides benefitting from its nourishing qualities, brings the rarest kind of pure satisfaction and sheer joy. Not many are aware of the health benefits that this fruit has to offer.
We feel that the company appreciates and connects with every part of the Mango tree and therefore celebrates its seed, in the form of its name.
Koye strives to go the extra mile – to anticipate the needs of the people and provide care that exceeds expectations. Koye is set to grow widely, working towards a healthier and happier world. It is committed to heal, cure and provide general well being and happiness.
Founder & Director
Mr Preetish is now the Founder and Director of Koye Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd, a pharmaceutical company, focused on the Indian Pharmaceutical space, but with a strong intent to have a larger global footprint in the times to come.
He is a graduate in Pharmacy and a post-graduate in Business Administration.
He has been an industry professional for more than two decades, and has worked his way up the professional ladder with grit and determination. He started his journey as a Management Trainee and his last assignment was that of a Managing Director of a multinational pharmaceutical company. The two decades span, spent in Indian and Multinational organisations of great repute, has ably provided him with rich experience in understanding the nuances and the growth drivers of the market. He has been privy to all aspects of the pharmaceutical business like manufacturing, quality, commercials, supply chain management and also marketing and sales.
He has been responsible for directing many business teams across different therapy areas over the past two decades, and has witnessed the changing fabric of the Indian Healthcare space closely.
"The Indian Healthcare space is at a cusp of significant evolution. The decade ahead, will redefine the way we look at healthcare. The emergence of biologics as a significant ally to the chemistry that we have always been using is an indicator of the same. Disease patterns will change, and so will treatment options. Well-being will be a significant part of health management. Alternative therapies will surely have a role and the opportunity to embrace multi-cultural healthcare options will be available to all. Home diagnostics and disease management will possibly the way ahead. There is a lot to do!"
He is known among the industry cirlcles to be a strategist. As per him, Business Strategy is a dynamic, pulsating game, not for the faint hearted.
He is known to be a people person. His key interest is in developing people, making them understand the potential that they have within themselves and the requirement to think different. He is a keen communicator and believes in doing things the right way.
"People are your only appreciating asset" I had read this line as a young professional and it connected immediately. There is so much one can do with a fantastic, passionate team. I have been fortunate to lead some very good teams over the past decade and I am proud of what we could achieve together.
He understands the industry levers, and the political, policy and investment drivers which support them.
He spends time teaching. He has been associated with leading business management institutions over the past years, as a faculty, and believes in sharing his knowledge and views with the younger generation.
"I am what I am, because of the advice and knowledge that I got from my parents and teachers. Sharing is growing"
Founder & Director
Mr Ravindra is the founder and director of Koye Pharmaceuticals Private Limited, a pharmaceutical company, focused on the Indian Pharmaceutical space, but with a strong intent to have a larger global footprint in the times to come. Koye initiated its operations in the domestic space in India and will progressively participate in the life sciences space in a comprehensive manner.
He is a commerce graduate with professional accreditations from the Cost and Works Accountants of India, the Company Secretaries of India, the Chartered Financial Analysts of India, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK and is also a post graduate in Financial Management. He possesses a sound understanding of intellectual property, a vital aspect of pharmaceutical business.
He has been an industry professional for over two decades and has risen up the ranks from being responsible for a segment of a corporate function to the overall business. Having started his career as an accountant, he progressed to assume responsibilities including those of Joint Management Director and CEO of organisations with revenues of over Rs. 4000 crores enabling him to manage and contribute to every aspect of the business. He has been deeply and intricately involved in all aspects of the pharmaceutical value chain.
The Pharmaceutical industry is highly dynamic and unlikely to be subject to the cyclical troughs that most other industries passage through. Multiple factors have influenced the industry in the decade gone by including increased use of combinations, biologicals, regulations and a shrinking pipeline of new synthetic compounds. With continuous advancement in medical technology, increased awareness and access to medicines and aid and early onset of lifestyle diseases, growth is only incidental.
Leading from the front, Goal oriented, Focused and a Team Player is how his colleagues describe him. Industry personalities familiar with him consider him patient, determined, analytically inclined and far sighted.
He firmly believes that almost all organisational destinies are primarily governed by human resources and organisations become what it’s human resources make them.
I have been extremely fortunate to be provided with opportunities by my mentors; opportunities that enabled me to continually discover my potential and contribute freely. I believe in all likelihood the same holds true for any and every individual who is provided with similar opportunities.
He possesses the capability to comprehend current and probable levers that impact business and manage them optimally.
He has been associated with leading business schools as a faculty and loves sharing his perspectives and enhancing his own learning.
The belief that the smallest deed is better than the grandest intention leads him to be a doer. He firmly believes in doing what matters to achieve the objective.
In any given situation, there are many variables that influence achievement of the objective. However not all may be under one’s sphere of control. I simply feel that one should try and manage the ones that can be controlled.
With collective experience of over 40 years in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr Preetish Toraskar and Mr Ravindra Y Shenoy have come together to fill in a crucial gap in the industry.
Koye was launched with an intent to seek, identify and introduce to the market, essential drugs in Primary Specialty Care areas that are overlooked by the national and the international pharmaceutical companies.
The promoters set up Koye to introduce healthcare with a difference. They endeavor to provide health along with happiness making Koye a humane product, taking care of physical and emotional wellbeing.
Vision & Mission
- Koye’s vision is to be the best in providing quality healthcare products and services, towards a world of healthy and happy people.
- Koye is focussed on making a difference to people’s health.
- It aims to support the physician community in their quest to offer better health to patients.
- Koye appreciates that a better quality of health is a seed to happiness, and thus by offering quality health products, intends to bring about happiness in people’s lives.
- Koye aims to excel in its domain and be the best in the eyes of its customers, employees and competitors.
- Koye is working towards this by offering quality products and services, so as to provide the best value for customers and consumers.
An organization is known by the values that its employees live with. Koye focuses on the humane values more than anything else.
The most important values that each Koye employee lives by are:
- Integrity: Integrity is a core value, which we fondly embrace. Each employee of Koye will respect the commitment that we collectively as a company and he/she as an individual has to the society.
- Respect (for the Individual): To respect an individual, is another core value, at Koye. To respect each other, is to respect yourself. It is a non-compromising value that each Koye employee will live by.
- Speed: We believe that Speed is the essence of today’s world, and we will strive to be a responsive, nimble footed organization. We understand the role that technology plays in today’s fast paced world and embrace it wholeheartedly.
- Teamwork: A team is always bigger, better, wiser, and stronger than an individual. A good team can make molehills out of mountains, and every Koye member appreciates the importance of teamwork.
- Customer Delight: A customer’s smile is worth a million words. We will strive to work untiringly to get the customers nod for our products.
Promise of Quality & Trust
Understanding the responsibility of human life, Koye has a commitment to excellence. Koye is a market focused, process centered organization that uses its expertise to develop and deliver innovative science based solutions to its customers.
What is equally important to Koye, is providing a dynamic and challenging environment for its employees.
Does good health equal happiness? Yes, research has shown it does. Health and happiness are inter-related. Koye has a range of unique and expert solutions to help one succeed in the quest for a higher level of physical and emotional well being. Koye focuses on improving health and adding to the joie de vivre.
To Koye’s advantage is a very dedicated team of highly experienced and dynamic professionals, who make sure that the high quality products reach a wide market, offering the best value for its customers and consumers.
The over 300 sales force is spread across the length and breadth of the country and covers a phenomenal number of doctors, specialists, hospitals and pharmacist all over the country.
On its part, Koye provides a motivating and professional work atmosphere that makes every team member an accomplished achiever.