Dilip Surana

Dilip Surana

There are several Pharmaceutical majors based in India, but few have been able to match or replicate the steady rise and growth of Micro Labs. The man behind its unmatched success is Mr. Dilip G. Surana, one of India’s leading visionary pharma entrepreneurs and businessmen.

Hailing from the small village near Jodhpur in Rajasthan, he took over Micro Labs from the reigns of his father, late Mr. C.M Surana. That time no one could have imagined that this calm magnate will take the enterprise towards unprecedented heights of success. Today, his company is one of the top 20 pharma companies of India.


A 21-year-old young man with a zest to learn the ways of trade joined his family business and quickly turned it into a globally renowned firm. His perspicacious mind and diligent spirit helped the establishment gain new achievements every passing year. Today, with more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Dilip G. Surana is spearheading Micro Labs as its Chairman and Managing Director of Micro Labs and taking this legacy on new platforms making it a globally renowned establishment.

A commerce graduate from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Mr. Dilip G. Surana always believed in working very hard and always gave his 100% to everything that he did. And going ahead with this constant will and dedication, he evolved Micro Labs into a diversified pharmaceutical manufacturing company with products ranging from oral solids, oral liquids, to topical and injectables.

In the year 1993, his younger brother Anand Surana also joined the league and became the Company’s Director. Together, they revolutionized the pharmaceuticals industry by making their company mark its name among the few companies in the mid-1980s to have separate strategic business units that focused on areas such as cardiology, neurology, dermatology, and nephrology. They were also the first ones to create specialized business units (SBUs) focused on different health problems. In the present times, the Suranas are considered pioneers in India in speciality marketing. The company is also regarded as a pioneer in many ways as it has introduced various molecules for the first time in India.

With 14 advanced research and manufacturing facilities designed to meet the current global standards of GMP and safety standards for personnel, his company employs more than 9,000 people while aggressively investing to increase capacity and boost exports. With Mr. Surana’s efforts, today the company is committed to doing world-class research that develops bio-equivalent generics.


Keeping a low profile, he is a man who speaks less. However, whatever he says is filled with sheer determination and clear goals. His strong personality reflects the perseverance that his mind holds through which he can cross thousand miles with his head held high.

He believes that through determination, grit, and a bit of luck anyone can overcome their circumstances and achieve extraordinary success. Since childhood it is his habit not to sit when crisis strikes. He believes we should roll up our sleeves and fight it out. This fighting spirit remains unchanged to this day.
Due to his remarkable efforts in the success of Micro Labs, Mr. Surana has been a regular participant in various international seminars and summits relating to pharma industry. For his exceptional contributions, Mr. Dilip G. Surana has has been honoured time and again with prestigious awards such as the ‘Asia’s Most Admired Business Leader presented by White Page International’, ‘Dynamic Entrepreneur of the year 2010’, honoured as the ‘Great Son of Karnataka’ by Governor of Karnataka his Excellency HR Bhardwaj in 2011.

A man of substance, Mr. Surana also put his best efforts on the fore when it comes to giving back to the society. Since 1994, he has been bringing positive changes in various social issues through GDA Foundation.