Sun Pharma Chairman, Israel Makov to retire this month

Makov helped steer the company to pursue its strategy of building a global pipeline of specialty products

Sun Pharma today announced that its Chairman and member of the Board, Israel Makov, will retire from the company upon the completion of his current term post Sun Pharma’s Annual General Meeting on 29th August, 2022, after having led the organisation for 10 years. He was appointed a Board member and the Chairman in 2012, a statement from the company informed.

Under his leadership, the company transformed from a $1.7 billion organisation focussing on India and the US into the world’s fourth largest specialty generic pharma company operating across 100+ markets with a turnover of over $5 billion. Leading the company’s global expansion, he guided the acquisition of Ranbaxy in 2014, making Sun Pharma the leader in the Indian pharma market and a strong player, globally. He helped steer the company to pursue its strategy of building a global pipeline of specialty products, added the statement.

In the statement, Makov said, “I was fortunate to be part of the thrilling journey of Sun Pharma becoming a major global player in the pharmaceutical industry. I especially enjoyed working with the talented executives of Sun Pharma who participated in the company’s transformation and successfully led the process of change. I am proud of what this incredible company has accomplished and am grateful to my colleagues and all the members of the Board for their trust and support.”

Sharing his thoughts on the contributions of Makov, Dilip Shanghvi, Managing Director, Sun Pharma, also said in the statement, “We thank Mr Makov for his visionary leadership and his contribution towards making Sun Pharma a global pharmaceutical company. I have always admired his business acumen and strategic orientation. Mr Makov has played a significant role in Sun Pharma’s global expansion in the last decade. He guided the company into its next phase of growth with focus on innovation and adoption of newer technologies. The Board is sincerely grateful to Mr Makov for his dedication and wishes him all the best for the future.”

Dilip SanghviIsrael MakovSun Pharma
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