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Cipla announces new management council

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Appoints Umang Vohra as its Global Chief Operating Officer

Cipla announced the creation of a six member Management Council that will be the apex executive leadership team for the company. This is part of its ongoing transformation journey to simplify decision making and improve operational excellence. It also announced the appointment of Umang Vohra, currently the Global Chief Financial and Strategy Officer, as its Global Chief Operating Officer with immediate effect. He replaces Sudhanshu Priyadarshi who has decided to pursue interests beyond Cipla.

The role of the Global Chief Operating Officer has now been expanded to fully integrate end-to-end operations from making, supplying and selling our products, thereby simplifying the organisation. In his new role, Vohra will lead the generics and API businesses across all markets globally. Additionally, he will now integrate technical services, global supply chain, global portfolio, business development and licensing and business planning functions. He will continue with his assignment as the Global Chief Financial Officer of the company.

Samina Vaziralli, Executive Director, will now be the company’s Global Head for strategy, M&A, Cipla New Ventures and key partner relationships.

Headed by Subhanu Saxena, Managing Director and Global Chief Executive Officer, the Management Council will include, in addition to Vohra and Samina Vaziralli, Geena Malhotra (Global Head- Integrated Product Development), Dr Ranjana Pathak (Global Head- Quality) and Prabir Jha (Global Chief People Officer).

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