Paleja is a graduate from Bombay University and holds a Cost Accountants degree from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India
At a meeting held in Mumbai, the Board of Directors of Novartis India announced the appointment of Milan Paleja as Vice Chairman and Managing Director effective June 01, 2018.
Paleja is Country President, Novartis in India and also responsible for the pharmaceuticals business in the country. He is also a Managing Director of Novartis Healthcare.
Paleja joined Sandoz India in 1982 in the Finance function. He has gained a wealth of experience over the years having held positions of increasing responsibility in Consumer Health, Sandoz and Pharmaceuticals, at country and regional level, in diverse geographies such as Singapore, South Africa and Switzerland. Since March 2016, he was Country President and Head Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Indonesia. While in Indonesia, he pioneered innovative access models, turned around the business and laid the foundation for future growth.
Paleja is a graduate from Bombay University and holds a Cost Accountants degree from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.