Sanofi India has appointed N Rajaram as Country Head and General Manager – Pharmaceutical Operations, India with effect from April 2014. He reports to Dr Shailesh Ayyangar, Vice President, South Asia, Sanofi and Managing Director, Sanofi.
Rajaram joins Sanofi India with diverse experience of over two decades in the FMCG industry with Hindustan Unilever, and in the telecom industry with Airtel. He will be responsible for driving the company’s ambitious growth plans in pharma and consumer healthcare segments.
Speaking on the appointment and new organisation structure, Dr Shailesh Ayyangar, Vice President – South Asia, Sanofi and Managing Director – Sanofi India said, “The healthcare industry in India is on the threshold of a major transformation, as we address the problem of increasing access to quality healthcare and medicines to our large population. Rajaram’s induction reinforces Sanofi’s commitment to deliver innovative solutions to access issues. His vast experience and consumer insights will help drive Sanofi’s growth strategy in India.”
Commenting on his new role, Rajaram said, “This is an exciting opportunity for me. The pharma industry is witnessing a rapid change in different aspects such as innovative healthcare delivery and patient care. The prospect of playing a responsible role in making a difference in the lives of people is very exciting and fulfilling.”
Rajaram holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India; and an MBA in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi.
EP News Bureau – Mumbai