Managing Directorshow more
Luca Visini, Managing Director, Eli Lilly and Company India & Sri Lanka took over this role in February 2018.
Luca joined Lilly in 2004 and held several strategic leadership roles in various functional departments out of Lilly headquarters in Indianapolis, the USA and Europe. From 2011 to 2014 he was the country manager for Lilly Romania. Prior to moving to India, he worked as Senior Director Global Marketing at Indianapolis, US.
Luca holds diverse experiences in variety of demand realization areas, business development, change management, general management and global product launches.
Having joined India operations in the year that marks Lilly’s 25-year presence in India, Luca’s vision is to answer unmet needs of people living with chronic diseases such as Cancer and Diabetes through Lilly’s innovative medications.
Luca is an alumnus of SDA Bocconi School of Management and Università degli Studi di Bergamo in Italy.
Director – Human Resourcesshow more
Anant Garg is the Director Human Resource at Eli Lilly & Company India. He is responsible for developing and executing Lilly India’s people strategy that aligns with the overall organizational vision, core values and business objectives.
He joined Lilly in 2011 as Associate Director HR and since then has managed different assignments and roles in HR Business Partnership, Global Compensation and Six Sigma. Most recently he was the Director Corporate Affairs, Pricing, Reimbursement and Access at Lilly India and was responsible for managing market access, product pricing, public health initiatives, corporate affairs and communications..
Prior to Lilly, Anant worked with Mercer leading HR consulting assignments across different industries, and with Accenture playing a key role in the company’s expansion in India.
Anant is a Bachelor’s in Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Allahabad and an MBA in HR from XLRI Jamshedpur.
Director - Diabetes Business Unitshow more
As the Diabetes Business Unit Director, Deepak is responsible for Sales & Marketing strategies for products in Diabetes Area. Deepak has a strong leadership experience of over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry. He started his career with Lilly India and grew to a leadership role with various roles in Sales & Marketing in Lilly. Deepak also has experience of International Marketing across Europe & USA in his various assignments with Novartis & AstraZeneca. Before moving back to Lilly in India, Deepak was in AstraZeneca, Cambridge UK as Global Brand Director for Life Cycle Maximization.
Deepak completed his Executive MBA from INGOU, New Delhi and his Graduation in Life Sciences, Lucknow University.
Director – Corporate Affairs & PRAshow more
Dibakar Bhattacharya is the Director Corporate Affairs, Pricing, Reimbursement and Access at Eli Lilly and Company. He is responsible for managing Corporate Affairs, Market Access, Product Pricing, Public Health Initiatives, and Communications.
He joined Eli Lilly in 2012 as Head, Key Accounts Management and since then has managed different assignments and roles as the Lead, Bangladesh Access Expansion, New Market Development, and India Access Expansion Project. Prior to his current role, he was Associate Director, Alliances and Business Development.
Prior to Lilly, Dibakar has worked with Accenture, Johnson & Johnson and DuPont. Dibakar is a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Indore.
Legal Counselshow more
Harleen Sama is the General Counsel for India and North ASEAN since June 2016. Prior to this Harleen started her career with Lilly in 2013 as the Head of Commercial. Contracting Centre of Expertise, a specialized division of Lilly Legal providing legal support for all commercial contracting matters within SAMETA region and parts of Europe.
Qualified in India, Harleen has 22 years of work experience within multiple jurisdictions (India, Middle East, Africa and Europe) in the fields of corporate and commercial law, honed by a combination of private practice, legal consulting and in-house legal counseling.
Associate Director - Sales Operations & Digitalshow more
Rakesh Upadhyay has been with Eli Lilly since 2009 and carries rich experience in Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing. In his current role, he spearheads the affiliate’s Digital Strategy roadmap & Multi-Channel Customer engagement model, and also leads Sales Operations, Market Research, New Product Planning and Customer Experience.
Prior to this role, Rakesh worked as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt for Lilly India and was responsible for driving organizational effectiveness and productivity enhancement projects for India affiliate and SAMETA region. He has also held roles like Regional Sales Director, Diabetes Brand Manager and a Short Term Assignment as Eli Lilly Phillippines – Sales Director to his credit.
Rakesh holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore and has completed a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) from DA-IICT, Gujarat, India.
Director, Specialty Business Unitshow more
Munish is the current Director for Specialty Business Unit in Lilly India. In his role, Munish is responsible for the Sales and Marketing strategies for all specialty business unit products that span across therapy areas like Oncology, Osteoporosis and Cardiology. With over 15 years of managing cross-functional & cross-cultural teams, organizational complexities & business uncertainties, he has been integral in the success of many marquee initiatives at Lilly.
Munish has held diverse positions in marketing & sales at Lilly India covering Marketing, Sales Operations, Market Research, New Product Planning, & Sales. In his last assignment, as Brand Leader - Alliance Brands & Men’s Health for Asia Operations, he played a crucial role in managing alliance, and guiding affiliate teams on developing & implementing customer plans. He also brings in rich experience from his Business support role at MSD Pharmaceuticals, and Strategy & Business Development responsibility at Philips India.
In his current role, his focus is to ensure that we achieve & maintain access to our medicines for people across the country.
Munish is a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Kurukshetra University. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Economics from Kurukshetra University, and has completed his Post Graduation in Business Management from MDI, Gurgaon.
Associate Director ITshow more
Rimmi Kakkar, Associate Director IT at Eli Lilly and Company India, is responsible for driving affiliate priorities and goals underpinned by strong IT and digital interventions.
Rimmi holds a Bachelor’s degree in computers and has been with Lilly for more than 11 years. She has held several positions in IT across Emerging Markets. In her most recent role as EMBU Solution Delivery Leader- Digital, she has successfully delivered various digital capabilities for Emerging Markets.
As part of Lead team she continues to collaborate and contribute towards achieving the company goals by implementing Innovative IT solutions.
Medical Directorshow more
Rohit Arora is the Affiliate Medical Director at Eli Lilly and Company, India and is responsible for Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs and Patient Support Programs. He joined Lilly India in June 2018.
Prior to this, he has held leadership responsibilities in diverse roles within Medical Affairs, Business Alliances and Commercial across various organizations including Ranbaxy, Sanofi, Abbott and Shire.
In his current role, Rohit is focused on establishing strong scientific leadership for Lilly India across diverse therapy areas and enhancing access to innovative therapies and solutions towards supporting better health outcomes.
Rohit has completed his MD from SN Medical College, Agra and has a certification in public affairs from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.
Ethics and Compliance Officershow more
Ethics and Compliance Officer
Gunjan was Medical Advisor for Diabetes and Autoimmune and Head of Medical Information Services before taking up the role of ECO in January 2018. She has been associated with Lilly for 7 years and served as a medical point of contact for Diabetes, Autoimmune, Men’s health and Medical information. She spearheaded the launch of Trulicity in India and worked on integration of medical information support services to 7 countries from India.
As ECO, Gunjan works on ensuring Lilly India continues to foster ethical and responsible business behavior, driving integration of high performance with high integrity in all business related action, and creating platforms for employees to speak up when in doubt and create an environment which is trusted by both internal and external customers and partners.
As lead privacy steward for the country, Gunjan guides adherence to the Global Privacy Program by promoting understanding of guidelines amongst employees and driving their implementation in business interactions.
As part of Lilly India lead team, Gunjan continues to integrate, collaborate and contribute to each business decision made at the affiliate.
Qualifications: MD Pharmacology
Chief Financial Officer, Eli Lilly and Companyshow more
Vishal Dhoot is the Chief Financial Officer at Eli Lilly and Company, India. Based in Gurgaon, he is leading the finance & supply chain function at Lilly India.
He joined Eli Lilly in 2011 as the Leader of Planning & Pricing for Asia Operations managing the financial planning, forecasting and budgeting for Lilly Pharma Asia. He later moved to Malaysia to work as Regional Director – Financial Planning, APAC for Elanco Animal Heath (a division of Eli Lilly).
Prior to Lilly, Vishal has worked with General Electric & Bharti Wal-Mart JV.
Vishal is a Chartered Accountant by profession and MBA from SPJIMR, Mumbai.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Mr. Rajiv Kohli has resigned w.e.f. 17th April 2015
- Ms. Anurita Majumdar has resigned w.e.f. 17th July 2015
- Mr. Yogesh Kumar has resigned w.e.f. 16th December 2015
- Mr. Nabil Daoud has resigned w.e.f. 23rd March 2016
- Mr. Ranjeet Singh Walia has resigned w.e.f. 14th June 2016
- Mr. Vikram Arora has resigned w.e.f. 10th February 2017
- Edgard has resigned w.e.f 4th March 2018