Rakesh Upadhyay

Director – Diabetes Business Unit

Rakesh Upadhyay is Director - Diabetes Business Unit at Eli Lilly and Company India and leads Sales and Marketing for Lilly’s Diabetes portfolio in India.

Rakesh joined Lilly in 2009 as a Management Trainee. He grew to a leadership role with various stints across Sales, Marketing, Six Sigma, Sales Operations, Market Research, Digital Marketing and New Product Planning. He has also served as Sales Director Philippines on an international assignment. Rakesh’s last role was Associate Director – Sales Operations & Digital Marketing where he led the Sales Productivity process and Multi Channel Engagement efforts for the affiliate.

Prior to Lilly, Rakesh worked as a Software Engineer at Persistent Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Rakesh is a B.Tech in Computer Science from DAIICT, Gujarat and an MBA from IIM Indore.