K. Anand: Helping Indian Pharmaceutical Firms Raise Their Quality & Regulatory Standards | CEOInsights Magazine
  • K. Anand,    CEO & Managing Director, Qualiminds

    K. Anand, CEO & Managing Director, Qualiminds

  • One of the major pillars of our healthcare system, the Indian Pharmaceutical sector is the third largest across the world in terms of volume and is one of the leading generic medicine contributors in the US and Europe markets. Due to the excellent support and encouragement from the Indian government, even though many startups, as well as SMEs, are venturing into pharmaceutical sectors, they hardly have the expertise or tools to meet the ever-evolving regulatory requirements across the world. After more than 35 years in the pharmaceutical sector, K. Anand started his pharma consulting firm to help Indian pharmaceutical companies meet up regulatory challenges and compliance standards across the world. Under his sharp expertise and able leadership, the firm has been helping pharmaceutical firms grow their market base across the world while maintaining the highest product quality standards and procedures.

  • K. Anand: Helping Indian Pharmaceutical Firms Raise Their Quality & Regulatory Standards

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    Given the increasing criticality in healthcare industry impelled by rising health and chronic diseases, pharma and life sciences industry has witnessed prolific attention today. Reimagining the future of pharma and life sciences, the pharma companies have been experiencing a wave of innovations through introduction of new treatment modalities, smart machines, advanced analytics, and essentially, digital connectivity.

    The Indian Pharmaceuticals sector has seen some major developments, investments and support from the government in the recent years. India's domestic pharmaceutical market stood at $42 billion in 2021 and is likely to reach $65 billion by 2024 and further expand to reach $120-130 billion by 2030.  India is a major exporter of Pharmaceuticals, with over 200+ countries served by Indian pharma exports. India supplies over 50 percent of Africa's requirement for generics, 40 percent of generic demand in the US, and 25 percent of all medicine in the UK. Additionally, as per IBEF, as of 2021, India's biotech industry clocks in about $12 billion in annual revenue.

     The Indian biotechnology industry is expected to reach $150 billion by 2025, where its contribution the global biotechnology market will be growing by 19 percent.  Significantly, provided the multiple disciplines and functions it serves, Pharma and Life Sciences industry require medical and nonmedical professionals' assistance with equal urgency over time. Hence the CEOs in Pharma and Life Sciences are dynamically looking into augmenting growth within the industry strengthening the pharma and life sciences operations strategy. They definitely need to applauded for it.

    In this issue of the CEO Insights magazine, a list of `Top 10 CEOs from Pharma & Life Sciences - 2022' is provided to the readers in corporate and different sectors, for informing on the excellent services leveraged by the Leaders in Pharma and Life Sciences sector. The listing is prepared by a team of industry veterans, CEOs and VCs, and the CEO Insights magazine editorial board.

Top 10 CEOs from Pharma & Life Sciences – 2022

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Qualiminds K. Anand, CEO & Managing Director Qualiminds After an accomplished career of over 35 years in the Pharmaceutical sector, he started his pharma consulting firm in 2016 to help organizations raise their quality and regulatory standards while growing their market space
Alkem Laboratories Balmiki Prasad Singh, Executive Director Alkem Laboratories He is currently associated with three Companies and is director with Alkem Foundation who is dedicated in his work
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Glenn Saldanha, Chief Executive Officer Glenmark Pharmaceuticals A global leader in pharmaceutical industry driving Glenmark's innovation agenda, discovery & development of transformational healthcare solutions & navigating operational excellence for the last two decades
Divi's Laboratories Kiran S. Divi, Chief Executive Officer Divi's Laboratories As a Chief Executive officer, he has an extensive experience in leading the firm with his strategic planning
Nutri Newron Pediatrix Dr. Niriee Srikant, CEO Nutri Newron Pediatrix He successfully introduced a molecular diagnostics technology that has since raised clinicians' awareness of the need for early detection in the fight against fatal illnesses and congenital abnormalities
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Sailesh Desai, Executive Director Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Has more than two decades of industrial experience, in which 18 years have been in the pharmaceutical industry
Kimia Biosciences Sameer Goel, Chief Executive Officer Kimia Biosciences As a CEO, he is responsible for overall leadership in accomplishing business and product development goals, as well as the formation of strategic partnerships
Cipla Umang Vohra, Chief Executive Officer Cipla He leads Cipla’s transformation journey to build a healthcare ecosystem for the future foray into digital therapeutics & specialty
Lupin Vinita D. Gupta, Chief Executive Officer Lupin As a Chief Executive officer, her full focus is to improve the quality and to develop business into next level
Akumentis Healthcare Pradeep Patni, CEO Akumentis Healthcare Passionate about developing people and transforming organizational culture, he is an experienced leader with a career spanning more than 25 years in the healthcare industry

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