Subhanu Saxena

Mr. Subhanu Saxena has joined Cipla as the Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on February 1, 2013 and currently designated Managing Director & Global CEO. He has a Global Mindset, with “India connect” and is based in our head office in Mumbai, India. Subhanu reports to the Chairman and the Board of Directors of Cipla. He brings to Cipla a proven track record of the key requirements that the CEO’s role demands.

Subhanu holds an MBA from INSEAD – France, Fontainebleau, and a BA (Hons) in Engineering Science from Oxford University, both with distinction. A citizen of the United Kingdom, and an India OCI cardholder, he is fluent in English, Hindi and Sanskrit, and has a good working knowledge of French, German and Russian. Outside of his professional life, Subhanu is a lecturer / teacher of Sanskrit and ancient Indian literature and has a love of Urdu poetry.

Subhanu comes from Novartis Pharma AG, where amongst a number of roles, he was CEO and President of Novartis UK. He, in his last role led the Global Commercial and Product Strategy function for Novartis Pharma. This role was a part of the Global Pharma Executive Committee ($30bn sales), where he had responsibility for Marketing, Sales, Global Medical Affairs and Health Economics.