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Arun sahwney- Recreation of Ranbaxy


Mr. Arun Sahwney joined Ranbaxy as a CEO and MD in May 2008 and was elected as president of global pharmaceutical business in 2010. He was re- appointed as a head of Ranbaxy in 2012 for 5 years. He graduated in commerce from Sydenham College of commerce in Mumbai, India.

Mr. Sahwney is an industry veteran with over three decades experience in chemical and pharmaceuticalfield.He has held senior functional and management positions in global pharmaceutical companies such as max-gb, Hindustan-gieby,  Bayer India ltd and dr. Reddy laboratories pvt ltd.

Mr. Sahwney is one of the founders of pharmaceutical export promotion council of India. he is also a member of India- Malaysia CEO Forum,  the India-south Africa CEO forum, BRICS Business council constituted by government of India.

Arun Sahwney joined Ranbaxy Laboratories just before Japan’s Daiichi Sankyo acquired a controlling stake in the Indian drug maker. He was named head of Ranbaxy’s global pharmaceutical business in January 2010.

Taking forward its acquisition of Ranbaxy Laboratories, Sun Pharma has put in place a team of top executives, including Dilip Shanghvi’s son Aalok Shanghvi, to lead the businesses of both the organisations. Aalok would head emerging market businesses, currently under the folds of Sun and Ranbaxy, while Sun’s India business head Abhay Gandhi will take charge of the domestic business of both the companies. The group is looking into a new role for Ranbaxy CEO and MD Arun Sahwney.

“The leadership team for Sun Pharma as a combined entity has been announced internally. This leadership team comprising members of Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy draws upon the strategic expertise, collective industry experience and proven track record of chosen leaders within both the organisations,” Sun Pharma’s official spokesperson said in an e-mailed response.

India’s drug major Ranbaxy received a rare distinction at the ILC Power Brand 2013 awards, with its CEO Mr Arun Sahwney receiving the CEO of the year. With this award, the company entered the elite list of power brand in healthcare.

Facts of Mr. Arun Sahwney:-

  • Graduate in commerce in from Sydenham College of commerce in Mumbai, India.
  • Experience for over 3 decades ago in pharmaceutical chemical field.
  • He also receives CEO OF THE YEAR in 2013.
  • Founder of pharmaceutical export promotion council of India.



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