Shailesh AyyangarNon-Executive Director
Shailesh Ayyangar was the Managing Director of the Company from October 2005 till January 2018. He also was Head of South Asia operations of Sanofi including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
Prior to joining Sanofi Synthelabo in 2002 as its Managing Director, Shailesh held senior positions for 14 years in SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), in India and in Great Britain.
He began his career as a practicing veterinarian in the rural areas of Gujarat where he was employed by the National Dairy Development Board. With his wide-ranging experience of over three decades in the industry, Dr. Ayyangar led the OPPI (Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers’ of India) - an industry body representing research based pharmaceutical companies of India for 4 years. He is also a receipient of one of the highest civilian awards from President of France.