Dr. Prasada Raju
Managing Director and CEO
“Dr. V. Prasada Raju is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was appointed on 27th October 2020 as the Whole-Time Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and consequently appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer with effect from 10th March 2021. He is responsible for the overall business of the Company and is reporting to the Board of Directors of the Company.
In addition to having a PhD in chemistry and PG Dip in patents law, he is also an alumina of the IIMc under Sr Management programme and IIT, Chicago, USA, where he was trained in material sciences.
He has 27+ years of techno commercial experience in the pharmaceutical space across the value chain, Dr Prasada Raju served in various leadership roles at Granules India Limited and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories.
He served as an Executive Director in Granules India Ltd. Responsible for driving Growth strategy, Product portfolio, Scientific affairs, Regulatory affairs, Intellectual property and New Business initiatives. Led and built R&D and Green field projects. Also served on the Boards of Granules Omnichem Pvt ltd (Vizag, India), Granules Pharmaceuticals Inc., (DC, USA) and USpharma ltd (FL, USA).
Granules was his second professional assignment between 2012 and 2019
Prior to this, he served as a Director, Project Management, Integrated Product development Organisation of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. It includes over 17+ years of techno commercial experience, providing technical, strategic and operational leadership in uniquely challenging positions across various disciplines of pharma (1994-2012)”