Comes from Jaipur (Rajasthan, India).
Schooled at RIMC Dehradun and graduated in Chemistry from Maharaja's College Jaipur. Accomplished a Post-Graduate degree from the University of Lucknow followed by Business Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) in India. Previous job experience in Wockhardt (Mumbai, India), Orchid, GVK Bio, Dr Reddy's India, Dr Reddy's Japan and Dr Reddy's Laboratories (UK) Ltd. Worked in different businesses and has been responsible for different countries and regions (US, Europe, Africa, Russia, China, and entire Asia including Australia) as part of various assignments. Joined CBC Tokyo in Dec 2012. Moved to India as Executive Director and Head of the Pharmaceutical business. Currently the Managing Director of CBC India since April 2014.
While the global pharma business continues to be a key driver, CBC has made investments in the fields of Pharmaceuticals, Agrochemicals, Natural extracts/Nutraceuticals, Specialty Chemicals and Medical Devices in India. Besides these, there are several areas which have been identified as New Business Initiatives and the CBC Group has made investments in this space in India viz. Medical Devices, Last Mile Logistics, Trading platform (aggregator) for Industrial products, Semiconductor chip development and EV Batteries. We continue to look for opportunities in and from India.
Indian and Japanese cultures are very different so a continuous challenge is to manage expectations on both sides. This requires a lot of handholding of staff (both in Japan and in India) and also continuous interaction with offices in Japan and Worldwide. CBC India has been fortunate enough to be able to do this because of the open-mindedness of CBC Japan and the continuous efforts of the Japanese & Indian staff. This is an ongoing process and we have to work diligently towards achieving it. There are lots of challenges but then there are also lots of opportunities. Our challenge is to maintain the Japanese philosophy and work on the Indian strengths since this will help us keep our unique position and develop a Niche. We want to be the go-to company when an Indian company wants to cooperate with Japan or when a Japanese company wants to come to India. In some areas we have succeeded and in some areas we are working hard to succeed.