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GV Prasad 

Co-Chairman & CEO, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.

Prasad leads the core team that drives growth and performance at Dr. Reddy’s. He is the architect of the company’s successful Global Generics and API strategies, and has spearheaded Dr. Reddy’s foray into Biosimilars and Differentiated Formulations. His efforts have helped transform the company from a mid-sized firm in India’s pharmaceutical sector into a global player. Dr. Reddy’s is now recognized widely for scientific innovation, people practices, and corporate governance. Prasad’s vision of a future based on innovation is a key part of the company’s growth strategy.

Prasad serves on the boards of organizations including Indian School of Business, Dr. Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences, Acumen Fund, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, World Wildlife Fund-India, Hyderabad region.

Under his leadership, Dr. Reddy’s was one of the first Indian pharma companies to embrace green technologies and processes, and to foster their adoption in the industry. Environmental goals are built into the company’s operational approach, reducing its ecological footprint.

A Chemical Engineer from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Prasad also holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue University, USA.

He has received many awards, the most recent being India’s Best CEO in the Large Company category from Business Today in 2014 and India Business Leader of the Year from CNBC Asia in 2015.