Vidhi to head con­sumer health­care biz at Sun Pharma

BioSpectrum (India) - - PEOPLE NEWS -

Three years af­ter Aalok Shanghvi was in­ducted as emerg­ing mar­kets head of Sun Pharma, the com­pany has now in­tro­duced Vidhi Sal­gao­car as head of the Con­sumer Health­care busi­ness, a sep­a­rate di­vi­sion.

A grad­u­ate in eco­nom­ics from the Whar­ton

School of the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia, Sal­gao­car joined Sun Pharma in 2012. Be­fore of­fi­cially tak­ing charge as head of the con­sumer di­vi­sion she led the mar­ket­ing func­tion of the In­dia busi­ness.

Sal­gao­car played a ma­jor role in de­vel­op­ing the nutri­tion busi­ness of Sun Pharma and spear­headed the com­pany’s strat­egy to en­ter the nutri­tion space. In­dia’s con­sumer health­care busi­ness is es­ti­mated to ex­pand to $280 bil­lion from about $100 bil­lion cur­rently. In In­dia, tra­di­tional drug mak­ers ap­pear to be en­ter­ing the space af­ter build­ing their generic drugs busi­ness.

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