Drug firm Novartis India Limited announced the appointment of Milan Paleja as Vice Chairman & Managing Director. His appointment is effective from June 01, 2018.
Currently, Milan Paleja is Country President, Novartis in India and is also responsible for the pharmaceuticals business in the country. He is also a Managing Director of Novartis Healthcare Private Limited.
Novartis said in a statement, “He has gained a wealth of experience over the years having held positions of increasing responsibility in Consumer Health, Sandoz and Pharmaceuticals, at country and regional level, in diverse geographies such as Singapore, South Africa and Switzerland.”
Milan joined Sandoz India in 1982 in the Finance function. He has held the position of Country President and Head Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Indonesia since March 2016. While in Indonesia, he pioneered innovative access models, turned around the business and laid the foundation for future growth.
Milan is a graduate from Bombay University and holds a Cost Accountants degree from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.
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