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Granules India appoints Dr. K.V.S Ram Rao as Joint Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Hyderabad : Granules India Limited (GIL), a vertically integrated pharmaceutical company, today announced the appointment of Dr. K.V.S Ram Rao as Joint Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from January 05, 2022. Dr Ram Rao has over two decades of experience in pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

Dr. Ram Rao holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad and a master’s degree & Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has over 29 years of experience in the field of manufacturing, R&D, business and customer service management. He worked as Executive Director & CEO for CSM Business of PI Industries Limited. He played a significant role in Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited while working in various capacities from 2000 to 2018. He also worked with Jubilant Life Sciences and Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Ltd.

Commenting on the appointment, Dr. Krishna Prasad Chigurupati, Chairman & Managing Director of Granules India Limited said, “I am excited to welcome Dr. K.V.S Ram Rao to Granules as Joint Managing Director and CEO. During the past few years, we have stressed the importance of building a company around the pillars of efficiencies and sustainability. Dr. Ram Rao’s varied experience in the areas of Chemical and API businesses including R&D and Manufacturing through adoption of innovative technology and best practices in sustainability, will further strengthen Granules’ drive towards becoming a strong integrated manufacturer with unparalleled efficiencies.”

Dr. Rao is well known for leadership capability in making high stake decisions and overcoming complex business challenges and is expert at articulating and implementing change while gaining consensus from people with differing agenda. He established innovative business models with eminent team dynamics and instituted good manufacturing and R&D systems. He also built best in class practices in environment, health & safety and nurtured excellent diversity & inclusivity policies. He has strong market knowledge, financial/analytical skills, customer-oriented approach, industry network at multiple levels, well-grounded principles of governance & ethics.