Sudhanshu Priyadarshi

Global Chief Operating Officer of Cipla Ltd,

Sudhanshu Priyadarshi is the Global Chief Operating Officer of Cipla Ltd, based in Mumbai. He assumed this role in January 2015 and is responsible for delivering Cipla’s global revenue and operating profit across India, South Africa, Europe, North America & International zones. He is also responsible for Global Supply Chain, Global Procurement and API business, thus ensuring strong linkages between businesses, supply chain and operations. In addition, he continues to be responsible for Corporate Strategy, Global M&A and integration management, Portfolio strategy, Business intelligence & Global Business Development & Licensing functions, which he led in his role as Global Head of Strategy & Corporate Development since June 2013 when he joined Cipla. In this role, he was responsible for driving overall strategic agenda for the organization.

He has served as a member on the Board of Directors at Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited, Uganda since November 2013 and on the Board of Cipla EU Ltd. since March 2015.

He joined Cipla from PepsiCo where he was serving as CFO of Global R&D and Global Nutrition Platform Division in the Chicago office. Prior to this role, Sudhanshu was in the Corporate Strategy & Development group where he was responsible for PepsiCo’s international mergers, acquisitions and alliance activities with specific focus on Europe, Middle East and Africa, India and global R&D.

Sudhanshu worked for PepsiCo from 1999 to 2013 in USA & Australia growing through the ranks in various management and leadership roles in Finance, Strategy, Business Integration, and Operations. He started his career in the Australian Head Quarter, Sydney in 1999 then moved to USA in 2001. Sudhanshu also has a broad range of business experience in the banking and retail industries.

He serves as a member of Board of Directors and Leadership council of Bioethics International, a New York based organization. He was also an Executive in Residence in The Center of Integrated Supply Chain at University of Texas, Dallas.

Sudhanshu is a graduate of Physics from India with an MBA from University of Technology,Sydney. He and his wife Anu live in Mumbai, India with their two daughters Saina and Sarina. Sudhanshu enjoys traveling and meeting new people.

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