Banglore will be adding one more feather to its cap. It will soon be playing to host another national event of high importance "The Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit 2009", to be held at the Hotel Le Meredien on January 24th. The one day summit is being organized with a view to bring together leaders from the industry and crystallize their views and thoughts and assist the industry to find solutions and strategies to help the Indian pharma industry face challenges adroitly and seize opportunities as they arise. The who’s who of pharma industry led by Bangalore’s own Kiran Mazumdar of Biocon Lid, Kewal Handa of Pfizer Ltd, Anuj Saxena of Elder Healthcare, Sameeta Reddy of Apollo Hopsitals, Dr Ramakant Panda of Asian Heart Institute and a host of other big wigs will be congregating in the city and conferring with more than 300 industry professional on the nuance that will help them attain leadership position in the pharma industry.
Apart from the Indian industry the summit will also see the presence of over 100 professionals from Srilanka, Bangladesh, Middle East, United states and other countries with close pharma relations with India.
By hosting the Pharma summit at a time when the nation is being rocked by instability in the economy and the corporate world, the organizers also wish to send out a message that while some other sectors have been adversely affected, the Pharma and associated industry continue to progress and have managed to shrug off the effects of the depression across the world. It is also the right time for the industry to rise and review its performance, its people and assess the requirements of the industry. The summit provides a perfect opportunity for all players in the pharma world to come together and learn from the leaders of the industry. The Summit is deliberating many critical topics of tremendous significance confronted by the Industry.
The other notable speakers include, Dr. Shailesh Ayyangar, MD, Aventis Pharma Ltd., Sanofi Aventis Group, Dr Anuj Saxena, MD, Elder Healthcare Ltd, Mr. Ajit Singh, Chairman, ACG World Wide,Mr. Ramesh L. Adige, Executive Director, Corporate Affairs & Global, Corporate Communications, Ranbaxy Ltd, Mr.Anand Balasundaram, MD, Astra Zeneca Pharma Inida Pvt Ltd, Mr. Venkat Jasti, MD, Suven Life Sciences Ltd, Mr A.R.Hegde, COO, Neopharma LLC, Mr Sanjiv Dharwadkar Sr. Director Pharma, Aventis Pharma Ltd, Mr Sanjit Lamba, President & MD, Eisai Pharmatechnology and Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd, Mr M.M.Reddy, Director, Aurobindo Pharma Ltd, Dr. Himadri Sen, President R&D, Ranbaxy Ltd, Dr. Suresh Jadhav Executive Director Serum Institute of India Ltd, Dr J.M.Khanna, Executive Director Science & Technology, Jubiliant Organsys Ltd, Dr P.M.Nayak, Project Director, Zydus Cadila Ltd, Mr Kaushik Desai, Director & CEO, Global Pharmatech, Mr Shailesh Siroya, MD, Bal Pharma Ltd, Mr M.Prashant, VP, Business Devlopment, Sarvotham Remedies Ltd, Mr V.S.Reddy, MD, British Biologicals, Mr J.A.S.Giri, Chairman, Sangfroid Industries Ltd, Dr R.B.Smartha, MD, Interlink Marketing Consultancy Pvt Ltd, Mr C.L.Rathi and MD, Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd among others.
One unique aspect of the summit is that it is being held in aid of Akshaya Patra, the world’s largest run school meal program which is feeding around one million school children everyday across India. Recently even President-Elect Obama had also commended the organisation for the yeomen service it is doing by providing humanity by feeding poor school children across India.
The event is being held in association with Pharmaexicil, Indian Drug Manufaturers Association, Indian Pharmaceutical Associations and the Orgainsation of Pharmaceutical products of India.