Mr. Rajesh Ghosh

Mr. Rajesh, VP Innovation & Strategy Head, NovartisMr. Rajesh Ghosh, VP Innovation & Strategy Head, Novartis
Rajesh Ghosh has over 15 years of experience in strategic planning, innovation leadership and operations management and is presently VP, Innovation and Strategy at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, USA. He is based in East Hanover, NJ, USA and is currently on an expat assignment in Novartis Hyderabad. He has been with Novartis since 1997, having served in various positions of increasing responsibility, including a leadership role in setting up a Drug development center in Hyderabad. Rajesh heads the Drug Safety and Epidemiology Center in Novartis Hyderabad in addition to his Innovation role. Drug Safety Center in Novartis Hyderabad spans a 750 associate strong group across 2 countries (India, Argentina) and 6 cities including strategic partnerships. Rajesh has also led Novartis Hyderabad through a successful FDA inspection last year with no findings. He was nominated for top 50 Asian American Business Leaders in US in 2008 and won the prestigious “Inspired Development Leadership” award in 2011 at Novartis. He is a guest speaker at various institutes/organizations including NIPER, DIA and BITS Pilani.

Prior to joining Novartis, Rajesh was a strategic management & IT consultant with Tata Consultancy Services and Oracle New Zealand. He is an electronics engineer by training from Indian Institute of Technology. He obtained his project management certification from George Washington University and executive education from Harvard Business School. He is also the alumni of International Masters in practicing management program from McGill University, Canada and Lancaster University, UK.

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