Chandru Chawla

  • Chandru Chawla

    Head - Corporate Strategy and New Ventures, Cipla Ltd | @Cipla_Global

    Chandru has over 25 years of experience in leading and managing bio pharmaceutical businesses across diverse geographies and segments. An alumnus of IIT Mumbai and IIFT New Delhi, he has a proven track record having managed P&Ls and Strategy and Business Development globally. His varied experience straddles start-ups, acquired companies and multiple product segments. In his last role as SVP – International for Lupin, he headed business operations spread across emerging markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa with directorial responsibility in 5 subsidiaries. Prior to this, Chandru has worked with Wockhardt as General Manager for emerging markets.

    Chandru championed the creation of a business and innovation incubator called Cipla New Ventures (CNV), where it is nurturing in venture style, businesses that require unique entrepreneurial and start up like eco systems. Cipla Health was recently spun out as a FMCG style consumer health company with a Series A investment from a marquee investor, Fidelity. CNV is actively exploring the digital health space and looking to support start-ups that can bring true disruption in the areas of bridging the health infrastructure gap, empowering the patient and making physician and patient lives simpler.