Dr. O.P. Manchanda is the Chief Executive Officer of Dr. Lal PathLabs Pvt. Ltd, India's state-of-the-art laboratory service provider chain. He has about 20 years of sales, marketing & general management exposure in diverse business sectors like Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), agri-biotech space, consumer healthcare and medical diagnostics.
Before joining Dr. Lal PathLabs Pvt. Ltd in the year 2005, Dr. Manchanda led the International & Innovation group of the Consumer Healthcare Division at Ranbaxy, India's largest pharmaceutical company. He was part of the team that launched Ranbaxy's foray into consumer healthcare.
Prior to joining Ranbaxy, Dr. Manchanda worked for Monsanto and Hindustan Unilever. At Monsanto, he was part of the team that successfully launched their first ever biotech product Bt-Cotton as the head of Sales and Marketing.
During his tenure with Hindustan Unilever for about 10 years, he received in-depth exposure in consumer products sales, distribution and marketing. He has also received in-depth exposure in Innovation Process Management as he was the first brand manager with Beverages Innovation Group. He successfully led the concept cum product development, and the market launch of Lipton Tiger A Tea Based Beverage, the first ever innovation product from the Beverages Innovations Group in the year 1998. At Unilever, he received several awards including the Chairman's Global Best Innovation Award for Lipton Tiger.
Dr. O.P. Manchanda has done MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM Ahmedabad).