Neeraj Garg has more than 17 years of experience across industries, roles and countries. He combines a strong strategic perspective with entrepreneurial instinct in operating roles. He has worked in the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Consumer Products and Retail sectors.
He is the CEO of Apollo Health & Lifestyle, one of India’s leading retail healthcare services businesses, and a part of the Apollo Hospitals group. AHLL currently has interests in a range of formats, including Clinics, premium mother-and-child centres (Cradle) and Day Surgery, and a few more concepts in pipeline. Neeraj’s vision is to build India’s largest primary and secondary healthcare network which provides seamless services between the home and a tertiary care hospital, combining clinical excellence and personalised customer service.
Prior to joining Apollo, he spent over 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry, in diverse roles with Piramal Healthcare / Abbott. He is credited with having built one of the largest mass-market pharmaceutical businesses in the country - True Care. This was a business he conceptualized and built from scratch to nearly Rs 350 crs in 5 years. In his last role with Abbott, he was leading the Global Strategy function for Abbott’s worldwide branded generics business (> $5 bn in 130+ countries).
He is a Computer engineer from the Delhi College of Engineering, who went on to do his MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies (Delhi). He joined Hindustan Unilever from campus and grind his teeth in sales & marketing there. He moved to management consulting at A.T. Kearney where he focused on the Consumer Products & Retail sectors, while also doing work on Organization design.
He is a strong believer in taking risks and trying new things; his favourite statements being:“no chance, no dance” “when was the last time you did something for the first time”