Manoj Saxena

Managing Director Bayer Zydus Pharma and Country Division Head, South Asia - Pharmaceuticals

Manoj Saxena is currently the Managing Director - Bayer Zydus Pharma and Country Division Head, South Asia – Pharmaceuticals. As part of Bayer’s Asia Pacific Pharma Leadership Team, he is known for his contribution in driving key growth strategies within the region. With a deep understanding of the healthcare industry, he has immense experience across functions and has taken on senior roles in sales and marketing, business analysis and general management. Across various roles, Manoj has had opportunities to work closely on Indian domestic strategy, new launches, new SBE’s and various other organizational projects from time to time.

Manoj joined Bayer India in 2009 as the Business Unit Head for General Medicine and Women’s Health with a vision to expand and increase Bayer’s footprint in the emerging market. He strongly supported Bayer’s joint venture with Zydus Cadila in 2011 to form Bayer Zydus Pharma. He was then part of the Bayer Leadership Team in India and an active member of Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI).

In August 2012, Manoj was appointed the Country Head for Pharmaceuticals Division and the Country Representative for Consumer Health and Animal Health divisions in Bayer Vietnam. Here, he was the Board Member (Vice Chair) at Pharma Group Vietnam - a key industry association for the pharmaceutical industry. Following his stint in Vietnam, Manoj was the Managing Director of Bayer Co. (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. and Country Division Head of Pharmaceuticals for the diverse cluster of Singapore & Malaysia. He was also a Board Member of Singapore Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (SAPI).

Manoj is passionate about Inclusion and Diversity (I&D). He is also the sponsor of the InfinitUS – the I&D Community at Bayer in India and represents the I&D Council of Bayer Pharma globally. Manoj is a graduate with a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics (Hons) and has completed his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing.

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