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Glenmark appoints Yasir Rawjee as CEO of Glenmark Life Sciences

PTI New Delhi | Updated on May 07, 2019 Published on May 07, 2019

Glenmark had earlier this year transferred the API business to a wholly-owned subsidiary Glenmark Life Sciences. File photo

Glenmark’s API business has witnessed robust growth rate of 15 per cent CAGR over the last five years

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced the appointed of Yasir Rawjee as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Glenmark Life Sciences, its subsidiary for the active pharmaceuticals ingredients (API) business.

Rawjee joins Glenmark Life Sciences from Mylan, where most recently he was the Head of Global API Operations, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said in a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing.

Rawjee has a PhD in Chemistry from Texas A&M University, United States of America (USA), and Bachelor of Science (Tech.) from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. He has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

“We are happy that Rawjee will now spearhead the API unit and take it to greater heights with his rich experience both in the technical and marketing aspects of the business,” said Glenn Saldanha, Chairman and Managing Director (MD), Glenmark Pharmaceuticals.

Glenmark’s API business has witnessed robust growth rate of 15 per cent CAGR over the last five years while maintaining its leadership position globally across several molecules, the company said.

To provide a strategic focus to this business, Glenmark had earlier this year transferred the API business to a wholly-owned subsidiary Glenmark Life Sciences, it said.

“We see significant growth potential in our API business given the increasing demand for good quality and sustained supply of APIs globally. With this view, we housed our API business into a separate subsidiary, which will be run independently,” Saldanha said.

Glenmark Life Sciences has built strong partnerships across the globe and has a very focused approach to further expand the API business, said Rawjee.

Published on May 07, 2019
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