Rajiv Gulati has single-mindedly pursued pharmaceuticals since a very young age. At age 16, he volunteered for a pharmaceutical conference and heard Dr. Parvinder Singh, the President of the Delhi Chapter of the Pharmaceutical Association. Rajiv was bowled over by his personality and since that very day, wished that he could work with him. He pursued his Masters in Pharmacy and then went on to do an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. Right off the campus, his dream came true as he was recruited by Ranbaxy. The rest as they say, is history.
With over 30 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Rajiv was most recently the President – Global Pharmaceutical Business at Ranbaxy. In between, he also set up Eli Lilly & Company in India, a fortune 500 company and one of the top 12 pharmaceutical companies in the world.
Rajiv Gulati, Strategic Advisor, PE, Pharma and eCom & Mentor, Consumer Health
Mr. Rajiv Gulati is an Independent Consultant advising several PE firms such as Multiples, Capital Group, Stanchart etc. in making judicious investments in the Pharmaceutical sector. Rajiv is also a Mentor to Essentium Phygen, a unique consumer health company. Prior to this, Rajiv was President-Global Pharmaceuticals Business, for Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, located at their Global Headquarters; from April 2011 to Nov 2014. Before joining Ranbaxy in April, 2011, he was Global Head of Anti- counterfeiting operations of Eli Lilly and Company, USA and has done pioneering work in helping fight the menace of fake medicines.
Rajiv is member of Advisory Board of Infinionbiopharm and Independent Director on Board of VST Industries. He has earlier served as an Independent Director on Board of Eris Lifesciences and UTH Healthcare. Rajiv has also been head of Emerging Market Strategy for Eli Lilly & Co.,working at their Global Head Office at Indianapolis, USA. Rajiv has been Chairman and Managing Director of Eli Lilly in India and several South Asian Countries. Apart from Corporate Strategic Planning and Anti- counterfeiting, in earlier stints at the Lilly Corporate Center at Lilly, USA, Rajiv wasGlobal Head of Business Development for Anti-Infectives, worked for Strategic Planning in Moscow and Vienna; and was HR support for Global Marketing at Indianapolis, USA. Mr. Gulati is a well-known veteran with three decades of rich Pharma industry experience. He has completed his Masters in Pharmacy from IIT-Varanasi and MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. He has been the recipient of several awards like the Chairman’s Ovation Award, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Top CEO Award at the 29th World Marketing Conference, KC Chatterjee Memorial Award, Indian Pharmaceutical Association among others.