Parag Agarwal appointed as Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Chief Financial Officer
pharmafile | October 30, 2020 | Appointment | Sales and Marketing |
Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has appointed Parag Agarwal has the company’s new Chief Financial Officer.
Parag has a career that spans 33 years and has held several leadership positions. 10 of these years have been spent working outside of India. He has expertise in driving performance management of investments, financial result delivery and driving operating margin improvement through revenue & cost optimization across the value chain.
He joins Dr Reddy’s from Reckitt Benckiser PLC, where he served as the Chief Financial Officer based in London. Prior to this, he was associated with organisations such as GSK Consumer Healthcare, Unilever and Genpact.
Commenting on his appointment, Agarwal said: “Dr Reddy’s is driven by its purpose, high governance standards, a robust strategy and strong leadership. I am truly excited to join the organization in its transformation journey to create even more value for its customers and patients.”
Agarwal will replace Saumen Chakraborty, the current CFO & President, who will retire on 1 December 2020. This follows over 19 years of service to the company where he contributed to functions such as HR, Global Generics Operations, Quality, Finance, Legal and Digital & Process Excellence. He will continue to be associated with the Company as an Advisor.