Mr. Chandru Chawla


Chandru has nearly 25 years of experience in leading and managing bio pharmaceutical businesses across diverse geographies and segments. He has a proven track record having managed P&Ls and Strategy and Business Development globally.

His varied experience straddles start-ups, acquired companies and multiple product segments. In his last role as SVP – International for Lupin, he headed business operations spread across emerging markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa with directorial responsibility in 5 subsidiaries. Prior to this, Chandru has worked with Wockhardt as General Manager for emerging markets.

At Cipla, he has played a leadership role in its transformation from a “partner-led” business model to a business that stands on innovation and meaningful commercial presence in key markets driving initiatives across emerging markets, biotechnology, specialty and consumer health.
Chandru is an alumnus of IIT Mumbai with an MBA from IIFT New Delhi.