Former Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Novartis India Limited, is a veteran in the healthcare industry who has served as the Managing Director and Country President of Novartis India Limited for 15 years. He has managed diverse boards, teams and organisations to drive strategic growth plans and delivered strong and successful business outcomes within complex environments. Very strong in advocacy and influencing policy changes.
Mr Shahani is immediate Past President, Swiss Indian Chamber of Commerce and has promoted strong ties between Switzerland and India. He is President Emeritus of Organisation of Pharmaceuticals Producers of India (OPPI), also Past President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and was on the Council of the International Federation of Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers Associations (IFPMA, Geneva). He is a thought leader in the Pharmaceutical Industry and has been actively involved in advocating for a strong Product Patent law in the country and Data Protection and liberalization of the price control mechanism for Pharmaceuticals. He has also strongly canvassed for deterrent legislation against counterfeit drugs and liberalisation of FDI in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Mr Shahani is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.