Mr. Sanjay Murdeshwar

Vice Chairman & Managing Director


Mr. Murdeshwar joined Novartis in India in May 2019. He comes with more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, which includes varied roles in the pharmaceuticals and consumer health businesses at country, region and global levels.

Before joining Novartis, Mr. Murdeshwar was with AstraZeneca based in Maryland, USA as Vice-President in their Global Product & Portfolio Strategy group and before that Country President & Managing Director of AstraZeneca India since 2013.

Prior to joining AstraZeneca, Mr. Murdeshwar was with Bayer AG for 17 years with stints in various sales, marketing, finance, strategy and general management roles and in different countries, including USA, Germany, Philippines, India and Singapore.

He has a Bachelors' Degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA.