President – US Business Operations
Venkatesh is a seasoned professional with 20+ years of rich experience in multiple industries (consumer products, foods, pharmaceuticals) as well as various functions (marketing/ P&L, business development, and commercial operations). Prior to joining Strides, he was Head of the US operations of Micro Labs. He also has extensive global experiences in his earlier assignments with Pfizer, Dr. Reddys, Zydus Cadila, Rising, including commercial operations, M&A, licensing, and alliances. Venkatesh is a double master’s with Chemical Engineering and Business Administration. At Strides, Venkatesh is responsible for executing the long-term sustainable strategy for the US operations covering all aspects of the business that lead to growth, profitability, and cash flows. He is also responsible for driving the commercial strategies and business development initiatives for Strides.