Sanjeev PanchalCountry President & Managing Director, AstraZeneca Pharma India
Sanjeev is responsible for driving the next phase of growth in line with the bold aspiration to be pioneers in science, transform patient outcomes via innovative medicines and lead in sustainability. Having held the position as Country President (CP) for AstraZeneca Malaysia in the last 4 years, he brings a wealth of experience – from strategic thinking, transforming the business, delivering innovative partnerships to being a respected healthcare partner. He has been instrumental in transforming the business in Malaysia by driving new launches, innovative patient-centric partnerships and Market Access strategies, guiding an inclusive and diverse team to achieve double-digit growth outpacing prevailing market growth. He played a critical role in supporting Malaysia government in combating the pandemic through AstraZeneca’s Covid 19 vaccine and long-acting monoclonal antibodies, as well as leading the Corporate Affairs strategy and Sustainability initiatives.
Sanjeev is also externally assuming roles as Vice President PhAMA – an industry association, a Board of Director for the British Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and actively chairs the Malaysia Cancer Care Coalition.
Having started his career in the company from India two decades ago, Sanjeev has worked in various roles and regions. One of his strongest assets is his ability to thrive in a diverse environment, assume challenging assignments and work with different cultures. He has held positions in leadership roles across Sales and Marketing within India and Indonesia, before moving to Regional Asia Pacific in Singapore and the International Region in the UK. As CVRM Commercial Director in the UK, Sanjeev focused on developing AstraZeneca’s Emerging Market Strategy for international markets including Asia Area, LATAM, MEA as well as Brazil, Russia and ANZ.
He is a Science graduate with an MBA and holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (PhD). He also holds professional Diplomas in International Business and Human Resource Management.