Annoucements - Business
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Kanchan Agarwal as Manager, Finance.
Effective from 3rd May 2021

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Kanchan Agarwal as Manager, Finance with effect from 3rd May, 2021.

She has completed her CA from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Kanchan brings about 10+ years of experience and has worked in Budgeting, Mis, Finance, Accounting, Audit, SAP Implementation, Compliance, Policies & Process Improvements. She earlier worked with Piramal Foundation, Voltas Ltd. (A Tata Enterprise), Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Pravin Navandar & Co.

She will be responsible for the entire finance function for India entity. She will give 75% of her time to India Business, for which she will report to Mr. Ravinder Kumar Sagar-CEO & Country Head.

She will also be supporting our HQ for 25% of time, for which she will be reporting to Mr. Milan Paleja-Chairman & Managing Director. She will be based at Mumbai Head Office.

Please join us in welcoming Kanchan to the Wellesta family. Wishing her the very best for a long and successful career with Wellesta.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ravinder Kumar Sagar as CEO and Country Head for India with effect from Feb 1st 2021.
Effective from 1st Feb 2021

Mr. Ravinder Kumar Sagar has been appointed as CEO and Country Head of India with effect from Feb 1st 2021. Mr. Sagar is a seasoned business leader with 39 years of experience, and an ambitious visionary who believes in looking at problems as opportunities. He was previously associated with Novartis for over three decades.

His experience spans over the entire country and has led businesses in specialties like Transplant & Immunology, Oncology, Established brands business, Respiratory and most recently with Key Accounts Management, which cuts across all the businesses of the organization.

He started his career as a Medical Representative and rose to rank as Area Manager, Regional Manager, Business Head, and also a member of the Pharma Executive Committee in his journey with Novartis. He managed Sales, Marketing, Sales-Force Effectiveness, FF deployment project post-merger in Novartis, Third-party FF, and Key Accounts Management. KAM became the benchmark for not only Indian Pharma but also in the AMEA (Asia, Middle East, Africa) region. He was the first-time recipient of the "Manager of the Year" award in 2018, which was awarded by the regional head. Mr. Sagar completed his MSc in Life Sciences from Panjabi University Patiala and Masters in Marketing Management from NMIMS Mumbai.

We at Wellesta see good opportunities in Indian Healthcare Market, as well as ventures for Wellesta to grow and make strong progress. We are sure that Mr. Sagar's experience and leadership will help guide our India business plan to achieve our vision and missions in India. Mr. Sagar will report to Milan Paleja, Director of Wellesta Healthcare India, and also the Chairman and MD of the Wellesta Group.

We wish Mr. Ravinder Kumar Sagar great success in this new position.
We are pleased to announce our Strategic Business Alliance in India with Parazelsus through its subsidiary company Wellesta Healthcare Pvt. Ltd, India.
Effective from July, 2020

Wellesta Holdings Pte.Ltd is pleased to announce strategic alliance in India with Parazelsus through its subsidiary company in India, Wellesta Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.

Parazelsus is an MNC company founded by Peter Zuellig in 2007 and operates in multiple countries including India, specializing in Distribution & Logistics. The Company is led by Markus Haefeli as Managing Director. Parazelsus India with its focus on Distribution and Logistics in the Healthcare sector, decided to partner with Wellesta in India for its CSO & Sales and Marketing business.

Wellesta’s core strength is Marketing, Brand Management, Sales & Operations with world class standards in its business approach and compliance. We foresee this partnership will make a Perfect Fit by offering an end-to-end business solution to business partners. With this decision 120 employees have moved from Parazelsus to Wellesta in India.

This will help us achieve our goal to provide high quality end to end professional services and support while providing high quality healthcare products at optimum prices, to support improving health for patients. Our focus would be driven through our dedicated efforts, strong in-market experience, determination and commitment.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Prameet Shah as Manager, Technical Operations.
Effective from 1st Jul 2020

We are pleased to announce that . Prameet K Shah has joined us as Manager- Technical Operations. He will be reporting to Mr. Dinesh Nair - Director- Supply Chain and will be based at Head Office.

He has completed his M.Pharm from Poona College of Pharmacy – Pune and Executive MBA from ITM Mumbai.

He brings about 30+ years of experience in Planning, cross-functional coordination, production and product supply management, New Products sourcing, Pricing, costing and negotiations ,procurement management, Business development for contract manufacturing and earlier worked for Neon laboratories Ltd, Themis Medicare Ltd, Arvind Remedies Ltd, Unimark Remedies Ltd, Mission Vivacare Ltd, JB Chemicals, VHB Life science and Novartis India Ltd.

Please join us in welcoming Prameet to the Wellesta family. Wishing him the very best for a long and fruitful career with Wellesta.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Kiran Alva as Manager, HR.
Effective from 03rd Feb 2020

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Kiran Alva as Manager, HR.

She has completed her MBA from H.K Institute of Management Studies & Research through Mumbai University and Master in labour Management from Annamalai University.

She brings about 8.5 years of experience in pharmaceuticals industries and Handled role ranging from Talent acquisition, Employee Engagement, Formulating Job Description & Recruitment Rules, KPI setting, and Performance Management Process.

She has earlier worked for Elder Health Care Ltd. (Elder Pharmaceutical Division). Fullife Health Care Pvt. Ltd, Regaliz Medicare Ltd and Eurolife Health Care Pvt.Ltd.

We welcome Ms. Kiran Alva to our Wellesta family and wish her great success in this role.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Sharad Lad as Manager, Finance.
Effective from 1st Feb 2020

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Sharad Lad as Manager, Finance.

He has completed his Chartered Accountancy from ICAI.

He brings about 4 years of experience and Handled Overall Accounting & Financial activities , Global consolidated Financial Reporting to Management, Financial Budgets & forecasting Analysis for a division.

He has earlier worked for Parazelsus India Pvt Ltd.

We welcome Mr.Sharad Lad to our Wellesta family and wish him great success in this role.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ravinder Kumar Sagar as Senior Advisor to India Leadership Team for India Business.
Effective from 15th Jul 2020

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Ravinder Kumar Sagar has been appointed as Senior Advisor to India Leadership Team with effect from 15th July, 2020. Mr Sagar is a seasoned business leader with 39 years of experience and a visionary who believes in looking at problems as opportunities and always aiming for slightly impossible objectives. He was previously associated with Novartis for over 3 decades.

His experience spans over entire country and has lead businesses like Transplant & Immunology, Oncology, Established brands business, Respiratory and more recently with Key Accounts Management which cuts across all the businesses of the organization

His career started as Medical Rep, rose in to rank as Area Manager, Regional Manager, Business Head and member of Pharma Executive Committee in his 3 decades journey with Novartis. He managed Sales, Marketing, SFE (Sales Force Effectiveness), FF deployment project post- merger in Novartis, Third party FF and Key accounts management. KAM became the benchmark for not only Indian Pharma but also in the AMEA region. He was awarded “Manager of the year in 2018” by the regional head which was awarded for the first time to any individual in the past.

Mr. Sagar completed his MSc in Life Sciences from Panjabi University Patiala and Masters in Marketing Management from NMIMS Mumbai.

We at Wellesta are very optimistic about opportunities in Indian Healthcare Market & opportunities for Wellesta to grow & make strong progress. We are sure that Mr. Sagar's experience & leadership will help our India Business plan to achieve our Vision & Mission in India.

Mr. Sagar will report to Milan Paleja, Director of Wellesta Healthcare India & also Chairman &MD of the Wellesta Group.

We welcome Mr. Ravi Kumar Sagar to our Wellesta family and wish him great success in this role.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kamal Anand as Director, Sales for Wellesta Healthcare Pvt. Ltd, India.
Effective from 1st Dec 2019

Mr. Kamal Anand has been appointed Director, Sales for India business with effect from 1st December, 2019. Mr. Anand is a competent professional with over 35 years of experience in Strategic Planning, Sales & Marketing and Business Development. In his last role, he was BU Head, Consumer Products Divison at Plethico Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

He possesses a strong leadership record and has a deep understanding of the consumer and business landscape across geographies having worked in the FMCG and Healthcare sector both in India and abroad. He started his career after his MBA as a Management Trainee in Ranbaxy, and later worked in DFM Foods, Dabur, Novartis and Plethico.

Mr. Anand holds an undergraduate and post graduate degree in Life Sciences as well as LLB degree from Delhi University and an MBA from Jodhpur University.

We at Wellesta are very optimistic about the opportunities in Indian Healthcare Market & opportunities for Wellesta to grow & make strong progress. We are sure that Mr. Anand's rich experience & leadership will help us to achieve our Vision & Mission in India.

Mr. Anand will report to Milan Paleja, Director of Wellesta Healthcare India & also Chairman & MD of the Wellesta Group.

We welcome Mr. Kamal Anand, who is originally from Delhi and is now based in Mumbai, to our Wellesta family. He will lead Sales Organisation & be a part of India Leadership team.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Sharad Virmani as Director, Partner Business for Wellesta Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
Effective from 1st Feb 2020

Mr. Sharad Virmani has been appointed as Director, Partner Business for Wellesta Healthcare Pvt. Ltd with effect from 1st February, 2020. Mr. Virmani is a very well-rounded professional with over 35 years of experience in Pharma, Capital Equipment, Medical Devices, Diagnostics, Surgical & Healthcare in MNC & Indian Companies. In his last role, he was Country Head and Business Director - South Asia for Sales, Marketing & Contract Sales Operations at Parazelsus Pte Ltd.

His experience in business spans over Pan-India, Bangladesh and Nepal for both MNC’s and Indian Companies. It encompasses of setting up and managing Contract Sales Operations & New Business Divisions with exposure to handling multiple therapeutic segments.

His career started as a Medical Representative at Serdia and Hoechst (Sanofi) and later worked with Torrent, AstraZeneca, Nicholas Piramal, Micro – BAL, Pharmalink (Invida), Comed and Parazelsus.

Mr. Virmani is a Science Graduate from Kanpur University and has a Diploma in Export Management from Indian Institute of Export Management.

We at Wellesta are very optimistic about opportunities in the Indian Healthcare Market & opportunities for Wellesta to grow and make strong progress. We are sure that Mr. Virmani's rounded experience & leadership will help to achieve our Vision & Mission in India.

Mr. Virmani will report to Milan Paleja, Director of Wellesta Healthcare India & also Chairman & MD of the Wellesta Group.

We welcome Mr. Sharad Virmani, originally from Delhi who is now based in Mumbai, to our Wellesta family and we look forward for him to make our company reach greater heights with his contribution.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Dinesh Nair as Director, Supply Chain for India Business.
Effective from 1st Dec 2019

Mr. Dinesh Nair has been appointed as Director, Supply Chain for Wellesta Healthcare Pvt. Ltd with effect from 1st December, 2019. Mr. Nair is a seasoned business leader with over 35 years of experience in Pharmaceutical, OTC, Medical Nutrition & Food Industry locally & internationally. He was previously Managing Partner at Integratos India LLP, India.

His experience in business spans over Asia Pacific and Africa for both MNC’s and Indian Companies. It encompasses the setting-up of new businesses, opening-up new Emerging markets, turning around under-performing businesses, establishing sales & distribution networks, managing P & L and leading cross-cultural & cross- functional teams across geographies.

His career started as Distribution Manger at Themis Pharmaceuticals and Medley Pharma later worked at First Arabian department stores, Novartis, Nestle, Equant Consultants Pvt. Ltd and Integratos India LLP.

Mr. Nair completed his post graduate diploma in Marketing & Sales Management and Computer Applications. He has obtained a Bachelor degree in Science from Mumbai University, India.

We at Wellesta are very optimistic about opportunities in Indian Healthcare Market & opportunities for Wellesta to grow & make strong progress. We are sure that Mr. Nair's experience & leadership will help to achieve our Vision & Mission in India.

Mr. Nair will report to Milan Paleja, Director of Wellesta Healthcare India & also Chairman & MD of the Wellesta Group.

We welcome Mr. Dinesh Nair, a Keralite who is now based in Mumbai, to our Wellesta family and wish him great success in his future endeavours.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Partha Dutt as Director, Marketing & New Product Strategy for India business.
Effective from 1st Mar 2020

Mr. Partha Dutt has been appointed as Director, Marketing & New Product Strategy for Wellesta Healthcare Pvt. Ltd with effect from March, 2020. Mr. Dutt is a competent professional with over 22 years of experience in Consumer Healthcare, OTC and FMCG (Health & Wellness). In his previous role as CEO of Nutrite Healthcare, he was responsible for setting up the nutraceutical business from scratch.

He comes with extensive knowledge in various categories and experience in strategic and operational front. His strength lies in his ability of working collaboratively with cross-functional teams, taking high levels of ownership and adding value to their decision-making.

Mr. Dutt has been in various leadership roles across leading companies like 3M, VLCC, GSK and Novartis. His experience spans across various categories like VMS, cough/cold/fever, pain and inflammation, nutritional supplements, wound care etc. Mr. Dutt holds a MMS (Marketing)- Business Management and B.Pharm degree from Mumbai University.

We at Wellesta are very optimistic about the opportunities in Indian Healthcare Market & opportunities for Wellesta to grow & make strong progress. We are sure that the addition of Mr Partha Dutt to team will help us to achieve our Vision & Mission in India.

Mr. Dutt will report to Milan Paleja, Director of Wellesta Healthcare India & also Chairman & MD of the Wellesta Group.

We welcome Mr. Partha Dutt, who is originally from Kolkata and now based in Mumbai to lead Wellesta India's Marketing & New Product Strategy with his expertise and strategic prowess.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Paul Lim as Country Head for Singapore and OTC Lead for Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Effective from 1st Mar 2020

Mr. Paul Lim has been appointed as Country Head for Singapore and OTC Lead for Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia with effect from 1st March, 2020.

Mr. Lim previously worked at Church & Dwight where he launched and achieved market leadership in numerous countries in the Nasal care and VMS categories as OTC Lead - Asia Pacific. Mr. Lim is a highly motivated and experienced commercial leader with over 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and consumer health industry across Asia Pacific.

With his expertise and robust experience, he has held various key commercial roles in multinational companies such as Pfizer, Alcon and Church & Dwight. He also enabled Alcon Singapore to extend its leadership in the pharmaceutical franchise of ophthalmology as Business Unit Head.

He holds Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Central Queensland and has completed his coursework for Global MBA from University of London.

We at Wellesta see good opportunity for Singapore Pharma & OTC Market and in other SE emerging markets. With addition of Mr. Lim to Wellesta team, would help driving opportunities and meet the Vision and Mission of our company.

Mr. Lim will report to Milan Paleja, Director of Wellesta Healthcare Singapore Pte Ltd & also Chairman & MD of Wellesta Group.

We welcome Mr. Paul Lim, who is now based in Singapore, to our Wellesta family. We look forward for his dedicated contribution in the overall management and growth of Wellesta business in Singapore as well as being the Lead for the OTC Businesses in Malaysia and Indonesia.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Yohannes Sinaga as Country Manager, PT Wellesta CPI Indonesia.
Effective from 1st May 2020

Mr. Yohannes Sinaga has been appointed as the Country Manager for PT Wellesta CPI Indonesia, effective from 1st May 2020.

His last position was Chief Marketing Officer for AstraZeneca Indonesia. He has extensive experience with 15 years in pharmaceutical industry.

Mr. Sinaga has experience in various positions including sales and marketing, as well as various experiences in varied therapeutic areas. He has extensive engagement with Medical Association Groups including the association of Pediatrician, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Hematology – Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Virology, Neurology, Rheumatology, Urology, Gynecology, as well as with Government Stakeholders.

Mr. Sinaga’s career started as Product Specialist for Novartis in 2006, then moved to marketing role as a Product Manager, he worked with Novartis for 5 years. In 2011, he decided to move to Roche Indonesia as an Oncology Product Manager, 1 year later was promoted as a Group Product Manager and later was appointed as Business Unit Head. He joined AstraZeneca (AZ) in 2016 as a Business Unit Director for Respiratory Disease as well as to leading Core Products and later to lead the Learning & Development Department. Mr. Sinaga was a member of AstraZeneca International Marketing Excellence Champion with the role to set Respiratory strategy plan to countries in international region.

Mr. Sinaga holds MBA from IPMI International Business School in Jakarta as well as a Certified Pharmacist/Apothecary from University of Padjadjaran Bandung – Indonesia.

We at Wellesta are very optimistic about Indonesian Healthcare Market & opportunities for Wellesta to progress. We are sure that with Mr. Sinaga’s leadership the Indonesia team will help achieve our Vision & Mission. Mr. Sinaga will report to Milan Paleja, Director of PT Wellesta CPI Healthcare & also Chairman & MD of Wellesta Group.

We welcome Mr. Yohannes Sinaga to Wellesta family and wish him great success in his new position.
We are pleased to announce partnership in Indonesia by acquiring majority of shares & management control of PT Citra Pharma Indonesia.
Acquired from 1st Dec 2019

We are very pleased to announce our partnership in Indonesia by acquiring majority of shares & management control of PT Citra Pharma Indonesia from current shareholders. It will now operate under the new name PT Wellesta CPI Healthcare and will be based from Jakarta. PT Citra Pharma Indonesia is in successful operations for last 12-years and have been partner with MNC players in Pharma and Healthcare sector in the Indonesian market. PT Citra Pharma provides medical sales & marketing services to MNC in Indonesia with successful and compliant track record.

This company was founded by Pak Budi, Pak Chan, Pak Freddy & Pak Agus. At present PT Wellesta CPI is led by Pak Freddy Hidajat as President Director. Indonesia is one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical markets in Asia and offers us good opportunity to partner with present MNCs in the country & companies who want to enter Indonesian market.

Our goal is to provide high quality professional services and support provide high quality healthcare products at optimum price to improve health to masses. We foresee this partnership will help accomplish our Vision and Mission through PT Wellesta CPI Healthcare in Indonesia. Our focus would be driven through our dedicated efforts, strong in-market experience, determination and veracity.
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