Arun is a senior regulatory expert. He brings a strong diverse international regulatory experience of over 20 years of India, Europe and Emerging markets including Asia Pacific.
Previously he worked as Executive Vice President, Regulatory Affairs for GSK Consumer Healthcare. Prior to GSK Consumer Healthcare he was heading regulatory function for Abbott and Senior Director Regulatory Affairs (Emerging markets) for GlaxoSmithKline based at the HQ in UK, where he was responsible developing and leading regulatory strategy for Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific. He has also worked for Pfizer Global R&D in UK, and as Head Regulatory Affairs for Pfizer India. Arun has successfully led global regulatory strategies for number of NCEs that are ‘blockbuster’ now.
Arun is on various national committees to shape the external regulatory environment and visiting faculty for various national and international institutes. For example, he is a Member, Scientific Body, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India; Co-Chair, Health and Wellness Committee, ASSOCHAM; Chair, OTC Committee, FICCI; Visiting Faculty, IIMA; Visiting Faculty, NIPER Ahmedabad; and Visiting Faculty, Centre of Regulatory Excellence Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore.
Arun is well recognized in Emerging Markets for his leadership and diverse domain expertise. In addition to his Bachelor degree in Biology, he has done his Masters in Pharmaceutical Medicine from Ireland, Biology from Netherlands, and a degree from Harvard in Leadership & Authority.