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MNC pharma body OPPI appoints Anil Matai as new director general

The Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI), the industry body that represents global multinational (MNC) pharmaceutical companies, on Monday announced the appointment of Anil Matai as its director general.

Anil Matai, a seasoned general management professional, has worked across MNCs including spearheading operations of Novartis India Ltd, GSK India, and Global Pharma, Dubai.

After superannuating as managing director of Zydus Healthcare, Anil was engaged as senior advisor – Life Sciences at IQVIA Consulting and Information Services India Pvt. Ltd., and most recently as operating partner at Jashvik Capital – a mid-market private equity fund focused on healthcare and consumer sector.

Anil has functioned on the boards of Zydus Healthcare Ltd., Bayer Zydus Pharma Private Ltd., Novartis Healthcare Private Ltd and Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

“I welcome Anil on board and am confident that with his breadth of experience, we will be able to lead OPPI to achieve its objective of bringing innovative drugs and new therapies for unmet medical needs and drive key advocacy efforts on IP, innovation, quality and other areas,” said Suresh Pattathil, president of OPPI.

“He has been a strong voice for healthcare transformation in the country and under his leadership we will be able to optimize patient outcomes by creating an environment conducive to innovation and growth, engaging productively with government stakeholders,” Pattathil added.

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