Dr. Karthik Anantharaman

Cluster Head – Karnataka, Roche Pharma, Roche

Dr Karthik Anantharaman is the Cluster Head for Karnakata State with Roche Pharma, an innovation led Biopharmaceutical Company. He was previously the Director of E-Pharmacy & Private Label business at Medlife, India’s largest E-Health platform.

Karthik is a trained medical doctor with a degree in Internal Medicine & Surgery (MBBS) from Bangalore University, A post graduate MBA in Marketing from Manipal University & a super specialization MBA- GELP from Yale School of Management, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Karthik is the recipient of “ 30 Top Influencers in Indian Healthcare Industry, Jan 2020”, “Most Influential Marketing Leaders” listing by World Marketing Congress twice in a row, in Nov 2015 & in Nov 2016, leading industry awards from Frost & Sullivan, Economic Times (ET) Best Healthcare Brands & Brand Trust Awards 2016.

He was earlier the Head of Business Unit (Metabolics/Branded Formulations/Biosimilars) at Biocon Ltd, an innovation driven global biotechnology company. His was earlier the Chief Marketing Officer of BPL Medical Technologies & Penlon Ltd, Goldman Sachs Portfolio Company. He has also led Marketing for GE Healthcare for Molecular Imaging & Computed Tomography business and has held senior managerial positions with leading pharmaceutical organizations like AstraZeneca & MSD (Merck & Co, NJ, USA).

Karthik was one of the core team members responsible for the launch of South Asia’s first patented primary care pharmaceutical brand, Januvia, which later went on to become the largest pharmaceutical launch of South Asia in 2008-09. Karthik has also had a stint as an entrepreneur launching one of India’s first Chronic Disease Management companies in 2010-11.


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