G V Prasad

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"G V Prasad leads the core team at Dr. Reddy’s that has contributed significantly to its transformation from a mid-sized domestic operation into a worldwide pharmaceutical conglomerate. After taking over fulltime as the CEO in 1990, he has steered the company on a path of continuous growth; leaping from $50 million to $2.5 billion in revenues. He has led the global expansion of the company, especially into developed markets, through both organic and inorganic moves...As an advocate of sustainability, Prasad supports nature and wildlife. He is involved with the activities of the World Wildlife Fund, AP and Telangana chapter, Wild Life Trust of India and other conservation oriented organizations.

"Along with his responsibilities as Co-Chairman and MD, Prasad finds the time and energy to work on other causes that he champions. He is a Board Member of institutions such as Indian School of Business and Ashoka University. He has also previously served on the Boards of educational institutions such as IIT Hyderabad and S V University, technology company Cyient and nonprofit organization Acumen Fund. He is currently the Chairman of CII National Committee on Pharmaceuticals (2019-20) and has also previously been the Chairman of the CII National Committee on Environment and the Intellectual Property Committee (2006–2007). Prasad has recently been appointed as the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium in Hyderabad." [1]

His passion for wildlife and nature conservation is known as a supporter and board member of WWF-India (AP and Telangana Chapter) and on joining the WTI Board. [2]

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  1. Board, Dr Reddy's, accessed April 20, 2020.
  2. Wildlife Trust of India Board, organizational web page, accessed June 6, 2020.