PITTSBURGH, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that Rakesh Bamzai has joined the company and has been appointed president, India Commercial and Emerging Markets.
Bamzai has more than 20 years of experience in the Indian and global biopharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Mylan, he was president of Marketing at Biocon, where he played a key role in building the company's global biopharmaceutical business. He had overall responsibility for active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and branded formulations and managed a team of more than 2,000 people across functional areas and geographies. Through the years, he also spearheaded many strategic partnerships that enabled the organization to gain wider global access and greater market penetration for its biopharmaceuticals business. Bamzai also led Biocon's foray into branded formulations and built many successful brands across therapies in India and Gulf Cooperation Council states.
Mylan President Rajiv Malik commented, "We were extremely pleased when Rakesh asked to join our company. Many of us at Mylan have had a firsthand opportunity to work with Rakesh over the course of our strategic partnership with Biocon and have observed his strong business and marketing acumen, his strategic insight and outstanding leadership skills. In this new role overseeing all of Mylan's commercial operations in India and emerging markets, we believe that Rakesh will add significant value to Mylan."
Bamzai said, "I have had the privilege of collaborating with Mylan during my time at Biocon, and I am excited about the significant opportunities I see for the company in India and other emerging markets. I believe Mylan's commitment to quality and to setting new standards for innovation, reliability and service for patients and physicians in India will further distinguish Mylan from its peers. I look forward to supporting Mylan's continued expansion and differentiation in these exciting growth markets."
Bamzai graduated from the University of Mumbai (Department of Chemical Technology).
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