Nikhilesh Kalra to lead Sanofi’s consumer healthcare business for India & South Asia

Mr Nikhilesh Kalra who has joined as General Manager–Consumer Healthcare, India & South Asia, aims to strengthen Sanofi’s position in the consumer health space in the region


New Delhi: Sanofi announced the appointment of Nikhilesh Kalra as the General Manager of its Consumer Healthcare (CHC) business in India and South Asia.

Commenting on the appointment, Dr Shailesh Ayyangar, Managing Director, India and Vice President, South Asia, Sanofi, said, “Nikhilesh joins us at a time when we are building strong presence in consumer healthcare in India, with the recent closure of business swap with Boeringher Ingelheim and its incoming CHC brands. We greatly value Nikhilesh’s diverse and rich experience of over 20 years across varied consumer goods and OTC healthcare categories, and are confident that under his strong leadership we will accelerate the growth of our CHC business in India and South Asia”.

15Mr Nikhilesh Kalra, General Manager–Consumer Healthcare, India & South Asia, Sanofi said, “The consumer health space has great opportunity in South Asia, and Sanofi is amongst the top consumer healthcare companies in the world. In India, Sanofi has a long history with well-loved and trusted brands like Combiflam® and Avil®. In recent years, the Company has strengthened their portfolio with brands like Allegra®, Enterogermina® and the recently acquired Dulcolfex®. I look forward to growing these brands further, and strengthen Sanofi’s position in the consumer health space in India and in South Asia.

Nikhilesh is an MBA from IIM Lucknow and brings with him over two decades of varied experience in Global and Country roles. Prior to joining Sanofi, Nikhilesh was working with General Mills based out of Singapore as the Regional Marketing Director, Asia & Middle East Africa. He started his career with Reckitt Benckiser, and worked in various roles in Sales & Marketing across India, Europe & Asia gaining rich experience across the Household, Personal Hygiene and OTC healthcare categories.