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G. V. Prasad
Residence Hyderabad, India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Telugu, Andhraite
Alma mater Purdue University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Alagappa College of Technology
Occupation CEO of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Religion Hindu
Relatives Kallam Anji Reddy (father-in-law)
Kallam Satish Reddy (brother-in-law)

G. V. Prasad is an Indian business executive, and CEO of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories.[1][2] Prasad studied Chemical Engineering at the Alagappa College of Technology. After completing five semesters, he went on to the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago to complete the three remaining semesters. Prasad followed up the engineering degree with a one year MBA at Purdue University. He won the 'Outstanding Senior Student' Award from the American Institute of Chemists, Chicago chapter in 1982. He earned his Masters in Industrial Administration from Purdue University a year later. [3]

His first exposure to the world of pharmaceuticals was in 1985 with Benzex Labs, a pharmaceutical enterprise that he co-founded. Benzex was later acquired by Dr. Reddys and Prasad returned to the construction business, only to come back to pharmaceuticals in 1990 – this time as the CEO and MD of Cheminor Drugs Ltd. In 2001, Cheminor Drugs merged with Dr.Reddy's Laboratories[4] and Prasad took over as the vice-chairman and CEO of the merged entity.[5]

Early life[edit]

Prasad, the second child of Syamala and Harischandra Reddy, did his initial schooling at the Vidyaranya High School in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. He later moved to his hometown, Nellore, where he finished his schooling at VR High School.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Prasad is married to Anuradha, the daughter of Kallam Anji Reddy, who is the founder of Dr Reddy's Labs.[7] Anuradha is the managing trustee of Dr Reddy's Foundation as well as the founder-director of Saptaparni, an organisation promoting the traditions and culture of India.[8]

Early career[edit]

After completing his Masters, Prasad returned to India and joined his father's construction business, immersing himself in various projects in Karnataka. In 1985, he co-founded Benzex Labs, an API manufacturing company, which was later acquired by Dr Reddy's. He briefly returned to the construction business before reappearing on the pharma landscape in 1990 as managing director of Cheminor Drugs Ltd. Fueled by a spirit of entrepreneurship, Prasad transformed Cheminor into a world class API and Generics manufacturer, largely through his focus on professionalism, good governance and transparency.

In 2001, Cheminor Drugs merged with Dr.Reddy's Laboratories and Prasad took over as the vice-chairman and CEO of the merged entity. Prasad is widely credited as the architect of Dr. Reddy's successful global generics strategy. He envisioned newer business platforms like the Custom Pharmaceutical business and Specialty pharmaceuticals and is dedicated to building the innovation side of the business.

Professional affiliations[edit]

  • AP State Committee, WWF-India
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Acumen Fund
  • Member of the Board, Infotech Enterprises Ltd.
  • Member of the Board, Diana Hotels, India
  • Member of the Board, Ocimum Bio Solutions
  • Member, American Chemical Society
  • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Served as Chairman of the CII National Committee on Environment and the Intellectual Property Committee (2006–2007)

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Times of India
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:35:01 -0700

... Hero Corporate chairman Sunil Kant Munjal, CII director general Chandrajit Banerjee, Tata Consultancy Services Limited vice chairman S Ramadorai, GVK Industries chairman GV Sanjay Reddy, CEO and co-chairman of Dr Reddy Laboratories GV Prasad, ...
 
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:48:45 -0700

Things will definitely look different in five years because of abbreviated pathways,” she said. “No doubt it will take time for biologics to emerge in a big way because of the time, costs and patents involved,” said G V Prasad, CEO and co-chairman of ...

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Business Standard
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:30:28 -0700

The task force also includes the names of several homegrown entrepreneurs including Dr Reddy's co-chairman GV Prasad, Amararaja Batteries Limited managing director and MP Jay Galla, GVK Industries Limited vice chairman G V Sanjay Reddy, Apollo ...
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