Glenn Saldanha – Innovating to thrive

Glenn Saldanha – Innovating to thrive When Glenn Saldanha took over at the helm of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals in 1998 it was a Rs 80-crore, India-focused drug maker. He has transformed Glenmark since then. The company, founded by his late father Gracias Saldanha, now employs 11,200 people in about 80 countries and reported sales of Rs 6,006 crore in 2013/14. That growth, like in the case of most Indian drugmakers, was driven primarily by generic drugs , or copycat versions of drugs discovered by companies in the developed markets. But Saldanha has been charting a different course. He is among the Read More


Create a culture of innovation, says Glenmark MD Glenn Saldanha

Create a culture of innovation, says Glenmark MD Glenn Saldanha What does it take to create and run a new generation research-led pharmaceutical company? The answers came in a short but detailed presentation made by Glenn Saldanha, Chairman & Managing Director of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, on Friday. It was as part of the Best CEOs awards function organised by Business Today as part of its BT MindRush conclave of business leaders. Himself a recipient of a Best CEO award, Saldanha said, “Success in R&D is essentially linked to getting together various components in business – from having a model that funds Read More


Glenn Saldanha – Always Stay Grounded

Always Stay Grounded… There are opportunities galore in the corporate world for fresh minds, for qualified youngsters with passion, determination and a commitment to excel. Life after your formal and professional education is not going to be a cakewalk, to say the least. It’s a highly competitive and cut-throat environment out there. So, along with your knowledge, skills, and abilities, you need to have the right attitude to make a difference and make your mark in the corporate world. The first important trait you need to cultivate is ‘always be grounded’. One important quality that I have observed in almost Read More


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