Satish Reddy is the Chairman of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories. He joined the company in 1993 and since then has held positions of increasing responsibility. Satish led the organization's transition from a uni-focused manufacturer of APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients) to a company that moved up the value-chain with a diverse product portfolio of Finished Dosage Formulations. He oversaw the expansion and establishing of a strong footprint for Dr. Reddy's finished dosage products in Russia, China and other emerging markets.
As an active member of major industry associations and governmental panels, Satish played a key role in shaping policies concerning the pharmaceutical sector that include India's patent law, drug pricing and important amendments to the Drugs &Cosmetics Act. He is a Member on the IGBA CEO Advisory Committee. He wasthe President of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, a premier industry association of leading research based Indian companies from 2019-2021 & 2013-2015.He was the Chairmanofthe Life Sciences Skill Development Council under The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), an organization, working in partnership with various stakeholder groups, to serve and address the skill shortfalls in the Life Sciences Sector across India. He was the Chairman of the Board of Governors of NIPER Hyderabad. He was a member of the Drugs Technical Advisory Board of India, the Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Chapter of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and head of its National Committee on Pharmaceuticals. In May 2015, the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, nominated Satish as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Safety Council.
Keeping true to the legacy of the founder of the company, Dr. Anji Reddy, Satish drives the organization's Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. The Dr. Reddy's Foundation, of which he is Chairman, works to help the less privileged create sustainable livelihoods through appropriate vocational education. He is a Trustee of the Naandi Foundation, which works in the areas of child rights and education, safe drinking water, agriculture export marketing support and other much needed empowerment initiatives that India need. Satish is also one of the Directors of Dr. Reddy's Institute of Life Sciences, the not- for-profit institute engaged in pioneering and innovative research in unifying areas of chemistry, biology and chemical biology.
Satish was identified as a "Young Global Leader for 2007" by the World Economic Forum, and was presented with the "IBLA - India Corporate Citizen of the Year" award by CNBC in 2005 for his contributions to Corporate Social Responsibility. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University, India, and an M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry from Purdue University, USA, where he received the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Committees and board memberships:
Chairman of the Board ofGovernors, NIPER Hyderabad, 2019-2022
President of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, 2019-2021 & 2013-2015