N Rajaram who developed the diabetes business and helped Sanofi establish a foothold in consumer health care, has been appointed Managing Director with effect from January 2018. He is presently Whole Time Director. He succeeds Dr Shailesh Ayyengar who has been the Managing Director of the company for the past 12 years. Dr Ayyengar will take up a new role in the Sanofi Asia region effective January 2018.
An alumnus of the Birla Institute of Technology (BITS), Pilani, MBA from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), he also did an Advanced Managed Program of the Harvard Business School. He has diverse experience of nearly two decades in FMCG industry with Hindustan Unilever and telecom sector with Airtel