The pharmaceutical industry has been rapidly transforming in recent years with the introduction of innovative digital technologies. In this era of digital revolution, the role of CIOs has become more important than ever. They are responsible for driving digital transformation and shaping the future of the pharma industry. This list of top 10 CIOs in the pharma industry features some of the most influential and visionary leaders who are driving digital innovation in their respective organizations. They have demonstrated exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, and technical expertise in implementing innovative digital solutions that are transforming the way pharma companies operate.
The following list comprises the top 10 most followed CIOs from Pharmaceutical Industry.
- Atanu Roy- Group CIO at Biocon
Mr. Atanu Roy is a highly experienced leader with over 25 years of experience in various industries such as CPG, Pharma, Automotive, and Hitech. He specializes in developing and implementing innovative technology solutions that drive productivity and minimize errors, while also leading large-scale digital transformation and change management initiatives. His track record of delivering successful outcomes and building high-performance teams demonstrates his ability to lead and transform businesses. Visit Mr. Atanu Roy’s Linkedin Profile- https://www.linkedin.com/in/atanu-roy-b46423/
2. Mr. Anil Rao- Chief Information Officer at Sun Pharma
Mr. Anil Rao is an IT professional with 30+ years of career experience, working with business leaders and CXO organizations in enterprises, tech startups, product engineering, and IT Services firms. He has successfully managed and led global projects and transformational programs for businesses and teams. For more information, visit Mr. Anil Rao’s LinkedIn Profile- https://www.linkedin.com/in/anilraom/
3. Mr. Anjani Kumar- Chief Information Officer at Strides
Anjani Kumar is a distinguished business transformation leader who specializes in driving digital agendas for global enterprises, including B2C, B2B, and hybrid models. He has been credited by top industry analysts for transforming not just organizations, but entire industries. Anjani brings a holistic CXO experience, having covered strategy and operations at Nissan and Safexpress, as well as P&L for products and services at IBM. He has been recognized with top global accolades and featured in leading media publications as a digital futurist and transformation leader. Prior to his corporate C-level roles, Anjani spent 14 years at IBM, including establishing the Digital Business Unit in 2012 with P&L responsibilities, and establishing and managing a captive digital center for capability building, re-skilling, hiring, retention, and overall operation. For more information, visit Mr. Anjani Kumar’s Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kanjani/
4. CG Balaji- CIO at Apollo Pharmacies Limited
CG Balaji is an experienced IT management professional who has spent over 23 years specializing in retail technology. He has an in-depth understanding of core ERP implementations, including Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle DBA, and SAP certified solutions. Additionally, he is knowledgeable about Omnichannel enablement, ETL, Retail POS, HIPAA, Cloud technology, HIS, ePrescription, JIRA Atlassian, IoT, Edge Computing, Distributed Architecture, and Analytics. CG Balaji’s expertise in these areas has made him an asset to many companies seeking to improve their IT infrastructure and digital capabilities. He is well-versed in the latest technology trends and is committed to staying up-to-date with advancements in the industry. For more information visit CG Balaji’s Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cg-balaji-13642a15/
5. Chitti Babu- CIO at Aurobindo Pharma Limited
Mr. Chitti Babu is an experienced IT Professional with vast experience in devising the company’s IT strategy and ensuring that all systems necessary to support its operations and objectives are in place. He also has ERP experience (especially in Oracle E-Business Suite) with broad knowledge in various verticals such as Life Sciences, Steel Sector, Dairy, Textile, Heavy Engineering, Hi-Tech, Infrastructure, retail, etc. For more information, visit Mr. Chitti Babu’s LinkedIn Profile- https://in.linkedin.com/in/chitti
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6. Mr. Manoranjan Jasti- CIO at Divi’s Laboratories
Mr. Manoranjan Jasti is currently a CIO at Divi’s Laboratories. He was also a Program Manager in Value Labs where he handled multiple projects from conception to delivery, was a domain expert in US Healthcare and Mobile, and Led teams of varying sizes and on diverse technologies including Java and, NET. For more information, visit Mr. Manoranjan Jasti’s LinkedIn Profile- https://www.linkedin.com/in/manoranjan-jasti-686b1235/?originalSubdomain=in
7. Munender Soperna- CIO at Dr. Lal PathLabs
Munender Soperna is an accomplished IT Executive with over 22 years of experience in Healthcare-Pathology, Auto ancillary, Power & Consultancy industries. He is skilled in Microsoft Technologies and has a proven track record in directing business and technology operations to optimize bottom-line productivity. Munender has extensive experience managing large-scale business critical projects and is dedicated to improving customer satisfaction while reducing costs and controlling risk. For more information, visit Mr. Munender Soperna’s LinkedIn Profile- https://www.linkedin.com/in/munender-soperna-2a409311/
8. Sabina Ewing- Global CIO, Vice President of Business & Technology Services at Abbott
Ms. Sabina Ewing is a Global CIO in Abbott Park, IL. She was also a Vice President and CIO at Global Head, Upjohn Business Technology where she was responsible for technology strategy for enabling a contemporary, autonomous, global business headquartered in Shanghai, China. Moreover, she was a Vice President for Vaccines & Oncology Business Technology. For more information, visit Ms. Sabina Ewing’s LinkedIn Profile- https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabina-ewing
9. Sanjay Choubey- Vice President & CIO/CDO at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (Global Pharmaceuticals)
Mr. Sanjay Choubey is a Vice President & CIO/CDO (North America) at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (Global Pharmaceuticals). He delivers high-quality global digital products and platforms with data science, AI/ML, and Visualization). He is a proven leader with demonstrated experience in defining digital strategy and Roadmap, implementing and sustaining transformation at the global scale. For more information, visit Mr. Sanjay Choubey’s LinkedIn Profile- https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjaychoubey/
10. Smt. Sneha Hiranandani- Global CIO at Cipla
Smt. Sneha Hiranandani is a Global CIO at Cipla. She was a Vice President at IT South Asia and Indochina at Mondelez International (Greater Chicago Area IL, US) and a Vice President at IT South Asia at Cadbury plc. For more information, visit Smt Sneha Hiranandani’s LinkedIn Profile- https://www.linkedin.com/in/sneha-hiranandani-629a84133/
Through their leadership and direction, these CIOs are redefining the pharma industry by leveraging cutting-edge digital technologies such as AI, IoT, big data analytics, cloud computing, and blockchain. Their innovative solutions are helping pharma companies streamline their operations, enhance patient care, improve drug discovery and development, and accelerate the delivery of life-saving treatments to patients worldwide.
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