Coming of Age: India Grows in Stature


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India’s pharmaceutical industry is now the third largest in the world in terms of volume and stands 14th in terms of value. The country’s pharmaceutical market is expected to reach $55 billion in 2020 from $12.6 billion in 2009. And with a population of 1.1 billion, India is predicted to be the most populous nation in the world by 2050.
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Malavika Harita. CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi Health India, a global ­creative communications company and part of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group. For more ­information, visit
Sheila Khatri. President, ­Moti ­International, which provides ­business development services to U.S.-based companies seeking to expand into India. For more information, visit
Sanjit Singh Lamba. Managing Director and Head, Global ­Procurement Strategy, Eisai ­Knowledge Centre, India, part of Eisai Co. Ltd, a global pharma company. For more ­information, visit and
Hitesh Sharma, National Life Sciences Leader and International Tax Services Leader, Ernst & Young, Mumbai, a global provider of ­assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory ­services. For more information, visit
Sreedhar Tirungari, M.D. ­Senior Manager, Site Management Operations, MakroCare, a
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