Leader change

Asawari Sathaye joins OPPI as Director, Corporate Communications

The Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers (OPPI) of India, an industry association of research-based pharmaceutical companies in India, has appointed Asawari Sathaye as Director, Corporate Communications.

Asawari Sathaye will lead OPPI’s communications and patient advocacy programmes from March 1, 2021. In her new role, she will be responsible for OPPI’s communications function and work on multi-stakeholder advocacy and social media engagements.

Sathaye brings with her over 13 years of experience across communication and investor relations domains. Prior to joining OPPI, she was the head of corporate communications, investor relations and sustainability at Shoppers Stop, and had led the corporate communications and investor relations functions in Voltas Limited. She had also worked with PwC as a senior consultant and with Tata Services as an Economist.

Sridhar S, President, OPPI said, “We are pleased to have Asawari on board to spreadhead the media and digital engagements for OPPI. Her rich experience and diverse background will add immense value to the work we are doing.”

Said Sathaye, “I am thrilled to have this opportunity and work with some of the great minds of the pharmaceutical sector who are helping to shape the future of healthcare for the country in partnership with various stakeholders. I firmly believe I have joined a place with great sense of purpose and strong ethos and am excited to be a part of this journey.”

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