Sammy Rashed and Giles Breault in India at CPhI's Better Selling to Pharma Forum

UBM India
2013-11-12 17:58 820

MUMBAI, India, Nov. 12, 2013/PRNewswire/ --

CPhI and The Beyond Group's Better Selling to Pharma on the 11-12 December 2013 at Novotel Hotel, Mumbai, promises to be India's first fully focused forum for Pharma partners and vendors on how to become the partner of choice for top pharmaceuticals. The forum will be led by Mr. Sammy Rashed -- former director of productivity for Novartis AG and Mr. Giles Breault -- Former Chief Procurement Officer for Novartis AG.

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Sammy Rashed & Giles Breault, who are also the Founding members of The Beyond Group, together have over 25 years of experience in creating successful partnerships with Pharma vendors and suppliers.

At this two-day strategic forum, networking and knowledge meet on the same platform through:

  • Case studies -- Decipher how successful partnerships were created
  • Know thy decision makers -- Network with 20+ top decision makers from the Indian and global pharmaceutical industry.
  • Show thy value -- Let the top pharmaceutical decision makers know how you as an organisation bring value in the partnership
  • Round tables -- Discuss with the pharmaceutical heads your challenges and roadblocks and come out with a winning strategy
  • Clash of titans -- See both sides of the coin, expectations of pharmaceuticals vs. challenges of partners

Some key decision makers you would meet include:

Ranjit Shahani, CEO, Novartis India

Nihar Medh, Senior Director and Head Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Dr Reddy's Laboratories

Dr Mukesh P Kumar, Director and Clinical Research Lead, Sanofi Aventis

Damodar Mantri, Director IT and BPE, Dr Reddy's Laboratories

Ryan Viegas, VP Supply Chain and Procurement, Watson Pharma

Dr Chirag Trivedi, Associate Director, Project Management and Strategic Initiatives, Sanofi Aventis

Tim Cummins, CEO, IACCM

Dr Michael Henke, Professor and Chair, Dortmund Technical University

Sammy Rashed, Former Global Head of Productivity and Procurement Strategy, Novartis AG

Giles Breault, Former Chief Procurement Officer, Novartis AG

More can be found out about the Better Selling to Pharma on or the organisers can be directly contacted on 91 22 6172 7001 /

Suvidha Shetty

Source: UBM India