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PI Industries Revamps its Management Cadres

Vipin Saini
Vipin Saini
PI Industries

PI Industries appoints Rajnish Sarna as Jt. Managing Director. He has been associated with PI for nearly 25 years and is responsible for the overall transformation of the company over the last several years. 

PI Industries Limited Board has elevated Rajnish Sarna from Whole-time Director to Joint Managing Director of the company with effect from May 18, 2021.  

Rajnish Sarna is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a diverse experience of over three decades in the areas of Business Development & Strategy, Customer Relationship Management, Operations, Finance, Risk Management, Legal Contracting & Compliances, Investor relations, Information Technology and Process Reengineering, etc.  

Rajnish Sarna has been associated with PI Industries for nearly 25 years and is responsible for the overall transformation of the company over the last several years by managing numerous portfolios from Finance, IT, Business Development, CSM operations, and Merger & Acquisition related activities.  

His current role is focused on identifying new business opportunities, mergers & acquisitions, evaluating and executing such possibilities apart from various other strategic initiatives, investor relations, and handling joint ventures and key customer relationships on behalf of the company and also Chief Investor Relation Officer.  

PI Industries appoints Dr. K.V.S. Ram Rao as Executive Director.  

The Board has also appointed Dr. K. V. S. Ram Rao, CEO – CSM Operations as Executive Director with effect from May 18, 2021.  

Dr. K. V. S. Ram Rao holds a bachelor’s degree in technology from Faculty of Technology, Osmania University, a master’s degree in field of engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and is a Ph.D. from Faculty of Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has over 28 years of experience, of which nearly 20 years of experience pertains to the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining PI Industries, he was Executive Vice President and Head - PSAI, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited.  

He is well known for leadership capability in making high stake decisions and overcoming complex business challenges and is expert at articulating and implementing change while gaining consensus from people with differing agenda. He established innovative business models with eminent team dynamics and instituted good manufacturing and R&D systems. He also built best in class practices in Environment, Health & Safety and nurtured excellent Diversity & Inclusivity policies.  

Dr. Rao has strong market knowledge, financial/analytical skills, customer oriented approach, industry network at multiple levels, well-grounded principles of Governance & Ethics. 

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