This blog is my reflections and thoughts on life, business and human behaviour, as I see it, sometimes as a player, sometimes as a captain, sometimes as a coach or simply as a spectator.
In some of these reflections, I hope you will find an echo of your thoughts and of your ideas. In some of these words, you will find strong points of disagreement, and it is your comments and debates on these that will add depth and dimension to my own reflections.
Neeraj Garg, 50, leads a portfolio of Testing businesses across South Asia & Middle East. As a Regional Director at Eurofins, Neeraj supports entrepreneurial leaders to build their businesses, be a catalyst for change and provide strategic leadership for capital allocation. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Apollo Health & Lifestyle. AHLL became India’s leading retail healthcare services business under his leadership, with formats across Primary & Secondary healthcare.
He has been the Chief Operating Officer of the True Care business of Abbott Healthcare in India. The True Care business was acquired by Abbott from Piramal Healthcare in September 2010. True Care was a leading player in the mass-market pharmaceutical segment in India. The business was conceptualized and launched by Neeraj in 2006.
Neeraj has earlier worked for Piramal Healthcare as President – Sales & Marketing, where he led Divisions in the Cardiology, diabetes, oncology and acute therapies. He joined the Piramal Group in 2003 in the Chairman’s office and worked in Strategic Planning for businesses ranging from Glass, Diagnostics, Path Labs, Retail and Real Estate.
Neeraj is an Engineer by training, post which he did an MBA. He cut his teeth in Sales & Marketing at Hindustan Unilever, where he worked in the Beverages and Ice-creams businesses. He later joined AT Kearney where he was part of the Strategy & Organisation Design practice, apart from playing a role in establishing the Retail and Consumer Goods practice of AT Kearney in India in the early 2000s.