G.V. Prasad

About G.V. Prasad

Birth Place: India
Residence: Hyderabad, India
Alma mater: Purdue University Illinois Institute of Technology Alagappa College of Technology
Occupation: CEO of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Relatives: Kallam Anji Reddy (father-in-law) Kallam Satish Reddy (brother-in-law)

G.V. Prasad Net Worth

G.V. Prasad was born in India. G.V. Prasad co-chairs and runs Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, India's second largest generics maker. The 30-year-old, $2.2 billion (revenues) pharma firm, which makes drugs for cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes, among much else, was founded by his father-in-law, the late K. Anji Reddy, who passed away in 2013. Prasad, who has spearheaded global expansion, debuts on the Forbes Billionaires list on new information about his holdings in the firm. A keen wildlife photographer, he's actively involved with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
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💰 Net worth: $1.15 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1985

After completing his Masters, Prasad returned to India and joined his father's construction Business, immersing himself in various projects in Karnataka. In 1985, he co-founded Benzex Labs, an API Manufacturing company, which was later acquired by Dr Reddy's. He briefly returned to the construction Business before reappearing on the pharma landscape in 1990 as managing Director of Cheminor Drugs Ltd. Fueled by a spirit of entrepreneurship, Prasad transformed Cheminor into a world class API and Generics manufacturer, largely through his focus on professionalism, good governance and transparency.

2001

In 2001, Cheminor Drugs merged with Dr.Reddy's Laboratories and Prasad took over as the vice-chairman and CEO of the merged entity. Prasad is widely credited as the Architect of Dr. Reddy's successful global generics strategy. He envisioned newer Business platforms like the Custom Pharmaceutical Business and Specialty pharmaceuticals and is dedicated to building the innovation side of the Business.