Alind Sharma joins Pfizer as head-HR

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A chemical engineer and IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, Sharma was earlier director-HR at Monsanto.

Alind Sharma has joined Pfizer as senior director, human resources. He moves in from Monsanto, where he was director-HR for more than three years. His updated LinkedIn profile confirms this development.

Sharma has primarily been a pharma person who started his career with Ranbaxy Labs. He spent more than six years with the company before moving to Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. He rose from the ranks and became senior vice-president, HR in the eight years that he spent there. He also worked for a year at Tata International as head-HR.

A chemical engineer and IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, Sharma’s experience spans close to two decades.

Human resource is an integral part of a pharmaceutical company, where brand building and selling happens primarily through people.

This year has seen two of the largest pharmaceutical companies getting a bigwig as the HR head.

First, it was Yashwant Mahadik who joined Sun Pharma from Philips, as executive vice president and global CHRO. At Philips, Mahadik was global head of HR business transformation, IT & operations.

Then, Prabir Jha, group CHRO, Reliance Industries joined Cipla as global CHRO.

This is yet another senior-level movement in the HR function of the pharma sector.

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