Udbhav Ganjoo, a veteran in the HR field with over three decades of experience, is now the head of HR -Global Operations, India, Emerging Asia and Access Markets, at Viatris.
Viatris is a global healthcare company formed in 2020, through the merger of Mylan and Upjohn, a legacy division of Pfizer. In an exclusive to HRKatha, Ganjoo mentions, “Mylan has taken over Upjohn and merged into a new entity- Viatris. It’s the same organisation that has undergone a transformation.”
This new entity, which he heads, “has approximately 35,000 people from Mylan and 11,000 from Upjohn,” he shares. Viatris was formed as a response to the need for evolved healthcare, which would offer quality medicines to the population around the world. The role came to Ganjoo after the merging and restructuring of the two organisations.
His foremost responsibilities, in his new position, will be to integrate all processes into the new organisation, from the assets and people’s point of view, thereby leveraging the strength of the employees. He is also set to prepare the charter for the coming three years.
Ganjoo is backed by more than 30 years of experience in automobile, engineering pharmaceuticals and services. He also dabbled in talent management and have worked to maximise human performance through strategic implementation of HR initiatives in his long and successful career.
Before taking on this role, Ganjoo worked with Mylan Laboratories for almost six years, as head-HR. The longest stint of his career was with Ranbaxy, where he spent 18 years, from 1997 to 2015. He served as head of HR for global R&D, manufacturing, quality, corporate and global business. His last held position there was that of senior vice president and head-global HR.
He has closely partnered with businesses, applying his skills to manage operational responsibilities and for effective talent management. He had had the opportunity to help in mergers and acquisitions, maximising productivity, changing management, employee diversity, succession planning and employee engagement in various leadership positions.