New Delhi, Apr 11 (PTI) Drug firm Novartis India today said it has appointed Milan Paleja as Country President with immediate effect.

Paleja, who succeeds Jawed Zia, will also head the company’s pharmaceutical business in the country, Novartis India said in a statement.

Prior to this, Paleja was Country President and Head Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Indonesia, where he pioneered innovative access models, turned around the business and laid the foundation for future growth, it said.

Paleja is a graduate from Bombay University and holds a Cost Accountants degree from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

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