Annaswamy Vaidheesh is Vice President, South Asia & Managing Director, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Vaidheesh is a successful senior business leader with over 3 decades of diverse experience in healthcare and FMCG domain. He has a strong track record of leadership development and building leading brands/franchises across various categories and multi-cultural locations in Asia-pacific region. In December 2016, Vaidheesh was recognised as one of the “Most Influential Leaders of Asia” by Economic Times at the Asian Business Leaders Conclave held in Malaysia.
Vaidheesh is a Bachelor of Physics, from Madras University and has done his Master’s Degree in Marketing Management from Bombay University. He is an Honorary Fellow of The Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India and is a certified Process Excellence Black Belt.
Prior to his current role he was Vice President, Corporate Government Affairs, Asia-Pacific for Johnson & Johnson based out of Singapore and a member of Global Leadership team for healthcare advocacy and policy. Before that he was Managing Director of Johnson & Johnson Medical India (JJMI) and Vice president, Asia-Pacific- Diabetes franchise for five years.
Vaidheesh is widely recognised for chairing various initiatives with industry bodies in India and in Asia Pacific Region. Strategic MOU with China Communist Party School, India Health Insurance development and leading Healthcare agenda in APEC summits are noteworthy. He is currently the President of the Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI), the Chairman of Healthcare Committee of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Co-Chair of the Pharmaceuticals Committee of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Vaidheesh is married and has a daughter.