Management

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Peter Zuellig

Chairman

Founder and Chairman of Parazelsus Group (2006) and Golden Springs Group (2014). Former Executive Director of Interpacific, a  transnational group, which Mr. Zuellig joined in 1981. A graduate of the faculty of law, University of Zurich, Peter Zuellig subsequently completed postgraduate studies at Columbia University as well as Harvard Business School.

peterzuellig@parazelsus.com

Markus Haefeli

Managing Director

Managing Director of Parazelsus Group and Golden Springs Group. Former CFO at Zuellig Pharma and COO of a private hospital group in Switzerland. Prior to his joining Zuellig Pharma he was with Procter & Gamble. Markus Haefeli holds a masters of science degree in Business Administration from Berne University.

markusHaefeli@parazelsus.com

Dinesh Tarachandani

CEO - Parazelsus Group

Dinesh, with close to 20 years of years in various facets of logistics across geographies has deep understanding of the domain, having started a company in India and the subcontinent from scratch at the age of 30 in 2000. He has been involved with UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Singapore based S-Net Freight and Japan based SBS Group. Dinesh is an Engineer from IIT Kanpur and has further studied in IIFT New Delhi and GSB Stanford, San Francisco. As CEO of Parazelsus Group, he looks after our entire operation and is based out of Mumbai.

dinesh.tarachandani@parazelsus.com

Pramod Kelkar

Director - Parazelsus India

Pramod, comes with rich experience of 33 years in various Industries covering areas like Design & Development , Project set-up, Start–up, Manufacturing, Factory Management & After Sales Support. An alumni of BITS, Pilani, & IIM-Ahmedabad, he has worked with large Indian Groups like Piramals, Godrej and MNCs like RICOH, SONY. He helped set up Parazelsus India operations and is now a Director on the Parazelsus India Board.

pramod.kelkar@parazelsus.co.in

Zia Shams

CEO - Parazelsus Pakistan

Zia was previously Country Manager / CEO with Danone Pakistan from 2011 to 2015. Prior to that, he was Country Manager, Indonesia with Cadbury PLC from 2009 to 2010, Director, Strategy & Sales, from 2007 to 2009 with Cadbury Pakistan. Zia Shams holds a master’s degree in Business Management (MBA)

zia.shams@parazelsus.pk

Bhuvan Asthana

Chief Operating Officer - Parazelsus India

Bhuvan, comes with 22 years of experience in Business Development, Distribution & Logistics Operations, Cold Chain management, IT, Projects, New Setups / Start-ups etc. for various Logistics & Distribution Companies. A Science Graduate from Lucknow University and a Masters in supply chain management, he worked with UTi Worldwide, AFL and many other leading Logistics & Distribution companies. He is founder member of Parazelsus India.

bhuvan.asthana@parazelsus.co.in

Sharad Virmani

CSO Business - Parazelsus India

Sharad, former Head of CSO at Invida, was responsible for Marketing, Sales, Business Development, SFE initiatives, Training & Recruitment with a field force in excess of 1,600 personnel. Previously Vice President Marketing & Sales with Comed Pharmaceuticals, he handled multiple therapeutic segments with MNCs as well as Indian pharma companies. He is a Science graduate from Kanpur University. Sharad is responsible for the CSO Business of Parazelsus India.

sharad.virmani@parazelsus.co.in

Wafadar Abbas

Country Manager - Parazelsus Afganistan

Wafadar is Country Manager for Parazelsus Afghanistan. He was formerly Regional Operation Manager at Parazelsus Pakistan. Prior to joining Parazelsus Pakistan, he worked with Multinational Companies based in Quetta, Pakistan as Distribution Manager. He also has diversified experience of Business Development with Oracle & Symantec Distributions based at Karachi, Pakistan. He holds the masters degree in International Relations from University of Balochistan, Pakistan.

wafadar.abbas@parazelsus.af