The appointment of Akshikar became imperative after the former managing director, Pharm. Lekan Asuni resigned in 2016, to establish his own business in the country.
According to the Punch report, Akshikar became the company’s managing director in January 2017, having served as the Executive Vice President, GlaxoSmithKline, India, from March 2015 to December 2016.
His LinkedIn profile further revealed details about his career, which showed that he had worked with Johnson & Johnson for over 16 years at different positions and across diverse markets like India, South Korea and Belgium. He was Vice-President and General Manager-Sales & Marketing, Janssen Cilag Pharmaceuticals, at different times.
As a pharmacist who graduated from the University of Pune, and also bagged a PGDM in marketing from the same institution, the organisation is optimistic that the new captain of the company in Nigeria will drive them to the shore of expand business and improved commercial activities.
He is also a fellow of the Jain Institute of Management & Research. The management of Pharmanews and the entire staff wish you a successful stay in Nigeria.