Dr Velisetty Ashok Kumar appointed as head of Novartis India

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Dr Velisetty Ashok Kumar has been appointed as head of Novartis India Animal Health Division since January 2012. In addition, he is head of South Asia for Animal Health. He joined Novartis Animal Health India in 2005 in the position of General Manager, Techno – Marketing and took over as Deputy BU Head in 2009. In this role, Dr Ashok Kumar was responsible for operational management in India overseeing sales, marketing, finance, technical operation and HR. Furthermore, Dr Ashok Kumar implemented key initiatives in customer-consumer excellence and various projects that resulted in robust growth for the past few years in India. Dr Ashok Kumar takes over this role from Dr PR Rao who retired from the company at the end of March 2012.