Shweta Rai

Shweta Rai

Shweta Rai was appointed Managing Director of Bayer Zydus Pharma and Country Division Head of the Pharmaceutical Division in South Asia on 01 January 2024. She has been associated with the organization since 2019 and her previous role was Business Unit Head for Diabetes Care.

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Shweta is a yoga enthusiast. She also loves reading and travelling with her children.

With a distinguished career spanning over 22 years, Shweta has a strong track record of leading high-performance diverse teams across strategic business positions in the pharmaceuticals and medical device sectors. With a strong focus on the end goal, she is dedicated to driving innovation and enhancing access through collaborative partnerships to improve patient and consumer outcomes.


Her expertise extends across a myriad of therapy areas, including Cardiology, Diabetes, Women’s Health Care, Immunology, Virology, Anti-infectives, Vaccines, Neurology, Orthopedics and Pain Management. Prior to this, she worked with companies of repute like Johnson & Johnson, MSD Pharmaceuticals, IQVIA and Pfizer.


Shweta has been widely celebrated in the industry - she has been featured in "A-List" India, a testament to her influence as one of the top 500 marketing influencers in the country. THE HINDU recognized her as one of the "India Businesswomen Leaders Below 40," and has been acknowledged among the Top Women Leaders in the Health Care Industry by OPPI. In 2019, she also received the prestigious "SIESCOMS Women Achiever Award" on International Women’s Day.


Shweta holds a bachelor’s degree in Zoology (Honors) from Miranda House, Delhi University, a Postgraduate degree in Management Studies, Mumbai and completed a Strategic Management Program from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kolkata.


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