Bhushan Akshikar was appointed General Manager – GSK Pharmaceutical Nigeria Limited in January, 2017.
Over the past two decades, Bhushan has gained rich and broad commercial experience in the healthcare industry, having worked in varying positions of increasing responsibility.
As part of his role, Bhushan will focus on driving business performance and top line growth. He will also work with the local team and key stakeholders to help shape the external healthcare environment in the country. Nigeria is a strategic market in the delivery of our Africa Investment Strategy.
He joined the Company in 2011 and has been responsible for driving GSK India’s renewed foray in respiratory/CNS areas and simultaneously leading the large legacy business units of Classic and Established brands.
An avid believer in GSK’s new business model he has played a pivotal role, along with the Commercial excellence team, in launching MCM and VEEVA initiatives in GSK India. He is passionate about people development and performance management.
Prior to joining GSK, Bhushan worked with Johnson & Johnson for over 16 years across diverse markets like India, South Korea and Belgium where he led both specialty and established business units.
Bhushan holds a post graduate MBA in Marketing and a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Mumbai, India.
He is married and blessed with three sons.