Bhushan Akshikar

Bhushan Akshikar, Managing Director
Bhushan Akshikar | Managing Director

Bhushan Akshikar is a seasoned business leader with a successful track record of over 26 years across several geographies within the pharmaceutical industry. Bhushan joined GSK India in September 2011 to lead the specialty business and commercial excellence function. In 2014, he was appointed Head of the Mass Markets business. He was subsequently elevated as the Managing Director of the publicly listed entity of GSK in Nigeria, Africa in end- 2016. Apart from a strong business turn-around, he also built a high performing, resilient team. He then moved to Turkey in 2019 as the VML to drive strategic initiatives and launches in both private and tender segments in the Middle East, Russia CIS & Africa region. In December 2020 he returned to India as the Commercial Head of the General Medicines business and has led a cultural transformation journey delivering strong results reflected in the competitive performance of all flagship brands. Before joining GSK, Bhushan spent 15 years with Janssen, Johnson & Johnson, in various roles leading both specialty and primary care business units in local and regional positions living in India, S. Korea and Belgium.