Dwarakanath Patnam

Chairman, GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd.

Dwarakanath Patnam

Chairman
GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd.

Biography

Mr. Dwarakanath is the Chairman of GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd and is also associated with Max GroupHuman Capital. He brings a rich and varied experience of nearly five decades. Prior to this, he was the Director - Human Resources and Administration, India/ South Asia of GlaxoSimthKline (GSK) and associated with GSK for close to four decades. He was also a member of GSK’s International HR team.

Mr. Dwarakanath is widely acknowledged as a leader in HR in India. His list of achievements is numerous, but the most apparent is the culture that he has championed in GSK business. Both internally and externally, GSK is acknowledged as one of the best places to work. His passion for building a progressive and people-centric culture is apparent from the fact that GSK had been judged one of India’s “Best Employers” for several years. His initiatives to drive the new corporate culture during times of integration, such as through ‘Simply Better Way’, were benchmarks for then SmithKline Beecham.

He has held several management positions in the various professional bodies. To name a few, he was the President of National Human Resources Development Network (NHRDN), President of Delhi Management Association (DMA), Regional President - Northern Region of All India Management Association (AIMA) and Treasurer of AIMA.

Mr. Dwarakanath has won several prestigious awards for his valuable contribution in the field of Human Resources and People’s Developments. He has held Board/Advisory positions in various organisations including in some prestigious Educational Institutions.

 

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