Sanjeev Narula is chief financial officer for Viatris. He oversees finance for all functions of the business as it pursues its mission to increase access to affordable, high quality medicines that empower people to live healthier at every stage of life.
Narula previously served as chief financial officer at Upjohn, where he oversaw finance for all functions of the business, including commercial, R&D, Pfizer Global Supply and other client-facing business operations functions. At Upjohn, he developed a deep understanding of financial and commercial dynamics across key geographies, including emerging markets, particularly China. He also has broad knowledge of the generic and branded pharmaceutical business, having previously served as Vice President, Finance, for Pfizer’s Essential Health Business.
Narula held several other financial leadership positions during his 16 years at Pfizer and Upjohn. He also served as the finance lead for the Primary Care Business Unit, the largest commercial division at the time, and led the creation and expansion of a centralized business services unit. The unit provided services to business operations, established significant business process outsourcing operations and added new sites in Dublin, Ireland, and Dalian, China, under his leadership.
Prior to joining Pfizer, Narula held financial and operational leadership roles at American Express and Xerox. His career path has provided diversified experiences in controllership, external reporting, financial planning and analysis, business development and audit functions.
Narula holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and economics from the University of Delhi and a Chartered Accountant degree from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.