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Deepak Saksena
Consultant , Banyan Global
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Pharmacist & Social Marketer with 37 years experience of PPP,social marketing and enterprise & business development. Currently engaged as a “Gender consultant” with US based development consulting firm- Banyan Global.Last full time employment was“Head-Global Partnerships & Emerging Markets -Water Business”-Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (HUL),India,Philippines,Vietnam, Kenya & other emerging markets.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
Professional Experience:

May 2019-August 2019: Gender & Private sector assessment Consultant-Banyan Global on behalf of USAID India Mission.

Sep 2009 – June 30,2018: Head, Partnerships & Emerging Markets - Unilever’s global water business

Successfully set up a profitable new business channel- the Partnerships channel
• Piloted co-funded, next generation agile partnership models
• Conceptualized and piloted alternate “Community Water Systems" business
• Established rigorous scientific and public health partnerships

Sep 2005 - Sep 2009- Country Director, India, USAID-funded and Academy of Education Development (AED)-managed POUZN Project
• Created “Jal Mitra” Alliance (Friends of water alliance)
• Conceptualized and implemented project “Naya Daur” (Project New Era)
• Contributed to use of innovative BCC tools and Social Marketing campaigns

Jul 2001 - April 2005- “Head- Marketing, Sales & Exports”, Shelys Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Tanzania

• Actively engineered a fundamental strategic shift so that Shelys:
• Forged & implemented Shelys’ partnership with USAID funded and AED managed T-Marc project
• Led the team that assisted Shelys’ takeover of Beta Healthcare, Kenya

Sep.1982- June 2001- Various Pharmaceutical Companies including Pfizer, Sanofi and Cadila in India, Middle East and Africa with progressively senior roles in Sales, Sales Management, Business Development and Exports. The last role was as VP-International Marketing with Famycare Ltd. India
HBS Executive Education, April 2010- Mumbai. Program on “Building Global Enterprises in India”

2010-2018- Various Unilever Management & Skills development programs on Building a Sustainable Business, Discovering our True purpose, Finance for Non-finance professionals, Digital Marketing, etc.

B.Pharm. 1982, University of Saugor, Sagar, India
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  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi
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