Kanchana TK
Kanchana TKDirector General
OPPI

Kanchana TK is the Director General of Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI), which represents research-based pharmaceutical companies in India. She leads OPPI’s engagement with the Government of India on a three-part agenda critical to an industry that produces medicines and therapies that are essential to the health of Indians. Her role involves managing relationships with external stakeholders - regulators, key opinion leaders, nonprofits and other industry bodies, patient groups, and journalists.

Over two decades, Kanchana has been responsible for stewarding brand communication, executing global corporate public affairs campaigns, developing strategic partnerships with external stakeholders, managing public affairs and public relations, overseeing traditional and social media, managing web properties, and overseeing new business processes and staff. Her expertise lies in developing strategies to field programs on global marketing initiatives, strategic communications, media relations, and crisis communications.

Kanchana has been named CEO of the year at the Sabre Asia Pacific Awards 2018 and awarded CEO of the year 2018 as well as Women Icon of the Year 2018 at the She Leads Summit 2018. Her work has been recognized with many awards: Women Worth Watching 2017; ‘Top 50 Impactful Women in Healthcare’ (global listing) by World Health & Wellness Congress, ‘Bloomberg-UTV Women in Leadership Award’, ‘Women at Work Leadership Award’ by Bloomberg-UTV, ‘WILL Choice Awards’ by WILL Forum, to name a few.

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