Arpit Bansal is Country Director Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) – African Cluster, based in Nairobi, Kenya. He leads AstraZeneca’s strategic direction, development and profitable operation of English and Portuguese speaking markets in SSA – with the support of AstraZeneca’s SSA teams.
Arpit is a seasoned pharmaceutical executive with 18 years’ of diverse strategic and operational experience across commercial roles, and geographic experience across Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa in both self-pay and reimbursed markets. He started his career as a Medical Representative in India and has risen through the ranks in various commercial roles of increasing scope and responsibilities.
Arpit believes in the power of partnerships to help shape the future of healthcare in SSA and actively engages and partners with stakeholders across public and private channels, building strong connections to jointly deliver meaningful, tangible and sustainable impact for patients in Africa.
As a people leader Arpit’s prioritises building high performing teams that deliver on business objectives, whilst also achieving their personal development goals, fostering an open and curious organisational culture.
Arpit holds a Bachelor’s degree in science and a Master’s degree in International Business Management (MIBM).