Mr. Muralidhar Karanam is the Director –Legal and Compliance, for India and the Neighboring Markets. He joined MSD in India in June 2015. He has overall 15 years of experience as Commercial and a Business Lawyer in Legal, Compliance and Privacy. He has worked in various MNC’s including TCS, Honeywell, Novartis Healthcare for multiple regions/Jurisdictions across industries from Healthcare, IT/ITES, Automation, Aerospace, Retail and Pharma working in UK and India with proven accomplishments in implementing and monitoring strategic decisions on legal matters, negotiating and evaluating value propositions.
Prior joining MSD in India, Mr. Karanam was Legal Head for Novartis Healthcare and was instrumental in setting up the Legal function and implementing the Privacy strategy for India and Asia.
Mr. Karanam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Osmania University and Master’s Degree in International Business Laws from University of Hull, United Kingdom. Post his education, he worked in UK with various organizations and institutions, including the Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital, NHS Trust.