Roche India Leadership

V. Simpson Emmanuel

V. Simpson Emmanuel

General Manager – India

Simpson oversees India affiliate’s operations and provides guidance towards achieving the company’s North Star of Delivering Better Outcomes for More Patients, Faster.  

Simpson has nearly 20 years of experience in the Indian pharmaceutical sector, especially in areas of marketing, strategic planning, sales management, new product planning and patient access programs. He joined Roche in September 2014 and since then, he has led various functions and teams at a national as well as global level.

He holds a Master’s degree in Health Economics (Economic evaluation and health technology assessments) from the University of York, UK, a Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration in Marketing & Systems and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics. 


Bruno Jolain

Bruno Jolain

Director – Medical

Bruno has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has been with Roche for the last 10 years in Roche Greece affiliate, Region Europe, Chugai Japan and Global (PD Quality) before joining Roche Products (India) Pvt. Ltd. in January 2020.

In his current role, Bruno leads the regulatory, quality, safety, clinical operations and medical value teams, contributing to creating and implementing Roche India's vision to have an impact on patients in need. 

He is a trained Medical Doctor from Paris University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Paris University and a post-graduate Diploma in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Mc Gill University Canada.



Claudio Giovannelli

Director – Business Insights & Sustainable Value (Finance Director)

Claudio leads the Business Insights & Sustainable Value (Finance) function at Roche India.

He joined Roche soon after graduation in 2010 and started his career in manufacturing controlling and has subsequently worked in financial planning, controlling & accounting and as finance manager across 3 affiliates - Italy, Malaysia and India.

Claudio joined Roche India in October 2019 and is enthusiastic about the opportunity to be a part of Roche India's vision journey and make a tangible impact for Indian patients.

Claudio holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Sapienza University in Rome and a Master’s degree in Management from Bocconi University in Milan. 


Vinodkrishna Poyyale

Vinodkrishna Poyyale

Director – Value

Vinodkrishna Poyyale leads the Value function at Roche India. Having started his career with IT solution sales, he has subsequently held leadership roles in Sales, Marketing and Market Access strategy in Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical industry over a span of 19 years.

During his tenure in the healthcare space, he has worked in various medical specialties such as Oncology, Nephrology, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Diabetology, Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology, Cardiology and Infectious diseases. He has also been part of a start-up that aimed at providing integrated disease management solution for chronic care diseases.

He has done his graduation in business administration and is also a gold medallist in post graduate course in sales and marketing from XLRI Jamshedpur.

He pursues interest in sustainable agriculture and is founder director of a Farmer Producer Organisation focusing in promotion of traditional rice varieties of India. In his pass time, he likes writing blogs on leadership, people development and other business related topics.