Melvin D'Souza

Corporate Vice President & General Manager at Novo Nordisk Saudi Arabia


Melvin joined Novo Nordisk in 1995 and has been instrumental in establishing Novo Nordisk as a trusted leader in diabetes care, obesity, hemophilia, and growth hormone disorder in various countries across Asia and Middle East.

In his distinguished career with Novo Nordisk spanning almost three decades, Melvin has held local & global leadership positions in Sales, Direct to Consumer, Marketing, and general management. Before taking over as the General Manager for Novo Nordisk India, he successfully established the Novo Nordisk business in Gulf and UAE. In 2019, he became Corporate Vice President and General Manager for Saudi Arabia affiliate.

Melvin has been leading various affiliates of Novo Nordisk since 2006. During his time in India, the business area grew more than 5 times and became one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical MNCs with a strong vision for the future. This transformation is defined by a unique patient centric business approach towards value creation and providing innovation for the benefit of key stakeholders. In 2013, Melvin was named International Operations Manager of the Year. Under his able leadership, Novo Nordisk India with its unique learning and collaborative culture has also been recognized as one of the top employers in the MNC pharmaceutical space and has received numerous accolades for its commitment towards society and environmental stewardship.

As Corporate Vice President & General Manager of Novo Nordisk Saudi Arabia, Melvin's dedication, energy, and strategic thinking have led to significant achievements. He has shifted operations from distributor to Trading Entity in short span of 1.5 years, significantly impacting patients to access with localized products. His leadership has driven consistent double-digit growth, resulting in the organization being recognized as ‘best place to work’ in Saudi Arabia since 2019 and 1st ‘best place to work for women’ in the kingdom.

Melvin was a graduate in Pharmacy from JSS College, a Postgraduate in Pharmaceutical Management from COPS, Manipal and a Postgraduate in Business Management from ALBA, Greece.

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Driving Changes for generations through Scientific Innovation
11:35 AM
Melvin D'Souza

Corporate Vice President & General Manager at Novo Nordisk Saudi Arabia