Global Head of Communications & Corporate Brand
Seema Ahuja is the Global Head of Communications and Corporate Brand for Biocon Biologics & Biocon Group. She is responsible for building brand reputation for Biocon Biologics as a global, innovative and trustworthy brand which is aligned with the organization’s vision of transforming healthcare, transforming Lives. She is also responsible for enabling recognition of Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as a global influencer and building overall reputation of Biocon Group.
A multifaceted Corporate Communications & Brand Management expert, Seema has been in Senior Leadership roles in the Pharma & Life Sciences sector for nearly two decades before joining Biocon in 2011. During her career spanning over 30 years, she has played a critical role in building Corporate Brand Reputation, managing Crisis Communication, leading Internal Communication, Media Engagement, Leadership Communication, External Communication & PR, as well as driving the Digital Communication & Social Media Management for various leading public listed companies in the Pharma, Life sciences and Biotech sectors. Before joining Biocon, she was leading Corporate Marketing & Communication for Jubilant Bhartia Group with a presence in Life sciences, Food, Energy, Aviation sectors and prior to that, she was engaged in reputation building for global brands like Ranbaxy and Lupin Pharma.
Conferred with several awards and recognitions during her career, she was recently awarded with the ‘Mentor of the Year’ award in Corporate Communications by exchange4media at the Women Achievers Awards 2022. Also, she was awarded the ‘Best In-house PR and Communications Professional of the Year for Healthcare & Pharma’ at the Fulcrum Awards 2020. She has also been ranked at No. 15, in Reputation Today’s ‘Leading 25’ list of Top 100 Corporate Communications and PR Leaders for 2021 and most recently featured as a ‘Social Media Expert’ in Top 50 Social Media influencers in PR & Comms fraternity. She was also named among ‘Top 100 Influential Game Changers’ by exchange4media in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Earlier, she was conferred with ‘The Communicator of the Decade Award’ in 2017 by the Public Relations Council of India (PRCI). Under her leadership Biocon’s Corporate Communications team has featured in Top 30 Teams since 2017 and made it to Top 10 Corporate Communications teams for the year 2021, by Reputation Today.
Seema has graduated from India’s leading Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Nutrition, Pusa and holds a Post Graduate specialization in Marketing and Advertising from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from London School of PR.