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Suneet Varma – New Chair of WSMI

The Board of Directors of the World Self-Medication Industry (WSMI), has elected Mr Suneet Varma, President and General Manager of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, as the new WSMI Chair.  Mr. Varma succeeds Ms. Erica Mann, Member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG and President of the Consumer Health Division. He becomes the 20th leader of WSMI.

As the new chair, Mr. Varma will help guide WSMI in promoting the value and benefits of self-care and responsible self-medication in the coming years. “Pfizer is pleased to take a leadership position in WSMI,” said Mr. Varma. “We look forward to building on the strong legacy of Erica Mann and continuing our work to realize the value of self-care in strengthening the sustainability of health care systems around the world.”


“We’ve made good progress in furthering WSMI’s mission of ensuring the wider adoption of self-care through the responsible use of safe and effective consumer healthcare products, but more work remains to be done” said Erica mann, past WSMI Chair. “I am confident that we will continue to build a compelling case for self-care under Suneet Varma’s leadership”.

 “We are excited to have Suneet Varma at the helm of WSMI,” said Dr. Gerald Dziekan, Director-General, WSMI.  “His passion and energy, and his unwavering commitment to self-care, will be critical in sustaining and accelerating the important work we are doing to help people improve their health and wellness.”

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