Arun founded Strides in the year 1990 and has since led the Company in building its global reputation. Post modest beginnings, Arun's leadership has ensured that Strides remains ahead of the curve in the business with its differentiated model, high end infrastructure and best in class operating practices. He has also been instrumental in carving a niche for Strides with his intellect of picking "difficult to operate" domains with high scarcity value. Arun graduated in Commerce, before founding Strides, he began his career in the exports department of Bombay Drug House Limited, one of the earliest exporters of pharmaceuticals products from India in the early 80s and was soon promoted to head their international division. He later worked as General Manager-Exports with British Pharmaceuticals Limited, a Mumbai based Company.
Arun is a recipient of E&Y Entrepreneur of the year award in the Healthcare sector in 2000. He has also been awarded the Business Today "India Best CEO Award (Mid-Sized Companies Category)" and the "Best CEO in the Pharma & Healthcare Industry" in 2014.