Head of Mission, EssilorLuxxotica
Anurag is the Head of Mission at EssilorLuxottica. He is in-charge of embedding EssilorLuxottica’s powerful Mission, to help everyone, everywhere in the word see more, be more and live life to the fullest, in the company’s day-to-day operations. In addition to driving actions that unite all EssilorLuxottica employees and external stakeholders around the company’s Mission, Anurag also leads philanthropy, inclusive business, innovation and advocacy teams working to realize the company’s ambition to Eliminate Poor Vision in a generation and bring vision care to the 2.7 Bn people who currently suffer from uncorrected poor vision due to a lack of awareness and access.
Before his current role, Anurag has led the market development, advocacy, strategy, innovation, product management, marketing and supply chain functions for all actions aimed at Eliminating Poor Vision. Anurag has also managed Essilor’s €49 Million social impact fund, Vision for Life, which has funded interventions and programs that bring vision care to the underserved.
Anurag has over 19 years of diversified experience across healthcare devices, consumer products, strategy consulting and policy advisory. Before joining Essilor, Anurag was a senior member of a high-level policy think tank in Malaysia, exclusively advising the prime minister on national strategy, focusing on sustainable community development and social innovation. Before his Malaysia stint, Anurag has worked with companies such as PepsiCo, Ernst & Young and ITC Limited across business management and strategy roles.
Anurag holds an MBA from INSEAD France, a Masters degree in Marketing from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore and an Engineering degree from Delhi Institute of Technology. He has worked and lived in 5 countries. Outside of work, Anurag is passionate about music and sports. He is a PTR-certified tennis instructor and an NRTP 5.0 player. He currently lives in Singapore with his wife and two sons, who dream all day about becoming professional soccer players.