WuXi PharmaTech Appoints Mr. Jagdish Sastry VP of Operations And COO of GMP Plant
Apr 25, 2005
April 25, 2005 - Shanghai, China - WuXi PharmaTech has appointed Mr. Jagdish Sastry as Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer of SynTheAll Pharmaceutical, WuXi PharmaTech's state-of-the-art, multipurpose GMP plant.
Mr. Jagdish Sastry brings to his new position over 28 years of experience in Indian and multinational pharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining WuXiPharmaTech, Jagdish was Chief of Global API Business at Jubilant Organosys Ltd., the largest specialty chemicals company in India.
"We are delighted to add to our senior management team Mr. Jagdish Sastry, an accomplished industry veteran and leading expert in the area of API business for the global market. Jagdish will be responsible for the operation of our GMP plant. We believe his deep experience and knowledge will lead our GMP operation to new heights as we continue to expand the range of services we offer our customers while always adhering to the most stringent international standards of both regulators and customers. Building our management team with the world classperformers like Jagdish and the other top managers we have recruited in the past several years is key to achieving WuXi PharmaTech's goal of continuous improvement."
Jagdish has worked with Abbott Laboratories, Aventis, Cadila Healthcare, Hikal Ltd., Jubilant Organosys Ltd., and Biomedical Strategy Consultants. As an expert in APIs and dosage forms, Jagdish has successfully established a number of strategic alliances and joint ventures in the Indian pharmaceutical industry. He was instrumental in registering and marketing pharmaceutical products in the U.S. and Europe, and establishing R&D pipelines for major Indian companies where he held various leadership positions . Jagdish started his career as a market research analyst with Operations Research Group, a leading market research company in India. Jagdish is also a member of the Advisory Board of Pharmabiz, a leading and influential Indian pharmaceutical industry website and news magazine.
Jagdish has a Master of Commerce in International Marketing from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and a postgraduate diploma in Marketing Management from J. Bajaj Management Institute, Mumbai. He also completed three executive development programs at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
About WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc.
WuXi PharmaTech is a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device R&D outsourcing company, with operations in China and the United States. As a research-driven and customer-focused company, WuXi PharmaTech provides pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies a broad and integrated portfolio of laboratory and manufacturing services throughout the drug and medical device R&D process. WuXi PharmaTech's services are designed to assist its global partners in shortening the cycle and lowering the cost of drug and medical device R&D. The operating subsidiaries of WuXi PharmaTech are known as WuXi AppTec. For more information, please visit: www.wuxiapptec.com.