Mr. Vivek Sharma currently serves as the CEO of Piramal Pharma Solutions (PPS), a global leader in providing Contract Research, Development and Manufacturing services towards the life sciences industry. PPS offers integrated solutions from discovery through development and commercialisation, with research and manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Under Mr. Sharma's leadership, Piramal Pharma Solutions has established itself as the 'partner of choice' for both large pharma and biotech firms. His focus on quality, reliability, and customer centricity has resulted in Piramal Pharma Solutions being voted as a 'Global Top 10% CMO' from 2014 through 2016. Mr. Sharma was also recognised as the global “CEO of the Year”, 2016, at CPhI Worldwide in Madrid. He has led Piramal Pharma Solutions through rapid growth with a strategy that augments organic growth with synergistic, well timed, acquisitions.
Internal investments in fast growing segments such as Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) manufacturing and hormonals, have been complemented by acquisitions in High Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (HPAPI) manufacturing, and Injectable Development and Commercialisation Services. Recognising the need to be close to the customer, Piramal Pharma Solutions has enhanced its presence in the North American market, under his leadership, and now has three sites- Lexington (KY), Riverview (MI),Toronto (Canada)- that offer both API and Drug Product capabilities.
Mr. Sharma joined the Piramal group in 2011 to lead the Piramal Critical Care business. By focusing on strategies that emphasised operational efficiencies and geographical expansion, he led the business towards improved profitability and rapid growth. The Critical Care business is now the third largest in the world, and the fastest growing Inhalation Anesthetics company globally.
Prior to Piramal, Mr. Sharma was with THL Partners, a Boston based global private equity firm. As THL's Managing Director, he was tasked with value creation among several THL's portfolio companies, and worked with their respective management teams to achieve growth and profitability objectives. Prior to THL, he held leadership positions in Finance and Operations at AMD & Motorola.
Mr. Sharma is based in Boston and has over 25 years of Global management experience, and has been listed among 'The Top 100 Finance Professionals in the United States'. He is a Chartered Accountant from India, a qualified CPA, and also holds a Masters in International Business from Thunderbird School of Management.
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