About BM Rao
Dr. BM Rao possess a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry and has about 25 years of pharmaceutical work experience in Analytical R&D and Quality Control functions in reputed pharmaceutical companies includes Janssen (pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Zydus Cadila, Nicholas Piramal, Wockhardt, Dr. Reddy’s and SOL Pharma.
I am a result-oriented visionary executive with extensive experience in conducting Analytical method development, method validations, stability testing, cGMP Testing and Release for APIs & Drug Product’s. Possess a sound practical knowledge, thorough understanding of “Data Integrity”, and its importance in cGMP Analytical laboratories.
I had a good exposure to various regulatory audits includes USFDA, EMEA, TGA, Health Canada etc. I have published more than 60 scientific publications in reputed national and international journals and successfully guided seven part-time Ph.D. candidates.
During my professional career I was recognized for my contributions at work and won awards including Chairman’s Excellence Award from Dr. K. Anji Reddy, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (year 2003), “Standards of Leadership” from J&J for the significant contributions during the European HA inspection at Janssen, Mumbai site (year 2010) and Best New Leader Award at SAI Life Sciences Limited (year 2013).
I have extensively travelled to USA, Europe, Singapore and Malaysia, interacted with several big and emerging biotech pharmaceutical analytical & quality experts.
At present, I am working as Vice President and Head of Corporate Quality control at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories providing technical leadership to the Quality Control labs of both APIs and Formulations.