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Sr. Director & Head – EHS, CRDMO
Vikas brings over 20 years of experience in EHS across various types of businesses such as CRO, pharma manufacturing sites / plants of complex scale, multi-disciplinary R&D sites etc.
Prior to joining Jubilant, Vikas has held various leadership roles throughout his career working with major CRO/ drug discovery companies like AstraZeneca, Mylan, Dr Reddys Laboratories and Aurigene Pharmaceutical Services.
While at AstraZeneca, Vikas worked as SHE officer and Head of Pharmaceutical R&D responsible for implementing SHE practices. At Mylan, Vikas was responsible for tech transfer of process from R&D to Kilo and Kilo to the Plant Development Team. He was also responsible for driving EHS across all their sites. At Dr Reddy’s, Vikas was Head- SHE for Global R&D responsible for 7 sites including 2 overseas for driving safety compliance. He was also the lead for driving Laboratory Safety Management at all Dr Reddys sites. He was also the auditor for the Process Safety Management System at all sites.
Aurigene Pharmaceutical Services Ltd (100% subsidiary of Dr Reddy’s) gave Vikas the platform & opportunity to manage and grow the CRDMO business. Vikas played a key role in growing two of the sites and also in creating and developing a new team under him which resulted in significant growth of the business. Under his leadership, Aurigene successfully implemented new Safety systems at site levels and also received the CII Southern Region Award.
Vikas is MSc Tech in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from University of Lucknow and PGD in Fire & Industrial safety.