Consultant, Pharmaceutical Services

Country: India

Sridhar S. Rao is a technical specialist with 40 years of experience in manufacturing and quality assurance of pharmaceuticals covering oral solids and liquids, semi solids and sterile dosage forms.

Since 1979, he has worked with several organizations of repute in India and contributed significantly to build and continuously improve quality systems and standards across technical functions, in line with global health authority expectations. This helped deliver continued and competitive compliance at multiple locations and geographies.

Mr. Rao has a degree in pharmacy from Mumbai University, a master’s in pharma sciences and technology from BITS, Pilani. Starting his career as a bench chemist at Nicholas, he rose to the level of President QA and RA at Strides/Agila. Post Mylan’s acquisition of Agila sites (sterile products manufacturing division of Strides) in December 2013, he was the Quality Head of India Injectables until December 2014.

His areas of expertise include:

  • Quality system design, deployment, upgrade, simplification and harmonization
  • GMP auditing of systems, facilities and processes
  • Site remediation activities and support during inspection
  • Technical education and training
  • Due diligence