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Piramal Pharma Solutions name chief operating officer

Piramal Pharma Solutions (PPS), part of Piramal Enterprises Limited, has appointed John Fowler as its Chief Operating Officer last week. Fowler will be responsible for Global Operations and Research & Development (R&D), and will play a lead role in ensuring that our customers consistently experience differentiated and excellent levels of service.

In announcing the appointment, Vivek Sharma, CEO, Piramal Pharma Solutions , said: “As PPS enters into the next phase of its rapid growth, it is important that we bring in seasoned executives with international experience and expertise. Over a distinguished career of nearly three decades, John has successfully led several global businesses, streamlined operations, developed and implemented commercial strategies that have increased profitability while driving growth, and has aligned focus of R&D team with long term business requirements. With our customers increasingly choosing Piramal as their ‘Partner of Choice’ to progress their assets from discovery towards commercialization, John’s track record of aligning services and talent towards a common vision, is one that the PPS team can benefit from. We are excited to have John as part of our Leadership team, welcome him, and look forward to his contributions in building strategic partnerships with our customers and propel PPS forward into the next decade.”

John Fowler said: “I was very impressed with the range of capabilities and the breadth of expertise that resides across PPS, and its global footprint. With external partnerships now becoming an integral part of how pharmaceutical firms and biotechs do business, I firmly believe that leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organizations (CDMO’s), like PPS, are at an inflexion point in their growth curve. PPS is a global leader with a strong customer-centric culture, a strong focus on innovation, a robust balance sheet, a commitment towards investment, and finally, a global talent pool that combines speed with quality and delivery. As our customers seek dependable partners that can offer seamless, integrated solutions, from Discovery through Commercialization, from Drug Substance to Drug Product, I look forward to positioning PPS to deliver on these needs, and building long term, sustainable and strategic partnerships.”

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