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Role Players 2024

Krishna Prasad

Director - Contract Operations and Quality Assurance (COQA), Consumer Healthcare - Asia Pacific

Dynamic and accomplished QA and Manufacturing Operations leader with 30 years of experience in strengthening the QA culture and providing leadership for diverse Global Markets at pharmaceuticals majors, such as Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Labcorp and SOL.

Ensured External Entities (EE), Internal Sites and Affiliates are inspection-ready and led successful site inspections for USFDA, MHRA, TGA and other health boards. Built EE Quality Metrics. Contributed to the development and controlling of global and regional EQA budget.

Award-winning industry thought leader with proven success in strategic planning, building capabilities, and large-scale management initiatives.

Possess diverse experience across Human (API and Drug Products - Steriles & Non-Steriles), Medical Devices, Consumer, Animal Health, and Clinical Operations segments.

Recognized for spearheading greenfield, brownfield projects, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A’s), Due Diligences, New Contractor identification & on-boarding. Established global and regional QA organizations and supported new technology platforms. Institutionalized QMS across the organizations.

People’s Leader: Passionate about engaging, nurturing, and grooming talent for success.

Certified Auditor, trained in Lean Sigma, ESH & Operational Excellence.