West Pharma today announced the appointment of Ravikrishna Chebolu as General Manager of its India operations, a company statement informed.
It said that with over 20 years of commercial and general management experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, Chebolu will lead West’s cross-functional India leadership team to drive further growth for the business and deliver strategic plans for India.
Stewart Campbell, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific region, West, said, “We are pleased to welcome Ravikrishna to our India team. He brings extensive management experience and a diverse perspective of the pharmaceutical industry. India is an important market for West given its position as the pharmaceutical manufacturing base for the world. As we continue to serve as the global leader in injectable packaging solutions, I am confident that his experience and leadership will not only enhance our growth in India, but also add great value to our customers and ultimately benefit millions of patients in the region.”
Chebolu joins West from Laurus Labs, where he was working as Vice President and Global Head of Business Development and Project Management. Prior to this, he worked for various Indian pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies such as GVK Biosciences (now Aragen), Aizant Drug Solutions and multinational companies including Agilent Technologies, added the statement.