Piramal Pharma Solutions appoints Herve Berdou as Chief Operating Officer

Piramal Pharma Limited’s Pharma Solutions business, a leading contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), announces the appointment of Herve Berdou as Chief Operating Officer, Piramal Pharma Solutions (PPS)

Mr Berdou joins Piramal Pharma Solutions from Lonza, where he was the Global Head of Operations, Cell and Gene Technologies.

He has more than two decades of experience across global supply chain, procurement and operations, including manufacturing and site head positions at both small and large facilities.

At Lonza, Mr Berdou led a network of contract services sites across the globe. Prior to that, he worked with a number of well-respected pharmaceutical companies, including AstraZeneca & MedImmune and Novartis.

With a legacy of experience in both the CDMO and pharma innovator/generic sides of drug development and manufacturing, Mr Berdou brings an understanding of both perspectives to PPS.

His passion lies in building customer-centric strategies, creating lean organisations, engaging with employees through a robust and inclusive culture, and forming a strong quality mindset across the organisation.

For his new role, Mr Berdou will be based in the Northeastern United States.

Peter DeYoung, Chief Executive Officer, Piramal Pharma Solutions, said: “I welcome Herve to PPS and wish him all the success in the new role. His broad, in-depth industry and functional expertise will help us create value for all our stakeholders as we continue our journey of profitable growth."

"His blend of CDMO and innovative pharmaceutical company experience positions him to understand and meet the needs of our customers and their patients. His multicountry operating track record will bring the best of our team and site network to our clients as we deliver integrated projects and support their clinical progression and commercial success. Herve’s management style is aligned to our values and our cultural priorities.”

Mr Berdou holds a Master’s (DESS) in Procurement and Supply Chain from IAE in Grenoble, France-Écoles Universitaires de Management, and a degree in Economics and Politics from Université Pierre Mendès-France.

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