Ep 23 – Safety and Efficiency in Pharmaceutical Packaging with Alagu Subramaniam

Safety and Efficiency in Pharmaceutrical Packaging - with Alagu Subramaniam

The Covid-19 pandemic has tested the resources of the pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical packaging supply chain to deliver medicines and vaccines. Ensuring safe delivery at an unprecedent scale posed several challenges to packaging solution providers.

In an exclusive conversation with Dr. Rangaprasad, Mr. Alagu Subramaniam, Managing Director of West Pharmaceutical Packaging India Pvt Ltd, explains how in close collaboration with other supply chain partners, they ensured uninterrupted supply of pharmaceutical essentials. Mr. Subramaniam also alludes to the pivotal role, companies like West are going to play in the future.

About Mr Alagu Subramaniam

Mr Alagu Subramaniam AR is the Managing Director – India of West Pharmaceuticals. Alagu is responsible for managing the overall West activities in India. His duties include successfully starting a subsidiary of West in India and planning commercial as well as operational strategies to strengthen West’s presence in the Indian market. He has successfully recruited and trained teams and has supported growth opportunities.

Prior to joining west in 2004, Alagu was an area sales manager for B Braun Medical India Ltd., Bangalore (2001-2004) and a territory manager for Johnson & Johnson Ltd., Bangalore (1996- 2001). He also served Coats Viyella India, Ltd., Hyderabad, as a sales representative. Alagu received his B.SC (Chemical Technology) from Loyola Academy, Osmania University in 1995, and his MBA from Manipal Academy of Higher Education in 2005.
Alagu is an active participant in West’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, and a member of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association(IPA), American Chamber of Commerce, Parentral Drug Association(PDA) and other local chambers of commerce.

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