Narendira Kumar

Associate Director and Site Quality Head, Dr. Reddy's Lab

Narendira Kumar has over 22 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry and is currently holding the position of “Associate Director & Site Quality Head” with Dr.Reddy’s Lab, Vishakaptanam ,India, since June 2016 where he leads a team comprising of QA and QC.
In the past, Narendira has served several branded and generic pharmaceutical companies such as Orchid Pharma, Cipla Ltd & Tablets India Limited handling API, OSD and injectables. With over two decades of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Narendira brings comprehensive expertise in quality as well as related functions, and extensive understanding of regulatory bodies such as USFDA, MHRA,WHO among others.
He actively involves in strengthening quality management system, analytical method life cycle approach, laboratory compliance, automation in the laboratory and continual improvement. He also involves in “Quality Culture” initiatives at Dr. Reddy’s.
Narendira holds a M.S (Quality Management) from BITS,Pilani and B.Pharmacy from The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University.
He is a life member in Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA).He co-authored “Product Robustness” guide in Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) and he is member in “International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Knowledge Management Good Practice Guide Authoring Team”. He is regular speaker in national/international conferences.