Sami-Sabinsa Group, a multi-national health science company headquartered in Bengaluru, has announced the appointment of Dr. Vijaya Kumar S as its Chief Executive Officer.

A well-known and respected professional in the industry, Dr. Vijaya Kumar has a proven track record of fostering sustainable business growth in the pharmaceutical space. He has held leadership positions across large organizations such as Saurav Chemicals, Biocon, Centrient, Aurobindo, Dr. Reddy’s, Mckinsey, Novartis, GSK, and others.

With an illustrious career of 35 years in research and development, manufacturing, operations, and management, he brings a wealth of experience to his new role as the CEO of Sami-Sabinsa Group.

Dr. Vijaya Kumar has a depth of experience in manufacturing science, plant and process engineering, process analytics, plant automation, regulatory frameworks, and CAPEX management.

He is passionate about leveraging continuous improvement methodologies as Lean Sigma and Kaizen and delivering process improvements in his assignments.

Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder and Group Chairman, Sami-Sabinsa Group, said: “I am delighted to welcome Dr. Vijaya Kumar as the new CEO of Sami-Sabinsa Group. Dr. Vijaya Kumar’s profound understanding of the business landscape make him an ideal asset in building upon the Group’s international reputation and delivering long-term growth to all our stakeholders.”

Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Vijaya Kumar said: “I am honored to become a part of the Sami-Sabinsa Group, an organization with a strong brand loyalty, an extensive global presence, and a healthy mix of talent. I look forward to the strong support of our valued customers and employees to drive on our strategic vision and growth.”

Dr. Vijaya Kumar has completed his postgraduate in management from National University of Singapore and holds a doctorate degree in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Science (IISc). He has also earned his master’s degree in chemical plant design from National Institute of Technology, India and his Chemical Engineering degree from Bangalore University, India.