Prashant Sharma

President - Global Formulations Manufacturing & Operations - Zydus Cadilla

Prashant manages Global Manufacturing & Ops for Formulations at Zydus Cadila. He believes that Learning Agility & Formative Experiences shape a leader. The foundation for both is a keen desire to keep learning & challenging oneself, taking risks and building teams that perform better than oneself.

He is a part of Zydus Senior Leadership Team. Prashant has been in business roles for over 2 decades and managed Global Supply Chain, Human Resources & Manufacturing/Operations portfolios in MNCs and Global Indian organizations. Many of his assignments focused on creating performance turnarounds and producing transformational results. His 3 years tenure in leading Global HR has given him an invaluable insight in human dynamics and leadership development, apart from giving him precious self-awareness that has helped him become a better leader.

At Zydus, he led the creation of a Global Supply Chain team that produced benchmark results in agility, delivery and inventory. He also managed IT alongside Supply Chain focusing on business driven application development and led implementation of SAP at Global Sites. He leads PRISM, a global project focused on cost optimization. Over last 3 years, PRISM has delivered over Rs 250 cr of cost savings. Based on his experience in line roles and deep understanding of business needs, he was asked to lead Global HR function within Zydus. He helped Zydus navigate many complex changes in Talent Management Processes with relative ease and strong buy-in from business. He institutionalized assessment processes for recruitment at all levels and for internal growth. He also re-engineered the PMS and helped the organization move out of the Bell Curve into a periodic feedback based system that combined measurements of performance, potential and leadership competencies.