Bachelor of Pharmacy (“Hons”), Universiti Sains Malaysia (“USM”)
Senior Management Development Program, Harvard Business School, United States
Certified Lean Six Sigma – Black Belt
Working Experience and Occupation
Krisna has had wide exposure in pharmaceuticals sales and manufacturing. After graduating from USM in 1994, he completed his compulsory year-long housemanship at the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (“NPRA”). He then joined Bristol Myers Squibb as a Hospital Sales Representative covering private and government hospitals in the central and northern regions.
In 1996, he joined Sterling Health Manufacturing as a Production Pharmacist overseeing galenical and ophthalmic manufacturing. From here, Krisna moved on to UPHA Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (M) Sdn. Bhd. and later, to Duopharma Biotech in 1998. Over the years, he has led various disciplines of plant operations including production, warehousing and transportation, planning, engineering, project management and quality assurance.
He was appointed Chief Manufacturing Officer of Duopharma Biotech on 1 January 2016, overseeing various Plant Manufacturing functions, including production, planning, engineering, material warehouse, supply chain and sustainability (operations excellence, safety, health and environment).
Krisna obtained the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in 2016.