Bachelor Of Science (“Hons”) in Mechanical Engineering, Middlesex University, UK
Senior Management Development Program, Harvard Business School, US
Working Experience and Occupation
Urudra has nearly 29 years of commercial experience, of which 14 years have been in the pharmaceuticals industry. He joined the ICI/Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (“CCMB”) on 2 June 1983 as a Plant Engineer in the Fertilizer Business. After six years in the engineering field, in July 1989 he was transferred to CCMB’s Chemicals Division as a Product Manager, commencing his commercial career in ICI/CCM/Duopharma Biotech.
Under CCMB’s career development programme, Urudra was transferred to the Group Human Resources Department where, in October 1990, he was appointed Human Resources Planning Manager of CCMB Group. In April 1992, he was transferred back to CCMB’s Chemicals Division as Business Manager. Honing his skills over a period of 11 years, he was subsequently promoted to Director of the Chemicals Business.
On 1 February 2003, Urudra was transferred to CCMB’s Pharmaceuticals Division as Director and General Manager of Marketing. In July 2004, he was transferred to CCMB’s Corporate Office to lead the Group’s Business Development as Director, Group Strategic Planning & Business Development. He also took on special corporate roles as Director, International Business Division and Director, Group Transformation Office. On 1 January 2012, Urudra was transferred to CCMB’s Pharmaceuticals Division as Chief Commercial Officer. He currently heads all Duopharma Biotech’s local and international commercial activities.
Urudra is also the President of the Malaysian Organisation of Pharmaceutical Industries (“MOPI”) and is on the Advisory Panel of Monash University’s Chemical Engineering faculty.