Chief Development Officer, Duopharma Biotech Berhad
Age: 59 years
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Senior Management Development Program, Harvard Business School, United States of America
Working Experience and Occupation
Urudra joined Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (“CCM Berhad”) on 2 June 1983 as a Plant Engineer in the Fertilizer Business. In July 1989, he was transferred to CCM Berhad’s Chemicals Division as a Product Manager, commencing his commercial career.
Under CCM Berhad’s career development programme, Urudra was appointed Human Resources Planning Manager of CCM Berhad Group in October 1990. In April 1992, he was transferred back to the Chemicals Division as Business Manager, and was subsequently promoted to Director of the Chemicals Business.
In February 2003, Urudra was appointed Director of the Pharmaceuticals Division and General Manager of Marketing. Later in 2014, he was moved to CCM Berhad’s Corporate Office where he led the Group’s Business Development as Director, Group Strategic Planning & Business Development. In 2010, he also took on special corporate roles as Director, International Business Division and Director, Group Transformation Office. In January 2012, Urudra was transferred to Duopharma Biotech as Chief Commercial Officer. For 2019, he was responsible for Duopharma Biotech’s Consumer Healthcare, Ethical Specialty and International Businesses as well as the Human Resource Department. He relinquished his responsibility for Consumer Healthcare on 1 January 2020 following his redesignation as the Chief Development Officer, taking on additional role of overseeing Business Development.
Urudra is the President of the Malaysian Organisation of Pharmaceutical Industries (MOPI) and is on the Advisory Panel of Monash University’s Chemical Engineering Faculty.