Krisnakumara-Reddi A/L Kesava-Reddi

Chief Manufacturing Officer, Duopharma Biotech Berhad


52 years




  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons), University of Science Malaysia
  • Senior Management Development Program, Harvard Business School, United States of America
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma – Black Belt

Working Experience and Occupation

After graduating from the University of Science Malaysia in 1994, he completed his compulsory year-long housemanship at Biro Pengawalan Farmaseutikal Kebangsaan (BPFK), now known as the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA). Upon completion of his training, he joined Bristol-Myers Squibb as a Hospital Sales Representative covering private and government hospitals in the central and northern regions of Peninsular Malaysia. In 1996, he joined Sterling Health Manufacturing as a Production Pharmacist overseeing galenical and ophthalmic manufacturing. He then moved on to UPHA Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (M) Sdn. Bhd., now known as Duopharma Manufacturing (Bangi) Sdn. Bhd., as a Production Pharmacist in the year 1997.

Since joining the Company in 1998 as a Production Pharmacist, Krisna has devoted his cumulative experience in pharmaceuticals sales and manufacturing to Duopharma Biotech. 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 as 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 certification in 2016. He is a member of Duopharma Biotech’s Group Management Committee.