Shreehas P Tambe
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Shreehas Tambe is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Biocon Biologics.
A Biocon veteran, Shreehas joined Biocon in 1997 and has, since then, taken on positions of increasing responsibility. He has over 20 years of leadership experience in operational and strategic roles and has led large, diverse teams at R&D, Manufacturing and Projects & Engineering during his tenure.
Prior to becoming the Deputy CEO, Shreehas was the Chief Operating Officer and a key member of the Executive Leadership Team at Biocon Biologics. Previously, as the Senior Vice President & Global Head of Biocon’s Insulins business unit he was responsible for the P&L and expanding the Insulins portfolio across several geographies. He led the development, approval and launch of Insulin analogs in Japan and later in EU and U.S. The insulins franchise showed strong performance in emerging markets led by sales in Mexico, Malaysia and Latin America.
It was under Shreehas’ leadership that Biocon made its first overseas investment in R&D and Manufacturing in 2015, building Asia’s largest integrated insulins complex in Malaysia, which is approved by the U.S. FDA and EMA among other regulatory agencies. Shreehas was the Global Head of Projects & Engineering when he led the multi-million dollar investment in Malaysia, managing and providing strategic direction to the investment.
Shreehas began his professional journey at Biocon as a Management Trainee starting out in the R&D department, where he led the design and development of a novel bioreactor, the PlaFractor™, a unique solid state bioreactor that got Biocon its first U.S. patent and went on to win the National Award for the Best Technology of the Year in 2001.
He holds a Masters’ degree in Bioprocess Technology from ICT (UDCT), University of Mumbai and has also studied Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology at University of Pune. He was conferred the coveted Distinguished Alumnus Award (Professional) by his alma mater, the prestigious ICT, Mumbai, in 2020.