Dr. S Vijaya Kumar
Head of Operations
Dr. S Vijaya Kumar, joined in 2021, is the Head of Operations at Biocon Ltd.
At Biocon he is responsible for Manufacturing, Projects and EHS for our Generics business.
Dr. Kumar has over 30 years of global and diversified experience. He has worked with Centrient, Aurobindo Pharma, Jubilant Life Sciences, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Novartis and GSK, where he was responsible for R&D, technical and manufacturing operations for both API and formulations.
He has also worked with the National University of Singapore, McKinsey and other prestigious organizations, on academic and consulting assignments.
Dr. Kumar is a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). He completed his M.Tech. in Chemical Plant Design from the National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, and Chemical Engineering from Bangalore University. He also holds a postgraduate degree in Management from the National University of Singapore.
Dr. Kumar is a certified Lean Sigma Black Belt practitioner, a leadership coach and a project management professional.