Catalent appoints new head of global operational excellence strategy, ‘The Catalent Way’

Somerset-based Catalent on Monday announced a newly created position of vice president, the “Catalent Way,” will be filled by Sridhar Krishnan. Krishnan will lead the company’s operational excellence strategy and spearhead a transformation based on Lean principles, designed to drive sustainable execution excellence, enabling growth.

Krishnan will also serve on the executive leadership team, reporting directly to Catalent CEO and President Alessandro Maselli.

The Catalent Way is a companywide system of continuous improvement, with clear standards to enable more predictable and efficient processes. Krishnan will work alongside senior executives across the company’s business segments, and more than 50 global facilities, to implement this strategy.

Krishnan has spent the previous four years in a number of roles within the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as senior vice president, head of operations, for Jubilant Pharma. He has over 20 years of operational leadership experience within the contract development and manufacturing organization space, including as vice president of global operations, and subsequently as vice president, global procurement & business analytics, at Catalent.

Commenting on the appointment, Maselli said: “Sridhar brings considerable operational leadership and Lean expertise, as well as a proven track record driving enterprisewide business transformations and operational performance. We welcome him back to Catalent, in a role where he will provide the key strategic focus necessary to not only establish new standards of excellence at Catalent, but within the pharmaceutical industry.”