Updated on 15 October 2013
Jai Murthy is Avantor's new vice president and business manager of global pharmaceuticals division
Singapore: Avantor Performance Materials, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-performance chemistries and materials, has appointed Mr. Jai Murthy, as Vice President and Business manager, Global Pharmaceuticals.
He will work in Avantor's pharmaceutical chemicals business unit, where he will focus on developing and executing global sales programs, new business initiatives and expansion of the company's presence in existing and new markets.
With its J.T.Baker and Macron Fine Chemicals brands of performance chemistries, Avantor is a supplier for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industry leaders. The company provides wide variety of product grades in areas such as biological buffers, processing chemicals, inorganic and co-processed excipients, and chromatography media.
Mr. Murthy has background and expertise in the health care and life science industries, including various roles in R&D, product and sales management, and strategic marketing. His work included multiple R&D roles with early-stage molecular genetics companies, as well as market development at Beckman Coulter, where he helped launch a novel IVD platform.
He then joined Thermo Fisher Scientific in a global product management role and later became responsible for leading the company's supplier strategy in Asia Pacific. While at Thermo Fisher, Mr. Murthy also served as global director for a worldwide chemicals business.