Rashida Najmi heads the Corporate Quality and Pharmacovigilance function at Piramal Pharma Solutions (PPS). She is responsible for establishing and implementing related quality standards, handling inspections and maintaining regulatory track records of various regulatory agencies like FDA, MHRA and PMD.
In her current role at PPS, Ms. Najmi has successfully maintained a compliance benchmark higher than the regulatory requirement at all our Pharma Solutions’ manufacturing sites across geographies. She has worked towards establishing ‘Quality’ as a differentiator for business growth and harmonizing “best in class” quality practices across PPS.
Ms. Najmi has over 26 years of experience in quality management of NDA, INDA, CRO, API- intermediates, API (drug substance), various dosage formulations (drug product), product development, clinical, pharmacovigilance and biologic. Her previous stints include Shreya Life Sciences and ACG.
Ms. Najmi is a pharmacist and a postgraduate in Human Resources and is a Qualified Lead Auditor in ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 (from QMI, UK), certified in HACCP (from UN/ FAO), 5’S’ (from JMA), OHSAS.
In July 2015, World Quality Congress awarded her with the title of “50 Most Influential Quality Professionals.” She has been a jury member in several academic and quality awards as well as an active member of industry forums like ISPE, IDMA, PDA and OPPI.