Post graduate degree in Pharmacy alongwith Diploma in Business Management &. Certification in general management from IIM Ahmedabad
Shirish has over 40 years’ experience in managing pharmaceutical manufacturing. Currently he is supporting the activities of Quality Forum of Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance as Senior Technical Advisor. Prior to this, he was Managing Director - Zydus Hospira Oncology P.Ltd., (ZHOPL) for Manufacturing and distributing sterile oncological injectables. He has also held responsibility for all the global manufacturing functions of Zydus Cadila from February’2001 till July’2016 as President Global Manufacturing. He was also a member of Executive Committee of Zydus.
His achievements includes optimizing the operational costs with Lean ways and structured programme across all units of Zydus under the name of ‘SLIM’ Strategic Lean Integrated Manufacturing. He has been instrumental in bringing new technologies like MDI’s / DPI’s / Transdermal Patches / Lyophilization. He was also instrumental in bringing up the new modern plants at Baddi, Sikkim, SEZ and upgrading of the existing plants at Moraiya ,Goa, Nikhho Brazil & Nesher at USA. He conceptualized new design of SEZ -additional capacity for unicellular flows for superior material and manpower movement and avoidance of cross contamination. He led Zydus Manufacturing on the path of automation to reduce human interventions in the processes, EBMR to make Zydus manufacturing fully compliant.
He is also on the governing board of Parenteral Drug Association (PDA-India) and active member of other professional bodies like ISPE, IPA(Quality forum) as well Indian Pharmaceutical Association.