Former Vice President, Science & Innovation, Asia Pacific
DSM Nutritional Products
Ramachandran Rajamanickam has over three decades of industry experience in pharmaceuticals and the broader healthcare sector in various leadership roles. Experienced with start-up operations in the emerging markets, he has set up many successful businesses in Asia, led acquisitions and helped shape the regulatory environment for healthcare products.
Rama was most recently Vice President, Science & Innovation, Asia Pacific at DSM Nutritional Products. In this role, he led market-relevant innovation projects that expanded the DSM portfolio, enhanced label claims, initiated Asia-based clinicals, and leveraged technology and applications to drive consumer adoption. He also conducted multiple innovation workshops for DSM’s customers.
Before joining DSM in 2015, Rama was Corporate Vice President, Asia Pacific for Abbott Nutrition. He spent 30 years with Abbott and led its Asia pharmaceutical business in the earlier years before he transitioned to the nutrition business in 2008. During his tenure, Rama was deeply involved in driving Asia-relevant innovation and building multiple new businesses to accelerate growth.
Rama comes with a track record of developing strong leaders. He had driven the development of recruitment, training and retention policies relevant to Asia and emerging markets and has conducted numerous general management and business finance training. He is a speaker at multiple innovation conferences.
Rama holds an MBA from Cranfield University, UK and a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the National University of Singapore.