Speaker’s profile

Chella Pandian

Human Resources Director
Merck Sharp & Dohme, Malaysia

Chella is  HR Director for leading pharmaceutical MNC , Merck Sharpe & Dohme (MSD) and responsible for driving HR function for Malaysia,  in addition to  overseeing HR for  Indonesia & Thailand.  His key responsibility includes Spearhead HR leadership and  drive organizational development through  best HR practices & HR Strategy for Pharma and Finance Shared Service centre.   He is with MSD for the last 8  years . Prior to this role , he was in global HR role managing Emerging markets for Merck consumer care as HR business partner in Europe Region, Middle East , Africa and Asia Pacific  He was also HR business partner for MSD India for 2 years.  Before  joining MSD , he was General Manager – HR and OD,  with a  leading drug discovery  company in India .

He has over 15 years of  Pharma -HR experience in HR strategy, OD, change management , HR business partnering and talent development.  Chella also possesses in-depth business knowledge of the life sciences industry (Including  API manufacturing,  Formulations, Drug discovery, Clinical Research, Global medical affairs, Regulatory, Pharma Sales, CRO,  Biologicals and Finance shared Service across different countries.)

He is an IIMB (A leading management institute in India)  recognised trainer for performance management  also was a visiting faculty at TASMAC – A University of Wales accredited.  Chella was also credited as a founding member of NHRLSF – A National HR forum for Life Science business in India which brought many Life science Company together.  He is also actively involved in Industry Academia Interaction by partnering with universities and institutes for students development through  guest lectures and  internship in India and currently in Malaysia. He is an active member in MIHR<M

He was in Thailand for a short while before moved to Malaysia. Currently he lives in PJ with his family  He has won the best HR leader award twice in Malaysia .

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