Suresh Kota
Principal Validation Specialist I, Pfizer Global Manufacturing
Sanford, North Carolina, USA
NGO Partner: 
St. Hope Foundation
Assignment Location: 
Houston, Texas, USA
Fellow Biography: 

Suresh has worked for Pfizer since August 2000 in the area of process validation in the manufacturing site's Technical Services function. He has also served in the site Quality organization as Associate Director-Validation. Currently, he is responsible for the technical aspects of the day-to-day manufacture of Prevnar and Prevnar-13 conjugation chemistry in Sanford manufacturing operations including the technical compliance aspects of investigations, change controls, master batch record changes, and Annual Product Quality Review.

Suresh is also a Registered Pharmacist which he will put to use on his Pfizer Pharmaceutical Management Fellow assignment at the St. Hope Foundation. He will collaborate with the Foundation on the start-up and effective running of the pharmacy. Initially, he will set up the medication utilization review and effectiveness programs to monitor the medication therapy and management. Following this assignment Suresh hopes to return with high level executive strategies for organizational development and efficiencies. He expects to utilize his experience as the Sanford site enters its new role in the Pfizer plant network strategy.

St. Hope Foundation was established in 1999 by a group of compassionate professionals with vast years of experience in HIV/AIDS service delivery and an undying passion for reaching underserved communities.