Speaker Mark Cassidy

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Mark Cassidy

Head of Strategy and Commercial Operations

Ajinomoto OmniChem

Mark is an experienced Life Science & Fine Chemical executive with a successful track record of strategy development and implementation within leading industrial corporations.


He has over 20 years experience working in Merck, Dow Chemical, Sigma Aldrich and Piramal Healthcare during which time he held leadership positions in Sales, Marketing, R&D, Operations & General Management. In his current role as President API Services at Piramal Healthcare he is responsible for the worldwide API CRAMS business including the the leadership of the commercial, R&D and operations teams based in India, Europe & North America.

During his career he has worked in areas ranging from the leadership of entrepreneurial teams in the successful development & commercialisation of novel IP based pharmaceutical products & services through to the implementation of strategic changes to markedly improve the customer service and financial performance of contract manufacturing businesses.

Mark has broad international business experience; he has led multi-site & multicultural business teams for over 15 years. During this period he has lived & worked in the UK, Switzerland, Germany & USA.

Mark was awarded a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from Leeds University and a PhD in Chemistry from Cambridge University. He has attended numerous business training programs including; Orchestrating Winning Performance & Driving Innovation and Entrepreneurship at IMD.

  1. Strategy development and implementation
  2. People leadership.
  3. Developing and launching new products, technologies and service offerings.
  4. Managing business turnarounds.
  5. Negotiating complex, multi-million $ B-2-B deals.