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Dr. K.V. Surendra Nath, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, USP–India

K.V. Surendra Nath is Senior Vice President, USP–India. He originally joined USP–India as Laboratory Director in January 2006. Since its opening in 2006, USP–India has provided USP's broad range of pharmacopeial services to customers in India and the surrounding region. USP has developed extensive relationships with the Indian pharmaceutical industry, regulatory bodies, the research community, and other stakeholders, which Dr. Surendra Nath will cultivate and extend. He is responsible for expanding USP's collaborative laboratory capabilities to support the development of USP monographs and reference materials.

Dr. Surendra Nath also oversees the growth of USP's scientific outreach and educational programs about USP's compendia of quality documentary standards (the United States Pharmacopeia–National Formulary and the Food Chemicals Codex) and allied reference materials. In addition, Dr. Surendra Nath is responsible for the growth of USP's verification programs in India, which verify the identity, strength, purity, and quality of pharmaceutical and dietary supplement ingredients.

Before joining USP, Dr. Surendra Nath was General Manager for Quality Assurance and Quality Control at Matrix Laboratories, Ltd., in Hyderabad, where he served for four years. Prior to that, Dr. Surendra Nath was at Sri Ram Laboratories for seven years, and spent four years at Vimta Labs, Ltd. Dr. Surendra Nath holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Roorkee (IIT, Roorkee) as well as a master's degree in analytical chemistry and a bachelor's degree in chemistry