P V Ramprasad Reddy, who resigned as executive chair of the board of Indian firm Aurobindo in June, 2012, has been appointed chair of its US subsidiary, Aurobindo Pharma USA.
The decision was approved by Aurobindo's board of directors in a meeting last week, although the proposal is still subject to further approval from shareholders, with an extraordinary general meeting scheduled for September 27, 2012 to confirm the appointment.
If approved, Ramprasad Reddy will assume his new position on December 1, 2012.
In addition, Aurobindo's board also approved that Ramprasad Reddy relinquish his executive responsibilities as full-time director of the company, although he will continue as non-exectuive director.
Ramprasad Reddy also has roles at several other Aurobindo subsidiaries, which include serving as director of APL Pharma Thai Limited, Aurobindo (Datong) Bio-Pharma and Aurobindo Tongling (Datong) Pharmaceutical.
In 2008, World Pharmaceutical Frontiers named Ramprasad Reddy as one of the 35 most influential people in the pharmaceutical industry.