MBE for Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies’ Subhash Chaudhary in new years’ honours list
Billingham : 31st December 2014 : FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies is delighted to announce that Subhash Chaudhary, Director of Strategic Projects, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours.
Subhash joined ICI (a predecessor business to FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies) as an engineer in 1974. During his career he has worked on many innovative engineering projects, including the design and operation of the largest continuous fermenter ever attempted. This technology formed the foundation of the processes which the company operates today in the contract manufacture of biologic drugs for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide, and has been instrumental in the company’s growth on the Billingham site over the last 15 years.
On hearing about his Award Subhash said: “I feel very honoured to be recognised in such a prestigious way. The honour is a testament not just to myself, but to the efforts and work of a great many colleagues with whom I have worked over the years. The team at Fujifilm Billingham is responsible for developing and bringing to market new medical therapies, which make a real difference to people’s lives worldwide, and I am very proud to be part of that team”.
Throughout his career Subhash has been a strong supporter for industry in the north-east. A founder member of the North East Process Industry Cluster’s (NEPIC) Leadership Team, he is a familiar figure around the north-east industrial scene and has supported many North-East and UK initiatives. He was recognised by the IChemE with the Donald Medal in 2003 and more recently made a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineering (FIChemE), recognising him as ‘an engineering professional of distinction, making significant contribution to the profession, demonstrating technical excellence and leadership of your peers’. Subhash was also recognised by NEPIC in January 2013 in their Annual Awards for Outstanding Contribution to the sector.
Steve Bagshaw, CEO of FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies said “I am delighted that Subhash’s hard work and dedication have been recognised with this honour. His engineering and management skills have contributed not only to Fujifilm’s success, but he has helped put the North East on the global biotech map and in the history books, creating jobs, building value and laying a true foundation for our future prosperity as a sustainable bio-manufacturing business”.