CPhI Pharma Awards 2015: The Winners

October 18, 2015

Pharm Exec Editor-in-Chief William Looney was on hand to present the CPhI/PharmaBoardroom Award for CEO of the Year at a ceremony in Madrid, Spain, last night.

Pharm Exec Editor-in-Chief William Looney was on hand to present the CPhI/PharmaBoardroom Award for CEO of the Year at a ceremony in Madrid, Spain, on October 13.

The Award was presented to Vivek Sharma, CEO Pharma Solutions, Piramal Enterprises Ltd. Piramal, one of India's large diversified companies, is a leading global player in custom research and manufacturing services (CRAMS) and has a strong presence in the OTC segment in India.

Entries for this year’s CPhI Pharma Awards covered innovations and new service offerings from across the pharmaceutical supply chain. As well as CEO of the Year, the awards, which received a record number of entries this year, comprised ‘Best Innovation in Packaging’; ‘Best Innovation in Process and Formulation Development’; ‘Excellence in Partnering & Outsourcing’; ‘Best Innovation in APIs and Excipients’; Innovation in Supply Chain & Logistic Management’; andBest Innovation in Manufacturing Technology.

Separately, CPhI Worldwide also introduced a special award to Novo Nordisk Pharmatech and Novozymes for the most sustainable stand – all elements of which are reusable, built out of modular systems with almost no waste.

The 2015 winners by category are

  • Best Innovation in Supply Chain & Logistic Management: TraceLink

  • Best Innovation in Manufacturing Technology (in association with Pharmaceutical Technology): Harro Hoefliger

  • Best Innovation in Packaging: Sulzer

  • Best Innovation in APIs and Excipients: OMYA International AG

  • Excellence in Partnering & Outsourcing  Centroflora CMS

  • Best Innovation in Process and Formulation Development: Catalent

  • CEO of the Year (in association with PharmaBoardroom): Vivek Sharma, CEO, Pharma Solutions, Piramal Enterprises Ltd

  • CPhI Sustainable Stand Award 2015: Novo Nordisk Pharmatech and Novozymes

Rutger Oudejans, CPhI Brand Director, said: “Our judges spent the entire day rigorously interviewing all 16 finalists to ensure the most outstanding entries in each category were selected. But in the end, we had to pick just seven winners, a difficult task considering the quality of the entries.”

For more information on the CPhI Pharma Awards, please visit: http://www.cphi.com/awards/home