Dominic De Souza, global head of Anti-Infectives sustainability and AMR program, appointed to represent Sandoz on AMR Industry Alliance
Alliance brings together approximately 100 life science companies / associations in search of sustainable solutions to curb antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
Sandoz, as largest global provider of generic antibiotics, is committed to driving a pragmatic and balanced approach to tackling this growing global health threat
Holzkirchen, October 20, 2020 — Sandoz is pleased to announce the appointment of Dominic De Souza, global head of Anti-Infectives Sustainability and AMR Program, as its new representative to the Board of the AMR Industry Alliance.
The Alliance is a coalition of approximately 100 biotechnology, diagnostic, generic and research-based biopharmaceutical companies and trade associations, formed to drive and measure industry progress towards curbing antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Dominic De Souza
Dominic De Souza assumes his new role with immediate effect. He replaces Harshika Sarbajna, the former global head of Anti-Infectives at Sandoz, who has taken up a new leadership position within the company. Sandoz would like to express its sincere thanks to Harshika for her committed efforts to drive the Sandoz AMR Program over the last few years.
Dominic De Souza said: “It gives me great professional and personal pride to join the Alliance Board, and I look forward to working with my colleagues across the industry to ensure a pragmatic and balanced approach to tackling this major global health threat, which is already responsible for the deaths of more than 700,000 people every year.”
“Antibiotics are the backbone of modern healthcare, treating previously incurable infectious diseases and drastically reducing the risks of millions of everyday medical procedures. However, AMR is a silent serial killer that, if allowed to continue developing, could lead to the end of modern medicine as we know it. My personal vision is to look back one day and tell my children that I was part of the global team who stopped that happening.”
Dominic De Souza joined Sandoz in 2006 and has held progressive roles ranging from product development via production management to commercial. He is an Austrian citizen and holds a doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the University of Technology in Graz. He is based in Kundl, Austria, the global production hub of the Sandoz Anti-Infectives business.
Sandoz, the #1 global supplier of generic antibiotics, recently announced plans for a joint investment of more than EUR 150 million in Kundl, to help secure the future of antibiotics manufacturing in Europe.
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