Director CSV, Quality Systems and Compliance Lead,
Zahid comes to us with a very strong and diverse background and hold the following degrees: Industrial Chemistry degree from University of Karachi, a Master of Science in Chemistry from City University of New York, and a Master of Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology. He started his career with Pfizer in QC, then moved to QA, where he dispositioned lots and was also involved with computer systems validation. Subsequently, he spent time at Medidata Solutions, Endo Pharmaceuticals, ThromboGenics and Pharmaceutics International. With these roles he gained experience in varied subjects such as validation, QMS remediation, supplier audits, CAPAs, investigations, complaints, regulatory CMC, GMP training, change control and more. Through this diverse background he has experience in both non-sterile and sterile products.
Currently, Zahid is the Director, CSV, Quality Systems and Compliance Lead at Merck & Company and has the responsibility to manage GMP Clinical Supply Computer Validation, Facilities, Quality Systems and Compliance. Most recently, he was Director Quality Assurance & Regulatory affairs with Amring Pharmaceuticals, where he supported release, QA compliance functions, deviations, investigations, change control, complaints, etc. He also supported new product development and third party developmental activities.