Wockhardt appoints Manas Datta as CFO

Mumbai-based generic drugmaker Wockhardt Ltd has appointed Manas Datta as its chief financial officer (CFO), as per a stock market disclosure.

Datta takes over from Giri Giridhar, who moved to Merck & Co, as a senior director (finance) and board member for the global pharma company's India arm, after a four-year stint with Wockhardt.

He joined Wockhardt on September 10.

Datta has over 24 years experience in corporate finance, business control & accounting in diverse business spectrums of chemicals, fertiliser, power & hospitality businesses.

Previously he was working as vice president (finance) at EIH Limited (The Oberoi Group) since October 2007.

In the past he has also worked with Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited, BHW Birla Home Finance Ltd, Duncans Industries and Indo Gulf Fertilisers.

(Edited by Joby Puthuparampil Johnson)

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