Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Senior Management Development Programme, Harvard Business School
Working Experience and Occupation
Billy Urudra joined the ICI/Chemical Company of Malaysia (“CCMB”) Bhd on 2 June 1983 as Plant Engineer for the Fertilizer Business Division. After having spent over 6 years in the engineering field, in July 1989, he was transferred to CCMB’s Chemicals Division as a Product Manager.
This was the start of his commercial career. As part of CCMB’s career development program, Billy was moved to the Group Human Resources Department, where in October 1990, he was appointed Human Resource Planning Manager for CCMB Group.
After having had 2 years of human resource management exposure, he was transferred back to CCMB’s Chemicals Division in April 1992 and appointed Business Manager. He spent a further 11 years in the chemicals business and was subsequently appointed Director of CCMB’s Chemicals Business.
On 1 February 2003, he was transferred to CCMB’s Pharmaceuticals Division as Director and General Manager, Marketing. This was his start in the pharmaceuticals industry. In July 2004, he was moved to CCMB’s Corporate Office to lead the Group Business Development role, and appointed as Director, Group Strategic Planning & Business Development. He also took on special corporate roles as Director, International Business Division and Director, Group Transformation Office.
On 1 January 2012, he was transferred to CCMB’s Pharmaceuticals Division as Chief Commercial Officer. He currently heads all of CCM Duopharma’s commercial activities, both locally and internationally. Billy is also the Vice President of the Malaysian Organization of Pharmaceutical Industries (“MOPI”). Billy Urudra has nearly 28 years of commercial experience, of which 14 years are in the pharmaceuticals industry.