February 14, 2006 — /ISPE/ — TAMPA, Fla. — ISPE, a global not-for-profit Society of pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals, today announced the appointment of Balwant Grewal as Vice President of Asia Pacific Operations, effective immediately. Grewal will be stationed at ISPE’s Asia Pacific Office in Singapore. ISPE provides a wide range of Member-driven educational programs and resources to pharmaceutical industry practitioners worldwide.
Grewal builds on a career devoted to membership development, event planning, communications and educational fundraising. He joins ISPE from the National University of Singapore, where he launched the school’s Annual Giving Program. It was the first program of its kind at an Asian university and has since raised close to $1 million SGD for student needs.
As head of membership services with the National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) and deputy to the general manager, Grewal had direct accountability for NUSS membership, event management and communications. Major projects included: the restructure of the NUSS Secretariat to improve operational efficiency and member satisfaction; the NUSS 50th Anniversary Celebration; and the NUSS Membership Drive.
Grewal also served in the Sports Management Division of the Singapore Sports Council as Manager, Coaching Policies and Development, and as Director of Sports for the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC), one of Singapore’s oldest and most established membership clubs. At SCC, he led a 15-member team responsible for all Club sports and events, and worked closely with the Club’s management board to meet all strategic objectives.
Grewal received a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany and Zoology from the National University of Singapore and a postgraduate diploma in education from Nanyang Technological University. He lives in Singapore with his wife and daughter.
“The Asia Pacific pharmaceutical marketplace continues to grow at a rapid pace,” said Bob Best, President and CEO of ISPE. “We are very fortunate to have Balwant Grewal joining our office in that region. He will play an important part in helping ISPE Members there get access to the education, networking opportunities and resources they need.”
ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the Society of choice for nearly 23,000 pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals in 80 countries. ISPE aims to be the catalyst for “Engineering Pharmaceutical Innovation” by providing Members with opportunities to develop technical knowledge, exchange practical experience, and collaborate with global regulatory agencies. Founded in 1980, ISPE has worldwide headquarters in Tampa, Florida; an Asia Pacific office in Singapore; a European office in Brussels, Belgium; and Affiliates and Chapters in 19 countries around the world.
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