Catalent appoints Ricardo Pravda to lead human resources function

Pravda succeeds Lance Miyamoto who retired on 30 June, and is currently serving as an adviser to the company

Catalent has appointed Ricardo Pravda as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources (HR) Officer. Pravda reports to John Chiminski, Catalent’s Chair and CEO, joining the company’s executive leadership team.

Since joining Catalent as HR Director for Latin America in 2005, Mr Pravda held several leadership roles supporting multiple businesses and locations, most recently as Vice President of Human Resources for Catalent’s network of more than 30 sites globally.

Pravda has more than 25 years of experience across multiple HR disciplines including talent acquisition, HR information systems, compensation, succession planning, organisational design, performance management, acquisitions and divestitures.

He has supported businesses in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific, holding roles of increasing responsibility in companies such as Abbott Laboratories, Phillip Morris International, Nabisco International, BellSouth International and The Gillette Company.

“Ricardo has a deep knowledge of Catalent’s business and the strategic acumen needed to lead human resources, especially as we continue to expand into new growth areas,” commented John Chiminski. “I would like to thank Lance Miyamoto for his years of service to the company and for his wise counsel as we have grown the business.”

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