Indian Business Groups Honor ACD/Labs' KK Bhagchandani


K.K Bhagchandani

Bangalore, INDIA (9th October, 2015)—K.K. Bhagchandani, Senior Director-Asia & Pacific Business, was honored by two associations in India. The Economic Development Forum of India awarded Bhagchandani with the 'Glory of India' Award, 2015, while the AIBDA (All India Business Development Association) awarded him the 'Bharat Udyog Ratan'.

Nominated by his peers, and awarded by the Advisory Boards of the groups, K.K. Bhagchandani was recognized for contributing to the growth and development of international business ties between India and Asia, and the rest of the world, for promoting scientific awareness, and helping Indian companies enhance productivity and streamline processes.

K.K. Bhagchandani has worked in the life sciences industry based in India for 24 years. He made the transition to working for IT-software companies after beginning his career in the pharmaceutical industry. He is a regular guest speaker at international scientific conferences and meetings—introducing tools that help increase efficiency and productivity in chemistry R&D, and sharing his expertise in modern technologies for innovation-driven industries.

These awards also reflect the value local industry places on ACD/Labs' software solutions. In 2003, as ACD/Labs moved into the Asia-Pacific market, K.K. Bhagchandani was charged with developing business in this region. More than a decade later the business has grown significantly and K.K. Bhagchandani has been instrumental in building relationships and addressing the unique needs of his local customers. These awards acknowledge Bhagchandani's efforts in building the ACD/Labs brand in the Asia-Pacific region and serving a loyal customer base. "K.K.'s efforts being recognized by these groups are a true reflection of the time and effort he has put into promoting the technology and our commitment to help improve efficiencies and productivity in the market," says Dr. Guy Desmarquets (Vice President of Sales and Strategic Partnerships, ACD/Labs).

Dr. Daria Thorp, President of ACD/Labs, adds: "While some western businesses expanded to India, China, and other Asia-Pacific countries to outsource operations and manufacturing, ACD/Labs entered these emerging markets to support both the rapidly growing national chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and our multinational customers. As domestic R&D matured and increasingly became the staple of local economies, we were able to assist them with our productivity and innovation software, combining international and domestic business expertise with local technical support. K.K.'s invaluable contributions are certainly worth mentioning since he has been our ambassador in the Asia Pacific region through all these efforts, representing our focus here. His expertise in technology, industry -knowledge, and software acumen are unsurpassed. We are truly privileged to have such an enthusiastic team in Asia led and grown by K.K. Bhagchandani since 2003.

Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD/Labs) is an informatics company that develops and commercializes solutions in support of R&D. Our software is used in many industries including pharma/biotech, chemicals, consumer goods, agrochemicals, petrochemicals, food and beverage, academia, and government organizations. We provide integration with existing informatics systems and enterprise-level automation; with sales and support offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.acdlabs.com. Follow us on Twitter @ACDLabs.