Contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) Recipharm has appointed Bernard Pluta to lead its new global development organisation. Bernard is currently the General Manager of Recipharm’s manufacturing and development operations in Pessac, France and recently led a Group wide project focusing on optimising and coordinating Recipharm’s extensive development capacities in Sweden, Italy, France, US, India and Israel. He has strong experience in the pharma and CDMO industry having held executive positions with Theramex, Merck Serono and Teva. He also ran his own CMO consultancy business before joining Recipharm in 2015 and he holds a dual degree as Industrial Engineer and MBA.