Udit Batra is the type of leader who likes to move. When he’s not traveling to one of MilliporeSigma’s* global sites, he is holding “walking meetings” at the company’s state-of-the art Life Science Center in Burlington, Massachusetts.
There’s no need to bring a pen and notebook when you take a stroll with Udit around campus — he’s focused solely on the person and the conversation to new ways to solve the toughest problems in life science.
Due in large part to Udit’s leadership, problem solving is a core tenet of MilliporeSigma’s culture, not just in Burlington but throughout the business’ 66 locations around the world. Creating the right environment for the more than 20,000 MilliporeSigma employees has been top of mind for Udit since he took over as CEO in 2014.
Today, MilliporeSigma is a top three global life science business, consistently performing above the market. With a broad and deep portfolio of 300,000 products and an industry-leading eCommerce platform, the company is laser focused on driving innovation for its 1.5 million global customers. This means a constant flow of new products and solutions, from helping innovators bring their molecules to the clinic, to developing the processes that speed drug manufacturing, to developing new, more precise genome-editing tools, like CRISPR Cas9.
MilliporeSigma, a member of the Chamber since 2008, places a significant importance on collaborating with the Greater Boston business community. The emphasis is perfect fit for its CEO, who has been a member of the Chamber’s board since 2016.
As Udit explains, “Collaborating with the Chamber and its members has connected us to an intelligent and vibrant business community focused on supporting growth and talent development opportunities for its members, as well as attracting multinational companies to the region. The environment that the Chamber has fostered benefits so many who live and work in the greater Boston area.”
*MilliporeSigma is the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. The business operates as MilliporeSigma in the United States and Canada.