The United States Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention has appointed Dr K V Surendra Nath as vice president of USP India Ltd with effective from July 1, 2008. Dr Surendra Nath originally joined USP-India as laboratory director in January 2006.

Since opening in 2006, USP-India has provided USP's broad range of pharmacopeial services to customers in India and the region. USP has developed extensive relationships with the Indian pharmaceutical industry, regulatory bodies, the research community and other stakeholders, which Dr. Surendra Nath will cultivate and extend.

Dr Surendra Nath holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Roorkee (IIT, Roorkee) as well as a master's degree in analytical chemistry and a bachelor's degree (honours) in chemistry.