Meet Akhila Bhiman – presented by PwC

Director of Manufacturing Engineering, Fresenius Medical Care North America, Pharma & Biotech

What do you enjoy most about working in manufacturing? What I enjoy most about working in manufacturing, is the instant gratification of working on a product or process that could have an impact immediately on a patient, often within a week.

What attracted you to a career in manufacturing? Manufacturing provides a great opportunity to collaborate with a cross-functional team in an extremely dynamic and ever-changing environment to constantly work towards improving the customer experience.

What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about creating their future in manufacturing? My advice to anyone who is considering a future in manufacturing would be, “Take the plunge.” It is extremely gratifying to be a part of “making” something. The industry is quickly evolving to become high-tech and extremely innovative, and this provides huge opportunities to learn new skills and implement great ideas.