Darren Cheng
MSD Manufacturing IT - Japan, China and Asia Pacific (APJ) Regional Leader


Darren joined MSD International GmbH organization in 2002. His role has expanded from Singapore Manufacturing Site Information Services Administrator to Director, MSD Manufacturing IT - JCAP Regional Leader today.

Darren is currently based in the Tuas Manufacturing Facilities in Singapore. He is responsible for leading a team of IT professionals in driving manufacturing capabilities via technology. His team's core functions include overseeing IT operations in China, Japan, Indonesia and Singapore and being the point of contact in the region to drive the Digital Shopfloor Platform, which focuses on enabling JCAP to be the factory of the future. ​

Darren has a solid background in Information Technology & Automation with strong emphasis in Project Management, Business Analysis and Problem Solving using Sigma. Demonstrated strong leadership in driving organizational excellence. With more than 10 years of Good Manufacturing Practises (GMP) experience in a leading pharmaceutical companies progressing in IT organization, Darren demonstrates strong leadership in driving organizational excellence.

Darren is currently involved in transforming the manufacturing plant's cyber resiliency profile by implementing plant modernization & cybersecurity resiliency actions required by company’s executive committee. He also leads the Advancing Manufacturing capabilities development in the regional, driving IoT capabilities, data analytics, computer vision and artificial intelligence projects that helps resolve current business challenges.


Provides IT competencies to the MSD Manufacturing Division across the Japan, China and Asia Pacific region through the application and support of Manufacturing & Supply Chain IT solutions and factory automation excellence, combined with deep business process knowledge.