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Shri Pankaj Ramanbhai Patel
Shri Pankaj Ramanbhai Patel

Shri Pankaj Ramanbhai Patel is the Chairman of Zydus Lifesciences Ltd. a discovery-driven, global Lifesciences company with operations in 55 countries worldwide. A stalwart and a visionary. Shri Patel combines both research and techno-commercial expertise. He has published over 100 research papers in peer reviewed journals and is a co-inventor in more than 64 patents

Shri Patel is on the board of several institutions, including Chairman of IIM Udaipur and Member of the Board of Governors of IIM Ahmedabad and Invest India. He is also a Member of the Governing Board of India Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC). Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. He is also a Member of the CEO Advisory Committee of International Generics and Biosimilars Association (IGBA). Shri Patel is a Past President of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). He also officiates on the board of several Not-for-Profit & charitable institutions. Shri Patel is the Executive Chairman, Vice President and Trustee of the Gujarat Cancer Society and Chairman of the Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute a Regional Cancer Centre and one of the largest cancer centres of India reaching out to the needy and underprivileged cancer patients. He also officiates as the Chairman of the Deaf and Mute School, Ahmedabad. He is also a Director and Chairman on the Board of Zydus Foundation which set up Zydus Hospital and Medical College Dahod

In recognition of his contributions to the healthcare industry in India, Shri Pankaj Patel is a recipient of several awards including the Acharya PC Ray Memorial Gold Medal Award and the Eminent Pharmacist Award, the India Innovator Award at the India Business Leaders Awards instituted by CNBC For his entrepreneurial vision. He was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Life Sciences category.

Born at Karamsad Gujarat, on 16 March 1953, Shri Patel holds a Masters in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology from the LM. College of Pharmacy. Ahmedabad.