Mr. Ajay G. Piramal
Chairman, Piramal India Ltd.
Piramal India Ltd. spans a broad spectrum of industries, including healthcare, diagnostics, original drug discovery, glass manufacturing, and real estate, etc. Piramal Healthcare, one of Piramal India’s subsidiaries, is one of the top custom manufacturers in India and around the world. Mr. Piramal is active in the field of corporate social responsibility; he serves as Chairman of Piramal Foundation, Kaivalya Education Foundation, and Pratham.
Mr. Piramal has received numerous awards for his innovative leadership, including CNBC TV 18’s India Innovator of the Year (2008), UK Trade & Investment Council’s Entrepreneur of the Year (2006), Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the category Healthcare & Life Sciences (2004), Chemtech Pharmabio’s Business Leader Award in Pharma Sector (2004), The Rotary Club of Mumbai Mid-Town’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2004), World Strategy Forum’s CEO of the Year (1999).
Previously, Mr. Piramal was a member of the Prime Minister's Task Force on Pharmaceuticals and Knowledge Based Industries (2002), the Prime Minister's Council for Trade and Industry (2003), and the Ministry of Commerce’s Board of Trade (2002).