Board of Directors

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).

Mr. Adil Zainulbhai | Chief Executive Officer – McKinsey & Company Inc., India.

Mr. Zainulbhai has advised various government agencies on achieving GDP growth targets and improving rural GDP growth. He is on the India Advisory Council of American India Foundation, a board member of Saifee Hospital, and on the Advisory Board of IIT, Bombay.


Dr. K. Srinath Reddy | President Elect – World Heart Federation, President – Public Health Foundation of India, Professor of Cardiology – All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Dr. K. Srinath Reddy is a cardiologist and a world leader in preventive cardiology and public health. He has previously been awarded the Padma Bhushan (2005), Queen Elizabeth Medal (2005), WHO Director General’s Award for Outstanding Global Leadership in Tobacco Control (2003), and was the first Indian to be selected as a Foreign Associate Member of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academies (2004). Dr. Reddy also has been honoured with two major awards in the field of public health: the Luther L. Terry Award and an Honorary Fellowship at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr. Raj Reddy | Mozah Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, Institute for Software Research, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Reddy’s research interests include the study of human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence. His current research interests include the Million Book Digital Library Project, Fiber to the Village Project, and learning by doing.

Padma Shri Dr. Swati Piramal | Vice Chairperson – Piramal Life Sciences Ltd., President – ASSOCHAM

Dr. (Mrs.) Swati A. Piramal, Vice Chairperson, Piramal Enterprises Ltd.

Dr. (Mrs.) Swati Piramal is one of India’s leading scientists and industrialists and is involved in public health and innovation. She earned her medical degree from Mumbai University and completed her Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She has used her background in medicine, public health and business to change the trajectory of healthcare, education, and public policy in India. Dr. Piramal is a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers and Dean’s Advisor to Harvard Business School & Public Health.

In addition to her other commitments, Dr. Piramal is deeply committed to Corporate Social Responsibilities activities. She’s involved in projects across healthcare, education, livelihood creation and youth empowerment. She aims to resolve issues that are critical roadblocks towards unlocking India’s economic potential by finding innovative solutions. She also looks at avenues for promoting health in rural India with mobile health services, women’s empowerment projects and supporting community education that create young leaders.

As the first woman president of India’s Apex Chamber of Commerce in 90 years, she helped influence important public policies and governance. She served as an adviser to the Indian Prime Minister in science, technology and economic policy (2006-2014).

Dr. Piramal is a leader who makes a positive difference to the community and the world. Her contributions in innovations new medicines and public health services have touched thousands of lives.

Following are some of her achievements:

a) Nominated as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in India, eight times in succession, from 2003 till 2011 by Business Today publication.

b) Awarded the BMA Management Woman Achiever of the Year Award during 2004-05

c) Recipient of the Lakshmipat Singhania-IIM, Lucknow National Leadership Award.

d) Recipient of one of France’s highest honours -“Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite” (Knight of the Order of Merit), for medicine and trade in 2006;

e) In 2006, she also received an award in the field of Science and Technology from the Prime Minister of India, and was the recipient of the Chemtech Pharma Award for biotech Industries.

f) Received the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Woman Achiever, from the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in 2007.

g) President of ASSOCHAM and was the first woman to be elected in 90 years of the history of ASSOCHAM during 2009-10.

h) In 2010, she was conferred with the Distinguished Industrialist Award for outstanding contributions to the Pharmaceutical Industry by VIT (Vellore Institute of Technology).

i) In 2011, she was nominated to the Hall of Fame as the Most Powerful Women in Business by Business Today publication.

j) During 2011, she was also awarded by the Hon. President of India, for contribution to better Corporate Governance, and is the recipient of the Global Empowerment Award – UK, from Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Kent.

k) In 2012, she was honored with the Padma Shri, by the President of India;

l) During 2012, she was also elected as the Member of the Harvard Board of Overseers. She also received the Alumni Merit Award from Harvard, which is the highest award bestowed on an Alumni;

m) In 2014, she received the Kelvinator Stree Shakti Award

n) In 2015, she featured in the LinkedIn Power Profile 2015 list for most viewed CEOs on LinkedIn, India

Mr. Anand Piramal | Executive Director, Piramal Group

Anand Piramal is Executive Director of the Piramal Group and is responsible for its real estate business and is actively involved in group strategy, values and organisation development.

Before Anand joined the group, he founded a start up called Piramal e Swasthya which aspires to ‘democratise healthcare’. It has been featured as a Harvard Business School case study and won several awards.

Anand has graduated with a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a MBA from the Harvard Business School. Anand has been actively engaged in several of the Piramal Foundation’s activities and has been the youngest President of the Indian Merchant Chamber- youth wing.

Anand in his free time enjoys cricket, nature, architecture and food.