Mr. Pankaj Patel spearheads Zydus Cadila, an innovation-driven global healthcare company with over 40 years of experience. The group recently won the CII Industrial Innovation Grand Jury Award of being the Most Innovative Company of the Year and declared the most Innovative Pharmaceutical Company by Thomsun Reuters.
He was conferred the India Innovator Award in 2014 at the Business Leaders Awards by CNBC. For his Entrepreneurial vision he was also awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Life Sciences category.
Mr. Pankaj Patel is associated to various educational institutions such as, IIMs - Ahmedabad and Udaipur, NMIMS, Ahmedabad University, Gujarat Law University, Nirma University. He is the Senior Vice President of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). He is Executive Chairman, Vice President & Trustee of the Gujarat Cancer Society and Chairman of the Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute.