Mr. Pankaj Patel is the Chairman of Zydus Cadila, an innovation-driven, global healthcare company with operations in more than 50 countries worldwide. With an experience spanning over 40 years in the Indian pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Patel combines both research and techno-commercial expertise.
Mr. Patel has been nominated as a Member of the Mission Steering Group (MSG), the highest policy making and steering body constituted under National Health Mission (NHM) and of the Drug Technical Advisory Board by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi. He has also been nominated on the reconstituted Court of the Indian Institute of Science for the period 2018-2021. Mr. Patel is also on the Board of Invest India and The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT).
Mr. Patel is a Past President of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).
He is a Member of the Board of Governers of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Governers and Society, IIM, Udaipur. Mr. Patel is currently on the Governing Board of The Ahmedabad University and the Chairman of the School of Life Sciences, Ahmedabad University. He is also a Member of the Board of Management of the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies and a Member on the Governing Board of the Gujarat Law Society, Nirma University and the Anant National University, Ahmedabad.
Mr. Pankaj 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.