Samina Vaziralli is the Executive Vice-Chairperson of Cipla, and represents the third generation of the founding family of Cipla. An alumna of the London School of Economics, she has in the past worked in the UK and the US with the leading global firm Goldman Sachs before joining the Cipla leadership team in 2011.
Samina joined Cipla as Executive Director and Global Head - Strategy, M&A and Cipla New Ventures. She has been instrumental in driving the Company’s current transformation agenda. Samina played a key role in successfully incubating and shaping Cipla Health Limited, spearheaded Cipla’s ambitious foray into the US market with strategic acquisitions. Samina has built a top-class leadership pipeline for the Company as it continues to spread its wings globally.
As Executive Vice-Chairperson of Cipla, Samina focuses on board and governance issues, in addition to furthering Cipla’s strategic priorities through key global partnerships, corporate culture, hiring the right talent, and public advocacy.
Today recognized as the promoter face of Cipla, Samina has been feted for her diverse work experience and business knowledge. In 2017, she received the ‘Most Powerful Women in Business’ award from Business Today. In 2018, Forbes named Samina among the top 25 emergent women business leaders in Asia, and Fortune India named her among the most powerful women in business in 2018 and 2019.