Late Mr Dilip G Shah was the first Secretary General of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA). He was the alumnus of the first batch of IIM Ahmedabad and devoted more than 50 years in evidence-based policy shaping in India.

Prior to joining IPA, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of Pfizer-India for which he worked for 30 years. Mr Shah was on the Board of Directors of many companies such as Fresenius Kabi Oncology, Anuh Pharma Ltd, Shaily Engineering Plastics Ltd and was the CEO of Vision Consulting Group; a firm that specialized in strategic planning. He chaired the International Generic Pharmaceutical Alliance (IGPA) for two terms (2005-07) and (2010-11). He worked closely on various issues such as TRIPS, gave WIPO seminars on IPRs and Public Health and represented in WHO meetings on Access to Medicine.

To commemorate Mr Shah’s work toward public policy, in 2019, IPA instituted the “IPA DG Shah Award for best Public Policy Paper” at IIM Ahmedabad. This is an annual award, which is evaluated by a panel of experts at IIM Ahmedabad.