Swati Piramal: Trailblazer in Her Own Right

In India, the Piramal name has its magic and Swati Piramal has definitely established her own name. She is, after all, a trailblazer in her own right thanks to her status as among India’s leading industrialists and scientists with active involvement and interests in healthcare particularly on public health. She has made notable contributions in both public health service and new medicines, which have touched thousands of lives across the Indian sub-continent.

Indeed, Swati continues to use her position as Vice Chairperson of Piramal Enterprises Ltd, the largest company in the influential Piramal Group, for noble causes. Since Piramal Enterprises Ltd is considered as a leader in drug discovery, she has been known to champion the cause of bringing affordable medicines to the global market and, in the process, lessen the burden of diseases.

Swati’s medical degree from Mumbai University and master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health has also been instrumental in her leadership of a team of scientists. The team has an impressive portfolio of 14 new drugs and over 200 international patents for a wide range of diseases.

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