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Inspiring Woman Of The Week

Posted: August 4, 2013

Dr.Swati Piramal is the Vice Chairperson of Piramal Enterprises, one of the leading Pharma companies in India which aims to provide affordable medicines to all.

Dr.Swati Piramal completed her MBBS in Mumbai and followed it up with a Masters at Harvard School Of Public Health. In 1988, Dr.Piramal along with her husband, started their journey into India’s pharmaceutical business. Today, Piramal Entreprises has grown into a multinational conglomerate and a leader in healthcare.

Dr.Piramal believes in innovation and works towards making healthcare reasonably accessible to the public. She is committed to research and development, investing heavily in drug discovery. She has successfully launched several public health campaigns and has been a key figure in spreading awareness about health and hygiene.

Dr.Piramal has several other impressive achievements to her credit. She was the first woman president of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) in India. She serves on the Board of Deans Advisors of both the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Business School.

Dr.Piramal has won several prestigious awards including the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite in 2006, the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Woman Achiever in 2007 as well as the Padma Shri in 2012.

Why we find her inspiring:

– For being one of the pioneers of modern healthcare

– For using her influence and position to give back to society through Piramal Foundation

– For being one of the most powerful Indian women in business

*Photo source: Pharmabiz.

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