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FICCI announces Pankaj Patel as the new President

Updated: Nov 22, 2016 11:06 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 22 (ANI): FICCI on Monday announced Pankaj R. Patel, Chairman and Managing Director of Zydus Cadila - Cadila Healthcare Ltd. as the newly elected President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for the year 2017.

Pankaj Patel spearheads Zydus Cadila, an innovation-driven global healthcare company which manufactures and markets a wide range of products ranging from APIs to formulations, vaccines, biologicals and niche technologies.

With over 1200 researchers, the group has been at the forefront bridging unmet healthcare needs with novel therapies that are affordable and accessible.

Patel is the Chairman of the Board of Governors and Society, IIM, Udaipur and IIT, Bhubaneswar. He is also on the Board of IIM-Ahmedabad.

He also officiates on the Board of various educational institutes like the Ahmedabad University, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, the Gujarat Law Society, Nirma University etc.

He 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 centers of India, reaching out to the needy and underprivileged cancer patients.

He will take over from Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group, during the FICCI AGM to be held on December 16 and 17 in New Delhi. (ANI)