Board Of Directors

Dr. Y. K. Hamied

Non-Executive Chairman

Dr Y.K. Hamied is Non-Executive Chairman of the Company, and represents the second generation of Cipla’s founding family. A world-renowned scientist, Dr Hamied obtained his PhD in organic chemistry in 1960 from the University of Cambridge under the tutelage of the Nobel laureate Lord Alexander Todd.

Dr Y K Hamied is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Company. He represents the second generation of Cipla’s founding family. A world-renowned scientist, Dr Hamied obtained his PhD in Organic Chemistry in 1960 from the University of Cambridge under the tutelage of Nobel Laureate Lord Alexander Todd.

Dr Hamied has been an insightful R&D leader, a courageous industry captain, and an outspoken statesman of global pharma. From affordable drugs in HIV to enabling one of the world’s largest portfolio of drugs and devices in inhalation therapy, his pioneering work and immense contribution to healthcare have been celebrated around the world.

In 2005, Dr Hamied was conferred the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for his distinguished service to the pharmaceutical industry. In 2013, he was named as one of India’s 25 Greatest Global Living Legends by NDTV, and in 2014, the University of Cambridge honoured him with a DSc the highest honour that the University can bestow. In 2017, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health conferred the ‘Public Health Hero Award’ on Dr Hamied, and in 2018 India Today named him one of ‘20 Global Indians’ who have challenged convention and created history.

Dr Hamied has also been the recipient of several lifetime achievement awards. An Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Dr Hamied has frequent presence on high-level international panels on healthcare

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Mr. M. K. Hamied

Non-Executive Vice-Chairman

Mr. M. K. Hamied is a science graduate from Bombay University and has vast and varied experience in all functions of the Company including production, technical areas, quality management and general administration.He is Non-Executive Vice-Chairman of the Company and represents the second generation of Cipla’s founding family.

Mr M K Hamied is the Non-Executive Vice-Chairman of the Company and represents the second generation of Cipla’s founding family. A science graduate from Bombay University, Mr Hamied has vast and varied experience in all functions of the Company including production, technical areas, quality management and general administration. He retired as Executive Vice-Chairman of the Company on 31st March, 2014; from 1st April, 2014, he has continued as the Non-Executive Vice-Chairman.

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Ms. Samina Hamied

Executive Vice-Chairperson

Ms Samina Hamied is the Executive Vice-Chairperson of the Company, and represents the third generation of Cipla’s founding family. Samina is a MSc in International Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science. An alumna of the London School of Economics, she has in the past worked in UK and the US with the leading global firm.

Representing the third generation of Cipla’s founding family, Ms Samina Hamied is the Executive Vice-Chairperson of the Company. Ms Hamied is a MSc in International Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

She worked in the UK and the US with leading global firm Goldman Sachs before joining the Cipla leadership team in 2011 as a member of the management team.

In 2013, she was designated as “Head Strategic Projects – Cipla New Ventures”. She was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company w.e.f. 10th July, 2015 and subsequently she was elevated as the Executive Vice-Chairperson of the Company, w.e.f. 1st September, 2016. She has been instrumental in driving the Company’s current transformation agenda.

Ms Hamied has played a key role in successfully incubating and shaping Cipla Health Limited, and spearheading Cipla’s ambitious foray into the US market with strategic acquisitions. Ms Hamied has built a top-class leadership pipeline for the Company as it continues to spread its wings globally. As Executive Vice-Chairperson, she focuses on Board and governance issues, in addition to furthering Cipla’s strategic priorities through key global partnerships, corporate culture, hiring right talent, and public advocacy.

Recognised as the promoter face of Cipla, she 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 Ms Hamied in their list of top 25 emergent women business leaders in Asia. For 2 consecutive years - 2018 and 2019 – Fortune India named her among the most powerful women in business.

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Mr. Umang Vohra

Managing Director & Global Chief Executive Officer

Umang Vohra has been Managing Director and Global Chief Executive Officer (MD &GCEO) of Cipla since September 2016. Umang joined Cipla in October 2015 as its Global Chief Financial Officer, and from January 2016 to August 2016 was Cipla’s Global Chief Operating Officer.

Mr Umang Vohra joined Cipla Limited in 2015 and has been the MD & GCEO of the Company since September 2016. After gaining degrees in engineering, marketing and finance, Mr Vohra worked with Eicher Motors, PepsiCo and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. Through his previous roles in India and the US, he has built a distinguished career spanning almost two decades with deep understanding and experience of various aspects of the global pharmaceutical business.

As Cipla’s MD & GCEO, Mr Vohra’s priorities have been Cipla’s strategic growth, defining and executing Cipla’s roadmap to maintain momentum in home markets whilst strengthening its presence in other regions, consolidating its core focus areas, augmenting capability, and building the right organisation. Recognised as an action-oriented industry leader, Mr Vohra is a firm believer in the power of agile business models, disruptive technologies, data-driven analytics and a future-ready workforce with a view to making a difference to the lives of patients.

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Mr. S. Radhakrishnan

Non-Executive Director

Mr S. Radhakrishnan is a Non-Executive Director of the Company and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He possesses rich experience in financial, commercial, legal and allied areas.

A qualified chartered accountant, Mr S Radhakrishnan is a Non-Executive Director of the Company. He possesses rich experience in financial, commercial, legal and allied areas. He has been with Cipla for over 36 years and has played a pivotal role in the overall journey and growth of the organisation. Mr S Radhakrishnan retired from his position of Whole-Time Director in November 2017 and thereafter continues as a Non-Executive Director of the Company.

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Mr. Ashok Sinha

Independent Director

Mr Ashok Sinha is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has a B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore with specialisation in Finance.

Mr Ashok Sinha is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has a BTech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, with specialisation in Finance.

He has been conferred with the distinguished alumnus award from both IIT Kanpur and IIM Bangalore. He has also been conferred with the India Chief Financial Officer Award 2001 for Information and Knowledge Management by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) India and American Express. He is also a recipient of award from TMG (Technology Media Group) for Customer Management.

Mr Sinha has a wealth of experience, competencies and expertise from his leadership journey as the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL). He spent 33 years in BPCL and served on the Board of BPCL for 15 years – first as Director (Finance) for 10 years from 1996 and then as its Chairman and Managing Director for 5 years from August 2005.

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Dr. Peter Mugyenyi

Independent Director

Dr Peter Mugyenyi is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB ChB), Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (FRCPI), Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) (FRCP Edin), Doctor of Science [ScD(h)], is a Ugandan Paediatrician, researcher and specialist on HIV/AIDS and related conditions.

Dr Peter Mugyenyi is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. A Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB ChB), Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (FRCPI); Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) (FRCP Edin) and Doctor of Science [ScD(h)]. Dr Mugyenyi is an Ugandan paediatrician, researcher and specialist on HIV/AIDS and related conditions. He is the Executive Director of Joint Clinical Research Centre, Kampala – a centre of excellence in medical research, training and healthcare. He was among the pioneers who introduced the use of ARV in Africa, as well as the development of an effective model for scaling up ARVs in resource limited countries.

Dr Mugyenyi has been a Principal Investigator on dozens of landmark research projects, some of which were funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), European Union, WHO and the Medical Research Council (MRC). His research and publications cover a wide spectrum of HIV/AIDS, related diseases and other medical conditions. Specific areas of his research include paediatric and adult HIV treatment, drug trials, HIV resistance, HIV prevention, immunological studies including HIV vaccine trials, pharmacokinetic, molecular and epidemiological studies, as well as the social and economic impact of HIV.

Internationally, he has served as a board member on many institutions and organisations in Africa, UK, India and the USA. Other roles include membership of various advisory boards including HIV Vaccine Trials Network, USA, Massachusetts General Hospital and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, USA, and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 initiative to end the HIV epidemic, among others. He is also on the board of our Ugandan subsidiary i.e. Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited as an Independent Non–Executive Director.

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Mr. Adil Zainulbhai

Independent Director

Mr Adil Zainulbhai is an Independent Non-Executive Director and Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is the Chairman of the Quality Council of India (QCI) and Board Advisor to US India strategic partnership forum.

Mr Adil Zainulbhai is an Independent Non-Executive Director and the Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is the Chairman of the Quality Council of India (QCI) and Board Advisor to the US India strategic partnership forum. He is also on the Board of Reliance Industries, Larsen & Toubro as well as the Chairman of Network18 Media and Investment Limited and TV18 Broadcast Limited. He is involved in many philanthropic causes and is also on the Board of Piramal Foundation.

Mr Zainulbhai graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. He also has an MBA from Harvard Business School. He retired as Chairman of McKinsey, India after 34 years at McKinsey, the last ten were in India. Prior to returning to India, he led the Washington office of McKinsey and founded its Minneapolis office.

Mr Zainulbhai co-edited the book, ‘Reimagining India’ which featured 60 authors including prominent businessmen, academics, economists, authors and journalists.

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Ms. Punita Lal

Independent Director

Ms Punita Lal is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She is a B.A. (Hons.) Economics graduate from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.

Ms Punita Lal is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She has 30 years of experience in strategy, marketing and leadership in the corporate world across Asia, spanning multiple disciplines, geographies and cultures. Ms Lal has a BA(Hons) in Economics from St Stephen’s College, Delhi and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.

As a senior business leader, she has many accolades to her credit, including being chosen as one of India’s top 20 Businesswomen by Business Today in 2006, and being awarded Corporate Woman of the Year in 2009 by the FICCI Women’s Organisation. She is currently practising as an Independent Strategy and Marketing Consultant.

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Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai

Independent Director

Ms Naina Lal Kidwai is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. An MBA from Harvard Business School, she makes regular appearance on listings by Fortune and others of international women in business.

Ms Naina Lal Kidwai is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. An MBA from Harvard Business School, she makes regular appearances in listings of international women in business by Fortune and other publications. A recipient of many awards and honours in India, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contribution to trade and industry.

Ms Kidwai has authored three books; “Survive or Sink - An Action Agenda for Sanitation, Water, Pollution and Green Finance”, “Contemporary Banking in India” and “30 Women in Power: Their Voices, Their Stories.”

Ms Kidwai possesses rich experience in the areas of banking and finance. She has been a past president of FICCI; is one of the Government of India’s representatives on the BRICs Business Council and the INDO-ASEAN Business Council, the Rajasthan Chief Minister’s Economic transformation Advisory Council, the Investment Advisory Committee of the Army Group Insurance Fund; on the Governing Board of Lady Shriram College as well as on the Harvard Business School South Asia Advisory Board.

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Dr. Y. K. Hamied

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. M. K. Hamied

Non-Executive Vice-Chairman

Ms. Samina Hamied

Executive Vice-Chairperson

Mr. Umang Vohra

Managing Director & Global Chief Executive Officer

Mr. S. Radhakrishnan

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Ashok Sinha

Independent Director

Dr. Peter Mugyenyi

Independent Director

Mr. Adil Zainulbhai

Independent Director

Ms. Punita Lal

Independent Director

Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai

Independent Director