Pankaj R. Patel, Chairman and Managing Director of Zydus Cadila – Cadila Healthcare has been elected President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) for the year 2017. 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 also 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 centres 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 16 and 17 December 2016 in New Delhi.