People: Cipla Ltd (CIPL.BO)
6 Dec 2013
Dr. Yusuf K. Hamied is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Cipla Ltd. Dr. Hamied is qualified and eminent chemist. Having obtained a Doctorate in chemistry from Cambridge University, he has done research work under Lord Todd FCS, a Nobel Laureate. He joined the Company at the age of 24 years as an officer-in-charge of research and development in 1960. He was appointed its Managing Director in 1976 and became its Chairman in 1989. He is well-respected for his varied experience of 48 years not only in India but also internationally. Dr. Y.K. Hamied has played the lead role in formulating the Company’s strategy and has also been actively involved in research and development. For his distinguished service and contributions to the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Y.K. Hamied was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian awards in India in the year 2005.
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