Dr. Swati Piramal

Vice-Chairperson, Piramal Group

Dr. Swati Piramal is the Vice-Chairperson of Piramal Group, a global business conglomerate with diverse interests in pharmaceuticals, financial services and real estate. Dr. Piramal is amongst India’s leading scientists and industrialists whose contributions to innovations, new medicines and public health services have touched many lives. In 2012, Dr. Piramal was awarded with the Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian honours of India, by the President of India. Over the past 3 decades, her efforts towards providing cost-effective and science-based healthcare globally, have significantly contributed in shaping the Indian pharmaceutical industry and to emerge as one of the largest producers of drugs in the world.

As the Director of Piramal Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Piramal Group, Dr. Piramal is deeply involved in developing innovative long-term and scalable solutions to resolve issues that are critical roadblocks towards unlocking India’s economic potential. Through various capacities, Dr. Piramal has championed the cause of women leadership, and developed frameworks and policies to support women in leadership roles. Dr. Piramal is a recipient of several prestigious awards and recognitions and has been on the board of various educational and financial institutions. She is a veteran leader who believes knowledge and research is key in achieving success.