Cipla appoints independent director

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on July 25, 2014

Drugmaker Cipla has appointed Adil Zainulbhai as an independent director on the company’s board.

Zainulbhai retired as Chairman of McKinsey India. He had spent 24 years in the United States where he led McKinsey’s Washington Office and founded the Minneapolis office before returning to India.

In a statement, Cipla Chairman YK Hamied said : “Adil’s 30+ years of experience across various industries in India and globally will add a valuable perspective to our board of directors.”

Adil counsels the CEOs and promoters of large companies in a range of industries and has helped several such companies become global leaders, the statement said. He works closely with government leaders to drive growth, raise living standards, strengthen key sectors of the economy and improve healthcare, education, and welfare.

Recently, Adil Zainulbhai co-edited the book, ‘Reimagining India: Unlocking the potential of Asia’s next superpower’ a publication of 65 essays from leading thinkers around the world to explore the challenges and opportunities facing the country.

He also serves as an independent director on boards of Reliance Industries, Larsen & Toubro and Network 18 and on boards of numerous non-profit organisations.

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Published on July 25, 2014
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