Pankaj R Patel appointed new Chairman of the Board of IIM Ahmedabad

The Indian Institute of Ahmedabad (IIM-A) today announced the appointment of Pankaj R Patel as the new Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIM-A. Patel succeeds Kumar Mangalam Birla, who completed his four-year term on Tuesday. He is the 14th President of IIM-A since the institute was founded in 1961.

Before being appointed as Chairman, Pankaj R Patel has been a Fellow of IIM-A Board of Governors for eight years. He is also the Chairman of Zydus Lifesciences Ltd. Patel has published more than 100 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and is a co-inventor on more than 64 patents.

In recognition of his contributions to the healthcare industry in India, Pankaj Patel is a recipient of several awards including the Acharya PC Ray Memorial Gold Medal Award and the Eminent Pharmaceutical Award among others.

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