Board of Directors

AJAY PIRAMAL

Chairman

DR. SWATI A PIRAMAL

Vice-chairperson, Industrialist

 

DR. SWATI A PIRAMAL

Vice-chairperson, Industrialist

Dr. (Mrs.) Swati Piramal is the Vice Chairperson of Piramal Enterprises Limited and a Whole-time Director. She is one of India’s leading scientists and industrialists, and is involved in public health and innovation. She earned her medical degree from Mumbai University and completed her Master’s in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health. She has used her background in medicine, public health and business to change the trajectory of healthcare, education, and public policy in India. Dr. Piramal is a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers and Dean’s Advisor to Harvard Business School and Public Health.

In addition to her other commitments, Dr. Piramal is deeply committed to the Company’s CSR activities. She is involved in projects across areas of healthcare, education, livelihood creation and youth empowerment. She aims to resolve issues that are critical roadblocks towards unlocking India’s economic potential by finding innovative solutions. She also looks at avenues for promoting health in rural India with mobile health services, women’s empowerment projects and supporting community education that create young leaders.

As the first woman President of India’s Apex Chamber of Commerce in 90 years, she helped influence important public policies and governance. She served as an adviser to Indian Prime Minister in science, technology and economic policy (2006-2014).

Dr. Piramal is a leader who makes a positive difference to the community and the world. Her contributions in innovations, new medicines and public health services have touched thousands of lives.

Following are some of her achievements:

  1. Nominated as one of 25 Most Powerful Women in India, eight times in succession, from 2003 till 2011;
  2. Awarded the BMA Management Woman Achiever of the Year Award during 2004-05;
  3. Recipient of the Lakshmipat Singhania-IIM, Lucknow National Leadership Award;
  4. Recipient of one of France’s highest honours – ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite’ (Knight of the Order of Merit), for medicine and trade in 2006;
  5. Received an award in the field of Science and Technology from the Prime Minister of India in 2006, and was the recipient of the Chemtech Pharma Award for Biotech Industries;
  6. Received the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Woman Achiever from the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in 2007;
  7. President of ASSOCHAM and was the first woman to be elected in 90 years’ history of ASSOCHAM, during 2009-10;
  8. In 2010, she was conferred with the Distinguished Industrialist Award for outstanding contributions to the Pharmaceutical Industry by VIT (Vellore Institute of Technology);
  9. In 2011, she was nominated to the Hall of Fame as the Most Powerful Women in Business;
  10. During 2011, she was also awarded by the Hon. President of India, for her contribution to better Corporate Governance and received the Global Empowerment Award - UK, from Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Kent;
  11. In 2012, she was honoured with the Padma Shri, by the President of India;
  12. During 2012, she was also elected as a Member of the Harvard Board of Overseers. She also received the Alumni Merit Award from Harvard, which is the highest award bestowed on an Alumni;
  13. In 2014, she received the Kelvinator Stree Shakti Award;
  14. In 2015, she featured in the LinkedIn Power Profile 2015 list for most viewed CEOs on LinkedIn, India.
  15. In 2016, she received IMC Ladies’ Wing’s prestigious ‘Woman of the Year’ award for her significant and outstanding contribution to society in the Medical field.

NANDINI PIRAMAL

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LEADS CPD, HR, RISK AND QUALITY

 

NANDINI PIRAMAL

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LEADS CPD, HR, RISK AND QUALITY

Mrs. Nandini Piramal is the Executive Director of Piramal Enterprises and leads the Over-The-Counter (OTC) business of the Company. She heads the Human Resources function at Piramal Group and the Quality and Risk functions at Piramal Enterprises.

Over the last five years, under Nandini’s leadership, the Company’s OTC segment has become one of the fastest-growing Indian OTC businesses. All our brands are either No.1 or No.2 in their respective categories. She has played a pivotal role in Piramal Healthcare’s branded generic-medicine business sale to Abbott Laboratories at a record 30x EBITDA. She has recently initiated an HR transformation strategy, with renewed focus on service delivery, customer centricity and operational excellence. This is a five-year restructuring programme, SEEDS, to build and develop the existing talent and to attract new talent.

In 2014, the World Economic Forum recognised Nandini as a ‘Young Global Leader’.

Nandini is passionately involved with Piramal Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Piramal Group. She directs implementation strategy across Piramal Foundation Education Leadership programmes, Piramal Sarvajal and Piramal Swasthya. She graduated with BA (Hons) Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Oxford University, followed by an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

VIJAY SHAH

Executive Director

 

VIJAY SHAH

Executive Director

Mr. Vijay Shah is the Executive Director of Piramal Enterprises Limited and the Non-Executive Director of Piramal Glass Limited. He is also the Chairman of Piramal Glass Ceylon PLC, Sri Lanka and Director of Piramal Finance Limited (the financial services arm of Piramal Enterprises Limited). Mr. Shah has been with the Piramal Group for around 29 years. He has successfully spearheaded many businesses, companies and is considered an expert in turnarounds. Mr. Shah has also played an important role in formulating strategic alliances and in-licensing agreements with international pharmaceutical multinationals. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Pharma Operations Board and also heads the Investor Relations Function of Piramal Enterprises Limited. He is also a Member of the Financial Services Advisory Committee of Piramal Enterprises Limited and Piramal Finance Limited.

Mr. Shah is a Commerce Graduate and a rank holder from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has completed his Management Education Programme from IIM Ahmedabad and Advanced Management Program (AMP) from the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.

Mr. Shah also has a keen interest in philanthropy and is deeply involved with ‘Kinnari Foundation’, which promotes welfare of women and children.

Mr. Shah does not hold directorship in any other listed company.

ANAND PIRAMAL

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,
HEADS PIRAMAL REALTY

 

ANAND PIRAMAL

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HEADS PIRAMAL REALTY

Mr. Anand Piramal has a strong track record of independently starting and building businesses. He founded Piramal Realty, acquired prime land parcels, assembled a great team, designed world class buildings and raised capital from Goldman Sachs and Warburg Pincus, two of the world’s most respected investors.

Mr. Piramal founded Piramal Realty in 2012. Piramal Realty aspires to be one of India’s most admired developers and has acquired a land bank of over 10 mn square feet in Worli, Byculla, Kurla, Thane and Mulund. The Company seeks to set a new benchmark of design, quality and customer centricity in our country. In 2015, Warburg Pincus and Goldman Sachs committed to invest US$434 million for an entity level stake in the Company.

Prior to his stint at Piramal Realty, Anand founded a rural healthcare start-up called ‘Piramal eSwasthya’. At eSwasthya, he spearheaded the acquisition of HMRI (Health Management Research Institute). Today, the merged entity, ‘Piramal Swasthya’, is India’s largest private primary healthcare initiative, with 3,500 employees, 450 doctors, serving 70,000 patients daily, across 11 states through its health hotlines, mobile medical units and telemedicine centres. In 2015, it won the ‘Times Social Impact’ Award and in 2013 the Forbes Philanthropy Award. A Harvard Business School case study written about the initiative ‘Piramal e Swasthya: Attempting Big Changes for Small Places’ is taught at many leading academic institutions such as Harvard and IIM.

Mr. Piramal graduated in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2011. He is the youngest President of the Youth Wing of the 100-year-old Indian Merchant Chambers.

SIDDHARTH N. (BOBBY) MEHTA

FORMER PRESIDENT & CEO TRANSUNION

 

SIDDHARTH N. (BOBBY) MEHTA

FORMER PRESIDENT & CEO TRANSUNION

Mr. Siddharth Mehta was the former President and Chief Executive Officer of TransUnion, a global provider of credit information and risk management solutions, from 2007 through 2012. From 1998 to 2007, Mr. Mehta held a variety of positions with HSBC Finance Corporation and HSBC North America Holdings, including as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC North America Holdings and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Finance Corporation. Prior to that he was a Senior Vice-President at The Boston Consulting Group and led their North American Financial Services Practice. He has been on the Board of TransUnion Corporation since 2013. He is also a Member of the Board of directors of Allstate Corporation; Piramal Enterprises; Avant and Entrust Datacard; and also serves on several not-for-profit Boards, including The Field Museum and The Chicago Public Education Fund.

NARAYANAN VAGHUL

FOUNDER CHAIRMAN, ICICI BANK

 

NARAYANAN VAGHUL

FOUNDER CHAIRMAN, ICICI BANK

Mr. Narayanan Vaghul is the former Chairman of ICICI Bank Limited, the second largest commercial bank in the country. He is widely recognised in India for his role in pioneering the concept of Universal Banking Model that laid the foundation for a new era in Indian banking.

Born on August 4, 1936, Mr. Vaghul received his Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) Degree from the University of Madras (now known as Chennai) in 1956. He joined the State Bank of India in 1957 as a Probationary Officer, became the Director in the National Institute of Bank Management, Mumbai in 1976, before assuming charge as Executive Director in Central Bank of India in 1978. He became the Chairman of Bank of India in 1981 and had the distinction of being the youngest ever Chairman in a Public Sector Bank. He joined the ICICI Limited as Chairman and CEO in 1985 and continued to head the group till April 2009.

During his tenure in ICICI, Mr. Vaghul created several new institutions, laying the foundation for the development of the Universal Banking model. He started the first venture capital company in India in 1987 and from a small beginning; it has become the leading venture capital company today. He was also instrumental in setting up ICICI Securities, an Investment Banking company. When the banking licence was thrown open to the non-state players, he set up a commercial bank with which ICICI was to merge subsequently to become the first major universal financial institution, catering to the diverse needs of all segments of customers. He also pioneered the concept of credit rating in India by setting up CRISIL. He was the founder Chairman of CRISIL for close to 10 years and helped in evolving the best practices of credit rating in the country.

Mr. Vaghul was deeply interested in education, particularly for the under privileged sections of society. He was the Chairman of ‘Pratham’, a leading NGO in this sector. He is associated with several foundations dedicated to the cause of primary education. He is also deeply committed to the cause of science and technology and was responsible for setting up the first Science and Technology Park in the country known as ICICI Knowledge Park. He is associated with Institute of Technology in Jaipur. He has been the Chairman of IFMR, a business school with an array of research centres engaged in a variety of economic and social research.

Mr. Vaghul is the recipient of numerous awards and honours. He was chosen as the Business Man of the Year by Business India in 1992. He was given Lifetime Achievement Award by the Economic Times in 2006. He was given an award for his contribution to the Corporate Governance by the Institute of Company Secretaries in 2007. He was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by ‘Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award Programme in 2009. He was awarded ‘Padma Bhushan’ by the Government of India in 2009. He was awarded Life Time Achievement Award by Bombay Management Association in March 2013. He was awarded ‘Lifetime Achievement in Corporate Governance’ by Asian Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability in December 2014.

DEEPAK M. SATWALEKAR

FORMER MD & CEO, HDFC STANDARD LIFE

 

DEEPAK M. SATWALEKAR

FORMER MD & CEO, HDFC STANDARD LIFE

Mr. Deepak M. Satwalekar serves on the India Advisory Board of a large European bank. He is currently active on the Board of Trustees of a few non-profit organisations, engaged in the field of primary education and health care for the low-income and underprivileged members of society in rural and semi-urban India. He is on the Board of a technology incubator and also advises a venture capital fund. He was the Managing Director and CEO of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Co. Ltd. till 2008. He has also been a consultant to the World Bank; the Asian Development Bank; the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (HABITAT).

Mr. Satwalekar is a recipient of the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award’ from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. He is on the Advisory Council of IIT Bombay, and has chaired or been a member of several industries, Governments and the Reserve Bank of India expert groups. He is the Chairman, Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Indore.

KEKI DADISETH

Former Chairman, Hindustan Unilever Former Director, Unilever Group

 

KEKI DADISETH

Former Chairman, Hindustan Unilever Former Director, Unilever Group

Mr. Keki Dadiseth joined Hindustan Lever Limited in India in 1973 as Manager in the Audit Department. His tenure in the Company included a three-year secondment to Unilever PLC in London (1984-87), where he held senior financial and commercial positions. On his return to India in 1987, Mr. Dadiseth joined the Board of Hindustan Lever and, until he became Chairman in 1996, headed several businesses (detergents and personal products) and functions (personnel and mergers and acquisitions activities) for the Group in India.

He was appointed Director on the Board of Unilever PLC and Unilever NV in May 2000 and a Member of the Executive Committee. On January 1, 2001, he took over as Director, Home and Personal Care, responsible for the HPC business of Unilever worldwide. He retired from Unilever in May 2005. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Prudential PLC from 2005- 2013, and Chairman and Senior Advisor to Sony India Ltd. for four years, till early 2013. He retired as a Member of the International Advisory Board of Goldman Sachs in October 2012 after serving for six years. Mr. Dadiseth also served on the Boards of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, ICICI Prudential Asset Management Trust till April 2016 and Indian Hotels Co. Ltd. and PIEM Hotels Ltd. till April 2017. He was also a Trustee of Sir Ratan Tata Trust till April 2017.

In India, Mr. Dadiseth is closely associated with various industry, educational, management and medical bodies. He is a Member of Managing Committee, Breach Candy Hospital Trust. He is on the Boards of Britannia Industries, Piramal Enterprises, Siemens, Godrej Properties Limited, JM Financial Limited and JM Financial Services Ltd. He is a Director on the Board of the Indian Business School. He is also Chairman/ Member of Audit/Remuneration/Corporate Governance committees in most of these companies.

He is the Non-Executive Chairman of Omnicom India, and Chairman of the Convening Board of Marsh & McLennan Companies, India. He is also a Member of the India Advisory Boards of PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd., Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd., and India Infoline, and a Senior Advisor to World Gold Council, India.

GAUTAM BANERJEE

Senior Md – Blackstone Group Chairman – Blackstone, Singapore

 

GAUTAM BANERJEE

Senior Md – Blackstone Group Chairman – Blackstone, Singapore

Mr. Gautam Banerjee is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone Group and the Chairman of Blackstone Singapore.

Mr. Banerjee’s non-executive corporate roles outside of Blackstone, include serving as an Independent Director of Singapore Airlines, GIC (Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund), The Indian Hotels Company and Piramal Enterprises. He also serves as a Vice Chairman of Singapore Business Federation, Member of Singapore Legal Service Commission and Chairman of raiSE, Centre for Social Enterprise in Singapore. His other roles in the ‘not for profit sector’ include being a term trustee of SINDA and a Member of the governing Board of Yale NUS College.

Previously, Mr. Banerjee served as Executive Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Singapore for nine years until his retirement in December 2012. He spent over 30 years with the firm in various leadership roles in Singapore, India and East Asia. His previous non-executive appointments included serving as a Member of the Economic Development Board and the National Heritage Board.

He is a fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Singapore Institute of Directors. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from Warwick University in 1977 and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) by the same university in 2014.

He was a nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore from 2007 to 2009 and a Member of Singapore Economic Strategies Committee (2009/2010). He was awarded Public Service Medal by the Singapore Government in 2014.

S. RAMADORAI

FORMER VICE-CHAIRMAN & CEO, TCS

 

S. RAMADORAI

FORMER VICE-CHAIRMAN & CEO, TCS

Mr. Ramadorai has been in public service since February 2011, having recently completed a 5 year term in the area of skill development. During his tenure as the Chairman of National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), his approach was to standardise the skilling effort, ensure quality and commonality of outcomes by leveraging technology; and create an inclusive environment to co-operate, collaborate and co-exist. He strongly believes that empowering youth with the right skills can define the future of the country. Currently, Mr. Ramadorai is the Chairman of the Advisory Board at Tata STRIVE, which is the Tata Group’s CSR skill development initiative that aims to address the pressing national need of skilling youth for employment, entrepreneurship and community enterprise.

In addition to the above positions, he continues to be the Chairman of AirAsia (India), Tata Advanced Systems Limited and Tata Technologies Limited. In March 2016, he retired as the Chairman of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE Limited) after having served for a period of 6 years on the Board. He continues to be an Independent Director on the Boards of Hindustan Unilever Limited, Asian Paints Limited and Piramal Enterprises Limited.

Mr. Ramadorai took over as the CEO of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in 1996 when the Company’s revenues were at US$155 million; and since then, he led the Company through some of its most exciting phases, including its IPO in 2004. In October 2009, he retired as CEO, leaving a US$6 billion global IT services company to his successor. He was then appointed as the Vice Chairman and held office until he retired in October 2014, after an association of over 4 decades with the Company.

Given his keen passion to work for the social sector and community initiatives, he also serves as the Chairman on the Council of Management at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS); and the Chairman of the Governing Board at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). He is also the President of the Society for Rehabilitation of Crippled Children (SRCC), which is building a super speciality children’s hospital in Mumbai.

In recognition of Mr. Ramadorai’s commitment and dedication to the IT industry, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan (India’s third highest civilian honour) in January 2006. In April 2009, he was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the Indo-British economic relations. In 2016, he was also awarded The Economic Times - Lifetime Achievement Award for his glorious contribution to Tata Consultancy Services.

His academic credentials include a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Delhi University (India), a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India) and a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of California – UCLA (USA). In 1993, Mr. Ramadorai attended the Sloan School of Management’s highly acclaimed Senior Executive Development Program.

Mr. Ramadorai is a well-recognised global leader and technocrat, who participated in India’s IT journey from a mere idea in 1960’s to a mature industry today. He captured this exciting journey in a wonderfully personalised book titled ‘The TCS Story...and beyond’, which was published in 2011 and remained on top of the charts for several months.

Among his many interests, Mr. Ramadorai is also passionate about photography and Indian classical music.

PROF. GOVERDHAN MEHTA

EMINENT SCIENTIST FORMER DIRECTOR, IISC

 

PROF. GOVERDHAN MEHTA

EMINENT SCIENTIST FORMER DIRECTOR, IISC

Prof. Goverdhan Mehta is a leading researcher in the area of Chemical Sciences and is presently a University Distinguished Professor and Dr. Kallam Anji Reddy Chair at the University of Hyderabad. In the past, he has held positions like the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad, Director of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Srinivas Ramanujam Research Professor of the Indian National Science Academy; CSIR-Bhatnagar Fellow, National Research Professor; and Lilly-Jubilant Chair Professor at the University of Hyderabad. He has published over five hundred research papers, delivered over two hundred named and distinguished lectures world-wide and received over hundred medals, awards and honorary Doctorate degrees.

Prof. Mehta is a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and also a Fellow of all the three Science Academies in India and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). He was the President of Indian National Science Academy and International Council for Science. He has been conferred ‘Padma’ award by the President of India, ‘Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’ by the President of France and ‘Cross of the Order of Merit’ by the President of Germany.

DR. RAGHUNATH ANANT MASHELKAR

Eminent Scientist
Former DG, Council of Scientific and Industrial Reseach

 

DR. RAGHUNATH ANANT MASHELKAR

Eminent Scientist Former DG, Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research

Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, National Research Professor, is presently also the President of Global Research Alliance, a network of publicly funded R&D institutes from Asia-Pacific, Europe and USA with over 60,000 scientists.

He served as the Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), with thirty-eight laboratories and about 20,000 employees for over eleven years. He was also the President of Indian National Science Academy and President of Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK).

Thirty seven universities have honored him with honorary doctorates, which include Universities of London, Salford, Pretoria, Wisconsin, Swinburne, Monash and Delhi.

Dr. Mashelkar is only the third Indian engineer to have been elected (1998) as Fellow of Royal Society (FRS), London in the twentieth century. He was elected Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Science (2005) and also National Academy of Engineering (2003); Associate Foreign Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2011); Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K. (1996); Foreign Fellow of Australian Technological Science and Engineering Academy (2008); Fellow of World Academy of Arts & Science, USA (2000) and Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors (2017), the first ever Indian from India to be elected.

Deeply connected with the innovation movement in India, Dr. Mashelkar is currently the Chairman of India’s National Innovation Foundation; Reliance Innovation Council; KPIT Technologies Innovation Council; Persistent Systems Innovation Council and Marico Foundation’s Governing Council. He co-chairs the Maharashtra State Innovation Council.

Dr. Mashelkar has been a Member of External Research Advisory Board of Microsoft (USA); Advisory Board of VTT (Finland); Corporate Innovation Board of Michelin (France); and Advisory Board of National Research Foundation (Singapore), among others.

In August 1997, Business India named Dr. Mashelkar as being among the 50 path breakers in the post- Independent India. In 1998, Dr. Mashelkar won the JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award, the first scientist to win it. In June 1999, Business India did a cover story on Dr. Mashelkar as ‘CEO OF CSIR Inc’, a dream that he had articulated, when he took over as DG, CSIR in July 1995. On 16 November 2005, he received the Business Week (USA) award of ‘Stars of Asia’ at the hands of George Bush (Sr.), the former President of USA. He was the first Asian scientist to receive it.

Dr. Mashelkar has been on the Board of Directors of several reputed companies such as Reliance Industries Ltd.; Tata Motors Ltd.; Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Thermax Ltd.; Piramal Enterprises Ltd.; and KPIT Technologies Ltd., etc. He chairs the Boards of GeneMedix Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Vyome Biosciences Pvt. Ltd. and Invictus Oncology Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Mashelkar’s contributions have been multifarious. When Dr. Mashelkar took over as the Director General of CSIR, he enunciated ‘CSIR 2001: Vision & Strategy’. This was a bold attempt to draw out a corporate like R&D and business plan for a publicly funded R&D institution. This initiative has transformed CSIR into a user focused, performance driven and accountable organisation. This process of CSIR transformation has been recently heralded as one of the ten most significant achievements of Indian Science and Technology in the twentieth century.

Dr. Mashelkar has been propagating a culture of innovation and balanced intellectual property rights regime for over two decades. It was through his sustained and visionary campaign that growing awareness of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) has dawned on Indian academics, researches and corporates. He spearheaded the successful challenge to the US patent on the use of turmeric for wound healing and also the patent on Basmati rice. These landmark cases have set up new paradigms in the protection of India’s traditional knowledge base, besides leading to the setting up of India’s first Traditional Knowledge Digital Library. In turn, at an international level, this has led to the initiation of the change of the International Patent Classification System to give traditional knowledge its rightful place.

As Chairman of the Standing Committee on Information Technology of World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), as a Member of the International Intellectual Property Rights Commission of the UK Government and as Vice Chairman on Commission in Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health (CIPIH) set up by World Health Organisation (WHO), he brought new perspectives on the issue of IPR and the developing world concerns.

In the post-liberalised India, Dr. Mashelkar has played a critical role in shaping India’s S&T policies. He was a Member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and also of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet set up by successive governments. He has chaired twelve high-powered committees set up to look into diverse issues of higher education, national auto fuel policy, overhauling the Indian drug regulatory system, dealing with the menace of spurious drugs, reforming Indian agriculture research system, etc. Currently, he is the Chairman of Government of India’s two High Powered Technology Expert Committees on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan set up by Ministry of Rural Development, as well as Ministry of Urban Development.

Dr. Mashelkar has won over 50 awards and medals, which include S.S. Bhatnagar Prize (1982); Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Technology Award (1991); G.D. Birla Scientific Research Award (1993); Material Scientist of Year Award (2000); IMC Juran Quality Medal (2002); HRD Excellence Award (2002); and Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration and Management Sciences (2002), World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) Medal of Engineering Excellence by WFEO, Paris (2003); Lifetime Achievement Award by Indian Science Congress (2004); the Science medal by the Academy of Science for the Developing World (2005); Ashutosh Mookherjee Memorial Award by Indian Science Congress (2005), etc.

The President of India honoured Dr. Mashelkar with Padmashri (1991), with Padmabhushan (2000) and with Padma Vibhushan (2014).