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Chairman and Managing Director of Zydus Cadila – Cadila Healthcare Ltd, Pankaj R Patel, has been elected as the President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) for the year 2017.

Patel spearheads Zydus Cadila, a global healthcare company which manufactures and markets a wide range of products ranging from APIs to formulations, vaccines, biologicals and niche technologies.

Patel is the Chairman of the Board of Governors and Society, IIM, Udaipur and  IIT, Bhubaneswar. He is also on the Board of IIM-Ahmedabad.

He also officiates on the Board of various educational institutes like the Ahmedabad University, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, the Gujarat Law Society, Nirma University etc.

He is the Executive Chairman, Vice President and Trustee of the Gujarat Cancer Society and Chairman of the Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute.

Patel would take over from Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group, during the FICCI AGM to be held on December 16 and 17, 2016 in New Delhi.