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Lupin Foundation Wins Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility at India Pharma Awards 2019
New Delhi, December 3, 2019: Pharma major Lupin Limited announced that its corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm, the Lupin Foundation won the prestigious award for ‘Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility’ at the India Pharma Awards 2019 held in Greater Noida (National Capital Region). Lupin was conferred this award in the category for companies with turnover more than
INR 500 Cr. The jury panel, represented by various segments of the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry chose the Lupin Foundation for its unwavering commitment and efforts to uplift the rural population in remote areas across India through initiatives focused on socio-economic improvement and women and children welfare.
Commenting on the occasion, Shri Sita Ram Gupta, Executive Director, Lupin Foundation said, “It is an honour to be bestowed with this prestigious award. As a frontrunner in the CSR space, we strive to give back to society and make a positive impact. This award acknowledges the organisation’s commitment towards society. Such recognitions also encourage us to deepen our CSR footprint — continually building on the vision provided by our beloved founder , Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta.”
Currently in its seventh year, the India Pharma Awards celebrates the advancements and achievements of the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry. The event was a part of the India Pharma Week 2019 held in Greater Noida (National Capital Region) between 26 – 28 November, 2019 and recognises companies and personnel from this industry.
About Lupin Foundation
Lupin Foundation is a trust, NGO, independent body promoted by Lupin Ltd. Formed in 1988, decades before CSR became mandatory, showing its commitment beyond just compliance. The vision of Lupin Foundation is to see Indian villages not only economically prosperous but as centres of prosperity consciousness integrating leading corporate houses, planners, technologists and development oriented people having stewardship which is spiritual in Vision, scientific in temper and humanistic in Karma.
Please visit https://www.lupinfoundation.in/ for more information. You could also follow us on Twitter at - https://twitter.com/lupinfoundation
About Lupin Limited
Lupin is an innovation led transnational pharmaceutical company developing and delivering a wide range of branded & generic formulations, biotechnology products and APIs globally. The Company is a significant player in the Cardiovascular, Diabetology, Asthma, Pediatric, CNS, GI, Anti-Infective and NSAID space and holds global leadership position in the Anti-TB segment.
Lupin is the 8th largest generics pharmaceutical company by revenues (June 30, 2019, Bloomberg LTM). The Company is the 3rd largest pharmaceutical player in the US by prescriptions (IQVIA MAT September 2019); 3rd largest Indian pharmaceutical company by global revenues (June 30, 2019, Bloomberg LTM); 6th largest company in the Indian Pharmaceutical Market and 5th largest generic pharmaceutical player in Japan (IQVIA MAT September 2019).
For the financial year ended March 31, 2019, Lupin’s Consolidated sales and Net profits before exceptional items were at INR 163,694 million (USD 2.34 billion) and INR 9,466 million (USD 136 million) respectively. Please visit http://www.lupin.com for more information. You could also follow us on Twitter at – www.twitter.com/lupinglobal
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Vinita Gupta is the CEO of Lupin Limited (Lupin) and Chairperson of Lupin Inc., (LI) and its US subsidiary, Lupin Pharmaceutical Inc. (LPI).
Vinita is a graduate in pharmacy from the University of Mumbai and earned an MBA degree at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Vinita has been instrumental in formulating and executing a strategy that has helped the company emerge as a global pharmaceutical powerhouse; amongst the most exciting growth stories in the pharmaceutical industry. Through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, she has led the company’s global expansion plans. In particular, she founded, led and established Lupin’s largest region, the United States.
Vinita has been regularly named by Forbes Asia in its Top 50 Power Business women listings for Asia Pacific. Vinita was also recognized by Business Today Hall of Fame – Most Powerful Women in Business in 2016 and was recently named Outstanding Business Woman Leader of the Year by CNBC India Business Leader Awards. She was the winner of the inaugural EY, U.S. 2012 Family Business Award of Excellence and EY Entrepreneur Of the Year® 2012 award winner for Health Services and Technology in Maryland. She is regarded as amongst the most influential Indian Business Women globally.
Vinita along with her brother Nilesh (Managing Director, Lupin Limited) were named Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of The Year 2015 and won the Forbes India Leadership Awards 2016, Entrepreneur of the Year.
In 2017 Vinita was appointed to the board of directors for Intrexon Corporation. She is also a member of the Global Advisory Board at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Mr. Nilesh Gupta is the MD of Lupin Limited and a member of the Board of Directors. Having joined Lupin in 1996, Mr. Gupta led Lupin’s research, supply chain, manufacturing, quality and regulatory operations, and took charge as the company’s Managing Director in 2013. He has not only been responsible for transforming Lupin’s research program and expanding the company’s manufacturing operations but has also been instrumental in formulating and executing the core strategy that has helped Lupin emerge as a global specialty pharmaceutical major.
Mr. Gupta, along with his sister Vinita Gupta, won the Entrepreneur of the Year award at Forbes India Leadership Awards in 2016 as well as Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ in India in 2015, also with his sister Vinita Gupta.
Mr. Gupta is a Chemical Engineer from the University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT) (now ICT), Mumbai, and a graduate with honours from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA, where he specialized in healthcare, strategic management and finance.