Mr. Pankaj Patel is the Founder & serves as Chairman at Zydus Hospitals. He served as Chairman & Managing Director at Cadila Pharmaceuticals. With a vision to emerge as one of the top ten global generics players by 2010 and a global research-driven company by 2020, the group has been consolidating operations globally, particularly in Europe and in the U.S. A pharmacist of repute, Mr. Patel has rich expertise in manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. He is one of the few second-generation professionals who combine both research and techno-commercial expertise. Mr. Patel holds a Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and has published 35 research papers in leading Indian as well as International Journals on research and development in the field of drugs and pharmaceuticals.