Dr Swati Piramal is the Vice-Chairperson of Piramal Group, and amongst India’s leading scientists and industrialists. She founded the Gopikrishna Piramal Memorial Hospital in Mumbai and was instrumental in launching several pan-India public health campaigns, and has authored several books on nutrition and health, and written public policy papers on topics such as patent protection, intellectual property and data protection. She has served as the first woman President of India’s apex Chamber of Commerce (ASSOCHAM) and is Director of the Piramal Foundation. Dr. Piramal is a Director on the Board of Nestle India, Allergan India and EssilorLuxottica; and is a Board Member of Dean’s Advisors to the Harvard Business School and the Harvard School of Public Health. She is the recipient of several awards including the Padma Shri, the ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite’ (Knight of the Order of Merit) one of France’s Highest Honours for Medicine and Trade, and the Global Empowerment Award – UK by Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Kent.