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Noted Healthcare Industry Experts and Medical Professionals to Receive Pharmaleaders 2013 Power Brand Awards
Incredible Pharmaleaders 2013, Billion Dreams – Pushing India’s Growth Agenda – is the theme at the historic edition of the the 6th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit & Pharmaleaders Business Leadership Awards 2013

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Thursday, December 26, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — In an era where Healthcare in India is the most neglected as Politicians & Policy Makers are busy scoring their political points, Pharmaleaders attempt to raise the uncomfortable questions ignored by other media houses as we believe that healthcare is key to the nation development & India cannot be a mute spectator where policy reforms in healthcare has taken a backstage over political issues. “We need reforms. We don’t need false promises. The nation needs affordable medicines with quality care & not empty & unreasonable claims. India needs enough doctors, working public healthcare centres, nurses & a robust policy, not just unrealistic & populist measures. We are sick of this”, said Satya Brahma, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief Pharmaleaders.

Pharmaleaders believe that while the industry today is at the loggerheads with the Government & various statutory authorities including the regulators such as the Drug Administration, Market watchdog SEBI & host of other organizations, there is a lack of meaningful dialogue & interaction between the Industry & the Government leading to the bigger uncertainty of the overseas players coming to India with the basket of products & investments in the absence of a weak law & virtual policy paralysis. The issue of Pricing is the biggest factor leading to the discontentment of the Pharma Companies. The unavailability of medicines seen across the country is the major challenge as well the declining research & drug discovery, Clinical trials are seen as major deterrents”. The Pharmaleaders platform therefore attempts to build these crucial gap of trust deficit & infuse the sense of confidence of the country’s drug makers, policy makers & the government. Pharmaleaders is an independent Media that aims to ventilate the views of the common man through its magazine & digital version. Pharmaleaders is India’s first opinion based & research driven Healthcare Communication media & has a decade of relentless reporting in Pharma Journalism in an unbiased, fearless & independent way. Over the last one decade, Pharmaleaders has covered some of the biggest voices in healthcare Industry.

Announcing the Nomination categories of Pharmaleaders Business Leadership Awards 2013, Satya Brahma, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief of Pharmaleaders said ” Pharmaleaders attempt is to bring out the best of the companies & Individuals who have been performing under tough conditions following global economic slowdown, pricing policy of the drugs, regulators strict vigilance & host of other healthcare issues, while every care is taken to include the best companies based on their performances, Pharmaleaders do not make a fixed set of rules as per ranking, big or small in size & revenues, it is innovations & trendsetting, that are the mantras of selection.

Incredible Pharmaleaders 2013 – ” Pushing India’s Growth Agenda-“ is the theme at the historic edition of the 6th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit & Pharmaleaders Business Leadership Awards 2013. Entering in its 6th Year, the much anticipated & awaited prestigious title is attempting to revisit the current state of affairs & the pressure of building brands & most importantly, maintaining the sustainable growth record in an era where Government’s policy making machine making a difficult task to the thinking process & the strategies to retain market dominance.

As Pharmaleaders is discussing today the key issues that is grappling the industry, both domestic & international markets have been witnessing a change of approach. The Price war, US FDA Vigilance, FDI & Generics are the key drivers that will determine the winning combinations. Indian Pharmaceutical rather Healthcare landscape has drastically changed paving the way for fresh & challenging pressures to the Pharmaleaders. The incredible journey of the Pharmaleaders, though marked by many ups & downs, the global healthcare industry are certainly not ignoring the meteoric rise of Indian Pharmaleaders. Pharmaleaders believe that the real Challenges of the Pharmaleaders in the present context are multi-dimensional, though the bigger issues grappling the minds of the leaders are increasing pressure from regulators, FDI, Clinical Trials & of course the Pricing!

Originally launched in 1999 as the Pharma Business & Technology Excellence Awards, The Excellence Awards were first produced for the first time in India by the PHARMA BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE as a means of honoring innovation in pharmaceutical marketing, corporate governance and research and development & Lifetime Achievements category. Pharma Excellence Awards were produced by PHARMA BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE Awards in India and expanded to recognize global corporate citizenship and individual achievements. Over the last one decade, Pharmaceutical business leadership awards 2013 has been re-evaluated and recast to focus more on business -scientific accomplishments in the biotech industry with a significant thrust in academic pharmaceutical research.

The set of awards have been presented since last one decade at a sold-out gala to over 500 industry executives and the leading academic scientists from around the world. Each Award or Nomination are being screened by the Board Members of Pharma Leaders Group consisting of the 5 Member Team & than further approved by Network 7 Media Group Juries consisting of eminent members of the Healthcare Community. After through screening, the names of five Nominees emerge out & are thrown out to public by E-mail Voting, Than SMS Voting followed by the final verdict of the Jury Members.

The Pharmaleaders Awards demonstrate how companies can, through their core business activities, help achieve excellence in innovations. The 2013 Award Nominations has been given explicitly to companies delivering inclusive business models which are sustainable, commercially-viable business initiatives that expand access for low-income people to goods and services, or improve their livelihoods by engagement in value chains as direct employees, suppliers or distributors, while also generating sales and profit growth. By bringing together examples of innovative, effective business practices, 6th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Awards will also provide leading businesses and entrepreneurs with a valuable platform for networking and sharing experiences, and promote best practices.

This will encourage other businesses and governments to replicate and scale initiatives. In 2012, the Award Categories received an unprecedented 1172 nominations, representing a variety of business and commercial endeavors undertaken by business associations, non-governmental organizations and individual companies from more than 9 countries with a sample size of 5 Lakh 56 thousand & 674 voters spread across 21 states & 4 industry verticals via online, sms & physical interviews . “Past Award winners have shown how companies can help boost sustainable growth and development & they can be a tremendous source of innovative and sustainable solutions, which help transform people’s lives for the better.”

These Nomination Categories has been highlighting the critical role of the private sector in stimulating sustainable economic growth and development. A detailed Analysis of career graph/History or notable achievement is looked at to get the final five names. Such as the financial management, decision making roles and business impact. business ethics, managing rapid growth, innovation , adapting to change, strategic partnerships, leadership roles, marketing strategies, corporate philanthropy to society.

The journey that Pharmaleaders undertook till date has been marked by many momentous, outstanding & long standing occasions. Each year we hosted the Pharmaleaders Program, We only meant to salute the visionary leaders, small or big in size or in financial numbers, we had a clear agenda that we are not going to follow the routine & stereo-type award nomination mechanism where there are only selected companies, personalities who are constantly in the limelight. Pharmaleaders broke the rule book & made an exception.

We looked at people who are working behind the scene & never wanted any media glare nor any publicity!. Our Research team took a gigantic task of uncovering the “unsung pharmaleaders” who has been spectacular in their own sphere be in Healthcare, Clinical Trials, Manufacturing, Marketing, etc.

Our quest of crowning the Pharmaleaders are twofold, those who imbibed innovation with risk taking abilities, to break the rule & make an exception, to show the world that they exist in their own world, in their own way, demonstrable leadership & critically acclaimed leadership. We were never tired, we continued to mix existing bigwigs with the companies & individuals relatively unknown & made them king. We looked at sheer passion, excitement & a sense of pride each time we crowned a Pharmaleader in the platform after a rigorous voting methodology. The Pharmaleaders has been tested & were thrown to the various stakeholders to vote before being crowned. We even stunned some big names when the unsung pharmaleaders were crowned against the mighty of bigwigs.

Pharmaleaders believed in the spark of innovation year after year, as we continued our quest for celebrating the ultimate pharmaleaders experience since 1999. We were the earliest media house to recognize the talents & created Pharmaleaders platform that were imitated by many & Pharmaleaders Awards became the trendsetters. We are happy today, when we notice the rise of companies in Healthcare to honour the achievers. In the early stage of our momentus journey, we recognized the veterans & legends who are now no more but our spirit of leadership are still reverberating in the reception of companies. Late Dr. Parvinder Singh of Ranbaxy who built India’s first MNC, Dr. Anji Reddy of Dr. Reddy’s Labs, Mr. Indravadan A. Modi of Cadila, Mr. Jagdish Saxena of Elder Pharmaceuticals or The former Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), Dr. M Venkateswarlu are the few notable names. The current thespian legendary Pharmaleaders who are responsible for building the India image like Dr. Yusuf K. Hamied of Cipla, Dr. Habil Khorakiwala of Wockhardt, Mr. Samprada Singh of Alkem Laboratories, Dr. D. B. Gupta of Lupin or Mr. Suresh Kare of Indoco Remedies are in the list of Pharmaleaders winners library. Pharmaleaders, has felicitated & recognized more than 500 companies & has created world-class platform in the form of Summit.

The companies & Pharmaleaders who has been selected by the Pharmaleaders jury for their remarkable & outstanding contributions in healthcare innovations & medical practice will be crowned tomorrow in a power packed gatherings comprising of the who’s & who’s of the healthcare industry are:

1. Incredible Medical Expert of the Decade
Dr. Viswanathan Mohan, Founder & CEO
Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre.
2. Incredible Medical Expert of the Decade
Dr. Deepak Chaturvedi
Physician Endocrinologist & Diabetologist
3. Incredible Medical Expert of the Decade
Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev
Founder Chairman, Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centre
4. Incredible Medical Expert of the Decade
Dr. Shasank R Joshi
Consulting Endocrinologist & Founder, Joshi Clinic
5. Global Indian Of The Year 2013
Dr. Naresh Trehan
Founder Chairman, Medanta
6. Global Indian Of The Year 2013
Prof. Dr. Nandkishore Shamrao Laud, Founder, Dr Laud Clinic
7. Lifetime Achievement Award 2013
Mr. D.C. Jain, Chairman
Akums Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
8. Pioneering Innovation in Stem Cell Banking Award 2013
Life Cell International Pvt Ltd
9. Entrepreneur of the year 2013
Dr. G.S.K. Velu, Managing Director, Trivitron Healthcare
10. Rising Brand of The Year 2013
Adroit Biomed Limited
11. Business Leader of the Decade
Mr. Satish Ramanlal Mehta,CEO & MD
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Limited
12. Emerging Hospital Group 2013
Medfort Maxivision Hospitals
13. Non-Surgical Aesthetic Medicine Expert 2013
Dr. Rashmi Shetty
CEO & Founder,Ra Skin & Aesthetcs
14. Healthcare Visionary of The Decade
Dr. Kancherla Ravindranath
CMD, Global Hospitals Group
15. Business Leader of the year (Healthcare & IT)
Mr. Upinder Zutshi
CEO & MD, Infinite Computer Solutions (I) Limited
16. India’s Most Admired Homeopathic Brand 2013
Dr. Batra’s Positive Health Clinic
17. Transformational Leader of the Decade
Dr. Mukesh Batra
Founder Chairman, Dr. Batra’s Positve Health Clinic
18. Emerging Pharmaleader of the year 2013
Dr. Rajaram Samant
MD, Akumentis Healthcare Limited
19. Emerging Pharmaleader of the year 2013
Mr. A.K.Patra
CMD, Salius Pharma Pvt. Ltd
20. Emerging Pharmaleader of the year 2013
Mr. A.K.Sahoo
CEO, Ozone Pharmaceuticals Ltd
21. Emerging Pharmaleader of the year 2013
Mr. Piyush Rathi
Director, Advanced Enzymes Technologies Ltd.
22. Pharmaleader of the year 2013
Dr. Hasit.B.Joshipura, MD, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
23. Social Entrepreneur in Mass Education Award 2013
Mr. Agnelorajesh Athaide, CMD, St. Angelo’s Professional Education

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