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Habil Khorakiwala

Habil Khorakiwala, son of Fakruddin T. Khorakiwala (originally from Palanpur) is the Chairman of Wockhardt Ltd. one of the leading pharmaceutical and health care companies in India. He was elected as Chairman of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) for 2007-08. This is the first time that any Palanpuri has reached such an important position in a premier industry organization.


Mr. Khorakiwala completed his Masters in Pharmaceutical Science from the Purdue University, USA and the Advanced Management Programme from Harvard Business School, USA.


Earlier he was also the President of FICCI, President of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, the organization of research based pharmaceutical companies in India, and a panel member of the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council, a high level think tank set up by the Government of India.


Mr. Khorakiwala has also received a number of awards and accolades. Among them are the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Healthcare and Life Sciences in 2004; the Giants 2003 Award for outstanding contribution to business and industry; Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Medical Integration Council in 2003; award for ‘Excellence as Top CEO” for the year 2002 from the Institute of Marketing & Management (IMM), New Delhi at the 29th World Marketing Congress; Lifetime Achievement Award  by the Indian Analytical Instruments Association (ANACON) for ‘Contributions in Research and Industry’; Shiromani Vikas Award for ‘Outstanding and Inspiring Contribution to National Development’ in 1992 at the hands of Mother Teresa and Lifetime Achievement Award from Express Pharma.

Mr. Khorakiwala has been a Non-Official Director on the Board of Directors of Union Bank of India and is a Member of the Board of Governors, Centre for Organisation Development at Hyderabad

Mr. Khorakiwala lives in Mumbai.

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