Yusuf Hamied

About Yusuf Hamied

Birth Day: July 25, 1936
Birth Place: Mumbai, India, India
Residence: Mumbai, India
Alma mater: Christ's College, Cambridge
Title: Former chairman, Cipla
Successor: M. K. Hamied
Spouse(s): Farida
Children: none
Parent(s): Khwaja Abdul Hamied
Awards: Padma Bhushan

Yusuf Hamied

Yusuf Hamied was born on July 25, 1936 in Mumbai, India, India. Yusuf Hamied is the non-executive chairman of $2 billion (revenue) generics maker Cipla, known for its portfolio of affordable generic drugs, such as for HIV/AIDS. The company appointed a new CEO and named Hamied's niece Samina Vaziralli as executive vice chairman last September. Cipla is expanding overseas, notably in South Africa, where it is building a new $90 million plant to make biosimilar drugs in Durban. Cipla was also one of a group of companies that successfully bid for drugs divested by Israel's Teva Pharmaceuticals. He inherited the company in 1972 from his father Khwaja Abdul Hamied, a disciple of Mahatma Gandhi, who founded Cipla in Mumbai in 1935 with the aim of making India self-sufficient in essential medicines.
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Currently, Yusuf Hamied is 83 years, 10 months and 3 days old. Yusuf Hamied will celebrate 84rd birthday on a Saturday 25th of July 2020. Below we countdown to Yusuf Hamied upcoming birthday.

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🌙 Zodiac

Yusuf Hamied’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Yusuf Hamied was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

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Famous Quotes:

Dr. Yusuf K. Hamied, chairman of the Indian drug giant Cipla Ltd., electrified the global health community a decade ago when he said he could produce cocktails of AIDS medicines for $1 per day — a fraction of the price charged by branded pharmaceutical companies. That price has since fallen to 20 cents per day, and more than six million people in the developing world now receive treatment, up from little more than 2,000 in 2001.

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He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour by Government of India in 2005.

Hamied was awarded the 'CNN-IBN Indian of the Year' in the category of business by CNN-IBN in 2012 "for taking on multinational pharma companies and making some of the essential drugs more affordable to the masses in the developing countries. In late 2013, he was also named one of the India's "25 Greatest Global Living Legends" by news broadcaster NDTV. He was also recently interviewed for the Creating Emerging Markets project at the Harvard Business School, discussing at length his strategies to provide AIDS treatments and other drugs to help treat poor people in the developing world.

Biography/Timeline

2005

He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour by Government of India in 2005.

2009

In 2009 the Yusuf Hamied Centre was opened at Christ's College, Cambridge. The centre features a bronze portrait bust of Hamied by fellow Christ's College alumnus, Anthony Smith.

2011

In September 2011, in a piece about how he was trying to radically lower costs of biotech drugs for cancer, diabetes and other noncommunicable diseases, The New York Times wrote of Hamied:

2012

Hamied was awarded the 'CNN-IBN Indian of the Year' in the category of Business by CNN-IBN in 2012 "for taking on multinational pharma companies and making some of the essential drugs more affordable to the masses in the developing countries. In late 2013, he was also named one of the India's "25 Greatest Global Living Legends" by news broadcaster NDTV. He was also recently interviewed for the Creating Emerging Markets project at the Harvard Business School, discussing at length his strategies to provide AIDS treatments and other drugs to help treat poor people in the developing world.

2013

Hamied's role in the battle for mass antiretroviral treatment in Africa is portrayed in the documentary Fire in the Blood (2013 film). In its review of the film, India Today noted that "the story of Yusuf Hamied will make every Indian proud as he was the only man who decided to walk against the tide and sell drugs to save lives without focusing on profits."

2016

As of January 2016, Yusuf Hamied has a net worth of US$1.45 billion.

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