Nov 29, 2016 01:37 PM IST IST | Source: PTI

Cipla appoints Ireena Vittal as independent director

Vittal, a former partner with McKinsey & Company, is an MBA from IIM-Kolkata and has over two decades of experience in management consulting and is recognised as a thought leader for consumer-facing companies in emerging markets.

Drug major Cipla today said it has appointed Ireena Vittal as an independent director on its board with effect from December 1, 2016.

Vittal, a former partner with McKinsey & Company, is an MBA from IIM-Kolkata and has over two decades of experience in management consulting and is recognised as a thought leader for consumer-facing companies in emerging markets.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Vittal worked with Nestle and MaxTouch. She has also served government and public institutions to design and implement solutions core to India's development, such as inclusive urban development and sustainable rural growth.

"Cipla is in the midst of preparing itself for an exciting future and her background of both business and advisory will be very useful to the company," Cipla Ltd Non-Executive Chairman Y K Hamied said in a statement.

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