Dr. Rajiv I. Modi
President, Indrashil University
Dr. Rajiv Modi is the Chairman and Managing Director of Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd., one of India’s largest privately held pharmaceutical companies in India, founded by his father Shri Indravadan A. Modi. Upon assuming the leadership of Cadila Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Modi charted a multi-pronged approach for its corporate growth. With a vision to revolutionize the life sciences industry, he has played a pivotal role in establishing a marketing set-up and subsidiaries of the company across the globe.
Dr. Modi’s passion to excel in the field of Biosciences is reflected in his illustrious educational qualification. A Ph.D. in Biological Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, Dr. Modi also holds an M.Sc. in Biochemical Engineering from University College, London and a B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India.
Being a biotechnologist himself, Dr. Modi follows science and knowledge-driven pursuits earnestly. He foresaw the potential of bio-technology early and played a major role in developing the company’s Biotechnology division into a strong Research and Development unit, focusing on new developments and breakthrough innovations.
Apart from being a global leader, Dr. Modi is also an academician. He is a member of many premier institutions like The New York Academy of Sciences, USA; Genetic Society of America; American Society for Microbiology; Industrial Biotechnology Task Force, New Delhi; Technical Panel on Biotechnology, Gujarat; Indian Chemical Engineer, India and TIFAC. He has also been elected as Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, New Delhi - an elite academy with prominent industry leaders, academicians and scientists amongst its Fellows.
Being an entrepreneur, Dr. Modi has actively participated in the ‘Make in India’ mission and has shown his strong support towards many ‘Vibrant Gujarat Summits’ through various leadership roles.His vision to see Gujarat emerge as a top business destination led him a nomination to the Steering Committee of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Dr. Modi also took up the Chairmanship of the CII Gujarat State Council and later chaired the CII National Committee on Pharma for the year 2016-17. He was also the Chairman of Board of Governance of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, India.