Pankaj Ramanbhai Patel is the chairman and managing director of Cadila Healthcare. He comes from Ahmedabad and is the son of a pharmacy professor. With over 30 years of experience in the pharma industry, he is one of the most successful pharma entrepreneurs in the country. Zydus Cadilla is a well known brand now and enjoys good reputation in the pharma industry. Zydus enjoys presence in segments like cardiovasculars and gastrointestinals. It has 17 brands that feature amongst the top 300 pharmaceutical brands in India. In 2006, the group was featured in the Forbes list of 'Best Under a Billion' company from amongst 200 companies in Asia.