Business Leader of the Year


Anand Burman

He is an Indian business magnate with a personal net worth of $6 billion dollars. As the chairman of Dabur a leading consumer goods company, he is included in the Top 20 richest Indians in the world and featured on the Forbes lists. He was born in 1951 to a business orientated family from Punjab and he finished his initial school education at St. Paul's School in Darjeeling, India. He graduated from his degree programme in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and went on to attain his doctorate in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Kansas.

He took up the position for managing research and development in the family business, Dabur, in 1980. He worked his way up to a seat on the executive board in 1986 and trailblazed his way to the position of chairman in 2007. He is also one of the founders of Asian healthcare fund and sits on the board of directors for more than 30 companies including Hero Motocorp, Aviva Life Insurance, Ester Industries and Interx Laboratories. He has served as an independent non-executive director of Hindustan Motors Ltd and founded a non-profit organisation Sundesh supporting for healthcare and education.

He has been previously recognised with awards and accolades including, one of 14 finalists from India in EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 as well as, Camden FB Top 50 family business leaders in 2013. Following a partnership with the Indian government, Dabur is developing 2 Ayurvedic drugs, for malaria and diabetes highlighting him as a shining example of a business leader, giving back.


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