Born : January 14, 1981 (age 35)
Spouse : Natasha Poonawala
Parents : Cyrus S. Poonawalla
Organization : Serum Institute of India
Alma mater : University of Westminster
Grandparent : Soli A. Poonawalla
Adar Poonawalla (born 14 January 1981) is the chief executive officer (CEO) and executive director of Serum Institute of India. Founded in 1966 by his father, Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla, it is the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by number of doses produced and sold.
Poonawalla joined Serum Institute in 2001 after earning a bachelor's degree in management from the University of Westminster in London. Then exporting its products to 35 countries, Poonawalla concentrated on the company's international market and getting new products licensed and pre-qualified by the World Health Organization for supply to United Nations Agencies includiing UNICEF and PAHO. As of 2015, the company exported its products to over 140 countries. 85 percent of its revenues are from overseas.
In 2011 he became the chief executive of Serum Institute of India with full control of day-to-day operations of the company. In 2012 he played a major role in the acquisition of Bilthoven Biologicals a Netherlands based government vaccine manufacturing company. Poonawalla is a board member of the GAVI Alliance, the global Vaccine Alliance.
He initiated and launched Serum Institute’s Oral Polio Vaccine, which went on to become a bestseller for the company. In 2014, it was reported that he planned to expand the product portfolio to include vaccines for dengue, flu and cervical cancer.
In 2013 he hosted Charles, Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall during a private visit to Serum Institute's manufacturing facility in India.The Serum Institute of India offered to donate five million vaccines to a country of The Prince's choosing.
In 2013, Forbes India named him one of the "Four Scions to Watch Out For."
Adar Poonawalla and Cyrus Poonawalla bid 550 million pounds for the Grosvenor House Hotel in London in July 2014.
Poonawalla group to invest Rs 100 crore for clean Pune initiative
Adar Poonawalla was born into the world in fourteenth January 1981. Adar Poonawalla was taught at The Bishop's School (Pune) and at the St Edmund's School Canterbury followed by the University of Westminster. He is the (CEO) of Serum Institute of India. Established in 1966 by his dad, Cyrus Poonawalla, it is the world's biggest immunization producer by number of portions delivered. In a meeting with 'The Times', Poonawalla proclaimed that he left India for London due to dangers requesting COVID-19 antibodies. Poonawalla likewise said that he will begin Covid immunization creation outside India notwithstanding the continuous creation in India. He was furnished with 'Y' class security by the Indian government before the dangers were unveiled.
Poonawalla joined the Serum Institute of India in 2001 subsequent to moving on from college. Then, at that point sending out its items to 35 nations, Poonawalla focused on the organization's global market, new items permit and getting pre-qualified by the World Health Organization for supply to United Nations Agencies including UNICEF and PAHO. Starting at 2015, he has helped the organization trade its items to more than 140 nations; 85 percent of its incomes are from abroad. In 2011, he turned into the CEO. In 2012, he assumed a significant part in the securing of Bilthoven Biologicals, a Netherlands-based government immunization fabricating organization. Poonawalla is a board individual from the GAVI Alliance, the worldwide antibody collusion. He started and dispatched in 2014; Serum Institute's oral polio immunization, which turned into a blockbuster for the organization. It was accounted for that he wanted to extend the item portfolio to incorporate antibodies for dengue, influenza and cervical disease during that very year. As of now he is the CEO of Serum Institute of India. On the 31st of May 2021, he was designated as the administrator of Magma Fincorp, a monetary administrations organization. In 2016, he was recorded by GQ Magazine and granted Philanthropist of the year. In 2017, he got Humanitarian Endeavor Award In Hall of Fame Awards 2017 and was additionally granted as Indian of the Year in CSR Business Category on CNN-News18 . In 2018, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis introduced the ET Edge Maharashtra Achievers Awards of Business Leader of the Year to Poonawala, he further got CNBC Asia's honor for Corporate Social Responsibility around the same time. In 2020, Adar was remembered for a Fortune magazine's '40 Under 40' posting in the medical care class. In March 2021, Adar has been declared Entrepreneur of the Year by Economic Times for unrivaled commitment in battling Covid-19 by effectively providing immense amounts of Covishield in India and internationally, an immunization created by Oxford-AstraZeneca and delivered in India by Serum Institute.