The event was held at The Westin, Mumbai on 27 November 2017, alongside the Pharma Week and CPhI and P-Mec exhibition.
Chakravarthi said, “The very recognition of a packaging technologist at India Pharma Awards reiterates the growing importance of packaging in the pharmaceutical sector. Pharma packaging is close to my heart and though it lacks glamour, it has all other ingredients and host of challenges as well.”
The event also recognised Dr Kiran Mazumdar Shah, chairman, Biocon as woman entrepreneur and inspiring leader of the decade. Besides this, Sudhanshu Pandey, IAS, ministry of commerce and industry, was awarded for his outstanding contribution for pharmaceutical exports and SV Veerramani, former president of IDMA was named pharma crusader of the year.
Dr Ajit Dangi, president and CEO, Danssen Consulting, was conferred with the lifetime achievement award.
The event saw who’s who of the Indian pharma industry representing more than 350 pharmaceutical companies.