Guest of Honor

Daara B. Patel

Secretary-General

Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association

Mr. Daara B Patel is a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Mumbai and has a Diploma in Materials Management from Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM). He has worked with multinational companies as well as large business houses like Parke Davis (India) Limited, Sinar Mas Group (Indonesia, Jakarta) and Jet Airways (India) Limited as General Manager – Purchase, Properties & Administration. Currently (since 2002) he is the Secretary General of Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association, an apex body of 1000 plus pharmaceutical and bulk drug manufacturers. He is responsible for the smooth functioning of the association as per the constitution and By-Laws. He has excellent leadership qualities and is an able administrator. He has successfully led delegations of Indian Pharmaceutical Companies jointly with FICCI and Reed Exhibitions to China as well as Japan for interactive meetings with SFDA, Ministry of Commerce, Chinese Pharmaceutical & API Manufacturers & CPIA.