“Embedded in Lupin is a formula for growth which fuels creativity, performance and innovation”
It was Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta’s vision and passion which helped him grow a small dream into a large company with a global footprint.
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Lupin was founded on the auspicious “Guddi padwa’ Day in 1968 by Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta - a visionary with a compelling mission to create a better world for people. DBG as he was fondly called, started the company with a dream - a dream to fight life-threatening, infectious diseases with affordable and high-quality drugs of the highest social priority. With his vision, inimitable commitment and passion, Dr. Gupta steered the organization to become one of the fastest-growing Generic pharmaceutical companies around the world.
The name ‘Lupin’ was inspired by the flower Lupin which is known to nourish the soil it grows in.
The Lupin flower is also known to be tolerant of the infertile soils and capable of pioneering change in barren and poor climates. This inspiration is at the core of the company’s ethos as it relentlessly strives to build medical solutions to meet the unmet needs of the society not just for a few but for the many across the globe.
Lupin is recognised as one of the world's largest manufacturers of Tuberculosis drugs. Today, we have significant market share across multiple therapy areas such as Cardiovascular (prils and statins), Diabetology, Asthma, Paediatric, Central Nervous System (CNS), Gastro Intestinal (GI), Anti-Infective (AI) and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). To add to this, we are proud to maintain over the years our global leadership positions in other therapy areas such as Anti-TB and Cephalosporin.
We are inspired by our heritage and cherish the legacy as we move forward towards building our future.
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Vinita Gupta is the CEO of Lupin Limited (Lupin) and Chairperson of Lupin Inc., (LI) and its US subsidiary, Lupin Pharmaceutical Inc. (LPI).
Vinita is a graduate in pharmacy from the University of Mumbai and earned an MBA degree at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Vinita has been instrumental in formulating and executing a strategy that has helped the company emerge as a global pharmaceutical powerhouse; amongst the most exciting growth stories in the pharmaceutical industry. Through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, she has led the company’s global expansion plans. In particular, she founded, led and established Lupin’s largest region, the United States.
Vinita has been regularly named by Forbes Asia in its Top 50 Power Business women listings for Asia Pacific. Vinita was also recognized by Business Today Hall of Fame – Most Powerful Women in Business in 2016 and was recently named Outstanding Business Woman Leader of the Year by CNBC India Business Leader Awards. She was the winner of the inaugural EY, U.S. 2012 Family Business Award of Excellence and EY Entrepreneur Of the Year® 2012 award winner for Health Services and Technology in Maryland. She is regarded as amongst the most influential Indian Business Women globally.
Vinita along with her brother Nilesh (Managing Director, Lupin Limited) were named Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of The Year 2015 and won the Forbes India Leadership Awards 2016, Entrepreneur of the Year.
In 2017 Vinita was appointed to the board of directors for Intrexon Corporation. She is also a member of the Global Advisory Board at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Mr. Nilesh Gupta is the MD of Lupin Limited and a member of the Board of Directors. Having joined Lupin in 1996, Mr. Gupta led Lupin’s research, supply chain, manufacturing, quality and regulatory operations, and took charge as the company’s Managing Director in 2013. He has not only been responsible for transforming Lupin’s research program and expanding the company’s manufacturing operations but has also been instrumental in formulating and executing the core strategy that has helped Lupin emerge as a global specialty pharmaceutical major.
Mr. Gupta, along with his sister Vinita Gupta, won the Entrepreneur of the Year award at Forbes India Leadership Awards in 2016 as well as Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ in India in 2015, also with his sister Vinita Gupta.
Mr. Gupta is a Chemical Engineer from the University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT) (now ICT), Mumbai, and a graduate with honours from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA, where he specialized in healthcare, strategic management and finance.