Board of Directors

Pankaj Patel

Pankaj Patel

Pankaj Patel is Chairman & Non-Executive Independent Director of Bayer CropScience Limited since July 5, 2016.


Pankaj Patel has both research and techno-commercial expertise. He is also the Chairman of IIM, Udaipur and Member of the Board of Governors of the IIM Ahmedabad, IIFT and other educational institutes and universities. He is the Vice President and Trustee of the Gujarat Cancer Society and Chairman of the Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, a Regional Cancer Centre. 


Pankaj has been nominated as a Member of the Mission Steering Group (MSG), the highest policy making and steering body constituted under National Health Mission (NHM) and of the Drug Technical Advisory Board by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi. He has also been nominated on the reconstituted Court of the Indian Institute of Science for the period 2018-2021. Pankaj is a Past President of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).


In recognition of his contributions to the healthcare industry in India, he has been conferred with several awards which includes the Acharya PC Ray Memorial Gold Medal Award and the Eminent Pharmacist Award, the India Innovator Award at the India Business Leaders Awards instituted by CNBC. For his entrepreneurial vision, Pankaj was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Life Sciences category. 


Pankaj Patel was appointed as an Additional Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Board with effect from July 5, 2016. He was appointed as an Independent Director with effect from September 12, 2016 for a term of five years. At the 63rd AGM, he was re-appointed as an Independent Director for a second term of five year with effect from September 12, 2021.