Biocon Biologics appoints Professor Peter Piot as Independent Director
Bengaluru: Biocon Biologics Ltd. has recently announced that the company has inducted Professor Peter Piot to its Board as an Independent Director.
Professor Piot, MD, PhD is the Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Handa Professor of Global Health.
Ms Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon, said: "I welcome Professor Peter Piot to the Biocon Biologics board. He brings years of scientific expertise, long experience in public health interventions and policy framing on major health issues. His thought leadership and invaluable experience in global healthcare will greatly guide our actions in building Biocon Biologics into an innovative global leader in biosimilars committed to delivering affordable access to life saving Biologics."
On his decision to join the Biocon Biologics board, Professor Peter Piot said: "I am delighted to join dynamic Biocon Biologics and its vital mission of bringing the products of innovation to those who can benefit from them. The world over governments are challenged to contain the spiralling healthcare costs and companies like Biocon Biologics are committed to pursue the path of innovation that enables affordable access to patients globally and in turn helps healthcare systems lower their spends. With several exciting biosimilar molecules in its pipeline, I believe Biocon Biologics has the potential to be truly disruptive in addressing a global need for high quality, affordable biosimilar therapies to treat chronic diseases like diabetes and cancer and save many lives."
Professor Piot has been appointed to the board of Biocon Biologics Limited for a period of three years starting January 21, 2021.
Professor Peter Piot was initially trained in infectious diseases and medical microbiology, with original contributions in epidemiology, bacteriology, virology, and public health policy interventions mostly in low- and middle-income countries. He is connected to extensive science networks across all continents.