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HDFC Bank | Aditya Puri: Former HDFC Bank MD Aditya Puri joins international pharma main Strides Group as advisor, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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Former HDFC Bank managing director Aditya Puri has joined international pharma main Strides Group as an advisor and also will function a director of its affiliate firm Stelis Biopharma. “Eminent company doyen Aditya Puri joins the Strides Group as an advisor and also will be a director of its associate company, Stelis Biopharma,” Strides Pharma Science stated in a regulatory submitting.

Strides Pharma Science stated Puri’s appointment to the Stelis board comes at an thrilling juncture for the corporate because it transitions from its incubation section to a consolidation and progress section to determine itself as a companion of alternative globally with the purpose of bringing world-class therapies at reasonably priced prices to sufferers in each rising and developed markets.

On his appointment, Puri stated the Stride Group’s established parentage, international success and headstart by way of fundamental infrastructure offers him the chance to be concerned in and information Stelis and different Group endeavours of their thrilling progress story.

Arun Kumar, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Strides, stated: “I am delighted to welcome Aditya as our advisor and to the Stelis board. This a huge vote of confidence in the potential of Stelis. Aditya’s illustrious legacy is well-known. Having nurtured HDFC Bank since inception, his deep experience will be extremely valuable for the Strides Group and Stelis in particular.

“With Stelis poised for its subsequent leg of progress, that is the proper time to increase the board, and guarantee sturdy steering and governance by the absolute best business minds. I sit up for working with Aditya and leveraging his experience to take Stelis to new heights”.

Puri, who led HDFC Bank since its inception over 25 years ago, retired in October 2020, after a highly successful career which has made the bank the largest among private sector lenders.

While heading a foreign bank’s operations in Malaysia in the early 1990s, Puri got an offer from Deepak Parekh of mortgage major HDFC to come back to India to start a bank in an economy which had shifted gears with liberalisation moves.

In November 2020, Puri was roped in by US-based global investment firm Carlyle Group as a senior advisor.

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