India's Piramal joins Smith & Nephew board
This article was originally published in Clinica
Ajay Piramal, chairman of the Indian conglomerate Piramal Group, will join Smith & Nephew's board as a non-executive director, effective 1 January 2012. Mumbai-based Piramal Group's activities span across a diverse range of industries – including healthcare, original drug discovery and financial services, among others – as well as across different geographic territories. Smith & Nephew indicated that Mr Piramal's industry and market knowledge, especially in areas such as India and China, will help the UK multinational achieve its growth plans for the emerging markets.