Anand Burman – One of the leading industrialists in India.
He is the chairman for Dabur India Ltd. and a Co-founder for Asian Healthcare Fund. He was also appointed as the member in the Council of Governors at Birkbeck College, University of London.
His interests were in Research and Development in the Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as Biotechnology. He is also the Managing Director of Dabur Oncology plc UK which is a 100% subsidiary of Dabur Pharma Ltd. As a successful Healthcare operator he had made the enterprises achieve high returns for this company. He completed his PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Kansas, USA. Later he joined Dabur India in the year 1980. Now his turnover is around $4.9 Billion. He was in the board of directors in several companies including Hero MotoCorp. Ltd., Althea Lifesciences Ltd., H&B Stores Ltd., Ester Industries Ltd. and along with Dabur Pharmaceutical Limited. He also holds stakes in insurance, real estate as well as sports. Anand knew there was a need in Ayurvedic medicine and studied the Indian market to help out in the best possible way.
The company was founded by his father Mr. AC Burman and his uncles SK Burman and GC Burman. Now it is almost 128 years old company. AnandBurman belongs to the fifth generation of the Burman family. After receiving his Doctorate he looked after the company whose revenue was 20 crore in 80’s and later gained by 100 crores in 90’s. The Burman’s have designed Ayurvedic medication for cholera and malaria. The company’s portfolio includes almost 400 products. Now Dabur mainly is into Honey, Hair Oil and Fruit Juices. It acquires almost 72% of Fem Care Pharma and Fresenius SE holds almost 73% equity stakes in DaburPharma. Dabur has transformed itself to a professionally managed enterprise. Dabur’s products are available over 60 countries, with revenues almost a third of the total turnover. The Burmans also co-own a tech park in Gurgaon, India.
Mr. Burman was brought up with disciplinary. His schooling was completed in St. Paul’s School, which was in Darjeeling. With the interest in the Chemistry field he completed his B.Sc from the University of Wiscons in and M.Sc. from the University of Kansas. He is expertise in pharmaceutical ingredients and formulations which is specialized in the area of research and developments.
At an initial stage he faced challenges regarding the company as there were up’s and down’s. By his intellectual thoughts the company was brought up with success. Though he joined the company in 1980, he took the chairmanship in the year 2007. That’s why he is listed in the top 100 Billionaire in India. He married Minnie and has a son Aditya and a daughter Anisha.
Anand started Sundesh which is a non-profit Sustainable Development Society. It was established by Dabur. It includes welfare activities like health care, education and other socio-economic activities.
In 2011, he was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur in the Consumer Products Sector.