Vinod Paul to receive WHO prize
NITI Aayog Member Vinod Paul has been chosen to receive WHO’s prestigious IhsanDogramaci Family Health Foundation Prize for his services in the field of family health. The global honour will be presented to Paul at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, in May. A well-known name in public health circles in India, Paul has played a key role in formulating national child health guidelines and programmes in the country. Prior to joining the NITI Aayog, Paul was head of the Department of Pediatrics at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He was chosen unanimously from among shortlisted candidates from Algeria, China, Malaysia, Mexico, Russian Federation, and Uzbekistan. He has made distinguished contributions towards improving the health and well-being of families, especially in developing countries. Multinational biopharmaceutical leader, Eli Lilly and Company, has announced the appointment of Luca Visini as Managing Director of its Indian subsidiary, Eli Lilly and Company (India) Pvt. Ltd. Visini replaces Edgard Olaizola, who headed Lilly India operations from September 2013 to January 2018 and will now be moving internally to a new role. Visini joined Lilly in 2004 and held several strategic leadership roles in various functional departments out of Lilly headquarters in Indianapolis, the USA and Europe. From 2011 to 2014 he was the country manager for Lilly Romania. He is taking this executive role endowed with a diverse and solid management experience at Lilly. Visini is a native of Italy, and an alumnus of SDA Bocconi School of Management and Università degli Studi di Bergamo in Italy.