Vinod Paul to re­ceive WHO prize

BioSpectrum (India) - - PEOPLE NEWS -

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.

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