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Born Adar Cyrus Poonawalla
Alma mater Bishops School (Pune),
St. Edmund’s School,Canterbury Kent (UK),
University of Westminster
Organization Serum Institute of India
Known for Chief Executive Officer of Serum Institute of India, Horse Racing, Cars
Spouse(s) Natasha Poonawalla
Children Cyrus (Son) , Darius (Son)
Website www.adarpoonawalla.com www.cyruspoonawallagroup.com
Adar Poonawalla (born 14 January 1981) the chief executive officer (CEO) of Serum Institute of India. Founded in 1966 by his father, Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla, it is the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by number of doses produced.
Adar Poonawalla was educated at the Bishops School (Pune), St. Edmund's School, Canterbury Kent (UK) followed by the University of Westminster (UK).
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Adar Poonawalla joined Serum Institute in 2001 after graduating from the University of Westminster in London. Then exporting its products to 35 countries, Poonawalla concentrated on the company's international market and getting new products licensed and pre-qualified by the World Health Organization for supply to United Nations Agencies including UNICEF and PAHO. As of 2015, the company exports its products to over 140 countries; 85 percent of its revenues are from overseas.
In 2011, he became the CEO of Serum Institute of India with full control of day-to-day operations of the company. In 2012 he played a major role in the acquisition of Bilthoven Biologicals a Netherlands-based government vaccine manufacturing company. In 2017 he acquired Praha Vaccine Limited in the Czech Republic. Poonawalla is a board member of the GAVI Alliance, the global vaccine alliance.
He initiated and launched in 2014 Serum Institute's oral polio vaccine, which became a bestseller for the company. Every year he plans to launch a new vaccines for public health starting in 2017. In 2014, it was reported that he planned to expand the product portfolio to include vaccines for dengue, flu and cervical cancer.
In 2013, Forbes India named him one of the "Four Scions to Watch Out For".
In 2013 he hosted Charles, Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall during a private visit to Serum Institute's manufacturing facility in India.
Adar Poonawalla and Cyrus Poonawalla bid £550 million for the Grosvenor House Hotel in London in July 2014.
Cyrus Poonawalla group to invest Rs 100 crore for clean Pune initiative
Adar Poonawalla Clean City Inaugurated At Serum Institute Of India, Pune By CM Fadnavis
Serum Institute eyes European market with new facility; to launch one vaccine a year
Poonawalla's clean initiative to take up water purification, toilets for women
In 2016, he hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to show what the Serum Institute is doing in the field of Vaccines and other Initiatives at its headquarters in Pune.
In 2017, Modi nominated Adar Poonawalla as brand ambassador for Swachh Bharat 
In 2016 : He was listed by GQ Magazine and awarded Philanthropist of the year.
In 2017 : He Got Humanitarian Endeavour Award In Hall Of Fame Awards 2017 
In 2017 : Adar Poonawalla is Indian of the Year in CSR Business Category | CNN-News18 
In 2018 : CM Devendra Fadnavis presents the Business Leader of the Year Award to Adar Poonawala, CEO of The Serum Institute. | ET Edge Maharashtra Achievers Awards 2018 
In 2018 : Adar Poonawalla received the CNBC Asia's award for Corporate Social Responsibility of the year | CNBC-TV18 - India Business Leader Awards