Piramal Group Chairman Ajay Gopikisan Piramal has been appointed Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty The Queen, the British High Commission said in a statement.
Mr Piramal received the award for his contributions to UK-India trade relations as India Co-Chair of the UK-India CEO Forum, the High Commission added.
“I am humbled and honored to receive this honorary award from Her Majesty the Queen. As Co-Chair of the India-British CEO Forum since 2016, the aspiration is to strengthen the strong bilateral ties between the two countries through greater economic cooperation,” said Mr. Piramal.
In a statement, he said: “I am certain that this recognition will fuel the growth of trade, business and industrial partnerships between the two nations and lead to greater heights in the years to come.”
Alan Gemmell, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for South Asia and UK Deputy High Commissioner for the West Indies, said: “I am delighted that Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Ajay Piramal an Honorary CBE in her centenary year in recognition of Ajay’s leading role in the UK-India relations played.”
“I visited Piramal Pharma Solution’s world-leading Antibody-Drug Conjugate (ADC) manufacturing facility near Edinburgh earlier this year to see their investment in expanding the facility and creating around 50 new highly skilled jobs. It’s an honor to see Ajay’s tremendous contribution over so many years marked in this way,” he said.