Adar Poonawalla is an Indian billionaire and the owner of Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturing company, which was founded by his father Cyrus Poonawalla in 1966. His Serum Institute is the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer and his father Cyrus Poonawalla is also called the Vaccine King of India. For the increasing corona patients in India, the Government of India has recognized two vaccines which are made in India, one is Co-vaccine which is made by Bharat Biotech and the other is Covishield Vaccine which is made by Serum Institute. Adar Poonawalla is the CEO of Serum Institute of India.
Adar Poonawalla Biography & Wiki
|Adar Poonawalla Full Name||Adar Poonawalla|
|Height||In Centimeter- 179 cm|
In Meter- 1.79 m
In Feet- 5’9”
|Weight||In Kilogram- 76 kg |
In Pound- 167 lbs
|Date Of Birth||14 January 1980|
|Adar Poonawalla Age (2022)||42 Years|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Capricorn|
|Home town||Pune, Maharashtra|
|School||Bishop’s School, Pune|
St Edmund’s School, Canterbury Kent, United Kingdom
|College/University||University of Westminster, London|
|Adar Poonawalla Wife||Natasha Poonawalla|
|Marriage Date||15 December 2006|
|Children||Son- Cyrus (Born On 2009), Darius (Born On 2015)|
|Parents||Father– Cyrus Poonawalla |
Mother– Villu Poonawalla
|Adar Poonawalla Net Worth (2022)||15 Billion USD|
Family, Early Life and Education
Adar Poonawalla was born on 14 January 1981 in Pune, Maharashtra. He was also raised in a well-educated family in the city of Pune, Maharashtra. His father is Cyrus Poonawalla and his mother’s name is Villu Poonawalla who passed away in 2010 at the age of 67.
He is married to Natasha Poonawalla who is a fashionista on 15th December 2006 and they have two sons named Cyrus and Darius.
He has completed his early schooling from Bishop’s School, Pune, Maharashtra. After that he joined St Edmund’s School in Canterbury Kent, United Kingdom and from there he completed his further education. He later went to the University of Westminster, London from where he completed his business management studies.
Since childhood, he has been interested in his father’s business and after completing his studies from London, he joined Serum Institute. After this he took over the charge of Serum Institute of India in the year 2011.
Adar Poonawalla Career
Adar Poonawalla started his career after completing his studies. He joined his father’s Serum Institute of India in 2001 and focused the company on the international market exclusively by exporting its products to around 35 countries around the world.
He also worked on licensing and pre-qualifying new products by the World Health Organization. He started supplying his company’s products to UN agencies like UNICEF & P.A.H.O.
After joining the company they started exporting their products to about 140 countries and 85% of their net revenue comes from overseas revenue. He later became the CEO of Serum Institute, taking full control of the company.
In 2012, his company took over Bilthoven Biologicals, a state-based vaccine manufacturing company based in the Netherlands, and in 2017 he took over Praha Vaccine Limited in Republica Checa.
After this, in 2014, his Serum Institute introduced and launched the oral polio vaccine which later became the company’s bestseller product. As per reports, they also plan to expand the product portfolio and have decided to include vaccines for diseases like dengue, flu and cervical cancer.
Awards and Honors
Adar Poonawalla has received many prestigious awards for his incredible work in the field of public health.
- In 2016 he was honored as Selfless of the Year by GQ Magazine.
- He was honored with the Humanitarian Endeavor Award at the Hall of Fame Award in 2017.
- Subsequently, he was also honored as Indian of the Year in the CSR Business category by CNN-News18.
- He won the “Business Leader of the Year Award” at the Age Maharashtra Achievers Awards ceremony in the year 2018 which was given by Devendra Fadnavis, the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
- In the same year 2018, he won CNBC Asia’s Award for Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year by CNBC TV18.
Is Adar Poonawalla Married?
Yes, Adar Poonawalla is married and he is married to Natasha Poonawalla.
What is the caste of Adar Poonawalla?
Born in a well-educated family, Adar belongs to the Parsi caste.
Where does Adar Poonawalla live?
He lives with his family in Pune, Maharashtra.
Who is the wife of Adar Poonawalla?
His wife’s name is Natasha whom he married in 2006.
Who is the father of Adar Poonawalla?
Cyrus Poonawalla is the name of his father who is also known as King of Vaccine.