There are rarely entrepreneurs who are immensely successful in their businesses and also simultaneously use their practices for the good of the world. Among such humanitarians is Yusuf Hamied, the chairman of Cipla, the pharmaceutical company that saves thousands of lives today.
Founded by Yusuf’s father Khwaja Abdul Hamied, Cipla is widely known as a socially conscious pharmaceutical company that primarily focuses on finding a cure for AIDS. It is also known for giving away medicines to the needy despite them not being able to pay for it in developing countries like Africa and India. It was majorly under Yusuf Hamied that the brand came to be known as a humanitarian pharmaceutical company, as he always stated that he “does not want to make money from diseases that crumble the world”.