Serum Institute’s Adar Poonawalla named as 1 of 6 “Asians Of The Year”

Adar Poonawalla, the Chief Executive of the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), has been named amongst six “The Straits Times Asians of the Year” for 2020, by Singapore’s main each day, The Straits Times, for his or her work in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

SII has collaborated with the University of Oxford and the British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca to develop COVID-19 vaccine, ‘Covidshield’, and is conducting trials in India.


The different 5 Asians of the Year consists of:

  • Chinese researcher Zhang Yongzhen
  • China’s Major-General Chen Wei,
  • Japan’s Dr Ryuichi Morishita
  • Singapore’s Professor Ooi Eng Eong
  • South Korean businessman Seo Jung-jin

The Straits Times has collectively referred these 6 winners as “the virus busters”, as a result of they’re heroes of a sort, having devoted themselves to the urgent reason behind resolving the coronavirus pandemic, every in their very own capability.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • The SII was based by Cyrus Poonawalla (Adar Poonawalla’s father) in 1966.
  • Adar Poonawalla joined the Serum Institute of India in 2001 and have become the CEO of the corporate in 2011.

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