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Awards & Accolades

2014

World Economic Forum honours Avesthagen India as a Global Growth Company

Avesthagen was selected as one of the seventeen of the region’s most dynamic and high-growth companies considered to be trailblazers, shapers and innovators that are committed to improving the state of the world.

2010

Businesswoman of the Year Award 2010

Dr. Villoo Morawala-Patell received the prestigious Businesswoman of the Year Award 2010 for business excellence at Satya Brahma founded Pharmaleaders 3rd Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit 2010 in Mumbai.

2009

Prestigious ‘Karmaveer Puraskar’ as a ‘Corporate Citizen’

Dr. Villoo Morawala-Patell was felicitated with the prestigious ‘Karmaveer Puraskar’ as a ‘Corporate Citizen’ for her contribution in the field of agriculture and healthcare in Nov 2009 by iCONGO for Citizen Action and Social Justice.

20 Woman Achiever’s in Healthcare, Modern Medicine, March 2009

Modern Medicine bringing to light noteworthy achievements of women in healthcare.

Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year

Dr. Villoo Morawala Patell was awarded the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year Award by The World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce, at Houston, Texas, USA. Awarded for efforts and dedication in the creating a company in the field of Biotechnology.

2008

Astitva Award for Excellence in Science and Technology

Dr. Villoo Morawala Patell awarded the prestigious Astitva Award for Excellence in Science and Technology. Recognising the dynamic contributions of women achievers who have made significant contributions to the growth of society at large.

Parsi Entrepreneur par Excellence, BPP

Dr. Villoo Morawala-Patell awarded for being a Parsi Entrepreneur par Excellence by the Mumbai Parsi Punchayet for her scientific contributions to the world and community.

Officier de L’Ordre du Mérite, France

The French government bestowed the distinction of Officier dans L’Ordre National du Mérite (Officer of the National Order of Merit) on Dr. Villoo Morawala-Patell. Mr. Jerome Bonnafont, the Ambassador of France in India presented the award to Dr. Patell at a felicitation ceremony held in Bangalore.

Award for Innovation and Value Creation, Government of Chile

Dr. Villoo Morawala-Patell was awarded for Achievement in Innovation and Creation of Value by Madame Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, at the opening of the [email protected], Adolfo Ibáñez Business School.

2007

Power Women

Mention : A first generation scientist-turned-entrepreneur, Patell founded Avesthagen in 2001, eight years after completing her PhD from Louis Pasteur University in France.

2006

Kerana Tuhan Untuk Manusia Award

Avesthagen Limited awarded the Kerana Tuhan Untuk Manusia Award by Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia.

Red Herring 100 Asia Winner 2006 for Disruptive Innovation

Avesthagen Limited awarded Red Herring 100 Asia Winner Award for Disruptive Innovation.

BioSpectrum Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Dr Villoo Morawala-Patell receives Entrepreneur of the Year Award, for driving Avesthagen, one of India’s hottest biotech companies, through an innovative business model which combines both product development and services.

2005

The Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Award for the year 2005-2006, FICCI

Dr. Villoo Morawala-Patell receives The Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Award from Federation of Indian Commerce and Industry, FICCI.

Institute of Economic Studies (IES) – Excellence Award

Avesthagen Limited awarded the Excellence Award by the Institute of Economic Studies (IES), New Delhi.

2005 The GR8! Women Achievers Award

The GR8! Women Achievers Award for Science & Technology was bestowed upon Dr. Villoo Morawala – Patell by The Indian Television Academy.

2004

Ojaswini Udyamita Alankaran Award

Dr. Villoo Morawala-Patell awarded the Ojaswini Udyamita Alankaran Award by Ojaswini.

For Women in Science Award

Foundation L’Oreal alongside UNESCO selected Dr. Villoo Morawala-Patell the For Women in Science Award (pour les Femmes et la Science), France.

1999

Emeritus Professor, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India.

Emeritus Professor, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India.

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