Dr Swati Piramal, Director, Piramal Healthcare has been elected member of the Harvard Board of Overseers. Piramal is now one of the five new Overseers elected to this 30-member Board for a six-year term. She was the only international and Indian candidate nominated for contesting elections by the Harvard Alumni Association committee this year.
On being elected as Overseer, Piramal said, “It is a great honour to be elected as an Overseer to one the most historic and prestigious board’s in the world. The Overseer Board brings together a diverse set of people who are all aligned to take Harvard to greater heights of excellence. I believe that my international perspective and deep experience in creating effective change in large institutions will help Harvard graduates recognise their potential as destined leaders who will make a positive difference to their community and their world.”
The Harvard Board of Overseers is more than 350 years old; created in the 17th century. President John F Kennedy served on the Board in 1957. Bishop Desmond Tutu, Al Gore and even Frances FitzGerald have served on the Board.
EP News Bureau — Mumbai