Dr. Anand C. Burman is a co-founder of the Asian Healthcare Fund and Mr. Amit Burman’s alternate director for Dabur India Ltd. Additionally, he was chosen to serve on the University of London’s Birkbeck College Council of Governors. Dr. Burman served as an honorary advisor to the Dabur India Board of Directors before being appointed. Dr. Burman is a licensed pharmacist who has obtained more than 40 patents to his name thanks to his research and development interests.
|Anand Ashok Chand Burman – Chairman of Dabur
|University of Wisconsin (BS, MS), University of Kansas (PhD)
Dr. Burman is particularly interested in biotechnology, technology, and research and development in the pharmaceutical sciences. Additionally, he oversees Dabur Oncology plc UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dabur Pharma Ltd., as its managing director. He successfully ran a healthcare business and was responsible for the enterprise’s high returns for this business. He earned a PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Kansas in the USA. In 1980, he later joined Dabur India. His current annual revenue is about $4.9 billion. Along with Dabur Pharmaceutical Limited, he served on the boards of directors for a number of businesses, including Hero MotoCorp Ltd., Althea Lifesciences Ltd., H&B Stores Ltd., and Ester Industries Ltd. In addition, he has investments in sports, real estate, and insurance. Anand researched the Indian market because he was aware of a need for Ayurvedic medicine and wanted to provide the best assistance he could.
His father, Mr. AC Burman, and his uncles, SK and GC Burman, founded the business. Its age right now is almost 128 years. The fifth generation of the Burman family includes AnandBurman. After earning his doctorate, he managed the business, which had revenues of 20 crores in the 1980s and 100 crores in the 1990s. The Burman family has created ayurvedic cholera and malaria drugs. The company has nearly 400 products in its portfolio. Currently, Dabur focuses primarily on honey, hair oil, and fruit juices. It buys nearly 72% of Fem Care Pharma, and Fresenius SE owns nearly 73% of DaburPharma. Dabur has changed to become a business that is expertly run. Products from Dabur are sold in over 60 countries, and revenues account for almost a third of total turnover. The Burmans also share ownership of an Indian tech park in Gurgaon.
Mr. Burman faced disciplinary action. He finished his education at St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. He earned his B.Sc. from the University of Wisconsin and his M.Sc. from the University of Kansas due to his interest in the field of chemistry. He has knowledge of pharmaceutical formulations and ingredients and is an expert in research and development.
He initially encountered difficulties with the company because there were ups and downs. His intelligent ideas helped the business grow and prosper. Despite having started with the business in 1980, he only became chairman in 2007. He is ranked among India’s top 100 billionaires as a result. He married Minnie, and the couple has two children: Aditya and Anisha.
Anand founded Sundesh, a Sustainable Development Society that is non-profit. The company was started by Dabur. It consists of socioeconomic activities like healthcare, education, and other welfare-related pursuits.
- In 2011, he was presented with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur in the Consumer Products Sector award.
- Top 50 family business leaders in Camden, 2013
- The Asian Awards’ 2019 Business Leader of the Year honour