Cipla Limited - the second largest pharmaceutical firm in India - was founded in 1935 by Khwaja Abdul Hamied. Cipla specializes in the manufacturing of steroids, anti-infective and anti-asthmatic formulations. Cipla is a leading exporter of pharma raw materials, prescription drugs, intermediates etc to more than 170 countries. Cipla has made significant achievements for the AIDS patients by becoming the first company in the world to offer the drug for AIDS and that too in the lowest prices in the world.
Growing under the leadership of Dr Y K Hmaied (chairman and MD), Cipla has incorporated a unique flat organisation structure. It has 7000 employees, who have high standards of quality embedded in their work.