Sri Uttambhai Nathalal Mehta (1923-1998)–The founder and chairman of Torrent Group.
The journey of Shri U. N. Mehta, from being a medical representative with Sandoz, back in the 1940s, to laying the foundation of a diversified Torrent Group, is a long yet rewarding one. Understanding the pulse of the medical fraternity, he identified and realized the ways in which they could be served best. He mastered and pioneered the concept of niche marketing at a time when others focused on the masses.
Despite the initial failures and setbacks, he never gave up in life and continued with his efforts. His philosophy in life was ‘It is ok to aim high and miss, but it is not pardonable to aim low.’
Shri U. N. Mehta was one of those rare corporate leaders in Gujarat, who also understood the importance of having a good interface between business and community service. Perhaps that explains Shri Mehta’s endeavours to establish and maintain robust relationship with the society.
Besides the Torrent Group, he is also the guiding force behind many institutions that works for the betterment of the society at large.
Conferred with numerous felicitations, including the ‘Business Man of the Year’ award in 1996-97, Shri Mehta is a personality that is nothing short of inspirational.
Sir,Mehta was born in Mehmadpur village in Palanpur district, India. He graduated from Bombay’s Wilson College
Mr.Mehta and his wife Shardaben, had four children, Sons Sudhir and Samir, and Daughters Meena and Nayna.
The Torrent Group is a group of companies today is run by Mr,Mehta’s sons, Sudhir Mehta and Samir Mehta . The core business of the group is pharmaceuticals and power. The corporate headquarters of the company are located at Nehrunagar in the city of Ahmadabad.
Mr. Samir Mehta, is the present Vice Chairman of Torrent Group and Chairman of Torrent Pharma. He has many exposure and experience in the world of business and management. Torrent Group is being ably guided by Mr. Mehta through his analytical and professional approach. He has been providing strong strategic direction to all the business units of the Group.
Samir Mehta, who holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management, has been associated with the company since 1986.
Under his leadership, Torrent Pharma took various strategic initiatives including new therapies and geographies, creating resources to match the exacting demands of markets, making Torrent one of India’s fastest growing pharma majors. It has established a strong presence in the cardio vascular, neuropsychiatry, diabetology, gastroenterology segments and has also ventured into new segments like pain management, dermatology, gynaecology, oncology and nephrology. Through acquisitions, Torrent has strengthened its position in the pharmaceuticals, women healthcare and dermatology segments.
Mr. Samir Mehta can be rightfully credited for establishing Torrent Pharma’s strong pan-global presence, especially through its subsidiaries in the US, Germany and Brazil. It is his strong belief, that the future of Indian pharma lies in its research capabilities, and this led Torrent to invest in bolstering its R&D infrastructure. Today, Torrent Pharma has state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facilities which are certified by the regulatory bodies of various international regulated and semi-regulated markets.
The success story of Torrent Pharma is a result of the vision of Legend Late Mr.U.N.Mehta and the legacy being continued by his sons Mr.Samir and Sudhir Mehta.
This story is a masterpiece of motivation for everyone who thinks only Rich can become Rich.Nothing can be more motivating then turning Late Mr.U.N.Mehta, who continued his journey from a Medical representative to be the Founder of a Visionary company.
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