Mumbai: Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the Serum Institute (SII), which has been vaccinated against the corona epidemic, has been named on the list of 50 world’s greatest leaders by the prestigious magazine Fortune (Fortune). The highlight is that Adar Poonawalla has been ranked in the top-10. He is the only Indian to be in the top-10. Fortune has released a new list, including New Zealand PM Jacinda Arden, who better tackles corona.
Fortune magazine wrote, Adar Poonawalla is known for providing vaccines towards eliminating the global corona epidemic. Poonawalla is CEO of the Serum Institute (SII) in India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturing company. Poonawala’s company is also providing global vaccine equity, providing low-cost vaccines to fight diseases such as influenza, measles and tetanus’.
The only Indian in the top 10 list, Poonwalla is recognised for taking the task of bringing an end to the global pandemic by supplying COVID-19 vaccines. He heads the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India (SII). Poonawalla’s company has been providing “global vaccine equity, providing low-cost vaccines to fight diseases like influenza, measles, and tetanus.” Now, “the SII has pledged to deliver up to 2 billion vaccine doses in the coming years to COVAX, a global initiative to provide vaccines to lower- and middle-income countries.
New Zealand PM Jacinda Arden (Jacinda Ardern) has been ranked first in the Fortune magazine list. Fortune has praised the steps they have taken to tackle the corona epidemic. mRNA Pioneers, who played a key role in the manufacture of the corona vaccine in second place, and Daniel H. Shulman (Daniel H Schulman), president and CEO of PayPal, is third.
Jacinda Ardern has received massive praise from across the world for her role in tackling COVID-19 from spreading in New Zealand. According to Fortune, “Though there have been a few scares, her strategy largely proved successful; New Zealand, a nation of nearly 5 million people, has seen fewer than 2,700 cases and only 26 deaths.” It added that Ardern and her cabinet ministers took a six-month, 20 per cent pay cut in 2020 to show solidarity with people who had lost their livelihoods owing to the pandemic.
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