Aditya Puri joins Strides Group as Advisor

He will also be the director of Stelis Biopharma

Aditya Puri has joined the Strides Group as an Advisor and also will be a Director of its associate Company, Stelis Biopharma (Stelis). 


Recognised as a stalwart of the Indian banking and financial services industry, Puri was the iconic founder-Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of HDFC Bank from its inception in 1994 until he retired from the position in October 2020, earning the distinction of having been the longest-serving head of a private bank in India. 

Puri’s appointment to the Stelis Board comes at an exciting juncture for the company as it transitions from its incubation phase to a consolidation and growth phase to establish itself as a partner of choice globally to bring world-class treatments at affordable costs to patients in both emerging and developed markets. 

Commenting on the development, Puri said, “I look forward to building world-class institutions to produce high-quality affordable biotherapeutics and CDMO services including those needed to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The group’s established parentage, global success and headstart in terms of basic infrastructure, allows me to be involved in and guide Stelis and other Group endeavours in their exciting growth story.”

Commenting on the development, Arun Kumar, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Strides, said, “I am delighted to welcome Puri as our advisor and to the Stelis Board. This a huge vote of confidence in the potential of Stelis. Puri’s illustrious legacy is well-known. Having nurtured HDFC Bank since inception, his deep experience will be valuable for the Strides Group and Stelis in particular. With Stelis poised for its next leg of growth, this is the right time to expand the board and ensure robust guidance and governance by the best possible industry minds. I look forward to working with puri and leveraging his expertise to take Stelis to new heights.”

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