Leena Tewari

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Leena Tiwari
Born1956/1957 (age 65–66)[1]
OccupationChairperson of USV Private Limited
Net worthIncrease US$ 3.4 billion (May 2021)[1]

Leena Gandhi Tiwari (born 1956/1957) is an Indian businessperson and author.[2] She is the chairperson of USV Private Limited, a multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company based in Mumbai.[3] USV was founded by her grandfather Vithal Balkrishna Gandhi in 1961.[4] With a net worth of US$2.6 billion, Tewari is one of the richest Indian's and frequently appears in Forbes magazine's list.[5][6] The company specializes in diabetic and cardiovascular drugs as well as biosimilar drugs, injectables and active pharmaceutical ingredients.[1]

Tiwari did her B.Com from the University of Mumbai and Master of Business Administration from Boston University.[1] She is married to Prashant, who is the Managing Director of the company.[3] She is also involved in humanitarian works and supports Dr Sushila Gandhi Centre for Underprivileged Women where girls are mentored through academic instruction, dance and computers.[7] In 2013, Tewari wrote the biographical book on her grandfather Vithal Gandhi titled, Beyond Pipes and Dreams.[8][9]

She was placed #23 in the Hurun India Philanthropy List 2019 for a donation of 34 crore (US$5 million) and was ranked #3 in the list of Women Philanthropist of 2019, by the Hurun Report India Philanthropy List 2019.[10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "#64 Leena Tewari". Forbes. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  2. "Leena Gandhi Tiwari". Bloomberg. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Phadnis, Aneesh (27 January 2018). "Diabetes drug major USV eyes niche therapies abroad, targets Rs 50 bn sales". Business Standard. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  4. "Only four women in Forbes 100 richest Indians list". Hindustan Times. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  5. "मिलिए भारत की सबसे अमीर महिलाओं से, इन बिजनेस वुमन ने मारी बाजी". Navodaya Times (in Hindi). 3 September 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2019.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  6. "Forbes 2015: Only 4 women among India's 100 richest". India Today. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  7. Jagdale, Sachin; Sule, Salil (7 March 2015). "Woman on a mission". The Indian Express. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  8. "Beyond Pipes and Dreams – by Mrs. Leena Gandhi Tewari, an Inspirational Worth Reading Life Story of Vithal Balkrishna Gandhi". The Free Press Journal. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  9. "Beyond Pipes & Dreams". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  10. "2019 Hurun Report India" (PDF). Edelgive.org.

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