(Hony) Brig Dr Arvind Lal, Executive Chairman of Dr Lal PathLabs, is credited with modernizing Indian medical diagnostics and bringing laboratory services in India at par with the western world. He also led Dr Lal PathLabs to the first Private Public Partnership in the field of laboratory testing in India. In 2009, Dr Lal was conferred with the Padma Shree award for his contributions to the field of medicine. Dr Lal is also the first civilian doctor to be granted an honorary Brigadier’s rank in the Armed Forces Medical Services by the President of India. He is the recipient of All India Management Association (AIMA) ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award 2016, FICCI ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ 2017, and EY ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award in Healthcare 2019, amongst several other awards and recognitions. He has authored a book 'Corporate Yogi: My Journey as a Spiritual Seeker and An Accidental Entrepreneur’.