To provide the most essential and basic needs to children, improving their overall development.
To cultivate a lasting impact on our world and improve children’s ability to recognize their own potential and dream of a better life.
Through Niswarth we make significant and positive impacts on the lives of children. We provide tools to underprivileged children in India and beyond. By providing these essential items we empower children, the schools they attend, and their communities.
Most recently Co-Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Chirag is now a Co-Chairman of Amneal’s Board of Directors. Chirag’s lifelong drive and constant desire to discover “what’s next” helped grow Amneal from humble beginnings to an emerging global presence. He has also co-founded and or invested in several independent biopharmaceutical companies – Asana Biosciences, Kashiv Biosciences and Prolong Pharmaceuticals, each of which specializes in innovative science and drug delivery technologies. Earlier in his career, Chirag co-founded technology companies NextGen Technologies and Veriprise Wireless.
Chirag’s industry honors include the 2011 Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Life Sciences Award®. He supports various philanthropic causes; and, together with his wife, Priti Patel, established the Niswarth International Foundation in 2013, which aims to bring fresh water, sanitation, nutrition and education to underprivileged children. Chirag serves on the Boards of the Liberty Science Center of New Jersey, New Jersey City University, Art of Living Foundation, Family Reach Foundation and WIN Foundation.
Chirag received bachelor’s degrees in Commerce from H.A. College of Commerce, India, and in Business Administration from New Jersey City University. He also received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from New Jersey City University in recognition of his efforts to serve others.
Priti Patel is the co-founder of the Niswarth International Foundation. She and her husband set the overall direction of the foundation and approve strategic direction. Priti believes that children are the most valuable resource and what is given to them today shapes their future. Priti engages with the children, working directly with them to expand their horizons and inspire them to dream big. She is the heart of the Niswarth International Foundation.
As the proud mother of two boys, Amun and Neal, who also share their parents’ passion for giving back to the community, Priti is an accomplished artist and the owner of an interior design company, Sanskruti Designs LLC, that focuses on integrating the best aspects of East-West cultures. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from H.L. College of Commerce in Ahmedabad, India and her degree in Graphic Design from C.N. College of Fine Arts in India. She also spent a year at the University of Michigan studying Graphic Design.