Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Chairman and Managing Director

Biocon Limited
A pioneer of the biotechnology industry in India and the head of country's leading biotechnology enterprise, Biocon- Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a highly respected businesswoman.

Ms. Shaw, a first generation entrepreneur, has made her country proud with a globally recognized bio-pharma enterprise, which is committed to innovation and affordability to deliver world class therapeutics to the patients worldwide. As the first woman brew master of India, with a pioneering spirit to 'make a difference' she leveraged her learning's of fermentation science to pursue the road less taken and built an innovative bio-pharma company, the first in India. Today, Biocon is India's largest Insulin's Company that pioneered in developing world's only pichia based recombinant human insulin, which is now available in over 40 countries. Under her leadership Biocon has become a well-recognized global brand. Named among TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw has made affordable innovation the foundation of her business model. Recently, Economic Times placed her at India Inc's top 10 most powerful women CEO for the year 2012 and Nature Biotechnology voted her the most influential Bio-businessperson outside Europe and the USA. Her vision and work for biotechnology have drawn global recognition both for Indian Industry and Biocon.

In addition to her formal qualifications of a Brewmaster from Ballarat University, Australia; she holds several other honorary degrees from renowned international universities like Trinity College, Dublin; University of Abertay, Dundee; University of Glasgow; Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh; etc.

Ms. Shaw is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Nikkei Asia Prize, 2009 for Regional Growth; Express Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit Award 2009 for Dynamic Entrepreneur; the Economic Times 'Businesswoman of the Year'; the 'Veuve Clicquot Initiative' for Economic Development for Asia; Ernst & Young's 'Entrepreneur of the Year' Award for Life Sciences & Healthcare; 'Technology Pioneer' recognition by World Economic Forum and The Indian Chamber of Commerce, 'Lifetime Achievement Award'. Her most cherished awards are the two National Civilian Awards, PADMASHRI (1989) and PADMA BHUSHAN (2005) presented to her by the President of India, for her innovative efforts in Industrial Biotechnology.

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