Kiran Mazumdar Shaw


kiranChairman and managing director-Biocon Ltd.

Chairman and managing director of Biocon Ltd, believes that “ Businesses must be driven by a sense of purpose and the spirit to take on challenges to ensure sustainable success”. Felicitated with Padama Shri (1989) and Padma Bhushan (2005) awards, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw’s pioneering efforts in biotechnology have drawn global recognition both for Indian industry as well as the Biocon company. She chairs Karnataka’s Vision Group on Biotechnology and has also served on the Board of Science Foundation in Ireland. She is a much sought after biotech pioneer who has been referred to as “India’s Biotech Queen” by The Economist and “India’s mother of invention” by the New York Times.

Key attributes:

1. Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw, a first generation entrepreneur, has made her country proud with a globally recognized biopharmaceutical enterprise that is committed to innovation and affordability

2. She does not believe in hiring women for the sake of their gender, but provides the facilities and environment they need to ensure that they are enabled and empowered.

3. As a leader, Kiran is open to new ideas, experimentation and innovation. She also believe in empowering, trusting, enabling and mentoring leaders at multiple levels in her team.

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