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Biocon Limited (Biocon) is engaged in manufacturing biotechnological products in the pharmaceutical through fermentation-based technology, and is also engaged in the formulation business. In the biopharmaceuticals segment, it focuses on the manufacture an
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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD, ...
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD, Biocon Ltd
In 1999, a young boy was brought to the famed Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in an advanced stage of leukemia with the prognosis that he
was not responding to standard medication which belonged to a family of drugs based on theopurines.
What doctors at the Mayo Clinic discovered was that the boy had a missing gene that did not allow him to metabolise theopurine which resulted in a build-up of this chemical to toxic levels.
The poisoned boy was immediately switched over to other forms of medication and he
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3. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon Limited in Bangalore, India, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is recognised by the Financial Times as one of "The Top 50 Women in Business".
is 92nd on the 2014 Forbes
"Most Powerful Women in the World" list.
Trained as a chemist and brewmaster, she
came under the attention of Leslie Auchincloss of Biocon Biochemical of Cork, Ireland, and agreed to lead a joint venture of the company's operations in India.
overcame many obstacles in the male-dominated business culture due to her
youth, inexperience and financial customs that may have favoured men over women in India, as well as unhidden extreme prejudice against female business leaders, ultimately enjoying extreme success in every venue she
philanthropic endeavors - which she
calls "compassionate capitalism" - have initiated health care programs and educational outreach programs that benefit millions.
was founded in 1978 after Mazumdar-Shaw
, a brew master, began manufacturing industrial enzymes.
transformed the company into a fully integrated bio-pharmaceutical company with a portfolio that includes research and product development on diabetes, oncology, and auto-immune diseases.
Within a year of founding, Biocon
was manufacturing and exporting enzymes to the US and Europe, the first Indian company to do so.
has since grown to a billion-dollar company and the 7th largest biotech employer globally
Mazumdar-Shaw founded the Biocon Foundation in 2004 to implement health and environmental programs to benefit the economically weaker sections of society.
has received the Nikkei Asia Prize for Regional Growth, Express Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit Award for Dynamic Entrepreneur, the Economic Times
"Businesswoman of the Year" in 2004, and the 80th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes
She has also received honorary doctorates from University of Abertay, Dundee, University of Glasgow, and Heriot-Watt University.
She holds a Bachelor of Science from Bangalore University and a brew master degree in malting and brewing from Melbourne University.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited.
was awarded the 'Othmer Gold Medal' by the U.S.-based Chemical Heritage Foundation
, for her
outstanding contributions to the progress of science and chemistry in 2014, and the coveted '2014 Global Economy Prize for Business' by Germany-based Kiel Institute for the World Economy
She is a member of the Board of Governors at the Indian School of Business, and also the first woman to head the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
has also been conferred the Padma Shri (1989) and Padma Bhushan (2005), presented to her
by the President of India
innovative efforts in Industrial Biotechnology.
has featured in TIME magazine
as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
has also been on the Forbes' list of the most powerful women and 'The Financial Times Top 50 Women in Business' list.
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the induction of U. B. Pravin Rao as a whole-time director and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as an
is a globally recognized corporate leader and
the Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon Limited
has been named among TIME
magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.
appointments of U. B. Pravin Rao, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
and Carol M. Browner.
Our non-executive (independent) directors (except for Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
and Carol M.
(Chairperson), R. Seshasayee, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
and S. D. Shibulal.