Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Limited
A successful technocrat of global standing, Ms. Shaw
heads India's leading biotechnology enterprise, Biocon
is highly respected in the corporate world and has been named among 'TIME' magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.
Recently, 'Economic Times' placed her
at India Inc's
top 10 most powerful women CEO for the year 2012.
pioneering efforts in biotechnology have drawn global recognition both for Indian Industry and Biocon
Ms Shaw chairs Karnataka's Vision Group on Biotechnology and also served on the Board of Science Foundation, Ireland.
She serves on the Advisory Council of the Government's Department of Biotechnology where she has been instrumental in bringing government, industry and academia together, to chart a clear and progressive growth path for biotechnology in India.
is also part of the Prime Minister's Council on Trade & Industry
in India and the US-India CEO Forum
Ms. Shaw serves as Member, Governing Body and General Body of the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, an Autonomous Body of the Government of India.
Ms. Shaw has been nominated as Member of the Board of Trade, Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
Moreover, she is serving on the Global Advisory Committee for its "Women and the Green Economy Campaign" (WAGE)™ initiative that engages woman business, government, and NGO leaders to help create and develop a global green economy.
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 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.
Ms. Shaw received a graduate honors degree in Zoology from Bangalore University (1973) and qualified as a Master Brewer from Ballarat University, Australia (1975).
Ms Shaw also received an honorary Doctorate of Science in 2004, from her alma mater, Ballarat University, in recognition of her pre-eminent contributions to the field of biotechnology.
She has also been awarded honorary doctorates from University of Abertay, Dundee, U.K. (2007), University of Glasgow, U.K. (2008) and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K. (2008).
She recently received an honorary Doctorate of Science by the National University of Ireland (2012) for her contribution to economic life and was also conferred an honorary doctorate by Trinity college Dublin (2012).