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Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

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Chairman and Managing Director

Local Address: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Biocon Limited
20Th KM Hosur Road
Bangalore Karnataka , 560 100

Company Description: Biocon Limited (Biocon) is engaged in manufacturing biotechnological products in the pharmaceutical through fermentation-based technology, and is also engaged in...   more

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • graduate honours degree , Zoology
    Bangalore University
  • honorary Doctorate of Science
    Ballarat University
  • honorary doctorates
    University of Abertay Dundee
  • honorary doctorates
  • honorary doctorates
  • honorary doctorates
    Manipal Academy of Higher Education
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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Board Member
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited. She 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. She has also been conferred the Padma Shri (1989) and Padma Bhushan (2005), presented to her by the President of India for her innovative efforts in Industrial Biotechnology.
Mrs Mazumdar-Shaw has featured in TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. She 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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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder Biocon
India's first biotech entrepreneur Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw founded Biocon in 1978 when she was 25 by partnering with an Irish firm to make industrial enzymes.
Idafa Investments Pvt. Ltd., 24 Jan 2015 [cached]
the induction of U. B. Pravin Rao as a whole-time director and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as an
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a globally recognized corporate leader and the Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon Limited. She 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.
Advisors | Embrace Innovations, 17 Jan 2015 [cached]
Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Founder and Chairperson, Biocon
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw on why she is excited about Embrace Innovations
Powerful Indian women leaders in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare - HerStory, 21 Dec 2014 [cached]
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Limited
A successful technocrat of global standing, Ms. Shaw heads India's leading biotechnology enterprise, Biocon. She 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. Her 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. She 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.
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 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).
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