Chairperson & Managing Director, Biocon Limited
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, a pioneering biotech entrepreneur, is the Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon, Asia’s leading biopharmaceuticals enterprise. Named among TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, she is recognized as a global thought leader for Biotechnology. She has been featured in US-based Scientific American magazine - ‘The Worldview 100 List’ of the most influential visionaries and ranked sencond among the 100 most influential people in the field of medicine in the ‘Global Medicine Maker Power List' 2015. She is also the recipient of India’s coveted national awards Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. More recently, she was conferred with the Highest French Distinction - Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour).