Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Chairperson and
Managing DirectorKiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a first-generation entrepreneur and global business leader with nearly 43 years of experience in biotechnology. Fueled by her passion, she started her biotech journey in 1978 from her garage in India. Today, that journey is changing lives for the better across the globe. She is regarded as an unconventional thinker with many firsts to her credit. Under her aegis, Biocon delivers on the promise of making medicines accessible and affordable to millions of patients worldwide.
Awards & Recognition

  • Recipient of two of India’s highest civilian honors, the Padma Shri (1989) and the Padma Bhushan (2005)
  • Conferred with the highest French distinction Chevalier del’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) in 2016.
  • Conferred with the Order of Australia, Australia’s highest civilian honour, in 2020.
  • The U.S.-based Chemical Heritage Foundation has conferred her with the ‘2014 Othmer Gold Medal’
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