Chairperson and Managing Director, Biocon
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the founder of Biocon, India’s leading biotechnology enterprise. Not only is she a pioneer in the biotechnology industry, but she has also been named among TIME magazine’s most influential people in the world. Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw is recognized as a thought leader committed to innovation and affordability in delivering best-in-class therapeutics to patients across the globe. Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw’s commitment to affordable healthcare extends beyond business. Her philanthropic initiatives are directed at making a difference in marginalized communities, and her Mazumdar-Shaw Cancer Center in Bangalore delivers affordable, world-class care to patients irrespective of socio-economic class. Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw earned her master’s degree in malting and brewing from Ballarat College in Melbourne, Australia. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Bangalore University, as well as several other honorary degrees from universities in Australia and Ireland.