Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a pioneering biotech entrepreneur, a healthcare visionary, a global influencer and a passionate philanthropist. She is a pioneer of India’s biotech industry and founder of Biocon.
She is also the proud recipient of two of India’s highest civilian honours, the Padma Shri (1989) and the Padma Bhushan (2005). Kiran holds key positions in various industry, educational, government and professional bodies globally. She has been elected as a full-term member of the Board of Trustees of The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. She also serves as the Lead Independent Member of the Board of Infosys Ltd and Non-Executive Director on the Board of Narayana Health.
Kiran believes in compassionate capitalism and is the first woman business leader from India to sign the Giving Pledge, an initiative of the Gates Foundation, committing to give the majority of her wealth to philanthropic causes.