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 named in US-based Scientific American magazine -‘The Worldview 100 List’ of the most influential visionaries and featured among the top ten ‘Medicine Maker Power List’ 2017, being recognised consecutively for the third year since 2015. Her rich contributions to research, innovation and affordable healthcare have been recognized by several national and international awards. The U.S.-based Chemical Heritage Foundation has conferred her with the ‘2014 Othmer Gold Medal’ and the Germany-based Kiel Institute for the World Economy has awarded her its coveted ‘2014 Global Economy Prize’ for Business. She is also the recipient of India’s coveted national awards Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. 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).