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April 04, 2017 @ 01:15 PM

Kiran Mazumdar

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw 

Reading success stories of greatest professionals stimulates motivational enzyme within us and we all wish to emulate them on path of success.

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Following above you will read today success story of Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw :  

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw was born in Kannada family. She did her B.Sc Zoology Honors from Bangalore University and later she did her post-graduation in Malting and Brewing from Ballarat College, Melbourne University.

Kiran Mazumdar is the Chairman & Managing Director of Biocon Limited and Chairperson of Syngene International Ltd. and Clinigene International Ltd.

Kiran joined Biocon Biochemicals Limited, of Cork, Ireland as a Trainee Manager. In the same year she started Biocon in the garage of her rented house in Bangalore with a seed capital of Rs. 10,000. Then spearheaded its evolution from an industrial enzymes manufacturing company to a fully integrated bio-pharmaceutical company with a well-balanced business portfolio of products and a research focus on diabetes, oncology and auto-immune diseases.

Biocon MD Kiran Muzumdar Shaw has been appointed 'Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Le'gion d'Honneur' for her outstanding contribution in Biosciences 

Her pioneering work in the sector has earned her several awards, including the prestigious Padma Shri (1989) and the Padma Bhushan (2005) from the government of India.

She was named among TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. She is also on the Forbes list of the world’s 100 most powerful women, and the Financial Times’ top 50 women in business list.

She has also incorporated Biocon Biopharmaceuticals Private Limited to manufacture and market a select range of Biotherapeutics in a joint venture with the Cuban Centre of Molecular Immunology. Her belief that healthcare needs can only be met with affordable innovation has been the driving philosophy that has helped Biocon manufacture and market drugs cost-effectively.

At present Biocon has Asia’s largest insulin and also the largest perfusion-based antibody production facilities.

She founded Biocon Foundation to conduct health, education, sanitation, and environment programs for the benefit of the economically weaker sections of society. The Foundation’s micro-health insurance program has an enrolment of 70,000 rural members.

The Foundation also provides mobile medical services, and conducts preventive health education programmes and free health-care camps.

She helped to establish a 1,400-bed cancer care center at the Narayana Health City campus at Boommasandra, Bangalore, along with Dr. Devi Shetty of Narayana Hrudayalaya in 2007. Called the Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre (MSCC), it is one of the largest cancer hospitals of its kind, spread as it is over an area of five lakh square feet. It specializes in head and neck cancer, breast cancer and cervical cancer.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw emphasizes that the importance of entrepreneurship is to create jobs in the country. She advises Management students to pursue entrepreneurship. Future Managers must learn how to manage the risk rather than take the risks.

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