[Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw]
Chairperson & Managing Director of Biocon
Board member of Rally for Rivers. Isha Outreach has appointed an eminent Rally for Rivers board (constituted on November 8, 2017) to oversee the Cauvery Calling project.
Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a pioneer in India’s biotechnology industry and the founder of Biocon, the country’s leading biotechnology enterprise. She has been awarded two of India’s highest civilian awards, the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, for her contribution to the fields of science and technology.
Named among TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw is recognized as a thought leader who has built a globally-recognized biopharmaceutical enterprise dedicated to innovation and affordability in delivering best-in-class therapeutics to patients across the globe.
Her commitment to affordable healthcare extends beyond business. The Biocon Foundation reaches out to marginalized communities through primary healthcare centres, telemedicine initiatives, health awareness programs, public health and sanitation initiatives, and preventive screenings for oral and cervical cancer. Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw has also established the 1,400-bed Mazumdar-Shaw Medical Center in Bangalore to deliver affordable world-class cancer care services to patients across socio-economic divides.
A key position holder in various industries, educational, government and professional bodies, Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw, offers her expertise and insight to organisations for their growth and also for societal upliftment.
A visionary and a successful businesswoman, Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw recognises her commitment to nation-building and to creating a cohesive and sustainable economic future for the country. Her participation in the Rally for Rivers movement is one manifestation of this commitment.
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