Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, a pioneering biotech entrepreneur, is the Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon, Asia’s leading bio-pharmaceuticals enterprise. Named among TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, she is recognized as a global thought leader for Biotechnology. Under her stewardship, Biocon has evolved since its inception in 1978 from an industrial enzymes company to a fully-integrated, innovation-led, emerging global biopharmaceutical enterprise committed to reduce therapy costs of chronic conditions like diabetes, cancer and autoimmune diseases. As a global influencer, she is ranked among, ‘World's 25 Most Influential People in Biopharma’, by Fierce Biotech, TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, Forbes ‘100 Most Powerful Women’, and Fortune’s ‘Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Asia-Pacific.’ The U.S.-based Chemical Heritage Foundation conferred her with the ‘2014 Othmer Gold Medal’ and Germany-based Kiel Institute for the World Economy awarded her its coveted ‘2014 Global Economy Prize’ for Business. More recently, she has featured in ‘The Worldview 100 List’ of the most influential visionaries, by US-based Scientific American magazine and has been ranked Second among the 100 Most Influential People in the field of medicine in the ‘Global Medicine Maker Power List 2015’ published by a top UK-based medical publication.