India Has Potential to Increase Covid Testing 10-Fold, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Says

India has the ability to aggressively ramp up coronavirus testing capacity, a move that will help it check a wave of new active cases hitting hospitals and skirt an economically unviable lockdown, according to Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the founder and chairman of Biocon Ltd.  With pooled testing that can include as many as 10 people in one … Continue reading India Has Potential to Increase Covid Testing 10-Fold, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Says

Entrepreneurship is not about making money but about having a purpose: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon Limited, interacted with students & teachers of Delhi Government Schools during an online session organized by EMC Delhi on 07th October 2020, as a part of the government’s Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum. "Entrepreneurship is a very important part of our economic future and having a focused session on entrepreneurship is very … Continue reading Entrepreneurship is not about making money but about having a purpose: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Remembering Isher Ahluwalia: She always had new ideas, looked at issues in new way

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Isher Ahluwalia was an amazing woman, and you would know that if you read the book (Breaking Through) she wrote at the end of her life. She was very keen that she write it while she could. She was a self-made woman. Coming from a middle-class upbringing, a Hindi-medium background, she … Continue reading Remembering Isher Ahluwalia: She always had new ideas, looked at issues in new way

Rebooting India with a Low-Carbon Economic Growth Strategy

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw The coronavirus pandemic has led to the loss of thousands of lives, put brakes on economic growth and pushed the world into a recession.  At the same time, the crisis has forced us to pause and reflect at our lives, our economic priorities and our consumption patterns. It has revealed that … Continue reading Rebooting India with a Low-Carbon Economic Growth Strategy

COVID-19 Will ‘Reboot’ The World Into Virtual Reality

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw - Executive Chairperson Biocon The seismic events unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic will have a powerful impact on the world we live in, changing it in ways we had never imagined were possible. The economic damage is likely to be unprecedented. The world economy, worth USD 90 trillion at the start … Continue reading COVID-19 Will ‘Reboot’ The World Into Virtual Reality

A Well-intentioned Budget, But Needed to Do More to Jumpstart the Economy

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD, Biocon Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget 2020 was directionally sound but needed to do more to jumpstart a stalling Indian economy. The Budget aims to boost business confidence for India Inc. through various measures, including the proposal for a tax payers’ charter to prevent harassment by officials, increasing the investment limit … Continue reading A Well-intentioned Budget, But Needed to Do More to Jumpstart the Economy

Invest in Innovation

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw on Expectations from the Union Budget 2020 The budget provides a great opportunity to promote research and innovation in India. The country needs to invest in innovation to harness its potential for tackling the economic challenges confronting us today. This year's budget can provide adequate funding for the development of the kind … Continue reading Invest in Innovation

NDA 2.0 MUST IMPLEMENT & EXECUTE 5-YEAR STRAT PLAN ENVISIONED IN NDA 1.0

The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) had swept the polls in 2014 on a promise of inclusive economic development – “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas”. Mr Modi has continued with this winning streak in 2019, leading the NDA to another sweeping victory. In its first 5-year term, the NDA developed an economic agenda that sought … Continue reading NDA 2.0 MUST IMPLEMENT & EXECUTE 5-YEAR STRAT PLAN ENVISIONED IN NDA 1.0

My address to Biocon Women Employees on International Women’s Day 2019

Today, as the first women employee of Biocon, I celebrate a lot of things done right at Biocon in last 40 years. When I started Biocon in 1978, there were very few women keen in business space.  I was perhaps the first tech startup in India because IT came to India a little later after … Continue reading My address to Biocon Women Employees on International Women’s Day 2019