We must step up philanthropy for mental health: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought in its wake a tsunami of mental health concerns. A bad situation has been made worse by the limited healthcare resources available for people with mental illnesses as the entire focus is on containing the coronavirus situation. Children and older people, frontline health workers, people with existing mental health issues … Continue reading We must step up philanthropy for mental health: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

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

Webinar on “Compassionate Capitalism” with Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

TiE Austin, the Austin chapter of TiE, the largest global entrepreneurship organization conducted a webinar with Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon on the topic of "Compassionate Capitalism," where she spoke about her journey from an accidental entrepreneur to a self-made billionaire. In the webinar, she also speaks about her volunteering and non-profit initiatives and on … Continue reading Webinar on “Compassionate Capitalism” with Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

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

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Featured as a Trailblazer in the First Annual Issue of Chemical & Engineering News Magazine

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Considered one of the most powerful businessperson in the world, the entrepreneur is focused on affordable healthcare. From a 25-year-old seeking finances for a small start-up to a billionaire businesswoman, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has come a long way. That small start-up in India, Biocon, is now a globally recognized biotech company, and Mazumdar-Shaw … Continue reading Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Featured as a Trailblazer in the First Annual Issue of Chemical & Engineering News Magazine

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw EY Entrepreneur of the Year India 2019 Award Acceptance Speech

Biocon Chairperson & Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has been named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year India 2019 and will now represent India at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award (WEOY) in Monte Carlo from 4 – 6 June 2020. EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) India Award recognizes entrepreneurs, who, with their … Continue reading Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw EY Entrepreneur of the Year India 2019 Award Acceptance Speech

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