The Giving Pledge Letter by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

In 2016, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw became the first woman and the second Indian to sign 'The Giving Pledge' of Gates Foundation, a global initiative created by Warren Buffet and Bill & Melinda Gates wherein she gave the majority of her wealth to philanthropic causes. Ms. Shaw wants to be remembered as someone who made a difference … Continue reading The Giving Pledge Letter by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Unleashing the Power of Women Entrepreneurs to Build a US$5-Trillion Indian Economy

  By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson & Managing Director, Biocon     India is home to nearly 18% of the world’s population and women make up almost half of that number. Women thus have a crucial role to play in driving the Indian economy to the aspirational US$5-trillion milestone by 2025. Entrepreneurship remains critical to harness … Continue reading Unleashing the Power of Women Entrepreneurs to Build a US$5-Trillion Indian Economy

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Promises to Enable Universal Access to rh-Insulin by Reducing Prices to Less than 10 US cents/Day for LMICs

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw speaks at the UNAIDS Health Innovation Exchange Meeting on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly, held in New York on 25th September 2019. Your Excellencies, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, We have just witnessed the first UN High Level meeting on Universal Health Care on Monday. Governments have a collective moral responsibility … Continue reading Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Promises to Enable Universal Access to rh-Insulin by Reducing Prices to Less than 10 US cents/Day for LMICs

Blueprint for a healthy India: Ayushman Bharat must tackle several challenges if it is to deliver tangible health benefits on scale

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw A healthy India is a wealthy India. For an emerging economic superpower, health of its people is critical for economic productivity. Ayushman Bharat, which recently completed a year of existence, was conceptualised as an insurance based, healthcare delivery model that dovetails both preventive and curative healthcare at a coverage of Rs … Continue reading Blueprint for a healthy India: Ayushman Bharat must tackle several challenges if it is to deliver tangible health benefits on scale

India Needs a New Deal for Rural India

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The Modi government has to urgently bridge the urban-rural divide. Here’s where it should begin Welfare funding does not cure or address the root cause of poverty. It only treats the symptoms. The root cause of poverty is about lack of skills and economic opportunity As our economy grows—sometimes rapidly and sometimes hesitantly—the … Continue reading India Needs a New Deal for Rural India

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

Academia Must Inspire Society through Science

Date: 25 June, 2018 It is my proud privilege to deliver the annual convocation address of India’s iconic institution for advanced scientific education and research. At the outset, let me offer my felicitations to the medal winners, the graduating students and their families on this proud day.  My congratulations also to the faculty, the Governing … Continue reading Academia Must Inspire Society through Science

Karnataka Needs Political Maturity Not One-upmanship

By - Kiran Mazumdar- Shaw, President, B.PAC Karnataka’s business-friendly policies for knowledge-based industries such as information technology and biotechnology have won it the epithets of ‘IT Capital’, ‘BT Capital’ and ‘Startup Capital’. The leadership assumed by the state is not an accident. It is the result of a decade long strong collaboration between government, industry and … Continue reading Karnataka Needs Political Maturity Not One-upmanship