Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Chairperson and MD, Biocon A self-made billionaire, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has transformed the company into a fully integrated biopharmaceutical enterprise, which manufactures affordable drugs. Her pioneering efforts in biotechnology have drawn global recognition both for Indian Industry and Biocon.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Net Worth $625 M As of October 2012 Founder, Chair, 3 Biocon Ltd. Age: 60 Source of Wealth: biotechnology, self-made Country of Citizenship: India Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Bangalore University; Master of Science, Melbourne University Marital Status: Married
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder of BioCon, India's first biotech company. In 1978 she was India's 1st female master brewer, but became an entrepreneur after failing to find a job in brewing. At 25, she started Biocon in a garage with less than $200 in today's money. As a woman and one of the first pioneers of biotechnology in India, she found it difficult to obtain both staff and funding. Mazumdar-Shaw persisted and Biocon, one of India's leading drug companies, is now worth $800 million.