Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020

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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, founder and current Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited, has been named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year for 2020.

Shaw, a front runner in India’s pharmaceutical industry, has become the third Indian to receive this prestigious award. She joins the leagues of newly-appointed CII president Uday Kotak who won the award in 2014 and Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys.

Shaw is also the second woman to receive this award after Olivia Lum of Hyflux Limited from Singapore won the title in 2011.

Shaw, 67, founded Bangalore-based Biocon Limited in 1978 with just two employees and currently leads the company that is now worth close to Rs 50,000 crore by market-cap and employs more than 11,000 people.

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