Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (born on 23rd March 1953 in Bangalore) is an Indian entrepreneur. She is the Chairman & Managing Director of Biocon Ltd. She was termed India’s Biotech Queen by The Economist and Fortune, and India’s mother of invention by New York Times. Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is the recipient of several prestigious awards. These include ET Businesswoman of the Year, Best Woman Entrepreneur, Model Employer, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Life Sciences & Healthcare, Leading Exporter, Outstanding Citizen, Technology Pioneer, etc. Government of India also felicitated her with Padmashri (1989) and Padma Bhushan (2005).
As NIIT University celebrates Fifth Annual Lecture and Third Convocation Ceremony, Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has graciously consented to deliver the Convocation Address.