Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (born 23 March 1953, Bangalore, India) is an Indian entrepreneur. She is the chairman and managing director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore (Bengaluru), India and the current chairperson of IIM-Bangalore. In 2014, she was awarded the Othmer Gold Medal, for outstanding contributions to the progress of science and chemistry. She is on the Financial Times’ top 50 women in business list. As of 2015, she was listed as the 85th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. At present in 2016, she has been listed one more time in "Forbes" - the most powerful woman in the world at 77th position.