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India’s Biotech Queen Kiran Mazumdar Elected As MIT Board Member

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  • A first-generation entrepreneur and a thought leader, Ms Shaw is ranked among the world's most influential people in bio-pharma.

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BENGALURU: India’s biotech queen Kiran Mazumdar Shaw got elected as a full-term member of the MIT Corporation, the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), her company Biocon announced on Thursday.

“Shaw is among the eight members who will serve the five-year term on the Board from July 1,” the Bengaluru based biotech firm in a statement.

Ms Shaw, 65, is a pioneer of the Indian biotech sector and founder-chairperson of Biocon, a global drug maker for affordable and accessible healthcare.

“I am honoured to be elected as a full-time member of the MIT Board and look forward to contributing to its journey of making a difference in solving challenges of the world,” she said.

A first-generation entrepreneur and a thought leader, Ms Shaw is ranked among the world’s most influential people in bio-pharma by Fierce Biotech, Forbes magazine’s ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ and Fortune’s ‘Top 25 Most Powerful Women in the Asia-Pacific region’.

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