Kiran M Shaw appointed Knight of Legion of Honor by France
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited was appointed Knight of the National Order of the French Legion of Honour (Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur).
Shaw was bestowed with this prestigious award for her contribution to biosciences and research. She will be presented with this award on behalf of the French President later in 2016.
About Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is Indian entrepreneur and current chairperson of IIM-Bangalore
- She is Chairman and MD of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bengaluru.
- Awards and Honours: She was bestowed with Othmer Gold Medal (2014) for outstanding contributions to the progress of science and chemistry.
- Forbes magazine had listed her 85th most powerful woman in the world. She was also listed on the Financial Times’ top 50 women in business list.
Chevalier l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur: It is the highest civilian award of the French Government for outstanding contribution in diverse fields.