Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited, was on 1 September 2016 appointed Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur (Knight of the National Order of the French Legion of Honour).
Shaw was honoured for her contribution to biosciences and research.
The award will be conferred on behalf of the President of the French Republic at a ceremony later in 2016.
Chevalier l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur is the highest civilian award of the French Republic for outstanding contribution in diverse fields.
About Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
• Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is an Indian entrepreneur.
• She is the Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bengaluru, India.
• She is also 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.
• In 2016, she was again listed as the most powerful woman in the world at 77th position by Forbes.
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