-Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw ranks among the
elite in the global business world. She has been voted The Most
Influential Bio-business Person outside Europe and US, by Nature
According to you, what
are the attributes of an entrepreneur?
An entrepreneur should have the ability to pursue a business from
concept to commercialization, to build a team through shared vision, to
take on and manage risks and challenges, to lead by example; and also
possess a strong capability in problem solving. Finally, for me, an
entrepreneur is one who has a close emotional bond with his/her
enterprise, and is passionate about succeeding, no matter how steep the
Q What motivates you to excel?
To reflect on all our difficult achievements, exciting challenges and
promise that our innovation-led programs offer.
Q What is the lesson you have learned
from any of your mistakes?
Never share intellectual property without a confidential disclosure
Q Where do you see Biocon five years from
I have endeavored to build a global biotechnology company with an
Indian DNA. I aim to deliver a novel and differentiated biotechnology
drug for patients across the world that can truly plug an unmet
need. We have at least three such programs in our pipeline: an
oral insulin in a tablet, an antibody for chronic auto-immune diseases
that does not flare up infections, and conjugated antibodies that
behave as therapeutic cancer vaccines. If any of these succeed, I will
have achieved my goal. I certainly see Biocon as one of the top five
biotechnology companies in the world in 2020.