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Biocon's Kiran Mazumdar is named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year

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June 5, 2020

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Biocon MD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Executive Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited, has been picked as the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year for 2020.She was chosen from among 46 nominations from 41 countries, becoming the second woman to hold the title. Sixty seven year old Shaw founded Biocon, a bio-enzymes company, in 1978 with just two employees and $500. She is the third Indian to win the accolade after Uday Kotak and Narayana Murthy.

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