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Corporate Governance

Board of Directors
 
 
Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Chairperson & Managing Director
First generation entrepreneur with nearly 41 years' experience in biotechnology

Well recognized global business leader

Independent Member of the Board of Infosys

Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Recipient of 'Othmer Gold Medal 2014' by the U.S. based Chemical Heritage Foundation

'2014 Global Economy Prize for Business' by Germany's Kiel Institute

Featured in '100 most Powerful Women' and Asia-Pacific's 48 'Heroes of Philanthropy' by Forbes magazine

Recognized as the '100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014' by US-based Foreign Policy magazine

Fortune magazine's 'Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Asia-Pacific 2014'

Recipient of two most prestigious national awards, the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan

 

Mr. John Shaw
Vice Chairman and Whole-Time Director

Foreign promoter and a whole-time director

Master's degree in Arts (Economic hons.) in History and Political Economy from Glasgow University, United Kingdom

Served as the Finance and Managing Director of Coats Viyella Group

Served in senior corporate positions at various locations around the world

Former Chairman, Madura Coats Ltd.

 
Dr. Arun Chandavarkar
Chief Executive Officer & Joint Managing Director
Core member of Biocon's leadership team

Played a pivotal role in the evolution of Biocon over the last 26 years

Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA

B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

 

Mr. Daniel M. Bradbury
Independent and Non-Executive Director

On the board of trustees of the Keck Graduate Institute, California, USA

Member, San Diego’s Rady School of Management’s Advisory Council

Member, Miami's Innovation Corporate Advisory Council

Life Sciences Executive with over 30 years of experience in creating and implementing strategies transforming businesses

Honored with the Corporate Directors Forum Director of the Year Award for Enhancing Economic Value (2012)

Holds a postgraduate diploma in Management Studies

Diploma of the Chartered Institute of Marketing from Harrow and Ealing Colleges of Higher Education, UK

Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (Hons.) from Nottingham University, UK

 
Ms. Mary Harney
Independent and Non-Executive Director

Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) of the Irish Republic from 1997 – 2006

Longest serving woman ever in the Irish Parliament, for over 30 years

Member of the Board of CRANN, Trinity College Dublin’s largest research institute

Chair of AMBER, the Advanced Materials and Bio-Engineering Research Centre at Trinity, a joint research enterprise with University College Cork, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and industry

Honorary member of the International Women’s Forum

Economics graduate of Trinity College Dublin

 
Prof. Ravi Mazumdar
Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director

University Research Chair Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada

J.D. Gandhi Distinguished Visiting Professor at IIT, Mumbai

Member of several advisory committees and working groups, including the US Congress Sub-Committee on Science and Technology

Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society

Over 150 referred publications

Ph. D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

M.Sc., DIC from Imperial College, London

B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Mumbai

 
Mr. Russell Walls
Independent and Non-Executive Director

Chairman, Aviva Life Holdings Ltd. Experience of more than 46 years in the field of Finance

Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK

Board of Mytrah Engery Ltd, Aviva Italia Holdings SpA and Signet Jewelers Ltd


Dr. Vijay Kuchroo
Independent and Non-Executive Director

Samuel L. Wasserstrom Professor of Neurology & Director of Evergrande Center for Immunologic Diseases at Harvard Medical School, USA

Co-Director, Center for Infection and Immunity, Brigham Research Institutes, Boston

Named 'Distinguished Eberly Lecturer' in 2014
Obtained Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty Lecture /  Prize in 2014

Holds 25 patents

Has founded 5 different biotech companies including CoStim Pharmaceuticals and Tempero Pharmaceuticals

Published over 325 original research papers in the field of immunology, co-stimulation and the role of Th17 cells

The Fred Z. Eager Research prize and medal for his Ph.D. research work at the University of Queensland

Specialization in pathology at the University of Queensland, Brisbane (Australia) where he obtained a Ph.D.


Dr. Jeremy Levin
Independent and Non-Executive Director

Former President and CEO of Teva Pharmaceuticals

Former Executive Committee member of Bristol-Myers Squibb

Was responsible for global strategy, alliances and operational transactions

Led 'String of Pearls' strategy at BMS which helped transform the company pipeline

Served as Global Head of Strategic Alliances at Novartis

Recognized among the 'Top 25 Most Influential People in the Biopharmaceutical Industry'

Recipient of Kermode Prize for work on novel hypertension drugs

Albert Einstein Award for Leadership in Life Sciences awarded by Mr. Shimon Peres

Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary

Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology, Master of Arts (MA) and a Doctorate (D. Phil) from the University of Oxford

Degrees of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB, B. Chir) from the University of Cambridge


Mr. M. Damodaran
Non-executive, Independent Director

Founder & Chairman, Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli

Chairman, Glocal Healthcare Systems Private Limited

Chairing Government of India Task Force to set up the Resolution Corporation of India

Former Chairman, Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Unit Trust of India (UTI) and Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI)

Former Chief Secretary, Government of Tripura

Set up Excellence Enablers Private Limited (EEPL), a Corporate Governance and Board Advisory consultancy firm

On the Boards of some leading companies as well as on the Advisory Boards of some foreign entities.

 
     
 
 
 
 
 
     
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