She is the Chairman And Managing director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bengaluru.
She said “In 1978, when I found that I could not pursue my dream of becoming a brew master and managing a brewery, I said 'okay then, what else can I do', and then I accidentally started this business. I said okay, its biotech, biotech is definitely linked to brewing, this is an exciting area. I do not know anything about starting a business, because I’ve never run a business. But it’s a voyage of discovery. Let me discover what this business journey is all about".
Today, she is one of the top women entrepreneurs of the country, heading a company with a net worth of $1.1 billion. In 2015, kiran was listed as the 85th most powerful woman in the world by the forbes magazine.