“Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw to Receive the 2014 Othmer Gold Medal” in Digital Journal

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January 21, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

Excerpted from an article in Digital Journal

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairman and managing director, Biocon Limited, will receive the 2014 Othmer Gold Medal at the Chemical Heritage Foundation on Thursday, May 15. The Othmer Gold Medal presentation will be the premier event of CHF’s 13th annual Heritage Day.

“Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw was the first woman to become a brewmaster in India,” said Carsten Reinhardt, president and CEO. “Then she used her knowledge of fermentation to become one of the greatest entrepreneurs in the history of her nation. In addition to her great success in business, she is among the world’s leading philanthropists. She has devoted much of her personal fortune to providing healthcare to the poorest people in her country and to many other philanthropic projects.”

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