India and the chairperson of IIM-Bangalore. In 2014, she was awarded the Othmer Gold Medal, for outstanding contributions to the progress of science and chemistry. She is on the Financial Times’ top 50 women in business list. As of 2015, she was listed as the engineering chemistry by shashi chawla free pdf most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.
In 2016, she has been listed one more time in Forbes—the most powerful woman in the world at 77th position. Kiran Mazumdar was born to Gujarati parents in Bangalore, India.
She went to school at Bangalore’s Bishop Cotton Girl’s High School, graduating in 1968. She then attended Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, a women’s college offering pre-university courses as an affiliate of Bangalore University. She studied biology and zoology, graduating from Bangalore University with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology in 1973. Mazumdar hoped to go to medical school, but did not obtain a scholarship.
Her father, Rasendra Mazumdar, was the head brewmaster at United Breweries. He suggested that she study fermentation science, and train to be a brewmaster, a very non-traditional field for a woman. Australia to study Malting and Brewing.