Dr. Arun Chandavarkar Appointed as CEO and Joint Managing

Bangalore, Karnataka, India- Business Wire India 
Biocon Ltd., Asia's premier biotechnology company, announced that the Board of
Directors of the Company, in their meeting today, have approved the induction of
Dr. Arun Chandavarkar, on to the board of Biocon Limited. He has also been
appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Joint Managing Director.   
Welcoming Arun on the Board, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD, Biocon, said, “I am
extremely happy to have Arun join the Board of Directors and take on the mantle
of CEO & Joint MD. Arun has been a core member of the leadership team at Biocon
and has worked very closely with me over the last 24 years. He has played a
pivotal role in the evolution of Biocon and I am confident that, in his new
role, he will build immense value for Biocon and its stakeholders.” 
Dr. Arun Chandavarkar, CEO & Joint MD, Biocon, said, “I am delighted and
honoured to join the Board of Biocon. These are exciting times and I look
forward to steering the Company to the next level.” 
Dr. Arun Chandavarkar has a B. Tech from IIT, Bombay and earned his Ph.D. in
Biochemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, USA 
Dr. Chandavarkar has been the Chief Operating Officer of Biocon since 2006. He
joined Biocon as General Manager – Operations in 1990. Under his leadership,
Biocon has established expertise in diverse technology platforms spanning
microbial fermentation, cell culture, chemical synthesis and purification to
develop a wide range of products from specialty enzymes to active pharmaceutical
ingredients to recombinant therapeutic proteins.  
Media Contact Details 
Seema Ahuja, Head-Corporate Communications, Biocon Limited, +91-9972317792,
Rumman Ahmed, Manager-Corporate Communications, Biocon Limited, +91-9845104173,
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