Updated on 16 May 2014
He further adds, "I learnt that a company will be successful if you develop leadership at every level. Biocon had several leaders, starting from Dr Kiran, going all the way down to the guy who ran the canteen. She has been an inspiration and continues to teach by example."
According to Dr Ramachandrappa, he never viewed Dr Kiran as a ‘woman entrepreneur'. "To me she was a leader, and she led from the front at all times," he opined.
Mr Ramakrishnan Venkataraman, co-founder and head of business development, Nature Biochem, is another entrepreneur who joined Biocon in its marketing and technical services in its enzyme division for the paper and pulp industry.
Currently, he is the head of business development at Nature Biochem, known for various enzyme application industries ranging from food to non-food applications.
According to him, his greatest learnings from Biocon was taking onus on himself for business development in all aspects, starting from enquiry generation to customer fulfillment.