Fortune India releases ranking of 50 Most Powerful Women in Business
By Akash Raha
For the first time Fortune India ranked India’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in its November issue. Shobhana Bhartia, Chairperson and Editorial Director, HT Media Ltd. is one of the media personalities to make it to the top ten at number seven spot.
Chanda Kochhar of ICICI Bank is in the first place, whereas Shikha Sharma of Axis Bank and Mallika Srinivasan of TAFE have taken the second and third place in the ranking.
Kirthiga Reddy, India Head, Facebook; Lynn De Souza, Chairman and CEO, Lintas Media Group and Radhika Roy, Managing Director and Executive Co-Chairperson, NDTV Group are at number 21st, 39th and 45th spot respectively.
Dibyendra Nath Mukerjea, Editor, Fortune India said, “Indian women span generations and today we find them in every field. Acquisitions, garnering profits, successful new ventures, pioneering concepts, snagging mega deals…all important factors, no doubt, when defining power. We looked at the changes they brought in, and the way they transformed businesses. In the process, we made some surprising discoveries. But then, surprise was what we expected when we put together Fortune India’s first ranking of the most powerful women in India Inc.”
Other women who figure amongst the Top 10 as per the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune India, include – Aruna Jayanthi, CEO, Capgemini India; Zia Mody, Co-founder, AZB Partners; Vinita Bali, Managing Director, Britannia Industries; Shobhana Bhartia, Chairperson and Editorial Director, HT Media; Chitra Ramakrishna, Joint Managing Director, NSE; Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon and Frenny Bawa, ex-MD, RIM India.
Pavan Varshnei, President of Fortune India, said, “Fortune India’s Most Powerful Women in Business list is the most comprehensive ranking of influential women in Indian business.”
The issue also carries a feature on the compensation package of the 10 highest paid Indian business women. The story gives a graphical comparison of the salaries of the highest paid women in India vis-à-vis their counterparts in US and the highest paid men in India.
Fortune India’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business
Chanda Kochhar, MD and CEO, ICICI Bank
Shikha Sharma, MD and CEO, Axis Bank
Mallika Srinivasan, Chairperson, TAFE
Aruna Jayanthi, CEO, Capgemini India
Zia Mody, Co-founder, AZB Partners
Vinita Bali, Managing Director, Britannia Industries
Shobhana Bhartia, Chairperson and Editorial Director, HT Media
Chitra Ramakrishna, Joint Managing Director, National Stock Exchange
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director, Biocon
Frenny Bawa, ex-Managing Director, RIM India
Meenakshi Saraogi, Joint MD, Balrampur Chini Mills
Naina Lal Kidwai, Group General Manager and Country Head, HSBC India
Preetha Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospital Enterprises
Amrita Patel, Chairman, National Dairy Development Board
Harshbeena Sahney Zaveri, MD and President, NRB Bearings
Kalpana Morparia, CEO, J.P. Morgan India
Mira Kulkarni, MD, Mountain Valley Springs India
Sujata Keshavan, Co-founder, Ray+Keshavan Brand Union
Roopa Kudva, Managing Director and CEO, CRISIL
Renuka Ramnath, Founder, Managing Director and CEO, Multiples Alternate Asset Management
Kirthiga Reddy, India Head, Facebook
Priya Paul, President, Park Hotels Group
Jasmeet Kaur Srivastava & Gitanjali Ghate, Managing Directors, The Third Eye
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Rama Bijapurkar, Marketing Consultant
Kaku Nakhate, President & Country Head India, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Rekha Menon, Executive Director, Accenture
Neelam Dhawan, Managing Director, Hewlett-Packard India
Sangeeta Pendurkar, Managing Director, Kellogg India