Fortune India releases ranking of 50 Most Powerful Women in Business

10 Nov,2011

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

as above –

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

Vedika Bhandarkar, Vice Chairperson, Credit Suisse

Ekta Kapoor, Joint Managing Director, Balaji Telefilms

Vishakha Mulye, Managing Director & CEO, ICICI Venture

Reshma Shetty, Managing Director, Matrix India Entertainment Consultants

Sminu Jindal, Managing Director, Jindal SAW

Renu Sud Karnad, Managing Director, HDFC

Ritu Kumar, Ritu Kumar Design

Anuradha J. Desai, Non-executive chairperson, Venky’s, and chairperson, V. H. Group of companies

Vandana Luthra, Founder and mentor, VLCC Health Care

Lynn De Souza, Chairman and CEO, Lintas Media Group

Bala Deshpande, Country Head and senior MD, New Enterprise Associates India

Suvalaxmi Chakraborty, CEO, State Bank of Mauritius (India)

Farah Khan, Co-founder, Three’s Company

Meher Pudumjee, Chairperson, Thermax

Ashu Suyash, Managing Director and Country Head, India, Fidelity International

Radhika Roy, Managing Director and Executive Co-Chairperson, NDTV Group

Rajshree Pathy, Chairman and Managing Director, Rajshree Sugars and Chemicals

Swati Piramal, Director, Piramal Healthcare; Vice Chairperson, Piramal Life Sciences

Manisha Girotra, Chairperson and Managing Director, UBS

Meera Sanyal, Country Executive & Chairperson, RBS India

Anita Arjundas, Managing Director, Mahindra Lifespaces

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2 responses to “Fortune India releases ranking of 50 Most Powerful Women in Business”

  1. AmazonForest says:

    A junk article. Pl get facts right!

  2. Anonymous says:

    The listing is incorrect… Please check the magazine again. The one displayed herein is the ranking for 2011 and not 2012 where Shikha Sharma’s position is dropped to No. 4 and Mallika Srinivasan has moved to No. 2 as compared to the last year! Several other such mistakes. Kindly check

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