ARUNDHATI Bhattacharya, Chairperson of State Bank of India (SBI), remains the most powerful woman in the Indian business sector. ICICI Bank’s Chanda Kochhar and Shikha Sharma of Axis Bank follow Bhattacharya at the second and third place. These powerful women represent various sectors such as banking, finance, energy, healthcare, media, fashion and entertainment.
According to Fortune India reports, HPCL Chairperson and Managing Director (MD) Nishi Vasudeva has bagged the fourth position, while AZB & Partners Co-Founder Zia Mody and Aruna Jayanthi Chief Executive of Capgemini India shared the fifth rank. The other women who figure in the top 10 are Preetha Reddy MD Apollo Hospital Enterprise (seventh), Mallika Srinivasan CEO of TAFE (eighth), Yasmin Hilton Chairperson Shell India (ninth), and Chitra Rama Krishna MD and CEO at NSE (tenth).
Among others who made to the list are Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Chairperson and MD at Biocon, Renu Sud Karnad MD HDFC, Shobhana Bhartia Chairperson HT Media, Anita Dongre Founder of House of Anita Dongre, Ekta Kapoor Joint MD Balaji Telefilms and Ritu Kumar Founder of Ritu Kumar Designs.
Meena Ganesh MD and CEO at Portea and Jyoti Deshpande Group MD and CEO at Eros International have made their debuts at 43rd and 50th positions. These women are in the age group of 40 to 71.