She also started the bank's retail business in 2000. Under her leadership, the bank became the biggest retail financier in India. Image Source. Kochhar was the Chief Finance Officer (CFO), Joint Managing Director (JMD), and the official spokesperson of ICICI from 2007 to 2009.
Fortune ranked her the #1 most powerful woman in business in 2009 and 2010. On 7 October 2010 Fortune magazine ranked her the 6th most powerful woman in the world. In Fortune's Most Powerful Women List of 15 September 2015, Nooyi ranked 2nd. Nooyi's strategic redirection of PepsiCo has been largely successful.
Chitra Ramkrishna (born 1963) was the first woman managing director and chief executive officer of the National Stock Exchange(NSE), an institution founded in the early 1990s to reform the capital market in India, and now ranking as the world’s largest exchange in cash market trades and as one of the top three exchanges in index and stock derivatives.
In 1992, the ‘National Press India Award’ was given to Shobhana Bhartia. She was selected for the ‘Global Leader of Tomorrow’ award by the World Economic Forum in 1996. She is a recipient of Padma Shri for excellence in journalism by the Government of India in 2005.
Shikha Sharma (born November 19, 1958) is the Managing Director and CEO of Axis Bank, the third largest private sector bank in India. Sharma joined Axis Bank in 2009 and as a leader adept at managing change, she has focused on transforming Axis Bank into a Bank with strengths across a wide range of Corporate and Retail Banking products.
/ Top 10 Business Women, Top Business Women / By Janvi Prajapati Aruna Jayanthi, is the Chief Executive Officer of Business Services of Capgemini Group. Earlier, she was the CEO for Capgemini India from January 2011 till Jan 2016, and the Chairperson of Board of Governors of National Institute of Technology Calicut since November 2014.
- International Women's Day 2018: Indian Women Entrepreneurs Who Have Built a Thriving Business Empire On the occasion of International Women’s Day which is celebrated around the world on March 8 every year, we take a look at some influential women entrepreneurs who have built a thriving business empire in India.
Over a career spanning three decades, Meena Ganesh has seemingly done it all. Now, the 53-year-old has an eye on the bourses for her four-year-old health care startup, Portea Medical Over a career spanning three decades, Meena Ganesh has seemingly done it all.
Shahnaz Husain has received international acclaim for pioneering the Herbal beauty care movement and taking the Indian herbal heritage of Ayurveda worldwide. In 2006, she was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, by the Government of India for her contribution to the fields of trade and industry.
Nita is the founder and chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai. Ambani has received numerous honors including a place in the 2016 edition of both the most influential women business leaders in Asia list by Forbes and the fifty high and mighty Indians list by India Today.
Born: 1982, India. Early life and career. Roshni Nadar grew up in Delhi,studied in Vasant Valley School and graduated from Northwestern University majoring in Communication with a focus on Radio/TV/Film. She also graduated with a Masters in Business Administration having a focus on Social Enterprise Management and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management.
Some of the other world women business leaders were Martine Rothblatt taking home close to USD 31.6 million, 24 th in the list of highest paid women Chief Executives, Meg Whitman, USD 19.6 million, 72 on the list Carol Mayrowitz, TJX Companies, ranked 54 th and Indra Nooyi of Pepsico USD 19.1 million is ranked 81 st.
Sulajja Firodia Motwani, Managing Director of Kinetic Motor Company, is one such woman entrepreneur in India who has established a name for herself in what was considered the male domain. For Motwani, the impulse to join her family’s business became something more than simply carrying the business inheritance forward.
Savitri Jindal was followed by the Gupta family, which was ranked at the 40th place with a fortune of $3.45 billion in Forbes magazine's annual 'India Rich List 2017'. The Gupta family gets its fortune from a 47 per cent stake in pharma major Lupin, founded by Desh Bandhu Gupta, who died in June 2017.
Leena Nair (born 1969). She is the first female, first Asian, youngest ever Chief Human Resource Officer of Unilever and member of the Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE), which is responsible for delivering Unilever’s business & financial performance.
Holding the reins of the company is Founder Anisha Singh. This is the second company started by Anisha, but her first in India. Anisha calls herself a stereotypical sardarni who was born into a big joint family in Delhi. Her dad is ex-forces and runs a business and her mother is a dentist.
In her second full year at Omidyar, Kudva continued to push the needle on digital literacy and financial inclusion. Omidyar recently released a research document on Aadhaar, and with Hyderabad-based Indian School of Business, it set up the Digital Identity Research Initiative to study how parts of the population were excluded from Aadhaar benefits.
Kirthiga Reddy (born c.1971), is an Indian businesswoman and Managing Director (CEO) at Facebook India.She has recently said that she is stepping down from her position of CEO Facebook India, and is now moving to America to take on a global role at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
/ Top 10 Business Women, Top Business Women / By Janvi Prajapati Lila Firoz Poonawalla(born 16 September 1944) is an Indian industrialist, philanthropist, humanitarian and the founder of Lila Poonawalla Foundation, a non governmental organization promoting professional education among aspiring girls in India by providing scholarships and guidance.