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Chanda Kochhar remains on top of FORTUNE India's Most Powerful Women in Business

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | November 15, 2012 16:51 IST

The six new entrants this year include Prabha Parameswaran, MD, Colgate-Palmolive India; Aisha De Sequeira, MD, Morgan Stanley India Investment Banking; Debjani Ghosh, MD, Sales & Marketing Group, Intel South Asia; Abanti Sankaranarayanan, Country Head, Diageo India; Anjali Bansal, Managing Partner, Spencer Stuart; and Asha Gupta, MD, Tupperware India.

FORTUNE India ranks India’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, for the second time, in its November issue. Chanda Kochhar of ICICI Bank retains her first place, Mallika Srinivasan of TAFE and Aruna Jayanthi, CEO, Capgemini India move up to take the second and third place in the ranking.
 
The six new entrants this year includes Prabha Parameswaran, MD, Colgate-Palmolive India; Aisha De Sequeira, MD, Morgan Stanley India Investment Banking; Debjani Ghosh, MD, Sales & Marketing Group, Intel South Asia; Abanti Sankaranarayanan, Country Head, Diageo India; Anjali Bansal, Managing Partner, Spencer Stuart; and Asha Gupta, MD, Tupperware India.
 

Dibyendra Nath Mukerjea, editor of FORTUNE India, said, “The rankings are new: There are fresh faces (six of them), moves up (19) and down (17), and some names conspicuous by their absence. But despite the surprises and upsets, what hasn’t changed is the overwhelming influence women have on India Inc.”
 
Other women who figure in the Top 10 of the FORTUNE India’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, include – Shikha Sharma, MD & CEO, Axis Bank; Vinita Bali, Managing Director, Britannia Industries; Shobhana Bhartia, Chairperson, HT Media; Preetha Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospital Enterprises; Zia Mody, Co-founder, AZB Partners; Chitra Ramkrishna, Joint Managing Director, NSE; and Roopa Kudva, Managing Director & CEO, CRISIL.

 
Anita Mazumdar, National Advertising Director, FORTUNE India, said “FORTUNE India’s Most Powerful Women in Business is the only currency that not just lists but, ranks the most influential businesswomen in the country. It is because of special issues like these FORTUNE India commands a Total Readership of 4.07 lakhs, and continues to be the best read business magazine amongst the International business magazines in the country, as per the latest Indian Readership Survey.”
 
Amongst other things, the issue also details the compensation package of the 10 highest paid Indian business women and maps it vis-à-vis the annual salaries of the 10 highest paid Indian businessmen. Interestingly, while the annual salaries of India’s highest paid women and men have reduced from last year, the gaps between the top two on either side seems to be narrowing. 
 
In just two years, FORTUNE India has become the essential read for Industry leaders and influencers.  With its content getting global recognition, it is the only Indian magazine to win two merit awards from the Society of Publication Designers, New York, and besides that, a bronze award for infographics at the IFRA Annual Competition, earlier this year.


The TOP 15
2011 (past) 2012 (current)
1. 1.    Chanda Kochhar, MD and CEO, ICICI Bank
3. 2.    Mallika Srinivasan, Chairperson, TAFE
4. 3.    Aruna Jayanthi, CEO, Capgemini India
2. 4.    Shikha Sharma, MD and CEO, Axis Bank
6. 5.    Vinita Bali, Managing Director, Britannia Industries
7. 6.    Shobhana Bhartia, Chairperson and Editorial Director, HT Media
13. 7.    Preetha Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospital Enterprises
5. 8.    Zia Mody, Co-founder, AZB Partners
8. 9.    Chitra Ramkrishna, Joint Managing Director, National Stock Exchange
19. 10.    Roopa Kudva, Managing Director and CEO, CRISIL
21. 11.    Kirthiga Reddy, India Head, Facebook
12. 12.    Naina Lal Kidwai, Group General Manager and Country Head, HSBC India
15. 13.    Harshbeena Zaveri, MD and President, NRB Bearings
14. 14.    Amrita Patel, Chairman, National Dairy Development Board
16. 15.  (14.) Kalpana Morparia, CEO, J.P. Morgan India
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