Fortune India...Chanda Kochhar, Shikha Sharma and Mallika Srinivasan top powerful women list

FORTUNE India’s Most Powerful Women in Business list is the most comprehensive ranking of influential women in Indian business.”TAFE have taken the second and third place in the ranking.

November 09, 2011 1:00 IST | India Infoline News Service

FORTUNE India ranks India’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, for the first time, in its November issue. 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.


Dibyendra Nath Mukerjea, editor of 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. (Detailed list enclosed below).


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.”


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 had recently received global recognition for its design and layout – photo, graphics etc.  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.


FORTUNE India’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business

  1. Chanda Kochhar, MD and CEO, ICICI Bank
  2. Shikha Sharma, MD and CEO, Axis Bank
  3. Mallika Srinivasan, Chairperson, TAFE
  4. Aruna Jayanthi, CEO, Capgemini India
  5. Zia Mody, Co-founder, AZB Partners
  6. Vinita Bali, Managing Director, Britannia Industries
  7. Shobhana Bhartia, Chairperson and Editorial Director, HT Media
  8. Chitra Ramakrishna, Joint Managing Director, National Stock Exchange
  9. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director, Biocon
  10. Frenny Bawa, ex-Managing Director, RIM India
  11. Meenakshi Saraogi, Joint MD, Balrampur Chini Mills
  12. Naina Lal Kidwai, Group General Manager and Country Head, HSBC India
  13. Preetha Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospital Enterprises
  14. Amrita Patel, Chairman, National Dairy Development Board
  15. Harshbeena Sahney Zaveri, MD and President, NRB Bearings
  16. Kalpana Morparia, CEO, J.P. Morgan India
  17. Mira Kulkarni, MD, Mountain Valley Springs India
  18. Sujata Keshavan, Co-founder, Ray+Keshavan Brand Union
  19. Roopa Kudva, Managing Director and CEO, CRISIL
  20. Renuka Ramnath, Founder, Managing Director and CEO, Multiples Alternate Asset Management
  21. Kirthiga Reddy, India Head, Facebook
  22. Priya Paul, President, Park Hotels Group
  23. Jasmeet Kaur Srivastava & Gitanjali Ghate, Managing Directors, The Third Eye
  24. Rama Bijapurkar, Marketing Consultant
  25. Kaku Nakhate, President & Country Head India, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  26. Rekha Menon, Executive Director, Accenture
  27. Neelam Dhawan, Managing Director, Hewlett-Packard India
  28. Sangeeta Pendurkar, Managing Director, Kellogg India
  29. Vedika Bhandarkar, Vice Chairperson, Credit Suisse
  30. Ekta Kapoor, Joint Managing Director, Balaji Telefilms
  31. Vishakha Mulye, Managing Director & CEO, ICICI Venture
  32. Reshma Shetty, Managing Director, Matrix India Entertainment Consultants
  33. Sminu Jindal, Managing Director, Jindal SAW
  34. Renu Sud Karnad, Managing Director, HDFC
  35. Ritu Kumar, Ritu Kumar Design
  36. Anuradha J. Desai, Non-executive chairperson, Venky’s, and chairperson, V. H. Group of companies
  37. Vandana Luthra, Founder and mentor, VLCC Health Care
  38. Lynn De Souza, Chairman and CEO, Lintas Media Group
  39. Bala Deshpande, Country Head and senior MD, New Enterprise Associates India
  40. Suvalaxmi Chakraborty, CEO, State Bank of Mauritius (India)
  41. Farah Khan, Co-founder, Three’s Company
  42. Meher Pudumjee, Chairperson, Thermax
  43. Ashu Suyash, Managing Director and Country Head, India, Fidelity International
  44. Radhika Roy, Managing Director and Executive Co-Chairperson, NDTV Group
  45. Rajshree Pathy, Chairman and Managing Director, Rajshree Sugars and Chemicals
  46. Swati Piramal, Director, Piramal Healthcare; Vice Chairperson, Piramal Life Sciences
  47. Manisha Girotra, Chairperson and Managing Director, UBS
  48. Meera Sanyal, Country Executive & Chairperson, RBS India
  49. Anita Arjundas, Managing Director, Mahindra Lifespaces

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