Most Influential Women in Business in India

Chanda Kochhar

Most Influential Women in Business in India

Most Influential Women in Business in India

New Delhi: According to a survey report there are women CEOs in 11% companies in India. There are many successful women leading banks and stock exchanges to rating agencies to industrial federations. NSE, which is one of the top stock exchanges in India, will be having a women CEO from 1st April, 2013. Chitra Ramakrishna is going to take up the responsibilities as CEO of NSE. Here are some most influential women who are changing the financial sector in India.

Chanda Kochhar: she is the CEO and MD of ICICI bank. ICICI bank is the largest bank in Indian private banking sector. She began her career as management trainee in ICICI in the year 1984. She played a key role in making the bank a retail banking giant. She was praised as the most powerful women by Forbes and many other financial magazines. Indian government awarded Padma Bhushan to her.

Roopa Kudva: Roopa is heading Crisil, one of the rating agencies which are considered very crucial by companies and investors. She began her career in IDBI in 1986. She has a 20 year relationship with Crisil. Presently Crisil is giving ratings to more than 30,000 SMEs. She received various awards such as outstanding women business leader etc.

Chitra Ramakrishna: Chitra Ramakrishna is a chartered accountant and she is going to be the first women CEO to NSE. She is playing a key role in NSET since the establishment of NSE.  She secured a place in Business Today and Fortune India Magazine’s list of powerful women in business. Chitra does not like to come before media.

Shikha Sharma: Shikha is the ME and CEO of Axis Bank. She studied MBA in IIM. Many foreign banks refused to give her a job at the time of campus placements. But she is now leading the second largest bank in India. She began her career in ICICI in the year 1980. Shikha likes Steve Jobs as a businessman.

Naina lal Kidwai: Naina lal Kidwai, 55 is the Country Head and first women President of FICCI. She was the first women do study MBA from Harvard Business school. She began his career in ANZ Grindlays bank in 1982. She was praised as the third powerful woman in Asia in Fortune magazine in 2000. She was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri by Indian government.

Kalpana Morparia: Kalpana is the CEO of JP Morgan, India. She is with JP Morgan Company from the year 2007. She began her career in 1975 in ICICI. She became the director of the company in 2001.

Vibha Padalkar: Vibha is the CEO of HDFC Life. She began his career in WNS Global services and then moved to HDFC in the year 2008. She became a member of ICA in England in the year 1992.

Roopa Vora: she is the CEO of IDFC private Equity. Roopa is a chartered accountant and she began her career practicing independently. She practiced independently for more than ten years and later worked in KBC bank, Credit Lyonnais, Oman international bank and then moved to IDFC.

Anita Prasad: Anita is the General Manager of Treasury Capital Management. She was named among the 100 most influential people in business by Treasury and Risk magazine in the year 2011. She has done Master in Economics, MBA and PhD in Finance and International Business.

Pratibha Advani: Pratibha is the CEO of NIIT Technologies. She joined NIIT is the year 2010. She also worked in Barclays Shared Services PVT Ltd.