Most Powerful Business Women In India


Most Powerful Business Women In India



Jyoti Deshpande 

Group CEO and Managing Director, Eros International

Jyoti Deshpande leads India’s biggest and most profitable film-making and distribution company, Eros International. With a string of hits like Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, and Dabaang2 to her credit, Deshpande’s passion now is taking consumers digital. With Erosnow, she wants to make latest movies and other content available for free on the web and on mobiles for people to enjoy. Jyoti Deshpande, Group CEO & Managing Director, Eros International Plc.



Tanya Dubash
Executive Director and Chief Brand Officer, Godrej Group

Tanya Dubash is heading the Godrej Group’s Mastermind 2.0, a customer connect initiative that looks at products ranging from hair colour to fridges to hi-tech engineering products. She is spearheading the mission to create a brand identity for the group among the new generation, and grow its revenues exponentially.



Shanti Ekambaram
President, Consumer Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank

Shanti Ekambaram is responsible for driving in 1/3rd revenue of Kotak Mahindra Bank. She is driving digital innovations at the bank, which integrate conventional banking with social media seamlessly, offering the best of both worlds to customers. In addition to being a quintessential banker, Ekambaram is deeply involved in SOPAN, an NGO that works for educating and rehabilitation of autistic kids and always makes time for it on the weekends.



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Aruna Jayanthi
Chief Executive Officer, Capgemini India

Aruna Jayanthi heads one of the biggest business units of the Capgemini group with as many as 85,000 people. Jayanthi has grown into one of the most powerful leaders in the IT services industry today. She is also an Executive Council member of NASSCOM. When she gets time Jayanthi loves to read and listening to music.



Radhika Piramal
Managing Director, VIP

Radhika Piramal’s role model in business is Warren Buffett. When she took over as Managing Director of VIP in 2009, her goal was to strengthen its leadership position. And like Buffet, Piramal was determined to achieve this by consistently offering excellent, cutting-edge luggage solutions to her consumers. So, she resurrected Skybags, a range of funky luggage for youth, the Caprese brand for women, and Carlton.



Meher Pudumjee
Chairperson, Thermax

Meher Pudumjee heads one of India’s biggest capital goods companies, but at her heart she is a green activist. She is driving her company Thermax towards coming up with products and solutions that use biomass and solar power instead of coal, oil or gas, which pollute the environment. She believes in the ideals of J.R.D. Tata, that every stakeholder – customer, employee, supplier, even government – is important to a company.



Chitra Ramkrishna
MD and CEO, National Stock Exchange

Chitra Ramkrishna has taken the National Stock Exchange far ahead of its rivals in the past couple of years. She is now focused on bringing in more and more retail investors into the stock markets by offering them suitable products. To that end, she has launched several ETFs, systematic investment plans, done ground level events and engaged with universities.

Kirthiga Reddy

Managing Director, Facebook India

Kirthiga Reddy heads the sales and advertising operations for India at the world’s biggest social network, Facebook. With 132 million monthly active users, Facebook India is the company’s third largest contributor to its global user base. Kirthiga believes consumer consumption of media is shifting to digital and mobile, and Facebook has a role to play in helping businesses, creative agencies and developers make that transition.

Suneeta Reddy

Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals

Suneeta Reddy is the financial brain and strategic thinker in the Reddy family that owns and runs the Apollo group of hospitals. She believes in making acquisitions to achieve growth, and since she turned MD, the company has acquired Rajashree Hospitals, Nova Specialities Hospitals, and Assam Hospitals. These moves helped Apollo Hospitals grow its revenues at 18 per cent year on year.

Pallavi Shroff

Managing Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

Pallavi Shroff is recognised as one of the sharpest legal minds in the country. Having recently taken the position of Managing Partner in her company, one of the very few women to have achieved that feat, Shroff has represented corporate bigwigs such as PVR Limited, Holcim Limited, and Temasek Holdings in international and domestic cases in 2014-15.

Sangita Singh

Co-Country Head, Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley India

In spite of the low investor confidence, Sequeira’s team managed to bag several billion-dollar deals last year, including the $1.1 billion sale of Senvion by Suzlon to Centerbridge Capital Partners.

Anita Dongre

Chief Creative Officer, House of Anita Dongre

The creative mind behind the House of Anita Dongre is changing lives of traditional artisans by marrying traditional Indian art with contemporary fashion. House of Anita Dongre comprises over 2,500 employees, with 650 points of sale across 60 cities.

Anuradha Desai

Chairperson, Venkateshwara Hatcheries Group

Desai is a lawyer by profession and took over the empire from her father, the late BV Rao, after his death in 1996. Away from the limelight, Desai is expanding her poultry empire.

Arathi Krishna

Joint Managing Director, Sundram Fasteners

The TVS family scion is behind the company’s stellar growth over the past decade. In the last financial year, the company’s income rose 16 per cent to Rs 3.238 crore, while the stock has given a return of more than 18 per cent over the last 12 months.

Neelam Dhawan

Managing Director, Hewlett-Packard India

Neelam Dhawan, the former MD of Microsoft India, is now preparing HP India to take advantage of new business opportunities.

Nishi Vasudeva

CMD, Hindustan Petroleum Croporation Ltd

Vasudeva heads India’s fourth largest company by revenue, a company she has taken to record profitability.

Vinita Gupta

CEO, Lupin

Gupta heads Lupin’s international business, including the US, Europe, West Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and the mergers and acquisitions within these geographies.




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