Meet India's 10 most powerful businesswomen
First Published Dec 4, 2020, 9:37 AM IST
There are no heights women can't reach. An indication of that is Fortune India's list of 50 women who have made a mark for themselves in the field of business in 2020. These women are the inspiration for other young women entrepreneurs. Here is the list of India's most powerful women in business
Nita Ambani (Rank 1)
\Nita Ambani, the non-executive director of Reliance Industries Limited, is the wife of India's richest man Mukesh Ambani. Nita is the founder and chairperson of Reliance Foundation. She is also the founder and chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School. Besides holding 7.5 million shares in Reliance Industries, she is also involved in social work.
Zia Mody (Rank 2)
Corporate lawyer and businesswoman Zia Mody is considered an authority on corporate merger and acquisition law. She is also an expert in securities law, private equity and project finance. Jia Modi is the daughter of former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Rank 3)
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the Managing Director of the pharmaceutical firm Biocon. Her business operations are spread over 120 countries of the world. Her companies Biocon and Syngene have done a lot of work to prevent the coronavirus epidemic.
Suneeta Reddy (Rank 4)
Suneeta Reddy is the Managing Director of the Apollo Group. Her financial acumen has been the key factor in the group’s dramatic growth and profitability. A key influencer in the Indian healthcare industry, she is widely recognized for her contributions and has held leadership positions.
Renu Sud Karnad (Rank 5)
Renu Sud Karnad is the Managing Director of India's largest home loan company Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd and an Independent Director in ABB Ltd, a multinational company in the energy and engineering sector. She is ranked fifth in Fortune India's list.
Samina Vaziralli (Rank 6)
Samina Vaziralli is the executive chairman of Cipla, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in India. company. Cipla is . Cipla has been providing life-saving medicines in the aftermath of the global pandemic bird flu, swine flu and anthrax outbreaks.
Vinita D Gupta (Rank 7)
Vinita D Gupta has been the CEO of leading pharmaceutical company Lupine Limited and chairperson of Lupine Inc. She has not only been responsible for setting up LPI in the US and Europe but has also been instrumental in formulating and executing strategies that have helped Lupin emerge as a global pharma major. She is also on the board of 10 other companies.
Kalli Purie (Rank 8)
Kalli Purie is the Group Editorial Director of India Today. She is particularly known in the industry for creating a synergy between India Today Group's superiority in traditional journalism and New Media.
Ashu Suyash (Rank 9)
Ashu Suyash is the Managing Director and CEO of ratings, research and policy advisory services delivery firm CRISIL. It is a subsidiary of US company S&P Global. Suyash oversees CRISIL's domestic and global businesses and leads CRISIL's efforts to deliver high-quality analyses, opinions and solutions to its client base, which ranges from small enterprises to large corporations, investors, financial institutions, governments and policymakers based in India and around the world.
Roshni Nadar Malhotra (Rank 10)
Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the CEO and Executive Director of the $9.9 billion HCL Corporation, and is responsible for providing strategic guidance to the organization. She is also the Chairperson of HCL Technologies, a leading global technology organization with a market capitalization of $32 billion, and the Chairperson of its CSR Board Committee.