MD, Britannia Industries
Britannia’s managing director this year has been moved to ‘Hall of Fame'(Reserved for those who have made it to the list at least seven times). She says her travels overseas helped her understand diversity and adapt to different environments and people.
Multiples Alternate Asset Management
Renuka Ramnath has also been moved to the ‘Hall of Fame’ this year. She says: “The choice of investors and team members are the cornerstones of private equity. Those decisions were extremely deliberate.”
RENU SUD KARNAD
Housing Development Finance Corporation
HDFC’s managing director this year moves to ‘Hall of Fame’. She says being part of two decisions that changed the way the lender does business are her most memorable moments.
Managing Director, IBM India
The IBM India chief began as a trainee in the company and is one of a handful of women heading a technolgy company in India.
Senior Partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co
She has represented a roster of corporate giants, and actively backs other women in her profession.
Managing Director, Allahabad Bank
Raised to be independent, Allahabad Bank’s chairman says her parents’ message to her was ‘You can do it’.
Managing Director, Jk Lakshmi Cement
Singhania found her experience as a housewife helped her when she began to run a cement business.
Vice President, Detergents, HUL
She has made her mark with out-of-the-box business solutions.
Managing Director, Spencerstuart India
She also mentors proficient women executives for board roles.
Head Of Strategy And Corporate Initiatives, Genpact
Swarupa Sanyal is implementing a blueprint that seeks to transform India’s largest BPO firm into a leaner, bigger and more profitable company.
Senior Vice President, Cognizant
Gomatam’s trained musical ear has helped hone her business skills.
NINA LATH GUPTA
Managing Director, NFDC
After its glory days in the 1970s and early 1980s, National Film Development Corporation became nearly defunct. Nina Lath Gupta gave it a new lease of life.
Vice President, Marketing, India And South West Asia, The Coca-Cola Company
She has helped Coca-Cola India steal a march over arch rival PepsiCo.
She was Facebook’s first employee in India and set up its India operations. An MBA from Stanford University, she is also Vice Chairman of the Internet and Mobile Association of India
“A good year” is how Vinita Gupta, Group President and CEO at Lupin Pharmaceuticals, describes her company’s performance at a time when unsettling news was the key takeaway for pharma companies.