15 Most Powerful Indian Women in Business

15 Most Powerful Indian Women in Business

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VINITA BALI

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Vinita Bali

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.

RENUKA RAMNATH

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Renuka Ramnath

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

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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.

VANITHA NARAYANAN

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Vanitha Narayanan

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.

PALLAVI SHROFF

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Pallavi Shroff

Senior Partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co
She has represented a roster of corporate giants, and actively backs other women in her profession.

SHUBHALAKSHMI PANSE

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Shubhalakshmi Panse

Managing Director, Allahabad Bank
Raised to be independent, Allahabad Bank’s chairman says her parents’ message to her was ‘You can do it’.

VINITA SINGHANIA

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Vinita Singhania

Managing Director, Jk Lakshmi Cement
Singhania found her experience as a housewife helped her when she began to run a cement business.

PRIYA NAIR

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Priya Nair

Vice President, Detergents, HUL
She has made her mark with out-of-the-box business solutions.

ANJALI BANSAL

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Anjali Bansal

Managing Director, Spencerstuart India
She also mentors proficient women executives for board roles.

SWARUPA SANYAL

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Swarupa Sanyal

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.

SUMITHRA GOMATAM

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Sumithra Gomatam

Senior Vice President, Cognizant
Gomatam’s trained musical ear has helped hone her business skills.

NINA LATH GUPTA

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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.

ANUPAMA AHLUWALIA

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Anupama Ahluwalia

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.

KIRTHIGA REDDY

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Kirthiga Reddy

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

VINITA GUPTA

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Vinita Gupta

“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.

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