The Most Powerful Business Women in India
Forbes American business magazine has shortlisted India’s the best four women who are elite in their career and get the best position by their ability. Chitra Ramkrishna- first and former MD and CEO, Arundhati Bhattacharya- CMD of SBI, Kiran Majumdar Shaw- Indian entrepreneur and Sobhna Bhartiya – Chairperson of Hindustan Times Group newspaper are been selected as the most popular and smart ladies in business.
Director and chief executive officer of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) – Chitra Ramkrishna was born in 1963 Mumbai. She had started her career as chartered accountant in Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) in 1985 where her financial skills were become sharpen. she become head of Listing and Deputy managing director of National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. Dr. Chitra is Member of Executive Committee at National Securities Depository Ltd since 2009 and get award as Forbes’ Women Leader of the year in 2013.
She is the first Chair-Managing director of the State Bank of India who was born in 1956 in Kolkata. She is the first woman in India who leads Fortune Global 500 company and apparently join SBI at the young age of 22 years. Surplus she has also made her reputation in various fields of bank like retail operations, foreign exchange, treasury, investment banking and human resources and was named as the fourth most powerful women in Asia Pacific.
Kiran Majumdar Shaw
She is well reputed as an Indian entrepreneur and chairman and managing director Biotechnology Company named Biocon Limited. Kiran Majumdar Shaw was born in Bangalore and graduated in Zoology in 1973. She has started the Biocon Foundation which focuses on the education, areas of health and infrastructure in the rural area of Karnataka. She honored by Economic Times Award for ‘Businesswoman of the Year’ (2004), the Padma Bhushan (2005) and Padma Shri (1989) award from the government of India
I think I’m no different. I started of my entrepreneurial journey quite by chance. In 1978, when I found that I could not pursue my dream of becoming a brew master and managing a brewery, I said okay then, what else can I do, and then I accidentally started this business. I said okay, its biotech, biotech is definitely linked to brewing, this is an exciting area. I do not know anything about starting a business, because I’ve never run a business. But it’s a voyage of discovery. Let me discover what this business journey is all about -Kiran Majumdar Shaw
She was inspired by her father who used to say “There is no point in taking shortcuts, there is a good way of doing business and a not so good way of doing business. And I want my daughter to run her business in an honest way.”
Sobhna Bhartiya is the Editorial Director and Chairperson of the Hindustan Times Group, India’s one of the best newspaper, chairperson of Endeavor India and Pro-Chancellor of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. She wins the Business Woman award.