rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  gplay

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Business » 5 Indian women among the world's most powerful

5 Indian women among the world's most powerful

May 30, 2014 09:27 IST

5 Indian women among the world's most powerful

     Next

Next

Forbes has come out with its latest list of 100 most powerful women in the world topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. 

Five Indian business women are also featured in this list.

Take a look at the most powerful women in the corporate world…

Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi

Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

Rank: 13  

PepsiCo's 58-year-old Indian-origin CEO Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi joined PepsiCo in 1994 and was named president and CFO in 2001. Nooyi has directed the company's global strategy for more than ten years.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Indra Nooyi Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

     Next

5 Indian women among the world's most powerful

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Arundhati Bhattacharya

Chairperson, State Bank of India 

Rank: 36

In October 2013, Arundhati Bhattacharya was appointed as the chairperson of State Bank of India.

She had joined SBI as a probationary officer in 1977 and later steered the bank through thick and thin. She had stints in areas such as retail, treasury and corporate finance during her 36-year career at SBI.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Arundhati Bhattacharya Chairperson, State Bank of India.
Photographs: Courtesy, RBI

Prev     Next

5 Indian women among the world's most powerful

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Chanda Kochhar

MD and CEO, ICICI Bank

Rank:43

Chanda Kochhar, 52, oversees almost $125 billion in assets as Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank.

"She has been credited with leading a remarkable transformation at the firm, which experienced major setbacks after the 2008 financial crisis,"  Forbes said.

Her focus on "mobile banking" in rural areas to reach more clients has been praised as a model for low-cost expansion in a country with a burgeoning middle class.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Chanda Kochhar MD and CEO, ICICI Bank.
Photographs: Reuters

Prev     Next

5 Indian women among the world's most powerful

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Padmasree Warrior

Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Cisco

Rank: 71

In her five years at Cisco, Padmasree Warrior has been instrumental in getting partnerships and acquisitions for the company.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Padmasree Warrior,chief technology and strategy officer, Cisco.
Photographs: Courtesy, Cisco

Prev     Next

5 Indian women among the world's most powerful

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Founder, Biocon

Rank: 92

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the wealthiest self-made woman (net worth $655 million) in India.

Her firm, Biocon, which she founded in 1978 has  an annual revenue of $572 million. 

Click NEXT to find out more about the world's 10 most powerful women according to Forbes magazine.


Image: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Founder, Biocon.
Photographs: Courtesy, Biocon

Prev     Next

5 Indian women among the world's most powerful

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Janet Yellen

Chair, Federal Reserve, United States

Rank: 2

Janet Yellen is the first woman to head the most influential central bank in the world.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
Photographs: Reuters

Prev     Next

5 Indian women among the world's most powerful

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Christine Lagarde

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, France

Rank: 5  

Christine Lagarde is the first woman to run the International Monetary Fund.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Christine Lagarde,managing director, International Monetary Fund, France.
Photographs: Reuters

Prev     Next

5 Indian women among the world's most powerful

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Mary Barra  

CEO, General Motors, United States

Rank: 7  

Mary Barra took the reins of General Motors when she became CEO  earlier this year. She is known to have steered the company well in tough times.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: General Motors (GM) Chief Executive Mary Barra displays a document as she testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on GM's recall of defective ignition switches.
Photographs: Reuters

Prev     Next

5 Indian women among the world's most powerful

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Virginia Rometty

CEO, IBM, United States

Rank: 10

Vrginia Rometty began her career as a systems engineer in 1981 at IBM and has risen to the ranks of the technology company by sheer hard work and  leadership qualities.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Chairwoman and CEO of IBM Virginia Rometty speaks onstage at the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit.
Photographs: Paul Morigi/Stringer

Prev     Next

5 Indian women among the world's most powerful

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Susan Wojcicki

CEO, Youtube, United States

Rank: 12  

Two months ago, Susan Wojcicki took over as the CEO of the world's largest video platform-Youtube.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: L-R) Dennis Troper and Susan Wojcicki attend the 2014 Breakthrough Prize Inaugural Ceremony.
Photographs: Steve Jennings/Getty Images

Prev     Next

5 Indian women among the world's most powerful

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Irene Rosenfeld  

CEO, Mondalez, United States

Rank: 15  

Irene Rosenfeld has nearly 3 decades of experience in the food and beverage industry. Her remarkable leadership style has helped the company grow at a faster pace.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Irene Rosenfeld CEO, Mondalez.
Photographs: John Gress/Reuters

Prev     Next

5 Indian women among the world's most powerful

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Maria Das Gracas Silva Foster  

CEO, Petrobras, Brazil

Rank: 16  

After spending nearly three decades ar Petrobas, Maria Das Gracas Silva Foster has come a long way in dealing with every minute issue pertaining to her firm. Foster is the firs woman CEO of the company.  

 Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Maria Das Gracas Silva Foster, CEO, Petrobras, Brazil.
Photographs: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Prev     Next

5 Indian women among the world's most powerful

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Marissa Mayer  

CEO, Yahoo, United States

Rank: 18

Marissa Mayer's net worth is estimated to be $310 million.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo!, in Washington, DC.
Photographs: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Prev     Next

5 Indian women among the world's most powerful

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Meg Whitman  

CEO, Hewlett Packard (HP), United States

Rank: 20  

Meg Whitman has been earning a $1 salary, but she is set to receive a $1.5M raise in 2014, says Forbes magazine.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Hewlett Packard CEO and President Meg Whitman attends the Allen & Co Media Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Photographs: Jim Urquhart/Reuters
Tags:

Prev     Next

5 Indian women among the world's most powerful

Prev     More
Prev

More

Marillyn Hewson  

CEO, Lockheed Martin, United States

Rank: 21

Marillyn Hewson has headed various business verticles of Lockheed Martin before taking charge as the CEO.  The journey so far was not an easy one for Hewson who has trained many youngsters to lead teams in the worlds largest aerospace and defense security firm.


Image: Marillyn Hewson at the Farnborough Airshow..
Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Prev     More