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Raghuram Rajan, SBI chief among most influential policy makers

September 10, 2014 17:10 IST

Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan took charge of India's central bank when the rupee seemed to be in a tailspin while the country was facing runaway inflation. 

He stabilised the rupee and put up a more credible fight against inflation. These actions have landed him on the fourth annual Bloomberg Markets 50 Most Influential list, which will appear in the magazine's October special issue.

He, however, isn't the only Indian banker on the list. The list also features State Bank of India Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya.

A selection of the 50 on the list:


Preet Bharara, 45 US Attorney, Justice Department

Mario Draghi, 67 President, European Central Bank

George Osborne, 43 Chancellor of the Exchequer, UK

Raghuram Rajan, 51 Governor, Reserve Bank of India

Janet Yellen, 68 Chair, US Federal Reserve

Zhou Xiaochuan, 66 Governor, People's Bank of China


Arundhati Bhattacharya, 58 Chairman, State Bank of India

Lloyd Blankfein, 59 CEO, Goldman Sachs Group Inc

Ana Patricia Botin, 53 CEO, SantanderUK Plc


Leon Cooperman, 71 Founder, Omega Advisors Inc

Mary Callahan Erdoes, 47 CEO, JPMorgan Asset Management

Larry Fink, 61 Co-founder, BlackRock Inc

Carl Icahn, 78 Chairman, Icahn Enterprises LP

Paul Singer, 70 CEO, Elliott Management Corp.

Jeffrey Ubben, 53 CEO, ValueAct Capital Management LP


Lael Brainard, 52 Governor, U.S. Federal Reserve

Satyajit Das, 57 Author, Traders, Guns and Money

Paul Graham, 49 Partner, Y Combinator

Kathy Matsui, 49 Chief Japan Equity Strategist, Goldman Sachs Group Inc

Thomas Piketty, 43 Professor, ParisSchool of Economics


Mary Barra, 52 CEO, General Motors Co

Warren Buffett, 84 CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc

Tim Cook, 53 CEO, Apple Inc

Jeffrey Immelt, 58 CEO, General Electric Co.

Jack Ma, 49 Founder, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Elon Musk, 43 Founder, Tesla Motors Inc

Igor Sechin, 54 CEO, OAO Rosneft

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