Four Indians among Forbes world’s 100 most powerful women

Four Indians have been named in Forbes magazine’s 12th annual list of World’s 100 most powerful women. They are

  • Arundhati Bhattacharya: First woman (and youngest) Chairperson of State Bank of India (SBI) was placed at 30th position.
  • Chanda Kochhar: Managing Director (MD) and CEO of India’s largest private sector lender ICICI Bank was placed at 35th position.
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw: Founder, Chairman and MD of Biocon Limited was placed at 85th position.
  • Shobhana Bhartia: Chairperson and Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times Group was placed at 93rd position. It should be noted she has appeared on the list for the first time.

Apart from them, two women of Indian-origin PepsiCo Chief Indra Nooyi (15th position) and Cisco Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior (84th position) also have appeared in the list.
Top 10 powerful women: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (1st), Hillary Clinton (2nd), Melinda Gates (3rd), US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (3th), GM CEO Mary Barra (5th), IMF Chief Christine Lagarde (6th), Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (7th), Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (8th), YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki (9th) and US First Lady Michelle Obama (10th).
About Forbes’ World’s 100 most powerful women list

  • It is an annual list of the 100 most influential women published by Forbes magazine.
  • The list feature extraordinary entrepreneurs, politicians, celebrity role models, visionary CEOs, billionaire activists and pioneer philanthropists who are transforming the world.
  • They are ranked by dollars, media presence and impact.



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