8 Indians Among Asia's Top 50 Businesswomen

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 04 March 2013, 02:50 Hrs
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Bangalore: The Indian women are enjoying the impact of globalization and making an influence not only on domestic but also on international sphere. They are passionate about their work, they are confident about what they do and the trend they have shaped has taken them to the top of their game. Read on to know these 8 “game-changers” who made it to the list of “50 dynamic women” by Forbes.

1. Shobhana Bhartia
Age: 56
Chairmen and Editorial Director HT Media

Media baroness hails from the storied Birla business clan. She joined her family's media empire in 1985 at the age of 28, eventually transforming it from a stodgy publisher into fast-growing listed outfit HT Media. It is one of the biggest newspapers in the nation and was started at the request of Mahatma Gandhi to her grand father Ghanshyam Das Birla. Other interests include the Hindi daily Hindustan; business daily Mint, in partnership with the Wall Street Journal; FM radio stations; and jobs portal shine.com. It is also expanding in the education space with a new 50-50 joint venture with U.S.-based Apollo Global.

2. Chanda Kochhar
Age:  51
Managing Director & CEO ICICI Bank

She is the first woman to run the country’s second largest lender and once its fastest growing bank, ICICI Bank. With around 25 million customers, the bank has assets of $91 billion, over 2,500 branches. Kochhar is credited with building ICICI's retail arm from scratch. She took charge of the bank in 2009, after a passionately contested the succession race, becoming its youngest ever CEO at 47.

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