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5 Indians among Forbes' Most Powerful Women List

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 23 August 2012, 11:50 Hrs   |    7 Comments
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Chanda Kochhar (Business):

Managing Director and CEO, ICICI Bank

Kochhar is ranked 59th in the list of 100 World’s Most Powerful Women. She is currently the Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank, India’s largest private bank. Kochhar became the CEO and MD on May 2009. She had succeeded K V Kamath, who was CEO of the bank since 1996. Under Kochhar’s leadership, ICICI Bank had won the “Best Retail Bank in India” award in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005 and “Excellence in Retail Banking Award” in 2002; both the awards had been given by The Asian Banker. Kochhar personally was awarded “Retail Banker of the Year 2004 (Asia-Pacific region)” by the Asian Banker. Her list of awards do not stop here. She was awarded “Business Women of the Year 2005” by The Economic Times and “Rising Star Award” for Global Awards 2006 by the Retail Banker International. Kochhar has also been honored with Padma Bhushan Award, the highest civilian honor by the Government of India for the year 2010 for her services to banking sector.

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Reader's comments(7)
1: Jay hind
Posted by:Parmar Anil - 09 Oct, 2012
2: This is a doctored report Kapil sibal, chidu or Ahmed patel can answer how Forbes listed Sonia on their list.
Sonia must have been the richest politician due to the kickbacks also called mota maal , which congress is used to.
Posted by:Nair - 04 Sep, 2012
3: It's a shame we let a foreigner control India.
Posted by:rrj - 26 Aug, 2012
4: Other than Chanda Kochar none of the others are infuential. Kiran Majumdar and an influential woman - my foot! What has she done to India to be influential the pig faced woman! And Sonia Gandhi. Shameless Article! Which fool has written this article?
Posted by:RAMA NAIDU - 26 Aug, 2012
Absolutely correct dude ! Silicone india too have started becoming a Mouth piece of the Congress party. Its slowly becomig paid website for the congress party
Nair Replied to: RAMA NAIDU - 04 Sep, 2012
Chill dude! Its a report that is made a news for u all to read. Blame Forbes not those poor journalists.
Gomathi Replied to: RAMA NAIDU - 04 Sep, 2012
7: Arguably the most powerful Indian women in the world.
Posted by:Rishi - 23 Aug, 2012