5 Indian women in the world business honchos list
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5 Indian women in the world business honchos list

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 30 September 2010, 06:05 Hrs
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5 Indian women in the world business honchos list
Bangalore: Pepsico Chief Indra Nooyi has been named as the most powerful woman in corporate America by the Fortune magazine, while four other Indian women have made the cut in the list of female business honchos outside the U.S. Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of beverages major Pepsico, has topped the list of 50 Most Powerful Women in U.S. for the fifth time. In the latest ranking, Nooyi is followed by Kraft Foods' Chief Irene Rosenfeld at the second spot and Archer Daniels Midland's boss Patricia Woertz at the third place.

In another list of 50 most powerful women worldwide, excluding the U.S., there are four Indians. Leading the foursome is ICICI Bank managing director and CEO Chanda Kochhar at rank 10. About 49-year-old Kochhar, took charge of India's largest private sector bank last year and swiftly put her own stamp on the business.

According to Fortune, with managing assets of more than $100 billion and wholly-owned subsidiaries in 18 countries, Kochhar has strengthened its sources of funding and pushed through an ambitious branch expansion.

HP India's Neelam Dhawan follows Kochhar at rank 36. She has countrywide responsibility for revenues and profitability and ensuring the greatest leverage from HP's services, personal systems and imaging & printing businesses. With a portfolio that extends to offshore activities, BPO, software engineering, research and IT services, Neelam play an important role in shaping the company's overall business agenda.

HT Media's Shobhana Bhartia is ranked 44th. Bhartia is the chairperson and editorial director of the Hindustan Times group. She is also the Pro Chancellor of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.

Others in the top ten include WellPoint's Angela Braly (4th), Avon Products' Andrea Jung (5th), media personality Oprah Winfrey (6th rank), Xerox chief Ursula Burns (9) and Yahoo!'s head Carol Bartz (10).

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