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Top Five Powerful Businesswomen in India

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 10 November 2011, 12:00 Hrs
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Bangalore: In today's competitive business world, Indian women are increasingly becoming prominent in the domestic and international sphere in media, entertainment, business, IT, politics and literature. The increasing role of the private sector and the increase in the number of multinationals emerging up, has facilitated a rise in the number of women managers and entrepreneurs in the corporate sector. The Fortune India Magazine has ranked India's 'Most Powerful Women in Business' for the first time and here is the list of top five powerful businesswomen in India.

1. Chanda Kochchar:

Chanda Kochhar, who heads the ICICI Bank, the world's largest private bank, in the country has been ranked as the most powerful Indian women in business. Chanda began her career in 1984 as a management trainee and successfully rose through the ranks by handling multidimensional assignments and leading all the major functions in the Bank at various points of time. Since 2006, she has been the head of international Banking arm of ICICI Bank. The corporate Diva has wide experience in the fields of corporate credit, e-commerce strategy, infrastructure financing, and retail business. She worked as a Joint Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of ICICI Bank from October 2007 to April 2009. Chanda served as the Chief Financial Officer of Corporate Centre at ICICI Bank and was also the official spokesperson. In addition to finance, planning, and communications; her responsibilities included the global treasury, principal investments and trading, risk management, and legal functions. From May 2009, she was appointed the CEO and MD of ICICI Bank for a period of five years succeeding K. V. Kamath, who held the post since 1996. Chanda is honoured with Padma Bhushan Award, the third highest civilian honour by the Government of India in 2010 for her services to banking sector.

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Reader's comments(10)
1: ICICI Bank a Cheater Bank In India. They Have Taken from me RS 1000 for home loan processing fee, not sanction loan never given amount to back, its a cheater bank, shame to CEO
Posted by:Usman Shaikh - 24 Nov, 2012
2: im really impressed with the work of chanda mam she really encourage other house wives and other women
Posted by:denisha - 28 Jun, 2012
3: ICICI is not the World's Largest Private Bank. its a faltu bank in the india
Posted by:ganesha - 01 Mar, 2012
Vijaya S Replied to: ganesha - 10 Jul, 2012
5: one day i got a award of best businesswomen of the year
Posted by:Nidhi Rawal - 28 Feb, 2012
good LUCK
vijaya shanbhag Replied to: Nidhi Rawal - 16 Oct, 2012
7: ICICI is not the World's Largest Private Bank. It is India's largest Private Bank. What at dumbass statement!
Posted by:GMK - 15 Nov, 2011
8: My best wishes to this great women!
Posted by:D.SATHYA NARAYANAN - 12 Nov, 2011
9: Great to hear about WOMEN-ON--TOP
Posted by:vijaya shanbhag - 11 Nov, 2011
10: I'm proud to be a part of Capgemini which is lead by a Super power Woman like Aruna. She's a great leader.
Posted by:Denis - 10 Nov, 2011