Press Esc to close
Thursday 23 October 2014
News updated at 11:20 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Eight Indians among Forbes Asia's 50 top businesswomen

Washington, Feb 28, 2013, (IANS):
Wikipedia

Eight Indian women, including media baroness Shobhana Bharti, hotelier Priya Paul and banker Chhanda Kochchar, figure among Forbes Asia's list of 50 businesswomen in Asia who are performing at the centrestage in the world's most dynamic region.

The 50 women were chosen for being particularly active in their areas of business in spite of challenging economic headwinds, the US business magazine said noting most of these women produced higher profits amid a slowdown in China, a weak US recovery and concerns over Europe's currency union.

The list  includes Priya Paul, an Indian hotelier who took over after her father was assassinated and introduced a new line of hip boutique inns.


Other Indians on the list are Shobhana Bhartia, 56, Chairman and Editorial Director HT Media; Chanda Kochhar, 51, Managing Director & CEO ICICI Bank; Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, 59, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director Biocon India; Chitra Ramkrishna, 49, Joint Managing Director, National Stock Exchange; Renuka Ramnath, 51, Founder, Managing Director and CEO, Multiples Alternate Asset Management India; Preetha Reddy, 55, Group Managing Director Apollo Hospitals; and Shikha Sharma, 54, CEO and Managing Director Axis Bank, India.

Women from China dominate the list with 16 honourees, followed by Hong Kong and India with eight each.

Three other Indians figure on a list of 12 Women to Watch. They are: Sunaina Gill, 32, Director of Operations & Merchandising Gill Capital, Singapore; Nisaba Godrej, 35, President, Human Capital & Innovation, Godrej Group; and Nandini Piramal, 32, Executive Director/Head of H.R. Piramal Enterprises.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A major fire that broke out in the crackers market in Faridabad...

A major fire that broke out in the crackers market in Faridabad...

On the eve of Diwali Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture of Kali...

On the eve of Diwali Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture of Kali...

Indian passengers rest on a crowded platform ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights...

Indian passengers rest on a crowded platform ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights...

Indian soccer player Peter Biaksangzuala, center, performs flips as he celebrates a goal...

Indian soccer player Peter Biaksangzuala, center, performs flips as he celebrates a goal...

Woman buying earthen lamps at a market ahead of the Diwali festival...

Woman buying earthen lamps at a market ahead of the Diwali festival...

School children paint their faces during Diwali celebrations...

School children paint their faces during Diwali celebrations...

A huge rangoli in front of Swaminarayan Temple...

A huge rangoli in front of Swaminarayan Temple...

Volunteers of Azad Hind taking out a procession to mark the Azad Hind Foundation Day...

Volunteers of Azad Hind taking out a procession to mark the Azad Hind Foundation Day...

Family members paying tribute to police martyrs during Police Commemoration Day...

Family members paying tribute to police martyrs during Police Commemoration Day...

TRS activists set affire chairs at the TDP office in Nalgonda...

TRS activists set affire chairs at the TDP office in Nalgonda...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523