“That’s no mean feat when you consider that SBI has 190 foreign offices, a market cap of Rs 1.9 lakh crore and 2,22,033 employees,” Fortune India noted. These powerful women represent various sectors such as banking, finance, healthcare, media, fashion and entertainment. Other new entrants are Shahnaz Husain, founder of Shahnaz Group of Companies; Zarin Daruwala, president wholesale banking ICICI Bank; Archana Hingorani, CEO and ED IL&FS Investment Managers; Ireena Vittal, management consultant independent director; Vani Kola, MD Kalaari Capital and Valerie Wagoner, MD Zipdial.
“The country’s most powerful women in business once again show that people may change, but the idea of power does not,” the magazine noted. The other women who figure in the top 10 are Zia Mody Co-founder AZB Partners; Mallika Srinivasan CEO of TAFE and Aruna Jayanthi CEO of Capgemini India; Preetha Reddy, MD, Apollo Hospital Enterprise; Kiran Mazumdar Shaw chairwoman and MD at Biocon and Shobhana Bhartia, chairwoman, HT Media.