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Angela Merkel Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician serving as Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and leader of the centreright Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000; since 24 October 2017 she and her Cabinet continue as the acting government until a new government is formed. Merkel has been widely described as the de facto leader of the European Union, the most powerful woman in the world, and the leader of the Free World. She is the first female Chancellor of Germany, and the first Chancellor of postwar Germany to have grown up in the former East. Merkel was born in Hamburg in then-West Germany and moved to East Germany as an infant when her father, a Lutheran clergyman, received a pastorate in Perleberg. She obtained a doctorate in quantum chemistry in 1986 and worked as a research scientist until 1989. Merkel entered politics in the wake of the Revolutions of 1989, and briefly served as a deputy spokesperson for the first democratically elected East German Government headed by Lothar de Maizière in 1990.

Following German reunification in 1990, Merkel was elected to the Bundestag for the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and has been reelected ever since. As the protégée of Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Merkel was appointed as the Federal Minister for Women and Youth in Kohl’s government in 1991, and became the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in 1994. After her party lost the federal election in 1998, Merkel was elected Secretary-General of the CDU before becoming the party’s first female leader two years later in the aftermath of a donations scandal that toppled Wolfgang Schäuble. Following the 2005 federal election, Merkel was appointed Germany’s first female Chancellor at the head of a grand coalition consisting of the CDU, its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In the 2009 federal election, the CDU obtained the largest share of the vote and Merkel was able to form a coalition government with the Free Democratic Party (FDP). At the 2013 federal


election, Merkel’s CDU won a landslide victory with 41.5% of the vote and formed a second grand coalition with the SPD, after the FDP lost all of its representation in the Bundestag. In the 2017 federal election the CDU again became the largest party; her cabinet continues as an acting government while she negotiates to form a new coalition. In 2007, Merkel was President of the European Council and played a central role in the negotiation of the Treaty of Lisbon and the Berlin Declaration. One of Merkel’s consistent priorities has been to strengthen transatlantic economic relations. Merkel played a crucial role in managing the financial crisis at the European and international level, and she has been referred to as “the decider.” In domestic policy, health care reform, problems concerning future energy development and more recently her government’s approach to the ongoing migrant crisis have been major issues during her Chancellorship. On 26 March 2014, Merkel became the longest-serving incumbent head of government in the European Union and she is currently the senior G7 leader.

Theresa May Theresa Mary May is a British politician serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2016. She was first elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Maidenhead in the general election of 1997. Ideologically, she identifies herself as a one-nation conservative. May grew up in Oxfordshire. From 1977 until 1983, she worked for the Bank of England, and from 1985 until 1997 at the Association for Payment Clearing Services, also serving as a councillor for Durnsford in Merton. After unsuccessful attempts to be elected to the House of Commons in 1992 and 1994, she was elected as the MP for Maidenhead in the 1997 general election. From 1999 to 2010, May held a number of roles in the Shadow Cabinets of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard, and David Cameron, including Shadow Transport Secretary and Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary. She was also Chairman of the Conservative Party from 2002 to 2003. After the formation of a coalition government following the 2010 general election, May was appointed Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, giving up the latter

role in 2012. Reappointed after the Conservative victory in the 2015 general election, she went on to become the longestserving Home Secretary for over 60 years. During her tenure she pursued reform of the Police Federation, implemented a harder line on drugs policy including the banning of khat, oversaw the introduction of elected Police and Crime Commissioners, the deportation of Abu Qatada, the creation of the National Crime Agency and brought in additional restrictions on immigration. Following Cameron’s resignation, May won a leadership election in July 2016, becoming the second female Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher. As Prime Minister, May began the process of withdrawing the UK from the European Union, triggering Article 50 in March 2017. In April 2017, May announced an early general election in June, with the aim of strengthening her hand in Brexit negotiations. This resulted in a hung parliament, in which the number of Conservative seats fell from 330 to 317, despite the party winning their highest vote share since 1983, prompting her to broker a confidence and supply deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to support May’s minority government.


Melinda Gates Melinda Ann Gates is an American philanthropist, former Microsoft employee, and cofounder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She worked at Microsoft, where she was project manager for Microsoft Bob, Encarta and Expedia. In 2002, Melinda and Bill Gates received the Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards. In December 2005, Melinda and Bill Gates were named by Time as Persons of the Year alongside Bono. Melinda and Bill Gates received the Spanish Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation on May 4, 2006, in recognition of their world impact through charitable giving. In November 2006, Melinda was awarded the Insignia of the Order of the Aztec Eagle, together with Bill Gates, who was awarded the Placard of the same order, both for their philanthropic work around the world in the areas of health and education, particularly in Mexico, and specifically in the program “Un país de lectores”. In May 2006, in honor of her

work to improve the lives of children locally and around the world, Seattle Children’s Hospital dedicated the Melinda French Gates Ambulatory Care building at Seattle Children’s (then called Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center). She chaired The Campaign for Children’s, a $300 million comprehensive fundraising drive to expand facilities, fund under-compensated and uncompensated care, and grow the hospital’s research program to find cures and treatments. In 2007, Melinda Gates received an honorary doctorate in medicine from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. On June 12, 2009, Melinda and Bill Gates received honorary degrees from the University of Cambridge. Their benefaction of $210 million in 2000 set up the Gates Cambridge Trust, which funds postgraduate scholars from outside the UK to study at the University. In 2013, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Duke University as a tribute for her philanthropic commitment. She was also ranked #3 in Forbes 2013 and 2014 lists of the 100 Most


Powerful Women, #4 in 2012 and #6 in 2011. Armchair Advocates added Gates to the list “100 Tweeters of Social Good You Have to Follow in 2013”. Gates was appointed an honorary Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2013 for her services to philanthropy and international development. Gates has also donated over $10 million to her high school, Ursuline Academy of Dallas. She is one of the major donors of their Facing the Future Campaign and was honored in their dedication ceremony on May 7, 2010. In recognition of the foundation’s philanthropic activities in India, Bill and Melinda Gates jointly received India’s thirdhighest civilian honor, Padma Bhushan, in 2015.

Sheryl Sandberg Sheryl Kara Sandberg is an American technology executive, activist, and author. She is the chief operating officer (COO) of Facebook and founder of Leanin. org (also known as the Lean In Foundation). In June 2012, she was elected to the board of directors by the existing board members, becoming the first woman to serve on Facebook’s board. Before she joined Facebook as its COO, Sandberg was vice president of global online sales and operations at Google, and was involved in launching Google’s philanthropic arm Google.org. Before Google, Sandberg served as chief of staff for United States Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers. In 2012, she was named in the Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world according to Time magazine. As of June 2015, Sandberg is reported to be worth over US$1 billion, due to her stock holdings in Facebook and other companies. After graduating from business school in the spring of 1995, Sandberg worked as a management consultant

for McKinsey & Company for approximately one year (19951996). From 1996 to 2001 she again worked for Larry Summers, who was then serving as the United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton. Sandberg assisted in the Treasury’s work on forgiving debt in the developing world during the Asian financial crisis. When the Republicans gained the US Presidency in November 2000, Sandberg left her job. She then moved to Silicon Valley in 2001 and joined Google Inc., serving as its Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations from November 2001 to March 2008. She was responsible for online sales of Google’s advertising and publishing products as well as for sales operations of Google’s consumer products and Google Book Search. After joining the company, Sandberg quickly began trying to figure out how to make Facebook profitable. Before she joined, the company was “primarily interested in building a really cool site; profits, they assumed, would follow.” By

late spring, Facebook’s leadership had agreed to rely on advertising, “with the ads discreetly presented”; by 2010, Facebook became profitable. According to Facebook, she oversees the firm’s business operations including sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy, and communications. In 2012 she became the eighth member (and the first woman) of Facebook’s board of directors. In April 2014, it was reported that Sandberg had sold over half of her shares in Facebook since the company went public. At the time of Facebook’s IPO she held approximately 41 million shares in the company; after several rounds of sales she is left with around 17.2 million shares, a 0.5% stake in the company, worth about $1 billion.


Mary Barra Mary Teresa Barra is the Chairman and CEO of General Motors Company. She has held the CEO position since January 15, 2014, and she is the first female CEO of a major global automaker. On December 10, 2013, GM named her to succeed Dan Akerson as Chief Executive Officer, and prior to that, Barra served as the Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain at General Motors. Barra started working for General Motors at the age of 18 as a co-op student in 1980 and subsequently held a variety of engineering and administrative positions, including being the manager of the Detroit/ Hamtramck Assembly plant. When Mary Barra took over as chief executive of General Motors in January 2014, she became the first ever female to head an automobile manufacturer. During her first year as CEO, General Motors was forced to issue 84 safety recalls involving over 30 million cars. Barra was called before the Senate to testify about the recalls and deaths attributed to the faulty ignition switch. Barra and General Motors also came under suspicion of paying for awards to burnish the

CEO and corporation’s image during that time. The recalls let to the creation of new policies encouraging workers to report problems they encounter, thereby altering the company culture. Over the course of her tenure as CEO, Barra has pushed GM as a company transitioning into the tech space pushing forward in the automated driverless car space with major acquisitions including Strobe, a startup focused on driverless technology. Also in 2017 she pushed GM to develop the Chevy Bolt EV, beating rival Tesla in developing the first electric car with a range of 200 miles. In August 2017, she was elected to the board of Disney. She is the 12th person elected to this board. Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney, has this to say about Barra: Beyond being an incredibly respected leader of a major U.S. company, Mary is recognized as an agent of change with a relentless focus on quality, safety and, most importantly, consumers. Her ability to adapt to a changing technological and consumer-focused landscape makes her uniquely suited for the Disney board.


Susan Wojcicki Susan Diane Wojcicki is an American technology executive. She has been the CEO of YouTube since February 2014. She is from Los Altos, California, and has a net worth of $410 million. Wojcicki was named #1 on the Adweek Top 50 Execs list in 2013, which recognizes the top media executives within an organization. She was named #27 on Vanity Fair’s New Establishment list in 2015. In 2017, Wojcicki ranked #6 on Forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Wojcicki is currently ranked #41 on Forbes list of America’s SelfMade Women. In September 1998, the same month that Google was incorporated, its founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin set up office in Wojcicki’s garage in Menlo Park. Before becoming Google’s first marketing manager in 1999, Wojcicki worked in marketing at Intel in Santa Clara, California, and was a management consultant at Bain & Company and R.B. Webber & Company. At Google, she worked on the initial viral marketing programs, as well as the first Google Doodles. Wojcicki also took part in the development

of successful contributions to Google such as Google Images and Google Books. Wojcicki grew within Google to become senior vice president of Advertising & Commerce and lead the advertising and analytic products, including AdWords, AdSense, DoubleClick, and Google Analytics. YouTube, then a small start-up, was successfully competing with Google’s Google Video service, overseen by Wojcicki. Her response was to propose the purchase of YouTube. She handled two of Google’s largest acquisitions — the $1.65 billion purchase of YouTube in 2006 and the $3.1 billion purchase of DoubleClick in 2007. In February 2014 she became the CEO of YouTube. Wojcicki, called “the most important person in advertising”, was named to Time’s 100 most influential people in 2015 and described in a later issue of Time as “the most powerful woman on the Internet”. In the time that Wojcicki has been CEO of YouTube, the

company announced that it had reached 1.5 billion logged-in users a month and that users were watching one billion hours a day. Since taking on the role of CEO, YouTube’s percentage of femaleemployees has risen from 24 to nearly 30 percent. Wojcicki also oversaw the development and release of new YouTube applications and experiences designed to cater to users interested in family gaming, and music content. She also oversaw the launch of YouTube’s advertisement-free subscription service, YouTube Red, and its over-the-top (OTT) internet television service YouTube TV. During her tenure, YouTube has tightened its policy on videos it regards as potentially violating its policies on hate speech and violent extremism. The more stringent policies came after The Times showed that “ads sponsored by the British government and several private sector companies had appeared ahead of YouTube videos supporting terrorist groups” and several large advertisers withdrew their ads from YouTube in response. The enforcement policies have been criticized as censorship. HELLOBIZ BUSINESS MAGAZINE MARCH 2018 | 11

Abigail Johnson In November 2016, Johnson was named chairman and will remain CEO and president, giving her full control of Fidelity with 45,000 employees worldwide. Johnson’s wealth is approximately $16.5 billion, making her one of the world’s wealthiest women. Johnson graduated from Hobart and William Smith with a bachelor of arts degree in art history in 1984. After a brief stint as a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton from 1985–86, Johnson completed an MBA at Harvard Business School and joined Fidelity—which her grandfather Edward Johnson II founded in 1946—as an analyst and portfolio manager in 1988. She was promoted to an executive role in Fidelity Management and Research (FMR) in 1997 and has since held various senior executive posts inside FMR, Fidelity Institutional Retirement Services and Fidelity Investments.

Johnson is a member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation. She is a member of the board of directors of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). She is the first and only woman to serve on the board of the Financial Services Forum. In 2016, “Forbes” ranked her as the 16th most powerful woman in the world. In 2015, She was ranked as #19. In 2014, she was #34.

She was named president in August 2012. In October 2014, Johnson was named to the additional post of chief executive of Fidelity Investments. 12 | HELLOBIZ BUSINESS MAGAZINE MARCH 2018

Christine Lagarde Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde; born 1 January 1956) is a French lawyer and politician who has been the Managing Director (MD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 5 July 2011. Previously, she held various ministerial posts in the French government: she was Minister of Economic Affairs, Finance and Employment, Minister of Agriculture and Fishing and Minister of Trade in the government of Dominique de Villepin. Lagarde was the first woman to become finance minister of a G8 economy and is the first woman to head the IMF. A noted anti-trust and labour lawyer, Lagarde was the first female chair of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie between 1999 and 2004. On 16 November 2009, the Financial Times ranked her the best Minister of Finance in the Eurozone. On 28 June 2011, she was named as the next MD of the IMF for a five-year term, starting on 5 July 2011, replacing Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Her appointment is the 11th consecutive appointment of a European to head the IMF. In 2014, Lagarde was ranked the 5th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. She was re-elected by consensus for a second five-year term, starting 5 July 2016, being the only candidate nominated for the post of managing director. Lagarde joined Baker & McKenzie, a large Chicagobased international law firm, in 1981. She handled major antitrust and labour cases, was made partner after six years and was named head of the firm in Western Europe. She joined the executive committee in 1995 and was elected the company’s first female Chairman in October 1999.

Fillon. The following month she joined François Fillon’s cabinet in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Finance and Employment to become the first woman in charge of economic policy in France.[citation needed] She was the only member of the French political class to condemn Jean-Paul Guerlain’s racist remarks of 2010.

In 2004, Lagarde became president of the global strategic committee As France’s Trade Minister between 2005 and May 2007, Lagarde prioritized opening new markets for the country’s products, focusing on the technology sector. On 18 May 2007, she was moved to the Ministry of Agriculture as part of the government of François HELLOBIZ BUSINESS MAGAZINE MARCH 2018 | 13

Ana Patricia Botín Ana Patricia Botín-Sanz de Sautuola O’Shea, DBE is a Spanish banker. On 10 September 2014 she was appointed executive chairwoman of Santander Group, the fourth generation of the Botín family to hold this role. Prior to this she was CEO of Santander UK, a role she held from December 2010. In 2005, Botín was ranked by Forbes magazine as the 99th most powerful woman in the world. In 2009, she was ranked 45th. In February 2013, she was ranked the third most powerful woman in the UK by Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4. In 2016, she was ranked the 10th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. She worked for eight years at JP Morgan in the US. In 1988, she came back to Spain and began working for the Santander Group. In 2002 she became the executive chairman of the Spanish bank, Banesto.

Company. In September 2014, she was appointed chair of the Santander Group. She is the fourth generation of the Botín family to hold this role. In December 2015, it was announced she would be made an honorary Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the British financial sector. In 2015 Ana Botín was presented with the first Award for Responsible Capitalism. The award ceremony was held at Lancaster House in London, and presented by SajidJavid, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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Ginni Rometty Virginia Marie “Ginni” Rometty is an American business executive. She is the current chairman, president, and CEO of IBM, and the first woman to head the company. Prior to becoming president and CEO in January 2012, she held the positions of senior vice president and group executive for sales, marketing, and strategy at IBM. She joined IBM as a systems engineer in 1981. Rometty’s tenure as CEO has been marked by prestigious awards including by Bloomberg who named her among the 50 Most Influential People in the World, and Fortune naming her among the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” for ten consecutive years. Her tenure as CEO has been met by criticism related to executive compensation, outsourcing, and IBM’s 23 consecutive quarters of revenue decline. After graduation in 1979, Rometty went to work for General Motors Institute. In 1981, she joined IBM as a systems engineer in its Detroit office. She joined IBM’s Consulting Group in 1991. In 2002, she “championed the purchase

of the big business consulting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, for $3.5 billion.” Rometty became senior vice president and group executive for sales, marketing, and strategy in 2009 and is “credited with spearheading IBM’s growth strategy by getting the company into the cloud computing and analytics businesses. She was also at the helm of readying Watson, the Jeopardy! playing computer, for commercial use.” On October 25, 2011, IBM announced that she was to be the company’s next president and CEO, with Sam Palmisano stepping down but retaining his position as chairman. Rometty’s appointment marks the first time a woman has been CEO of IBM. Regarding her promotion, Palmisano stated, “Ginni got it because she deserved it ... It’s got zero to do with progressive social policies.”

IBM on October 1, 2012. One of her goals is to focus company efforts on the cloud and cognitive computing systems, such as Watson.

On September 26, 2012, IBM announced that Rometty was taking on the added role of chairman of IBM, as Samuel Palmisano prepared to retire at the end of 2012. Rometty commenced her duty as chairman, president, and CEO of HELLOBIZ BUSINESS MAGAZINE MARCH 2018 | 15

Indra Nooyi Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi (born 28 October 1955) is an Indian American business executive and the current Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, the second largest food and beverage business in the world by net revenue. She has consistently ranked among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. In 2014, she was ranked at #13 on the list of Forbes World’s 100 most powerful women, and was ranked the 2nd most powerful woman on the Fortune list in 2015. In February 2018, the International Cricket Council announced that Nooyi would join the ICC Board as its first independent female director in June.Forbes magazine ranked Nooyi on the 2008 through 2017 lists of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Fortune magazine has named Nooyi number one on its annual ranking of Most Powerful Women in business for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2008, Nooyi was named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report. In 2008, she was elected to the Fellowship of the

American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In January 2008, Nooyi was elected chairwoman of the U.S.India Business Council (USIBC). Nooyi leads USIBC’s Board of Directors, an assembly of more than 60 senior executives representing a cross-section of American industry. Nooyi has been named 2009 CEO of the Year by Global Supply Chain Leaders Group. In 2009, Nooyi was considered one of “The TopGun CEOs” by Brendan Wood International, an advisory agency. After five years on top, PepsiCo’s Indian American chairman and CEO IndraNooyi has been pushed to the second spot as most powerful woman in US business by Kraft’s CEO, Irene Rosenfeld. In 2013, Nooyi was named one of the “25 Greatest Global Living Legends” by NDTV. On December 14, 2013 she was awarded by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at the RashtrapatiBhavan. Nooyi was named to Institutional Investor’s Best CEOs list in the


All-America Executive Team Survey in 2008 to 2011. The prestigious Yale School of Management will name its deanship in honour of PepsiCo’s CEO IndraNooyi as she gifted an undisclosed amount, becoming the school’s biggest alumni donor and the first woman to endow a deanship at a top business school.

Meg Whitman Margaret Cushing “Meg” Whitman (born August 4, 1956) is an American business executive, political activist, and philanthropist. Whitman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, a role she announced on November 20, 2017, that she will resign effective February 1, 2018. Whitman was a senior member of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns in both 2008 and 2012 and ran for governor of California as a Republican but supported Hillary Clinton in 2016. A native of Cold Spring Harbor, a hamlet of Huntington, New York, Whitman is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School. Whitman served as an executive in The Walt Disney Company, where she was Vice President of Strategic Planning throughout the 1980s. In the 1990s, she served as an executive for DreamWorks, Procter & Gamble, and Hasbro. Whitman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay, from 1998 to 2008. During Whitman’s 10 years with the company, she oversaw its

expansion from 30 employees and $4 million in annual revenue, to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in annual revenue. In 2014, Whitman was named 20th in Forbes List of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World. In 2008, Whitman was cited by The New York Times as among the women most likely to become the first female President of the United States. In February 2009, Whitman announced her candidacy for Governor of California, becoming the third woman in a 20-year period to run for the office. Whitman won the Republican primary in June 2010. The fourth-wealthiest woman in California with a net worth of $1.3 billion in 2010, she spent more of her own money on the race than any other political candidate spent on a single election in American history, spending $144 million of her own fortune and $178.5 million in total, including money from donors. Whitman was defeated by Democratic former Governor Jerry Brown in the 2010 California gubernatorial election by 54% to 41%.


Tsai Ing-wen Tsai Ing-wen is a Taiwanese politician and the President of the Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan. Tsai is the second president from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and the first woman elected to the office. She is also the first president to be of both Hakka and aboriginal descent (a quarter Paiwan from her grandmother), the first unmarried president, the first to have never held an elected executive post before presidency, and the first to be popularly elected without having previously served as the Mayor of Taipei (the capital city of Taiwan). She is the incumbent Chair of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and was the party’s presidential candidate in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections. Tsai previously served as party chair from 2008 to 2012. Tsai studied law and international trade, and later became a law professor at Soochow University School of Law and National Chengchi University after earning her LLB degree from National Taiwan University, an LLM degree from Cornell Law School and a Ph.D. in law from London School of Economics

and Political Science. In 1993, as an Independent (without party affiliation), she was appointed to a series of governmental positions, including trade negotiator for WTO affairs, by the then-ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and was one of the chief drafters of the special state-tostate relations doctrine of then President Lee Teng-hui. After DPP President Chen Shui-bian took office in 2000, Tsai served as Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council throughout Chen’s first term as a non-partisan. She joined DPP in 2004 and served briefly as a DPP-nominated at-large member of the Legislative Yuan. From there, she was appointed Vice Premier under Premier Su Tseng-chang until the cabinet’s mass resignation in 2007. She was elected and assumed DPP leadership in 2008, following her party’s defeat in the 2008 presidential election. She resigned as chair after losing her 2012 presidential election bid. Tsai ran for New Taipei City mayorship in the November 2010 municipal elections but was defeated by another former vice premier, Eric Chu (KMT). In


April 2011, Tsai became the first female presidential candidate of a major party in the history of the Republic of China after defeating her former superior, Su Tseng-chang, in the DPP’s primary by a slight margin. She was defeated by incumbent Kuomintang candidate Ma Ying-jeou in the 5th direct presidential election in 2012, but was elected by a landslide four years later in the 6th direct presidential election in 2016.

Laurene Powell Jobs Laurene Powell Jobs (born November 6, 1963) is an American businesswoman, executive and the founder of Emerson Collective, which advocates for policies concerning education and immigration reform, social justice and environmental conservation. She is also co-founder and president of the Board of College Track, which prepares disadvantaged high school students for college. Powell Jobs resides in Palo Alto, California, with her three children. She is the widow of Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc. She manages the Laurene Powell Jobs Trust. In 1997, Powell Jobs and Carlos Watson co-founded College Track, a nonprofit organization in East Palo Alto to improve high school graduation, college enrollment, and college graduation rates for “underserved” students. Of College Track’s high school graduates, many of whom are first-generation college students, approximately 90 percent attend four-year colleges and 70 percent finish college in six years, whereas the national average for first-generation college students is 24 percent. College Track has facilities in

East Palo Alto, Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, Watts, Boyle Heights, New Orleans, Aurora, Colorado and Denver. “We have a wait list of five cities where we’d like to open up centers,” Powell Jobs has said. “We want to keep our standards high, though, and are reluctant to grow through franchising or through dissemination of our curriculum and training.” Powell Jobs serves on the advisory board of Udacity, a for-profit provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs). Powell Jobs also founded the Emerson Collective, an organization that supports social entrepreneurs and organizations working in education and immigration reform, social justice and conservation through partnerships, grants and investments. The Emerson Collective spearheads several social and political projects, among them The Dream is Now campaign and works closely with Conservation International and NewSchools Venture Fund. As of 2013, Powell Jobs sits on the board of directors of College Track, NewSchools Venture Fund, Conservation International, and Stanford University. She is chair of the board of directors of XQ

and also sits on the chairman’s advisory board of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2014, she was ranked as the 29th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Her ranking rose from #39 in 2013. In September 2015, Powell Jobs launched a $50 million project to create high schools with new approaches to education. The Super School Project, the initiative aims to inspire teams of educators, students, and community leaders to create and implement new plans for high schools, Efforts include altering school schedules, curriculums and technologies in order to replace the country’s century-old high school education model. Funding for XQ comes from Powell Jobs’ Emerson Collective. Following an initial $50 million financial contribution, XQ announced an additional contribution, awarding ten schools $10 million each, for a total financial contribution of $100 million. The schools were chosen from approximately 700 submissions nationwide. Powell Jobs’ team of advisors is led by Russlynn H. Ali.


Angela Ahrendts Angela Jean Ahrendts, DBE is an American businesswoman and the Senior Vice President of Retail at Apple Inc. She was the CEO of Burberry from 2006 to 2014.Ahrendts left Burberry to join Apple in 2014.Ahrendts was ranked 25th in Forbes’ 2015 list of the most powerful women in the world, 9th most powerful woman in the U.K. in the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour 100 Power List, and 29th in Fortune’s 2014 list of the world’s most powerful women in business. She was also a member of the UK’s Prime Minister’s business advisory council until it was disbanded in 2016. On October 15, 2013, it was announced that Ahrendts would leave Burberry in Spring 2014 to join Apple Inc. as a member of

its executive team as Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores, filling the spot vacated by John Browett in October 2012. On May 1, 2014, Apple’s new SVP of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendtswas placed on the Apple Leadership roster, signaling her official entry into the company. According to Apple’s 2015 Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission,Ahrendts earned over $70 million in 2014, more than any other executive at Apple, including CEO Tim Cook. As of August 2016, she is reported to own approximately US$11 million worth of Apple shares.


Michelle Bachelet Verónica Michelle BacheletJeria; born 29 September 1951) is a Chilean politician who has been President of Chile since 11 March 2014. She was previously president from 2006 to 2010, becoming the first woman in her country to do so. After leaving the presidency and while not immediately re-electable, she was appointed the first executive director of the newly created United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). In December 2013, Bachelet was re-elected president with over 62% of the vote, bettering the 53.5% she obtained in 2006. She is the first person since 1932 to win the presidency of Chile twice in competitive elections.

Bachelet, a physician with studies in military strategy, was Health Minister and Defense Minister under her predecessor, Ricardo Lagos. She is a separated mother of three and describes herself as an agnostic. Aside from her native Spanish, she also speaks, with varying levels of fluency, English, German, Portuguese, French and Italian. She is a member of the Socialist Party of Chile.


Federica Mogherini Federica Maria Mogheriniborn 16 June 1973) is an Italian politician who has served as High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy since November 2014. She previously served as Italy’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation from February 2014 to October 2014, in the centre-left Renzi Cabinet. She was a Member of the Chamber of Deputies (MP) from 2008 to 2014. She is a member of the Democratic Party, part of the Party of European Socialists. In July 2014, given the large number of Italian MEPs belonging to the S&D group following the 2014 European election, the European Council considered her as a candidate for the position of High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, in Jean-Claude Juncker’s new Commission. On 13 July 2014, the Financial Times among other European newspapers reported that her nomination proposal had been opposed by the Baltic states and several CentralEuropean countries, including Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Poland, where her stance towards Russia concerning the Ukrainian crisis was considered

to be too soft. Sweden, Ireland, Netherlands and the United Kingdom raised concerns also, claiming the position should be filled by should be filled by someone from the center-right and by a candidate from outside Germany, France and Italy. Nonetheless, on 2 August 2014, Italian Prime Minister MatteoRenzi formally nominated her by letter to EC Presidentelect Jean-Claude Juncker, as Italy’s official candidate for EU Commissioner. On 30 August, Europe’s socialist Prime Ministers met prior to the convening of the European Council, at which she received the approval of the Party of European Socialists. On the same day the President Herman Van Rompuy announced that the European Council had decided to appoint the Italian Minister as its new High Representative, effective from 1 November 2014. The group of commissioners involved in external relations — neighborhood and EU enlargement, trade, development, emergency and humanitarian aid, migration, energy and transport — meets monthly, with Mogherini in the chair. At her first press conference she


declared her efforts will be devoted to establishing discussions between Russia and Ukraine to solve the crisis between the two countries. In 2015, Mogherini won praise for her role in negotiating the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, an international agreement on the nuclear program of Iran, and along with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad JavadZarif was the one to announce the accord to the world.[11] In 2016, she appointed chief negotiator Helga Schmid as Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS), following the resignation of Alain Le Roy. Since 2015, Mogherini has been serving as a member of the European Commission’s High-level Group of Personalities on Defence Research chaired by ElżbietaBieńkowska.

SafraCatz Safra A. Catz is an Israeli-born American business executive. She has been an executive at Oracle Corporation since April 1999, and a board member since 2001. In April 2011 she was named co-president and chief financial officer, reporting to founder/CTO Larry Ellison. On September 18, 2014 Oracle announced that Larry Ellison will step down as CEO and that Mark Hurd and SafraCatz have been named as the new CEOs. Catz was a banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette,[11] joining in 1986;[citation needed] Catz served as a managing director from February 1997 to March 1999 and a senior vice president from January 1994 to February 1997 and previously held various investment banking positions since 1986. She has been a nonexecutive director of Hyperion Solutions since April 14, 2007. She has been a member of the executive council of TechNet since March 14, 2013. She served as a director of PeopleSoft Inc. since December 30, 2004 and Stellent Inc. since December 12, 2006. Catz joined Oracle Corporation in April 1999. Catz became a member of the company’s Board of Directors in October 2001 and President of Oracle Corporation in early 2004. She is credited for having driven Oracle’s 2005 efforts to acquire software rival PeopleSoft in a

$10.3 billion takeover.Catz is also the company’s Chief Financial Officer, serving temporarily in that role from November 2005 to September 2008, and from April 2011 to the present. Mark Hurd joined her as Co-President in 2010. In 2009 she was ranked by Fortune as the 12th most powerful woman in business. In 2009 she was also ranked by Forbes as the 16th most powerful business-woman. In 2014, she was ranked at #24. According to an Equilar analysis published by Fortune, she was in 2011 the highestpaid woman among Fortune 1000 companies, receiving an estimated US$51,695,742 in total remuneration. Catz is a lecturer in accounting at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.Catz was a director of HSBC Group from 2008 to 2015.

Catz is the highest paid female CEO of any U.S. company as of April 2017, earning $40.9 million after a 23% drop in her total compensation relative to 2016. Catz was elected to the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company on December 7, 2017, effective on February 1, 2018.

After the election of Donald Trump, Catz was one of several high-profile CEOs, including, among others, Tim Cook, Sheryl Sandberg and Jeff Bezos, invited to talk with the then presidentelect about potentially taking up a position in the incoming administration. According to Bloomberg, she was considered for the post of U.S. Trade Representative or Director of National Intelligence. HELLOBIZ BUSINESS MAGAZINE MARCH 2018 | 23

Ivanka Trump Ivana Marie “Ivanka” Trump) is an American model and businesswoman. She is the daughter of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his first wife, former model Ivana Trump. Ivanka is her father’s senior advisor and is also the first Jewish member of a First Family, having converted after marrying her husband, Jared Kushner. Trump is a fourth generation businessperson who followed in the footsteps of her greatgrandmother Elizabeth Christ Trump (who founded the company), grandfather Fred Trump, and father Donald Trump. Ivanka has been an executive vice president of the familyowned The Trump Organization.

She has also served as a boardroom judge on her father’s TV show The Apprentice. She moved to Washington, D.C. in January 2017 after her husband was appointed Senior Advisor to the President. Starting in March 2017, she began serving in her father’s presidential administration. She assumed this official, unpaid position after ethics concerns were raised about her having access to classified material while not being held to the same restrictions as a federal employee. She was considered part of the president’s inner circle even before becoming an official employee in his administration.


Adena Friedman Adena T. Friedman (born 1969) is an American businessperson. She currently serves as the president and CEO of Nasdaq. She was formerly the managing director and CFO of The Carlyle Group. In May 2014, it was announced that Friedman would return to NASDAQ OMX as the president of global corporate and information technology solutions. In November 2016, she was named the CEO of NASDAQ. Born Adena Robinson Testa and raised in metropolitan Baltimore, she is the daughter of Michael D. Testa, a managing director at T. Rowe Price, and Adena W. Testa, an attorney in the Baltimore law firm of Stewart, Plant & Blumenthal. She attended Roland Park Country School.

She earned a BA in political science from Williams College and an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. As of 2017, she is listed as the 31st most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Friedman became CEO on January 1, 2017 of the Nasdaqmaking her the first woman to lead a global exchange company.


Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Dubbed the “Queen of All Media”, she is the richest AfricanAmerican and North America’s first multi-billionaire black person and has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history. Several assessments rank her as the most influential woman in the world. In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama and honorary doctorate degrees from Duke and Harvard. Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. She has stated that she was molested during her childhood and early teens and became pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy.

Sent to live with the man she calls her father, Vernon Winfrey, a barber in Tennessee, she landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19. Her emotional adlib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime talk show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place, she launched her own production company and became internationally syndicated. Credited with creating a more intimate confessional form of media communication, she is thought to have popularized and revolutionized the tabloid talk show genre pioneered by Phil Donahue, through which, according to a Yale study, she broke 20th-century taboos and allowed LGBT people to enter the mainstream. By the mid-1990s, she had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, selfimprovement, and spirituality. Though criticized for unleashing a confession culture, promoting controversial self-help ideas and having an overly emotioncentered approach, she is often


praised for overcoming adversity to become a benefactor to others.[From 2006 to 2008, her endorsement of Obama, by one estimate, delivered over a million votes in the close 2008 Democratic primary race.

Ruth Porat Ruth Porat (born 1957) is a British-American financial executive, who currently serves as chief financial officer (CFO) of Alphabet Inc. as well as its subsidiary Google.Porat was CFO and executive vice president of Morgan Stanley from January 2010 to May 2015.Porat began her career at Morgan Stanley in 1987 and left in 1993 to follow Morgan Stanley President Robert F. Greenhill to Smith Barney in 199 and returned to Morgan Stanley in 1996. Before becoming CFO, she served as Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, from September 2003 to December 2009 and Global Head of the Financial Institutions Group from September 2006 through December 2009. She was previously the co-head of Technology Investment Banking and worked for Morgan Stanley in London. While a banker at Morgan Stanley, she is credited with creating the European debt financing that saved Amazon from collapse during the dotcom melt down in 2000. Her financial partner during the Internet investment banking craze was Mary Meeker, who is the godmother to Porat’s three children. During the financial crisis, Porat

led the Morgan Stanley team advising the United States Department of the Treasury regarding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the New York Federal Reserve Bank with respect to AIG. In the 2011 HBO movie “Too Big to Fail,” Porat is played by Jennifer van Dyck. In May 2011, she presented to the Bretton Woods Committee hosted by the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. on post-crisis reform and financial legislation, and to the World Economic Forum in Davos, in 2013 on “trust” levels within and of the financial sector. In 2013, it was reported that President Barack Obama would nominate Porat as the next Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. However, it was reported later by Bloomberg News and The New York Times that Porat had contacted White House officials to withdraw her name from consideration because of improving conditions at Morgan Stanley and the acrimonious confirmation process inflicted upon then Treasury Secretarynominee Jack Lew.

Lead”. She was named “Best Financial Institutions CFO” in a poll conducted by Institutional Investor for its “2014 AllAmerica Executive Team”. On March 24, 2015, it was announced that Porat would join Google as their new CFO as of May 26, 2015. Bloomberg Business reported that her hiring deal amounted to $70 million. She has been credited with boosting Google’s share price by reorganizing the company and imposing financial discipline for the first time. For the “2018 All America Executive Team”, she was named “Best Internet CFO” by Institutional Investor. Porat spoke at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Dana Point, California, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, in her capacity as Chief Financial Officer of Alphabet Inc. and Google. At Google, in addition to Finance, Porat also has Business Operations, “People Ops”, Google’s Human Resources function, Real Estate and Work Place Services reporting to her.

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Isabelle Kocher Isabelle Kocher is a French businesswoman. She serves as the chief executive officer of Engie (previously GDF Suez). From 1997 to 1999, Kocher was director of the postal and telecommunication budgets, followed by the defense budget at the French Budget Department. Between 1999 and 2002, she worked as industrial affairs advisor at the office of French prime minister Lionel Jospin. She joined the Suez company in 2002 and held functional and operational positions. She was running its French water operations when it became GDF Suez in 2008. Kocher was then elevated to finance director and operations director.

She was appointed in 2011 as chief financial officer of GDF Suez. Between October 2014 and April 2016, she served as deputy CEO and chief operating officer. On May 3, 2016, she was appointed CEO of Engie, replacing Gérard Mestrallet. She became the only woman CEO in the CAC 40 index. She is member of the Board of Suez, Axa and International Power. She is Chairman of Terrawatt Initiative, a global non profit-organization designed to implement a new global energy mix along 3 axes: 1.deploying modern technologies to replace the old power grids, incapable of handling a significant increase in


renewable energyproviding for the world’s needs in energy in developing countries, 2. by deploying new renewable assetswithdrawing from fossil energy in developed countries, 3. by replacing old assets with clean and renewable energy. Terrawatt’s goal is to present ready-to-implement propositions at COP 23. Kocher is a knight of the Legion of Honor and a knight of the French National Order of Merit. In September 2017, she was ranked third in Fortune’s international list of most powerful women.

Marillyn Hewson Marillyn A. Hewsonis the Chairwoman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin. In 2015, Hewson was named the 20th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.Hewson joined Lockheed Martin in 1983. She has held a variety of executive positions with the company, including President and Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Electronic Systems business area, President of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration, Executive Vice President of Global Sustainment for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, President and General Manager of Kelly Aviation Center, L.P., and President of Lockheed Martin Logistics Services. On November

9, 2012, she was elected to Lockheed Martin’s board of directors. She has been the CEO since January 2013. She also serves on the board of directors for Sandia National Laboratories since 2010 and DuPont since 2007. Since becoming CEO in 2013, Lockheed’s market cap has doubled.

magazine as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business”. In the September 15, 2015 issue of Fortune magazine, Hewson was ranked 4th.[8] She was named the 21st most powerful woman in the world by Forbes in 2014. She rose one spot to the 20th most powerful woman in the world in Forbes’ 2015 ranking.

In July 2015, Hewson announced the purchase of Sikorsky Aircraft, the producers of Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, giving Lockheed its own helicopter building capability. Hewson has also shifted more company efforts towards building military hardware.

Hewson was inducted into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 for international market focus and F-35 leadership. In 2017, Hewson was listed at #35 on the Harvard Business Review “The Best-Performing CEOs in the World 2017” list.

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Elizabeth II Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926)[a] is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home. Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive. She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In 1947, she married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she has four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Andrew, Duke of York; and Edward, Earl of Wessex. When her father died in February 1952, she became Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon. She has reigned through

major constitutional changes, such as devolution in the United Kingdom, Canadian patriation, and the decolonisation of Africa. Between 1956 and 1992, the number of her realms varied as territories gained independence and realms, including South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon (renamed Sri Lanka), became republics. Her many historic visits and meetings include a state visit to the Republic of Ireland and visits to or from five popes. Significant events have included her coronation in 1953 and the celebrations of her Silver, Golden, and Diamond Jubilees in 1977, 2002, and 2012 respectively. In 2017, she became the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee. She is the longest-lived and longestreigning British monarch as well as the world’s longest-reigning queen regnant and female head of state, the oldest and longestreigning current monarch and the oldest and longest-serving current head of state. Elizabeth has occasionally faced republican sentiments and press criticism of the royal family, in particular after the breakdown of her children’s marriages and the Windsor Castle fire in 1992


(her annushorribilis) and the death in 1997 of her former daughter-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales; however, support for the monarchy remains high, as does her personal popularity.




Arundhati Bhattacharya Arundhati Bhattacharya is an Indian banker and former Chairman of the State Bank of India. She is the first woman to be the Chairman of State Bank of India . In 2016, she was listed as the 25th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Bhattacharya joined SBI in September 1977. She is the first woman to lead an India-based Fortune India 500 company. Initially, she joined SBI in 1977 as a Probationary Officer at the age of 22 years. She has held several positions during her 36-year career with the bank including working in foreign exchange, treasury, retail operations, human resources and investment banking. This included positions like the chief executive of the bank’s merchant banking arm- State Bank of India Capital Markets; chief general manager in charge of new projects. She has also served at the bank’s New York office. She has been involved in the launch of several new businesses such as SBI General Insurance, SBI Custodial Services, SBI Pension Funds Pvt. Ltd. and the SBI Macquarie Infrastructure Fund. She succeeded PratipChaudhuri, as Chairman, who retired 30 Sep. 2013 She introduced a twoyear sabbatical leave policy for

the bank’s female employees to use either for maternity or elder care. On Women’s day, she announced free vaccination against cervical cancer to all the bank’s female employees. In 2016, she was named the 25th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. This is her first time being ranked on the list. In the same year, she was ranked among the FP Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine. She was named the 4th most powerful women in Asia Pacific by Fortune. In 2017, India Today magazine ranked her #19th in India’s 50 Mostpowerful people of 2017 list. She was due for retirement in October 2016, but has been granted an extension till October 2017, allegedly for the controversial merger of the SBI’s five associate banks and BharatiyaMahila Bank, in the wake of gross non-performing assets (GNPAs) mounting to 73 percent; the present government justifying the move through Banks Board Bureau, who consolidated her extension.


Chanda Kochhar ChandaKochhar (born 17 November 1961) is the managing director and chief executive officer of ICICI Bank. She is widely recognised for her role in shaping retail banking in India. Under Kochhar’s leadership, ICICI Bank won the “Best Retail Bank in India” award in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005 and “Excellence in Retail Banking Award” in 2002; both awards were given by The Asian Banker. Kochhar personally was awarded “Retail Banker of the Year 2004 (AsiaPacific region)” by the Asian Banker, “Business Woman of the Year 2005” by The Economic Times and “Rising Star Award” for Global Awards 2006 by Retail Banker International. Kochhar has also consistently figured in Fortune’s list of “Most Powerful Women in Business” since 2005. She climbed up the list debuting with the 47th position in 2005, moving up 10 spots to 37 in 2006 and then to 33 in 2007. In the 2008 list, Kochhar features at the 25th spot. In 2009, she debuted at number 20 in the Forbes “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list”. She is the second Indian in the list behind the Indian National Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi at number 13.[14] In 2010, she fell to number 92 in the Forbes list, but in 2011 bounced back to 43.

As of 2014, she ranks at #43. And in 2015 she climbed up to #35 again. Kochhar has also consistently figured in Fortune’s list of “Most Powerful Women in Business” since 2005. In 2009, she debuted at number 20 in the Forbes “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list”, and climbed to the 10th spot in 2010. In 2011, she featured in Business Today’s list of the “Most Powerful Women – Hall of Fame”. In 2011, she also featured in the “50 Most Influential People in Global Finance” List of Bloomberg Markets.ChandaKochhar was awarded with ASSOCHAM Ladies League Mumbai Women of the Decade Achievers Award on 2 January 2014. In 2011, Kochhar was awarded the “ABLF Woman of Power Award (India)” at the Asian Business Leadership Forum Awards. Kochhar was ranked as the most powerful businesswoman in India in Forbes’ list of ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2013’.Kochhar was also featured in the Power List 2013 of 25 most powerful women in India by India Today, for the third year in a row.

Kochhar was selected in Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World 2015. In 2015, she was ranked first in the Fortune List of 100 Most Powerful Women in Asia Pacific. Kochhar ranked 40th on India Today’s ‘High and Mighty Power List 2016’ in 2016. In the same year, she was 22nd in the Forbes Asia’s ‘50 Power Businesswomen List 2016’.[30] She was also listed in Forbes list of ‘The World’s Most Powerful Women In Finance 2016’ at number 10. In 2017, Kochhar was featured in Business World magazine’s ‘BW’s Most Influential Women’ list as an evergreen woman leader. In May of the same year, she received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Global Corporate Citizenship from the Woodrow Wilson Centre located in Washington, US. She is the first leader to receive an award in this category. In the same year, Kochhar was ranked 5th in Fortune’s list of ‘Most Powerful Women in business outside the U.S HELLOBIZ BUSINESS MAGAZINE MARCH 2018 | 35

Shikha Sharma Shikha Sharma (born November 19, 1958) is the Managing Director & CEO of Axis Bank, the third largest private sector bank in India. Sharma joined Axis Bank in 2009 and as a leader adept at managing change, she has focused on transforming Axis Bank into a Bank with strengths across a wide range of Corporate and Retail Banking products. At Axis Bank, she has focused on strengthening its retail lending franchise, enlarged its investment banking & advisory capabilities and developed a comprehensive portfolio of products in the payments space. Sharma has more than three decades of experience in the financial sector having begun her career with ICICI Bank in 1980. In her 29-year tenure with the ICICI group, Sharma was instrumental in setting up ICICI Securities – a joint venture between ICICI and J.P. Morgan, besides setting up various group businesses for ICICI, including investment banking and retail finance. In her last assignment at ICICI, as Managing Director & CEO of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company, she built and contributed remarkably to make it the number 1 private sector Life Insurance Company in India.

Since Sharma’s appointment as MD & CEO of Axis Bank in 2009, the bank’s stock has gained over 90%.After one and half year of her appointment as MD & CEO Axis Bank acquired Enam Securities. The bank’s compounded annual net profit growth rate was above 20 per cent in the three years ending 2014-15. The bank’s net nonperforming asset ratio was 1.34 per cent as of March 2015, much lower than the 4.4 per cent for the banking sector as a whole. Net profit in 2015-16 rose 18.3 per cent to Rs 7,358 crore, operating profit was up 24 per cent at Rs 3,582 crore, while net interest income grew 19 per cent to Rs 14,224 crore. Advances grew 22 per cent and deposits were up 15 per cent during the year, both higher than the industry. The share of low-cost current account savings account (CASA) deposits remained stable at 45 per cent, a high ratio. The Bank continued its international expansion during the year and opened a Representative Office in Dhaka. Under Sharma’s leadership, Axis Bank has received many awards notably, ‘Bank of the Year in India’ for the year 2014 by The Banker Magazine,


Financial Times. The Bank was conferred the Certificate of Recognition for excellence in Corporate Governance by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), for the year 2015. The Bank was ranked as the ‘Most Trusted Private Sector Bank’ second year in a row - ‘Most Trusted Brand Survey’, conducted by Brand Equity, Economic Times. Axis Bank was ranked No 1 company to work for in the BFSI sector - ‘The Best Companies to Work for’ survey by Business Today in 2013. As an acknowledgement of her efforts, Harvard Business School published a case study on Managing Change at Axis Bank in 2013. The Bank’s CSR arm, Axis Bank Foundation, won the title of ‘Outstanding Corporate Foundation’ as part of the Forbes India Philanthropy Awards 2014. Axis Bank Foundation has set a target of providing sustainable livelihood to one million households by 2017.

Zia Mody Zia Modyis an Indian legal consultant. She is considered an authority on corporate merger and acquisition law, securities law, private equity and project finance. Born in a Parsi family to Soli Sorabjee, a former Attorney General of India, she is an active member in the Bahá’í community. Mody’s initial education was at Elphinstone College, Mumbai. [1] She studied law at Selwyn College, Cambridge, followed by a master’s degree from Harvard Law School in 1979. She passed the New York State Bar examination, and qualified as an attorney in the State of New York. She worked for five years with Baker & McKenzie in New York City, before returning to India in harmony with the request of her husband. She started her own practice in Mumbai in 1984, which she merged twice with other firms to form AZB & Partners, one of India’s largest law firms, where she is the managing partner. The firm maintains a make-up nearly 40 percent of her legal staff. She is also a member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India’s Standing Committee on Mutual Funds, and of the Capital Market Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

Mody is the daughter of Indian jurist Soli Sorabjee and despite being a Parsi, is an active member of the Bahá’í Faith and a Board Member of the New Era High School. Mody is a mother of three daughters and is married to business tycoon JaydevMody. They live in Mumbai, India. Business Today listed Mody as one of the 25 most powerful business women in India several times from September 2004 through 2011. She is a recipient of the Financial Express Knowledge Professional of the Year Award. She was also named one of India’s 100 Most Powerful CEOs by The Economic Times in 2004 and 2006. She is also the recipient of the Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence as the Businesswoman of the Year, 2010. The awards are given out every year and are seen as the foremost authority in recognizing excellence in the Indian corporate market.


KiranMazumdar-Shaw KiranMazumdar-Shaw (born 23 March 1953) is an Indian billionaire entrepreneur. She is the chairperson and managing director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore, India and the chairperson of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. In 2014, she was awarded the Othmer Gold Medal, for outstanding contributions to the progress of science and chemistry. She is on the Financial Times’ top 50 women in business list. In 2015, she was listed as the 85th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Forbes again listed her in 2016 and 2017 - the most powerful women in the world at 77th and 71st position respectively. In 2004, Mazumdar-Shaw started a corporate social responsibility wing at Biocon, the Biocon Foundation. The Foundation focuses on the areas of health, education and infrastructure, especially in rural areas of Karnataka which lack healthcare facilities. Mazumdar-Shaw dislikes the term “philanthropy”, believing that it often provides temporary fixes rather than changing underlying conditions. She prefers the term “compassionate capitalist”, believing that properly applied business models can provide an ongoing

foundation for sustainable social progress. “Innovation and commerce are as powerful tools for creating social progress as they are for driving technological advancement... when they are put to use for social progress, the implementation is a lot cheaper, a lot more people benefit, and the effect is more lasting.” In 2015, she joined The Giving Pledge, promising that at least half of her wealth will be dedicated to philanthropy. As of 2010, Mazumdar-Shaw was named among TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. She is on the 2011 Financial Times’ top 50 women in business list. As of 2014, she was listed as the 92nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. In 2015, she had risen to 85th in the Forbes ranking. She was voted global Indian of the year by Pharma Leaders Magazine in 2012. Mazumdar-Shaw is the recipient of several international awards including the Othmer Gold Medal (2014) for outstanding contributions to the progress of science and chemistry, the Nikkei Asia Prize (2009) for regional growth, the ‘VeuveClicquot Initiative For Economic Development For Asia’ Award (2007), Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Life Sciences & Healthcare


(2002), and ‘Technology Pioneer’ recognition by World Economic Forum (2002). In May 2015 Federation University Australia (formerly the University of Ballarat) named a road in its Mt Helen campus as Mazumdar Drive. Kiran and Shaw attended the opening ceremony. Her work in the biotechnology sector has earned her numerous national awards, including the Padma Shri (1989) and the Padma Bhushan (2005) from the government of India. She was given the Economic Times Award for ‘Businesswoman of the Year’ in 2004. At the Pharmaleaders Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit she was named “Global Indian Woman of the Year” (2012); she also received the Express Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit Award for “Dynamic Entrepreneur” in 2009. The Indian Merchants’ Chamber Diamond Jubilee Endowment Trust’s Eminent Businessperson of the Year Award was presented to KiranMazumdar-Shaw in 2006 by the Governor of Maharashtra, S. M. Krishna. She also has received the Indian Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award (2005), the ‘Corporate Leadership Award’ by the American India Foundation (2005).and the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award (2002).

Suneeta Reddy Suneeta Reddy is the Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals, Asia’s foremost and trusted healthcare provider. A member of the founding family, Suneeta Reddy started working with Apollo Hospitals in 1989. Under her stewardship Apollo Hospitals has emerged as a forerunner of integrated healthcare and it has a robust presence across the healthcare spectrum; the Group has touched the lives of over 50 million individuals from 140 countries. Spearheading the finance and strategy functions, Suneeta Reddy was instrumental in bringing the first FDI into healthcare in India and subsequently in taking the organization to the international equity markets through a successful GDR. It has been her deep domain knowledge and foresight that has guided Apollo’s emergence as a formidable, financially sound hospital enterprise. In her extensive career, she has overseen several Greenfield and Brownfield projects. She steered the Apollo Reach Hospitals model to fruition and this was commended by World Bank as an innovation redefining both healthcare and healthcare design. Now, with a clear focus in making the

company future ready, Suneeta Reddy is heading efforts to move Apollo Hospitals into a digitally enabled organization. In addition to her responsibilities at AHEL, she is a Director on the Board of Apollo Munich-Re Health Insurance Company Ltd. She also serves on the Board of several Apollo Hospitals’ Group companies. Through her close involvement, effort and patience, she has guided these companies on a path of growth and profitability. A key influencer in the Indian healthcare industry, Ms. Reddy is widely recognized for her contributions. She has held leadership positions including as Co-Chairperson of Healthcare Sub Committee - Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and is a member in National Committee on Healthcare. She is also a member of the Harvard Business School India Advisory Board (IAB) and the Harvard Medical School Advisory Board.

of Financial Management and Research, Chennai and has completed the Owner / President Management Program at Harvard Business School (HBS), Boston, USA. An avid fitness enthusiast, she is very mindful about healthy living and following a balanced diet. A compassionate and caring individual, Suneeta Reddy has provided financial aid to innumerable underprivileged patients, especially to children ailing with thalassemia.

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Shobhana Bhartia ShobhanaBhartia (born 1957) is the Chairperson and Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times Group, one of India’s newspaper and media houses, which she inherited from her father. She has also recently taken charge as the Pro Chancellor of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (founded by her grandfather) and is the current chairperson of Endeavor India. Closely associated with the Congress party, Shobhana served as a nominated member of the RajyaSabha, the upper chamber of the Indian parliament from 2006 to 2012. Her name is sometimes written ShobhanaBharatiya or Bhartiya, but the preferred spelling is Bhartia. In 2016, she was listed as the 93rd most powerful woman by Forbes.

through a public equity launch of HT Media in September 2005.

When Bhartia joined Hindustan Times in 1986, she did so directly as the chief executive. She was the first woman chief executive of a national newspaper and probably one of the youngest. She is considered to be one of the motive forces behind the transformation of the Hindustan Times “into a bright, young paper.” She looks after editorial as well as financial aspects, and is credited with raising Rs. 4 billion

Shobhana was one of the first Padma Shri award nominees in 2005. The award was given for journalism. The following year, in February 2006, Shobhana was nominated to the RajyaSabha, the upper house of parliament, on a recommendation by the ruling United Progressive Alliance headed by Sonia Gandhi. The nomination, reserved for eminent people from the fields of literature, science, art and

She has received the Global Leader of Tomorrow award from the World Economic Forum (1996). She is also the recipient of the Outstanding Business Woman of the Year, 2001, by PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and National Press India Award, 1992. She has also won the Business Woman award, The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence awards 2007.[citation needed] She was named one of Forbes Asia’s 50 Women in the Mix. She has received the Delhi Women of the Decade Achievers Award 2013 from the ASSOCHAM Ladies League in recognition for her Excellence in Nation Building through Media & Leadership.


social service, was challenged in the Supreme Court of India on the grounds that she was a “media baron” and not a journalist, and that she was politically affiliated with the Indian National Congress. However, the court dismissed the appeal at the admission stage itself, saying that the scope of “social service” was broad enough to include her. She introduced “The Child Marriage (Abolition) and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill, 2006”.

Mallika Srinivasan MallikaSrinivasan (born 1959) is the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, a tractor major incorporated in 1960 at Chennai, India. She is on the Board of AGCO Corporation - United States, Tata Steel Limited and Tata Global Beverages Limited. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, the Governing Board (Rural Technology And Business Incubator of the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and the Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy. Mallika established TAFE as a mass manufacturer of tractors. She led the company’s growth to its present status with revenues of INR 96 billion with diverse interests in tractors, farm machinery, diesel engines, engineering plastics, hydraulic pumps and cylinders, batteries, automobile franchises and plantations. Mallika has led a variety of industry bodies such as the Tractor Manufacturers’ Association of India, The Madras Chamber of Commerce and has held various positions in industry bodies such as the Confederation of Indian Industry, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, etc.

She has an abiding interest in ensuring development of education and healthcare in India and has been instrumental in supporting organisations such as the SankaraNethralaya (A leading eye care organisation), the Cancer Hospital in Chennai and a number of educational and healthcare facilities in Alwarkurichi, Tirunelveli district in South India. In addition, she has been a generous patron of arts through her involvement in the promotion and support of one of India’s leading musical tradition of Carnatic music through the Indira Sivasailam Foundation. A university gold-medalist in Econometrics from the University of Madras, she graduated as a member of the Dean’s Honour List, and the Alpha Beta Gamma Society, from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, United States, and was ranked as one of its top 125 most successful alumni.

Businesswomen, ranked second among India’s Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune India and named among the six Most Powerful Women of India Inc. by Business Today, while the Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) honoured her with the ABLF Woman of Power Award. NDTV Profit, India’s leading business television channel, accorded her the honor of Business Thought Leader of the Year 2012 Award, at the NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards

She has received several accolades and awards. In 2011, she was voted Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young; awarded the Woman Leader of the Year award by Forbes India; recognised by Forbes Asia as one of the Top 50 Asian Power HELLOBIZ BUSINESS MAGAZINE MARCH 2018 | 41

Alice Vaidyan MsVaidyan holds post graduate degree in English literature and has trained at Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. Ms.Vaidyan is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of India.. MsVaidyan is the first lady officer to assume the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director of our Corporation and the first lady chairmancum-managing director in the public-sector insurance industry (non-life) under Ministry of Finance in India.She has over 30 years of experience in the Indian insurance and reinsurance industry. .She has won several national and international awards. Business Today recognized her as one of the 30 most powerful women in Indian business in 2016 as well as in 2017. FORTUNE India announced Ms.Alice G Vaidyan, as the 7th most powerful women in Business in the November 2017 issue on “Most Powerful Women in Business”. The prestigious Finance Woman

of the Year Award instituted by Dhanam Business Magazine was presented to MsVaidyan in February 2018. .MsVaidyan in on the Boards of Life Insurance Corporation of India, ECGC Limited, Kenindia Assurance Co.Ltd., Indian Register of Shipping, GIC Housing Finance Ltd., and others. She is also a member of the Council of Asian Reinsurance Corporation, Bangkok and International Insurance Society, USA.


Kaku Nakhate KakuNakhate is the President and Country Head India at Bank of America Merrill Lynch India, one of the leading wealth management, capital markets and advisory companies in India. She is responsible for building a market-leading franchise in India, and overseeing its strategy and direction. Born in 1967, Kaku has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Poddar College, Mumbai University. She received a Master’s in Management Studies in Finance from the NarseeMonjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai 1988. Kaku started her professional career in 1989 with DSP Merrill Lynch Limited, and rose to become Head of Global Markets. After worked for 19 years in DSP and then DSPML, in 2009 Kaku moved to JP Morgan India as Vice Chairperson. She was in charge of equities, equity derivatives,

futures and options and world securities services franchises in India. After Bank of America took over Merrill Lynch globally in 2010, Kaku has been appointed as Head of Indian Operations at Bank of America Corporation. Kaku is a member of the National Executive Board of AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce) and Chairperson of its Western Chapter. She serves as Non-Executive Chairman, Director and Chairman of Audit Committee of DSP Merrill Lynch Limited since 2010. KakuNakhate was named among the ‘Most Powerful Women 2010’ by Business Today. She was listed in the ‘Top 20 Women in Finance’ in 2011. In 2011, she was named among ‘Fortune India’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business’. She has been awarded for the ‘Deal of the year’ from CNBC-TV 18 CFO Awards in 2013.


Zarin Daruwala Prior to assuming her current role, Zarin was the President at ICICI Bank responsible for managing the Wholesale Banking business of the Bank. She joined the ICICI Group in 1989 and has had varied experience of working in several departments such as corporate planning, investment banking and credit. She has held leadership positions in several areas, including corporate finance and agri-business. In addition to her responsibility as President, Zarin served on the Board of Directors of key ICICI group companies, ICICI Lombard General Insurance and ICICI Securities. In the past, Zarin has also been on the board of JSW Steel for almost eight years.

Today 6 times. She has also been conferred with the CA Business Achiever award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Zarin is a rankholder Chartered Accountant and a Gold Medalist Company Secretary. She is married with 2 children and enjoys reading and travelling.

She was named as the fourteenth most powerful woman in business by Fortune in 2016 and was selected as one of the top 30 most powerful women in Indian business by Business 44 | HELLOBIZ BUSINESS MAGAZINE MARCH 2018

Renuka Ramnath Renuka founded Multiples in 2009. Renuka has spent over two and half decades in the Indian financial sector across private equity, investment banking and structured finance. As one of the early private equity investors in India, she played a pivotal role in shaping the market both in terms of leading pioneering investments such as buy-outs as well as opening new pockets of capital for investment in Indian private equity. In her last role as the MD & CEO of ICICI Venture for close to a decade, she has contributed in many ways to the evolution of that firm to one of the largest private equity funds in India. Renuka brings on board her deep experience of raising, investing and returning third party capital across several economic cycles. She looks to build Multiples as a platform to

channelise long-term capital to create valuable enterprises and successful entrepreneurs. She draws motivation from the fact that supporting entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses has the potential to generate employment, to create ripple effects in the Indian economy and to facilitate the greater process of nation building. Renuka, a mother of two, enjoys singing Indian classical music. She is a connoisseur of paintings and likes to spend time at her farm watching a fresh harvest. Renuka holds a Bachelor of Engineering from VJTI, University of Mumbai and an MBA from the University of Mumbai. She has also completed the AMP from the Harvard Business School.


Aisha de Sequeira Ms. Aisha de Sequeira serves as Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking, India of Morgan Stanley. Ms. de Sequeira has been the Head of India Investment Banking of Morgan Stanley. Ms. de Sequeira responsible for overseeing the full spectrum of investment banking services including advisory and capital raising for Indian clients. She joined Morgan Stanley in 1995, where as a Managing Director within the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Department she has executed financial advisory assignments, including crossborder engagements, across a wide range of industries. In the last several years, Ms. de Sequeira has focused on advising global consumer companies, with clients including Unilever,

PepsiCo and May Department Stores. She received a B.S. in Engineering (Electronics and Telecommunications) from the University of Goa, India and an M.S. in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management.


Meher Pudumjee Mrs. MeherPudumjee has been the Chairperson of Thermax Ltd., since October 5, 2004. Mrs. Pudumjee joined Thermax as a trainee engineer in August 1990. She worked with the treasury and capital management functions of Thermax. She served as Vice Chairperson at Thermax Ltd. until October 5, 2004. Mrs. Pudumjee has been a Director of Thermax Ltd since September 1996. She served as an Independent Director of Crompton Greaves Ltd. since July 26, 2007 until May 28, 2016. She serves as Director of Thermax Babcock & Wilcox Energy Solutions Private Limited. She is a member of Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) Family Business Forum and the Young Indians (Yi). Mrs. Pudumjee

holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College of Science & Technology, London.


Harshbeena SahneyZaveri Mrs. HarshbeenaSahneyZaveri, B.Com, CA, CPA, A.B(USA), has been Vice Chairman of NRB Bearings Ltd. since May 24, 2016 and as its Managing Director since October 1, 2010 and also serves as the President. Mrs. Zaveri has 26 years of experience in the industry at NRB Bearings Ltd where she has held positions in the areas of Corporate Planning, Purchase and Imports, Marketing. Mrs. Zaveri serves as the Chairman at SNL Bearings Ltd. She served as an Executive & Non Independent Director of NRB Bearings Ltd. She serves as a Director of NRB Bearings (Thailand) Ltd. She has been Non-Executive Director of NRB Industrial Bearings Limited since October 12, 2011. In December 2005, she was awarded the best CEO by the Quality circle Forum of India for her contribution for TPM and the Quality movement. In 2009 she received from Women Leaders in India (WIL) award as Leader in Manufacturing Sector. She has also been ranked amongst most powerful women in Indian

business by various magazines during 2011 and 2013. She also holds the respected position of president and member of various organizations across the Globe. In addition to her organizational responsibilities she is actively engaged with the Ball and Roller Bearing Manufacturers Association (BRBMA) as Past President and Executive Committee Member, Automotive Component Manufacturer’s Association of India (ACMA) as Executive Committee Member, CII as Executive Member of Western Region Council and Maharashtra State Council, TPM Club in India as Board Member, Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC)as Member of Western India Council and Wellesley College, USA, Business Leadership Council as Member of President’s International Committee. She has graduated from Wellesley College, USA and holds a degree in Education from Bombay University.


Anita Dongre Anita Dongre (born October 3, 1963) is an Indian fashion designer and is the founder of House of Anita Dongre, an Indian fashion house. She was born and raised in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.Her designs are available under four distinct brands, which are AND (Western wear), Global Desi (ethnic wear), Anita Dongre (bridal, couture prêt, menswear), and Anita DongreGrassroot (organic clothes). Along with couture brands, she launched her jewellery brand Anita Dongre Pink City, which also features under House of Anita Dongre.

furnish under this name.

Anita dongre had already established her business of supplying Indian wear to boutiques for over 12 years before she founded And Designs India Ltd. with her sister MeenaSehra and brotherMukeshSawlani in 1995.

Dongre’s brother and sister handle the operations of the business, while she focuses on the design front. She features as the Chief Creative Officer of the company and designs clothes for both Bollywood celebrities and royalties.

In the year 2015, And Designs India Limited re-branded itself as House of Anita Dongre in line with global fashion houses. All of Dongre’s portfolio of brands

In 2014, AND, Global Desi and Anita Dongre were introduced to the Mauritius market with three exclusive stores.

House of Anita Dongre currently shelters AND (western wear), Global Desi (boho-chic brand inspired by the folk tales of India), and her signature label ANITA DONGRE. She has recently introduced Anita DongreGrassroot to her fashion house, which is a sustainable and eco-conscious luxury pret label paying tribute to the handcrafted traditions of India. She is also the founder of Pink City, a handcrafted jadau fine jewellerybrand .

During the year 2016-17, House of Anita Dongre Limited estimates to achieve a turnover of USD 100 million (INR 700 crores). General Atlantic, a leading private investment firm, also holds an investment in House of Anita Dongre. At present, AND is retailed through 515 points of sale, which include 126 exclusive stores and 415 established multi-brand lifestyle formats. Global Desi has 143 exclusive stores and displays its presence in 405 multi-brand lifestyle stores. In August 2015, Dongre introduced another brand Anita DongreGrassroot to her fashion house. She has also recently opened her Anita DongreGrassroot store in Soho, New York in 2017.


Ashu Suyash Ms. AshuSuyash has been Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CRISIL Limited since June 1, 2015. Ms. Suyash joined CRISIL Limited in June 2015. She served as the Chief Executive Officer of L&T Investment Management Limited from November 24, 2012 to March 2015. She moved to L&T as part of acquisition of Fidelity Worldwide Investments’ Indian mutual fund business in 2012. She was also responsible for L&T Capital Markets Limited – L&T Financial Services’ Wealth Management arm. Ms. Suyash served as Managing Director and Country Head of FIL Fund Management Private Limited (Fidelity’s Asset Management Business in India) and served there from December 2003 to November 24, 2012. Ms. Suyash served various positions at Citibank over 15 years across the Corporate, Consumer and Investment Bank, including Operations Head, Chief Executive Officer of Brokerage Business and Head of Investor Sales, Head of Strategy and Business

Development from 2001 to 2003 and Head of Business Development of Times of money.com from 2000 to 2001. At Citibank, she was responsible for evaluating new opportunities and growth strategies. She has 26 years of experience and has proven leadership skills and exceptional track record. She has been a Director of CRISIL Limited since June 1, 2015. She serves as a Director of Association of Mutual Funds in India. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Aseema Charitable Trust. She serves on the Advisory board of Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and PFRDA’s Pension Advisory Committee. She served as a Director FIL Fund Management Private Limited. Ms. Suyash was named as one of the Top 50 Women in Business in India by various publications, including Business Today and Fortune India. In 2011, she was recognized as one of the 25 most influential women in the asset management industry in Asia by Asian Investor Magazine. She has a keen interest in the education


sector and is associated with the Board of Studies at NMIMS and with N.M College. Ms. Suyash holds a commerce graduate from Bombay University (N.M. College) and is a Chartered Accountant.

Vanitha Narayanan Vanitha Narayanan is the Chairman of IBM India Private Limited. Appointed to this leadership position in January 2017, she plays a critical role in enabling capabilities across IBM’s global missions in India, global centers of excellence, research and innovation labs. IBM will rely on her leadership to engage and further strengthen the Government and Regulatory affairs initiatives. She will maximize the value of the entire organization in the region by evangelizing IBM’s brand and solutions in the ecosystem. In her earlier role as Managing Director of IBM India Private Limited, and Regional General Manager of IBM India/ South Asia, Vanitha was responsible for all of IBM’s sales, marketing, services and global delivery operations in the India/South Asia region, including operations in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Vanitha brings in three decades of rich experience and deep

industry expertise, having worked with clients worldwide. In the first decade, she held various client-facing leadership roles; subsequently, in the next decade she held national and global leadership roles based in the US. Over the last decade, she has held key roles in the Asia Pacific region, primarily China and India. She is a member of IBM’s Growth & Transformation team that comprises senior Global Executives who are selected by the IBM Chairman. In 2012, Vanitha was inducted into the IBM Industry Academy, a select group of experts, designed to advance IBM’s industry thought leadership and brand. Vanitha is now an advisory board member of the Industry Academy. She is also a member of IBM’s Global Women’s Council. Vanitha was appointed the Chairperson of the board of governors for National Institutes of Technology (NIT) heading NIT-Suratkal, for a term of

three years, by the President of India. She was also the first woman chairperson of AMCHAM India (2015-2016) and continues to serve as a member on the National Executive Board. In addition, she is a member of the National Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) since 2013, Co-Chair of National Committee for MNCs of Confederation of Indian Industry. Vanitha is also one of the Directors of Catalyst India Advisory Board. More recently, she was named among the 12 Global Indian Super Women of 2016 by CXOToday, as one of the ‘Most Powerful Women’ in Business in India (2016) by Business Today and conferred with the Degree of Doctor of Letters by the LNM Institute of Information Technology. She has a Masters in Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Madras and a Masters in Business Administration in Information Systems from University of Houston - Magna Cum Laude. Vanitha is married with a daughter and resides in Bangalore, India.


Rekha M. Menon Rekha M. Menon is the Chairman and Senior Managing Director at Accenture in India. In this role, she is responsible for building Accenture’s business, strengthening Accenture’s position in our communities, and enhancing the profile of Accenture in India. She oversees the integration of Accenture’s overall growth strategy with our long-term vision for the country. A thought leader, an active voice for social causes and an industry influencer, Rekha is responsible for forging and maintaining Accenture’s relationships with key external stakeholders. Some of her external positions include – Nasscom’s National Executive Council, American Chamber of Commerce in India’s (Amcham) National Executive Board. She is also on the Board of Governors at XLRI School of Business. Rekha joined Accenture in 2004, and since then held several strategic and leadership roles - her last two roles were

- as the lead for Geographic Operations for India, ASEAN and APAC Delivery centres, and Human Resources lead for Accenture’s Growth Markets. A gold medalist from the XLRI School of Business, she has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur at Talisma Corporation and Aditi Services; and on assignments with and on executive management teams of Levis, Cargill and Akzo Nobel. Rekha is actively engaged in Accenture’s Inclusion and Diversity and Corporate Citizenship initiatives - an active advocate of giving back to society and improving the way the world lives, she champions her support for society through her association with not-forprofit organizations—Pratham Books and Akshara Foundation. Widely acclaimed and recognized across industries for her work, Rekha features in Fortune India’s list of Top 25 Women in Business in India in 2016, LinkedIn’s Power


Profiles in India for 2016. Additionally, she was also named among India’s Most Powerful Women of 2016 by Business Today. An active hiking and cycling enthusiast, Rekha is also a voracious reader. She lives in Bangalore, India.

Aarthi Subramanian Ms. Aarthi Subramanian has been the Group Chief Digital Officer of Tata Sons Limited since August 2017. Ms. Subramanian serves as Executive Director of TCS and is responsible for drivingit’s digital foray, excellence in customer engagement and delivery governance. She has also been responsible for leading key initiatives such as digital, agile and operational excellence in TCS. She has over 28 years of experience in the global technology sector. She served as Global Head of Delivery Excellence, Governance & Compliance at Tata Consultancy Services Limited until August 17, 2017. Ms. Subramanian served as Global Head of Delivery Excellence, Governance & Compliance at Tata Consultancy Services Limited. Ms. Subramanian started her career with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and worked in diverse roles in India, Sweden, the US and Canada, thereby gaining rich experience in consulting engagements and management of large-scale technology

programs as well as operations. Ms. Subramanian was the head of Delivery for seven years with the TCS Retail & CPG Business unit, where she was responsible for several strategic accounts and major clients. She led the team to achieve excellence in customer service through relentless customer focus, rigor in service delivery and proactive value addition focus. Ms. Subramanian played a key role in setting up the SAP Center of Excellence in Chennai. Ms. Subramanian started her career as a graduate trainee in TCS in 1989 and she went on to become an analyst, project manager and then moved from Account Management roles to a Senior Executive role in TCS. She has been a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director at Tata Consultancy Services Limited since March 12, 2015. She has been a Non-Executive Director of Tata Capital Limited since November 22, 2017. She has been an Additional Director of CMC Limited since March 31, 2015. Ms. Subramanian

holds a B.Tech in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology, Warangal (India) and a Masters degree in Engineering Management from University of Kansas (USA).



Shanti Ekambaram Shanti heads the Consumer Banking business of Kotak Mahindra Bank and is designated President – Consumer Banking. Prior to this, Shanti was President - Corporate & Investment Banking for 11 years till April 2014, where she was responsible for ensuring delivery of comprehensive advisory & financial solutions to leading Indian Corporates, Public Sector Undertakings, Financial Institutions, Multinationals and the Government. Shanti is part of the Bank‟s Executive Board that drives and oversees the Kotak Mahindra Group‟s growth charter. Shanti is associated with the Group for over 26 years and has been responsible for successfullysetting up and running several business units. Shanti was also Executive Director and CEO of Kotak Investment Banking earlier. She was associated with this business since 1994 and, along with her team, steered the firm to a position of market leadership. She established a franchise recognised for executing innovative deals, including pioneering the first book-built IPO in India, which ushered global standards into

the Indian capital markets. Shanti has rich and varied experience in Investment Banking including Capital Markets (IPOs, Private Equity, Strategic Equity), M&As, Fixed Income, Fixed Income Syndication & Advisory, the Proprietary Fixed Income Government Securities business and Corporate Banking including Working Capital & Project Financing, transaction banking services and treasury products. Business Today, one of India‟s leading business magazines, has recognised Shanti as one of the „Most Powerful Women in Indian Business‟ for three years in a row – 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Fortune Indiahas featured Shanti as one of the top 50 Most Powerful Women in India in 2016. Shanti was also awarded the “CA Women business leader” of the year 2013. Further, Indian Merchants‟Chamber‟s Ladies‟ Wing recognised Shanti as “Woman of the Year” 201314 in Banking and Financial Services. Shanti is also on the board of Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore (IIM-B). Before joining Kotak Mahindra

Group, Shanti had a short stint with Bank of Nova Scotia - the Canadian International Bank, with their corporate banking and treasury division. Shanti graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sydenham College, University of Mumbai, and has completed her Chartered Accountancy and Cost and Works Accountancy. Shanti is a philanthropist at heart and has been supporting several NGOs. She has raised pledges for causes close to her heart through Mumbai Marathon for the past few years. She was recognised as the Highest Individual Woman Pledge Raiser in 2011 and 2016, and Second Highest Individual Pledge Raiser in the Corporate Challenge category in 2013, 2014 and 2015. She has also been recognised as the highest fund raising change champion for SOPAN at the Mumbai Marathon 2017.


Anita Arjundas Ms. Anita Arjundas serves as a Member of Group Executive Board and President of Real Estate Sector at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Ms. Arjundas has been Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited since July 24, 2009. She is responsible for Mahindra’s focus on sustainable urbanization. She leads Mahindra’s panIndia presence in residential development under the Mahindra Lifespaces brand and integrated business cities under the Mahindra World City banner. Ms. Arjundas serves as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Mahindra Lifespace Developers, Ltd. at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. since July 24, 2009 and has been its President since April 1, 2009. She is responsible for all the Special Economic Zones/Industrial Parks being developed by Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. She serves as the Head the South India operations of the real estate business at Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. She is influential in successfully establishing the concept of Mahindra World City business parks integrated with residential developments and social amenities, as well as driving customer centricity and sustainable development. She

has 18 years of work experience. Ms. Arjundas joined Mahindra Group as Vice President, Marketing of Mahindra World City, Chennai in October 2002. She played a significant role in the success of Mahindra World City, Chennai. She served as the Chief Operating Officer of Mahindra World City since June 2006. She served as the Chief Operating Officer of Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd., from July 2007 to April 1, 2009. Before joining Mahindra, she spent ten years with Murugappa Group in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) space and three years in the IT industry in international marketing. She serves as the Chairman of Mahindra Residential Developers Limited, Industrial Township (Maharashtra) Limited, Mahindra Bebanco Developers Limited, Mahindra Integrated Township Limited. She served as the Chairperson of Raigad Industrial & Business Park Ltd until July 31, 2013. She served as the Chairperson of Anthurium Developers Ltd. until July 31, 2013. She has been an Additional Director of Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. since June 23, 2009. She serves as a Director of Mahindra World City Developers Limited, Knowledge Township Limited, Mahindra


Infrastructure Development Ltd., Mahindra World City (Jaipur) Limited. She serves as Chairman of Mahindra World City (Maharashtra) Limited. She is a Member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Real Estate Council, Asia Society and the Developer’s Committee of the Export Promotion Council for Export-Oriented Units and Special Economic Zones (EPCES). In 2009, she received the Women in Leadership Award from the WILL Forum, India for driving gender equality in the workplace. In 2012, she was awarded the ‘Woman Achiever of the Year’ at the Construction week India awards. In 2012, she was voted as one of the India’s Top 10 (Young) Builders by CONSTRUCTION WORLD and CW INTERIORS at the 7th CW Architect & Builder Awards. In 2013, NDTV Property Awards recognised her, with the Outstanding Woman CEO Award. This award recognizes her as the leading lady of India’s real estate industry and acknowledges her outstanding contributions towards making both Mahindra Lifespaces and Mahindra World City names to contend with in their respective spheres. Ms. Arjundas holds an M.B.A. from the Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy (BIM).

Kalpana Morparia KalpanaMorparia is an Indian banker. She was associated with ICICI Bank for thirty three years. Presently she is the Chief Executive Officer of JP Morgan India,[1] the Indian extension of a 2.1 trillion dollar American company. Kalpana serves as an independent Director on the Boards of several leading Indian companies. A graduate in law from Bombay University, Morparia has served on several committees constituted by the Government of India. She is ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the fifty most powerful women in international business. She took up teaching after completing graduation but had to take a break for 11-12 months as she developed speech complications and had to remain confined to home. Kalpana’s elder sister ParulThakker had studied law and was associated with a solicitor’s firm. KalpanaMoraparia decided to follow the same and got admitted in a law college. Meanwhile, she got married to Jaisingh. She completed her law and joined in 1974 a law firm named MatubhaiJamiyatram and Madon, a law firm at no pay. Around this time, she came to know about ICICI having its own legal department.

In 1975 her first interview took place. The management began to entrust her with various responsibilities. In 1991 the management sent her to the USA to study capital market in America where she worked at New York’s David Polk and Wardwell for three months Kalpana in no time perfected the art of negotiation and this helped her while negotiating for joint venture. She was responsible for the birth of ICICI bank which she got listed with the New York Exchange in 1999 and in 2002 facilitated the merger of ICICI bank with ICICI. Kalpana worked in the legal department of ICICI from 1975 to 1994. In 1996 she was designated as General Manager. Then she was in charge of the legal, planning, treasury and corporate communications departments. In 1998, she was designated a Senior General Manager of ICICI. She joined the Board of Directors of ICICI in May 2001. In May 2002 the board appointed Morparia as an Executive Director. Thereafter she was made the joint Managing Director. Then she became the in charge of the

Corporate Centre which includes transaction processing and operations for wholesale, retail, rural and international banking, strategy, risk management, compliance, audit, legal, finance, treasury, secretarial, human resources management, corporate communications and facilities management and administration functions. For a period of five years from 1 June 2007 she has been appointed as the Chief Strategy and Communications Officer. Today she is the CEO of J P Morgan, she is also the independent Director of Dr. Reddy’s Lab, Bennet& Colman, CMC Limited of Tata Consultancy. She looks after the philanthropic work of Bharati Foundation run by Sunil Mittal of Airtel. It is engaged with construction of schools in states like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu etc and adopts neglected schools. Kalpana has been instrumental in the ICICI Group’s major corporate structuring initiative - the merger of ICICI Limited with ICICI Bank, to create India’s second largest bank. HELLOBIZ BUSINESS MAGAZINE MARCH 2018 | 57

Renu SudKarnad Mrs. RenuSudKarnad has been Additional Director of GRUH Finance Ltd. since February 1, 2018. She served as a NonExecutive Director of HDFC Bank Ltd. from June 7, 2011 to January 20, 2018. Ms. Karnad has been the Managing Director of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited since January 1, 2010. Mrs. Karnad is responsible for strategy, budget, product development and distribution for the all-India lending operations and is part of the senior management team of Housing Development Finance Corp. She serves as Executive Director at Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited since 2000. She is involved in policy planning with regard to housing industry in India. She joined Housing Development Finance Corp. (HDFC) in 1978. She serves as a Joint Managing Director at Home Loan Services India Private Limited and has been its Executive Director since 2000. Previously, she served as a Joint Managing Director of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited from October 2007 to January 1, 2010. Mrs. Karnad started her career in the legal and credit department at HDFC and served as Head of the Lending Business in HDFC. She serves as

Chairperson of HDFC Education and Development Services Pvt. Ltd, HDFC Property Ventures Ltd, Credila Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. and HDFC Sales Pvt. Ltd. She served as the Chairman of the Board of Sparsh BPO Services Limited until July 7, 2011. She has been a Non-Executive Director of Indraprastha Medical Corp. Ltd., since August 31, 2005. She has been an Independent Director of Bosch Ltd since April 1, 2007. Mrs. Karnad has been a NonExecutive Director of Feedback Infra Private Limited since June 1997, GRUH Finance Limited. since 2000 and Motor Industries Co. Ltd. since April 1, 2007. She served as a Director of H.T. Parekh Foundation, HDFC Plc, WNS Limited, Hiref International LLC, Hiref International Fund II Pte Limited and HIF International Fund Pte Limited. She serves as a Director of HDFC Asset Management Company Ltd. and HDFC Property Ventures Ltd, HDFC Realty Ltd.,Lafarge India Pvt. Ltd, Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd. (CIBIL), HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Limited, HDFC Chubb General Insurance Co Ltd., Intelenet Global Services Pvt Ltd, HDFC PLC, Maldives Mother Dairy Fruits & Vegetables Limited. She has been a NonExecutive Director of HDFC


Standard Life Insurance Co., Ltd. since January 2006. She serves as a Director of Egyptian Housing Finance Company and G4S Corporate Services (India) Pvt. Ltd. She has been a Director of WNS (Holdings) Ltd. since September 21, 2012. She has been a Non-Executive Independent Director of ABB India Limited since August 9, 2013. Mrs. Karnad served as a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of EIH Ltd. from October 31, 2011 to August 02, 2017. She served as Director of Value and Budget Housing Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd. She served as a Director of Ascendas Limited and TransUnion Intermediate Holdings, Inc. from 2008 to April 30, 2012. She served as a Director of Sparsh BPO Services Limited from 2000 to July 7, 2011. She served as an Independent Director at Akzo Nobel India Limited since August 14, 2015 and Non-Executive Director from August 1, 2003 to September 9, 2014. She served as a Director of Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. from April 18, 2011 to October 10, 2011. She served as an Independent Director of Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd.

Mira Kulkarni Mira Kulkarni graduated in Fine Arts from Stella Maris College, Chennai. With interests varying from painting in watercolours, journalism, organic plants and herbal culture, she has been exposed to the Ayurvedic way to life early in life having a home in the TehriGarhwal region of Uttaranchal which is the Ayurvedic hub in India. She used her knowledge of Ayurveda and natural products to source local herbs, oils and medicinal roots from the TehriGarhwal region for many years which were then made in Ashrams according to ancient Ayurvedic formulations. She had realized a gap in the market for user-friendly Ayurvedic products as against the traditional Ayurvedic products available, which were too strongly scented and though effective, not very pleasant to use. Mrs. Kulkarni worked for many years with Vaids and modern Biochemists to produce a range of products, which while keeping the inherent properties of Ayurveda intact, are wonderfully

scented and pleasurable to use. The products range from handmade soaps made with pure essential oils and natural spring water to sensual body oils which are not only delightful to use, but actually work to firm and tone the body, to many high performance facial care products based on traditional Ayurvedic recipes. In 2008, Forest Essentials formed a strategic alliance with Estee Lauder Companies where the latter acquired a minority stake in the brand Forest Essentials. This formed a relationship of great significance in the India beauty market, being the first Indian company to have interest from a global beauty conglomerate of that size and pedigree. As a successful entrepreneur and leader, Mrs. Kulkarni has been repeatedly honoured with prestigious awards and commendations including, Fortune India’s ‘Most powerful women in business’ for consecutive years since 2011 – 2016. HELLOBIZ BUSINESS MAGAZINE MARCH 2018 | 59