Six new faces in Fortune India's 50 Most Powerful Women list

New Delhi: Fortune India ranks India’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, for the second time, in its November issue. Chanda Kochhar of ICICI Bank retains her first place, Mallika Srinivasan of TAFE and Aruna Jayanthi, CEO, Capgemini India move up to take the second and third place in the ranking.

The six new entrants this year includes Prabha Parameswaran, MD, Colgate-Palmolive India; Aisha De Sequeira, MD, Morgan Stanley India Investment Banking; Debjani Ghosh, MD, Sales & Marketing Group, Intel South Asia; Abanti Sankaranarayanan, Country Head, Diageo India; Anjali Bansal, Managing Partner, Spencer Stuart; and Asha Gupta, MD, Tupperware India.

Dibyendra Nath Mukerjea, editor of Fortune India, said, “The rankings are new: There are fresh faces (six of them), moves up (19) and down (17), and some names conspicuous by their absence. But despite the surprises and upsets, what hasn’t changed is the overwhelming influence women have on India Inc.”

Other women who figure in the Top 10 of the Fortune India’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, include – Shikha Sharma, MD & CEO, Axis Bank; Vinita Bali, Managing Director, Britannia Industries; Shobhana Bhartia, Chairperson, HT Media; Preetha Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospital Enterprises; Zia Mody, Co-founder, AZB Partners; Chitra Ramkrishna, Joint Managing Director, NSE; and Roopa Kudva, Managing Director & CEO, CRISIL.

Anita Mazumdar, National Advertising Director, Fortune India, said “Fortune India’s Most Powerful Women in Business is the only currency that not just lists but, ranks the most influential businesswomen in the country. It is because of special issues like these FORTUNE India commands a Total Readership of 4.07 lakhs, and continues to be the best read business magazine amongst the International business magazines in the country, as per the latest Indian Readership Survey.”

Amongst other things, the issue also details the compensation package of the 10 highest paid Indian business women and maps it vis-à-vis the annual salaries of the 10 highest paid Indian businessmen. Interestingly, while the annual salaries of India’s highest paid women and men have reduced from last year, the gaps between the top two on either side seems to be narrowing.

In just two years, Fortune India has become the essential read for Industry leaders and influencers. With its content getting global recognition, it is the only Indian magazine to win two merit awards from the Society of Publication Designers, New York, and besides that, a bronze award for infographics at the IFRA Annual Competition, earlier this year.

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