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An annual ranking of India's most powerful women in business is a tricky business, because every woman on this list is a role model.

RANK NAME NAME TITLE AFFILIATION AFFILIATION AGE
1 Arundhati Bhattacharya Chairman State Bank of India 60 1 Arundhati Bhattacharya,60 Chairman,State Bank of India
2 Chanda Kochhar MD & CEO ICICI Bank 54 2 Chanda Kochhar,54 MD & CEO,ICICI Bank
3 Shikha Sharma MD & CEO Axis Bank 57 3 Shikha Sharma,57 MD & CEO,Axis Bank
4 Zia Mody Co-Founder AZB & Partners 60 4 Zia Mody,60 Co-Founder,AZB & Partners
5 Aruna Jayanthi CEO Capgemini India 53 5 Aruna Jayanthi ,53 CEO ,Capgemini India
6 Yasmine Hilton Chairman Shell India NA 6 Yasmine Hilton,NA Chairman ,Shell India
7 Mallika Srinivasan Chairman & CEO TAFE 57 7 Mallika Srinivasan,57 Chairman & CEO,TAFE
8 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Chairperson & MD Biocon 63 8 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw,63 Chairperson & MD,Biocon
9 Suneeta Reddy MD Apollo Hospitals 58 9 Suneeta Reddy,58 MD ,Apollo Hospitals
10 Chitra Ramkrishna MD & CEO NSE 53 10 Chitra Ramkrishna ,53 MD & CEO,NSE
11 Debjani Ghosh MD South Asia Intel 50 11 Debjani Ghosh,50 MD South Asia,Intel
12 Shobhana Bhartia Chairperson HT Media 59 12 Shobhana Bhartia,59 Chairperson,HT Media
13 Kaku Nakhate President & Country head Bank of America- Merill Lynch 49 13 Kaku Nakhate,49 President & Country head,Bank of America- Merill Lynch
14 Zarin Daruwala CEO Standard Chartered Bank India 51 14 Zarin Daruwala,51 CEO ,Standard Chartered Bank India
15 Renuka Ramnath CEO & Founder Multiples Alternate Asset Management 54 15 Renuka Ramnath,54 CEO & Founder ,Multiples Alternate Asset Management
16 Meher Pudumjee Chairperson Thermax 50 16 Meher Pudumjee,50 Chairperson,Thermax
17 Harshbeena Zaveri MD & Vice Chairman NRB Bearings 56 17 Harshbeena Zaveri,56 MD & Vice Chairman,NRB Bearings
18 Aisha De Sequeira Co-Country Head and Head of Investment Banking in India Morgan Stanley 46 18 Aisha De Sequeira ,46 Co-Country Head and Head of Investment Banking in India,Morgan Stanley
19 Usha Ananthasubramanian MD & CEO Punjab National Bank 56 19 Usha Ananthasubramanian,56 MD & CEO ,Punjab National Bank
20 Ashu Suyash CEO & MD Crisil 41 20 Ashu Suyash,41 CEO & MD,Crisil
21 Anita Dongre Founder House of Anita Dongre 53 21 Anita Dongre,53 Founder,House of Anita Dongre
22 Vanitha Narayanan MD IBM India 57 22 Vanitha Narayanan,57 MD,IBM India
23 Shanti Ekambaram President, Consumer Banking Kotak Mahindra Bank 53 23 Shanti Ekambaram,53 President, Consumer Banking,Kotak Mahindra Bank
24 Reshma Shetty MD Matrix India Entertainment Consultants 44 24 Reshma Shetty,44 MD,Matrix India Entertainment Consultants
25 Rekha Menon Chairperson & MD Accenture 57 25 Rekha Menon,57 Chairperson & MD,Accenture
26 Aarthi Subramanian Executive Director Tata Consultancy Services 49 26 Aarthi Subramanian ,49 Executive Director,Tata Consultancy Services
27 Vishakha Mulye Executive Director ICICI Bank 46 27 Vishakha Mulye,46 Executive Director,ICICI Bank
28 Anita Arjundas CEO & MD Mahindra Lifespaces 49 28 Anita Arjundas,49 CEO & MD,Mahindra Lifespaces
29 Kalpana Morparia CEO J.P. Morgan India 67 29 Kalpana Morparia,67 CEO,J.P. Morgan India
30 Renu Sud Karnad MD HDFC 64 30 Renu Sud Karnad,64 MD,HDFC
31 Mira Kulkarni Chairman & MD Mountain Valley Springs 59 31 Mira Kulkarni,59 Chairman & MD,Mountain Valley Springs
32 Ekta Kapoor Joint MD Balaji Telefilms 41 32 Ekta Kapoor,41 Joint MD,Balaji Telefilms
33 Archana Hingorani ED & CEO IL&FS Investment Managers 51 33 Archana Hingorani,51 ED & CEO,IL&FS Investment Managers
34 Vandana Luthra Founder VLCC Healthcare 57 34 Vandana Luthra,57 Founder,VLCC Healthcare
35 Kirthiga Reddy MD Facebook India 45 35 Kirthiga Reddy,45 MD,Facebook India
36 Sangeeta Pendurkar MD Kellogg India 50 36 Sangeeta Pendurkar,50 MD,Kellogg India
37 Roopa Kudwa MD Omidyar Network India Advisor 52 37 Roopa Kudwa,52 MD ,Omidyar Network India Advisor
38 Ireena Vittal Management consultant, Independent director NA 48 38 Ireena Vittal,48 Management consultant, Independent director,NA
39 Priya Paul Chairperson Apeejay Surrendra Hotels Group 50 39 Priya Paul,50 Chairperson,Apeejay Surrendra Hotels Group
40 Ritu Kumar Founder Ritu Kumar Design 72 40 Ritu Kumar,72 Founder,Ritu Kumar Design
41 Abanti Sankarnarayanan Business Head- Luxury and Corporate Relations United Spirits 47 41 Abanti Sankarnarayanan,47 Business Head- Luxury and Corporate Relations,United Spirits
42 Vani Kola MD Kalaari Capital 52 42 Vani Kola,52 MD,Kalaari Capital
43 Radhika Roy Executive co-chairperson NDTV 59 43 Radhika Roy,59 Executive co-chairperson ,NDTV
44 Meena Ganesh MD & CEO Portea 53 44 Meena Ganesh,53 MD & CEO ,Portea
45 Neelam Dhawan MD Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, India 57 45 Neelam Dhawan,57 MD,Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, India
46 Anuradha Desai Chairperson VH Group 54 46 Anuradha Desai,54 Chairperson,VH Group
47 Shahnaz Husain Founder Shahnaz Hussain Group of Companies 72 47 Shahnaz Husain,72 Founder,Shahnaz Hussain Group of Companies
48 Manisha Girotra CEO Moelis India NA 48 Manisha Girotra,NA CEO,Moelis India
49 Bala Deshpande Senior MD New Enterprise Associates 50 49 Bala Deshpande,50 Senior MD,New Enterprise Associates
50 Devita Saraf CEO VU Technologies 34 50 Devita Saraf,34 CEO,VU Technologies