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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 59 1 Arundhati Bhattacharya ,59 Chairman,State Bank of India
2 Chanda Kochhar MD & CEO ICICI Bank 53 2 Chanda Kochhar,53 MD & CEO ,ICICI Bank
3 Shikha Sharma MD & CEO Axis Bank 56 3 Shikha Sharma,56 MD & CEO ,Axis Bank
4 Nishi Vasudeva Chairman and MD HPCL 59 4 Nishi Vasudeva ,59 Chairman and MD,HPCL
5 Zia Mody Co-founder AZB Partners 59 5 Zia Mody,59 Co-founder,AZB Partners
5 Aruna Jayanthi CEO Capgemini India 52 5 Aruna Jayanthi,52 CEO,Capgemini India
7 Suneeta Reddy MD Apollo Hospital Enterprises N/A 7 Suneeta Reddy,N/A MD,Apollo Hospital Enterprises
8 Mallika Srinivasan Chairman & CEO TAFE 56 8 Mallika Srinivasan,56 Chairman & CEO ,TAFE
9 Yasmine Hilton Chairperson Shell India N/A 9 Yasmine Hilton,N/A Chairperson,Shell India
10 Chitra Ramkrishna MD & CEO NSE 52 10 Chitra Ramkrishna,52 MD & CEO ,NSE
11 Shobhana Bhartia Chairperson HT Media 58 11 Shobhana Bhartia ,58 Chairperson,HT Media
12 Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Chairperson & MD Biocon 62 12 Kiran Mazumdar Shaw,62 Chairperson & MD,Biocon
13 Kaku Nakhate President & Country Head Bank of America Merrill Lynch 48 13 Kaku Nakhate,48 President & Country Head,Bank of America Merrill Lynch
14 Debjani Ghosh MD Intel-South Asia 49 14 Debjani Ghosh,49 MD,Intel-South Asia
15 Roopa Kudva MD Omidyar Network 51 15 Roopa Kudva,51 MD ,Omidyar Network
16 Renuka Ramnath Founder MD & CEO Multiples Alternate Asset Management 53 16 Renuka Ramnath,53 Founder MD & CEO,Multiples Alternate Asset Management
17 Harshbeena Zaveri MD & president NRB Bearings 55 17 Harshbeena Zaveri,55 MD & president,NRB Bearings
18 Aisha De Sequeira Co-country head & Head of investment banking Morgan Stanley India 45 18 Aisha De Sequeira ,45 Co-country head & Head of investment banking,Morgan Stanley India
19 Zarin Daruwala President Wholesale Banking, ICICI Bank 50 19 Zarin Daruwala,50 President,Wholesale Banking, ICICI Bank
20 Kalpana Morparia CEO J.P. Morgan 66 20 Kalpana Morparia,66 CEO,J.P. Morgan
21 Meher Pudumjee Chairperson Thermax 49 21 Meher Pudumjee,49 Chairperson,Thermax
22 Naina Lal Kidwai Country Head HSBC India 58 22 Naina Lal Kidwai,58 Country Head,HSBC India
23 Anita Dongre Founder House of Anita Dongre 52 23 Anita Dongre,52 Founder,House of Anita Dongre
24 Vanitha Narayanan MD IBM India 56 24 Vanitha Narayanan,56 MD,IBM India
25 Reshma Shetty MD Matrix India Entertainment Consultants 44 25 Reshma Shetty,44 MD,Matrix India Entertainment Consultants
26 Rekha Menon Executive director Accenture 56 26 Rekha Menon,56 Executive director,Accenture
27 Vishakha Mulye MD and CEO ICICI Venture 46 27 Vishakha Mulye,46 MD and CEO,ICICI Venture
28 Renu Sud Karnad MD HDFC 63 28 Renu Sud Karnad,63 MD,HDFC
29 Mira Kulkarni Chairman and MD Mountain Valley Springs 58 29 Mira Kulkarni,58 Chairman and MD,Mountain Valley Springs
30 Abanti Sankaranarayanan Business Head, Luxury and Corporate relations United Spirits 46 30 Abanti Sankaranarayanan,46 Business Head, Luxury and Corporate relations,United Spirits
31 Anita Arjundas MD Mahindra Lifespaces 48 31 Anita Arjundas,48 MD,Mahindra Lifespaces
32 Archana Hingorani CEO and ED IL &FS Investment Managers 50 32 Archana Hingorani,50 CEO and ED,IL &FS Investment Managers
33 Vandana Luthra Founder and Mentor VLCC Health-care 56 33 Vandana Luthra,56 Founder and Mentor,VLCC Health-care
34 Ekta Kapoor Joint MD Balaji Telefilms 40 34 Ekta Kapoor,40 Joint MD,Balaji Telefilms
35 Krithiga Reddy Country Head Facebook India 44 35 Krithiga Reddy,44 Country Head,Facebook India
36 Sangeeta Pendurkar MD Kellogg India 49 36 Sangeeta Pendurkar,49 MD,Kellogg India
37 Priya Paul Chairperson Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Group 49 37 Priya Paul ,49 Chairperson,Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Group
38 Ireena Vittal Management consultant, independent director 47 38 Ireena Vittal,47 Management consultant, independent director,—
39 Ritu Kumar Founder Ritu Kumar Design 71 39 Ritu Kumar,71 Founder,Ritu Kumar Design
40 Vani Kola MD Kalaari Capital N/A 40 Vani Kola,N/A MD,Kalaari Capital
41 Ashu Suyash MD Crisil 47 41 Ashu Suyash,47 MD,Crisil
42 Radhika Roy Executive co-chairperson NDTV Group 58 42 Radhika Roy,58 Executive co-chairperson,NDTV Group
43 Meena Ganesh MD and CEO Portea 52 43 Meena Ganesh,52 MD and CEO,Portea
44 Neelam Dhawan MD Hewlett-Packard India 56 44 Neelam Dhawan,56 MD,Hewlett-Packard India
45 Anuradha J. Desai Chairperson VH Group 32 45 Anuradha J. Desai,32 Chairperson,VH Group
46 Manisha Girotra India head Moelis N/A 46 Manisha Girotra,N/A India head,Moelis
47 Shahnaz Husain Founder Shahnaz Husain Group of Companies 71 47 Shahnaz Husain ,71 Founder,Shahnaz Husain Group of Companies
48 Bala Deshpande Senior MD New Enterprise Associates 49 48 Bala Deshpande,49 Senior MD,New Enterprise Associates
49 Nina Lekhi Founder Baggit N/A 49 Nina Lekhi,N/A Founder,Baggit
50 Jyoti Deshpande Group MD and CEO Eros International N/A 50 Jyoti Deshpande,N/A Group MD and CEO,Eros International