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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 61 1 Arundhati Bhattacharya,61 Chairman,State Bank of India
2 Chanda Kochhar MD & CEO ICICI Bank 55 2 Chanda Kochhar,55 MD & CEO,ICICI Bank
3 Shikha Sharma CEO Axis Bank 58 3 Shikha Sharma,58 CEO,Axis Bank
4 Zia Mody Co-founder AZB & Partners 61 4 Zia Mody,61 Co-founder,AZB & Partners
5 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Chairperson and managing director Biocon 64 5 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw,64 Chairperson and managing director,Biocon
6 Suneeta Reddy Managing director Apollo Hospitals 58 6 Suneeta Reddy,58 Managing director,Apollo Hospitals
7 Alice Vaidyan Chairman and managing director General Insurance Corporation 58 7 Alice Vaidyan,58 Chairman and managing director,General Insurance Corporation
8 Mallika Srinivasan Chairman and CEO TAFE 57 8 Mallika Srinivasan,57 Chairman and CEO,TAFE
9 Shobhana Bhartia Chairperson HT Media 60 9 Shobhana Bhartia,60 Chairperson,HT Media
10 Kaku Nakhate President and India country head Bank of America Merrill Lynch 50 10 Kaku Nakhate,50 President and India country head,Bank of America Merrill Lynch
11 Zarin Daruwala CEO Standard Chartered India 52 11 Zarin Daruwala,52 CEO,Standard Chartered India
12 Renuka Ramnath CEO and Co-founder Multiples Alternate Asset Management 55 12 Renuka Ramnath,55 CEO and Co-founder,Multiples Alternate Asset Management
13 Aisha De Sequeira Co-country head and head of investment banking-India Morgan Stanley 47 13 Aisha De Sequeira,47 Co-country head and head of investment banking-India,Morgan Stanley
14 Meher Pudumjee Chairperson Thermax 51 14 Meher Pudumjee,51 Chairperson,Thermax
15 Harshbeena Zaveri Vice chairman and managing director NRB Bearings 57 15 Harshbeena Zaveri,57 Vice chairman and managing director,NRB Bearings
16 Anita Dongre Founder House of Anita Dongre 54 16 Anita Dongre,54 Founder,House of Anita Dongre
17 Ashu Suyash CEO & managing director Crisil 42 17 Ashu Suyash,42 CEO & managing director,Crisil
18 Vanitha Narayanan Chairman IBM India 58 18 Vanitha Narayanan,58 Chairman,IBM India
19 Rekha Menon Chairman and senior managing director Accenture India 58 19 Rekha Menon,58 Chairman and senior managing director,Accenture India
20 Shanti Ekambaram President, consumer banking Kotak Mahindra 54 20 Shanti Ekambaram,54 President, consumer banking,Kotak Mahindra
21 Aarthi Subramanian Chief Digital Officer Tata Sons 50 21 Aarthi Subramanian,50 Chief Digital Officer,Tata Sons
22 Anita Arjundas Managing Director Mahidra Lifespaces Developers 50 22 Anita Arjundas,50 Managing Director,Mahidra Lifespaces Developers
23 Kalpana Morparia CEO J.P. Morgan India 68 23 Kalpana Morparia,68 CEO,J.P. Morgan India
24 Renu Sud Karnad Managing director HDFC 65 24 Renu Sud Karnad,65 Managing director,HDFC
25 Mira Kulkarni Chairman and managing director Mountain Valley Springs 60 25 Mira Kulkarni,60 Chairman and managing director,Mountain Valley Springs
26 Archana Hingorani CEO and executive director IL&FS Investment Managers 51 26 Archana Hingorani,51 CEO and executive director,IL&FS Investment Managers
27 Nisaba Godrej Executive Chairperson Godrej Consumer Products 39 27 Nisaba Godrej,39 Executive Chairperson,Godrej Consumer Products
28 Vandana Luthra President and CEO VLCC Healthcare 58 28 Vandana Luthra,58 President and CEO,VLCC Healthcare
29 Reshma Shetty MD Matrix India Entertainment Consultants 45 29 Reshma Shetty,45 MD,Matrix India Entertainment Consultants
30 Vani Kola Managing director Kalaari Capital 53 30 Vani Kola,53 Managing director,Kalaari Capital
31 Padmaja Ruparel Founder Indian Angel Network 55 31 Padmaja Ruparel,55 Founder,Indian Angel Network
32 Ekta Kapoor Joint managing director Balaji Telefilms 42 32 Ekta Kapoor,42 Joint managing director,Balaji Telefilms
33 Ritu Kumar Founder Ritu Kumar Design 73 33 Ritu Kumar,73 Founder,Ritu Kumar Design
34 Roopa Kudva Partner and managing director Omidyar Network India 53 34 Roopa Kudva,53 Partner and managing director,Omidyar Network India
35 Priya Paul Chairperson Apeejay Surendra Park Hotels 51 35 Priya Paul,51 Chairperson,Apeejay Surendra Park Hotels
36 Jyoti Deshpande Group CEO & managing director Eros International 47 36 Jyoti Deshpande,47 Group CEO & managing director,Eros International
37 Sangeeta Pendurkar Managing director Kellog India 51 37 Sangeeta Pendurkar,51 Managing director,Kellog India
38 Rm Vishakha Managing Director and CEO IndiaFirst Life Insurance 47 38 Rm Vishakha,47 Managing Director and CEO,IndiaFirst Life Insurance
39 Usha Ananthasubramanian Managing director and CEO Allahabad Bank 57 39 Usha Ananthasubramanian,57 Managing director and CEO,Allahabad Bank
40 Meena Ganesh Managing director and CEO Portea Medical 54 40 Meena Ganesh,54 Managing director and CEO,Portea Medical
41 Abanti Sankaranaryanan Chief strategy and corporate affairs officer United Spirits 48 41 Abanti Sankaranaryanan,48 Chief strategy and corporate affairs officer,United Spirits
42 Vishakha Mulye Executive Director ICICI Bank 56 42 Vishakha Mulye,56 Executive Director,ICICI Bank
43 Radhika Roy Executive co-chairperson NDTV 60 43 Radhika Roy,60 Executive co-chairperson,NDTV
44 Ireena Vittal Management consultant Independent 49 44 Ireena Vittal,49 Management consultant,Independent
45 Anuradha Desai Chairperson VH Group 55 45 Anuradha Desai,55 Chairperson,VH Group
46 Ameera Shah Promoter and managing director Metropolis Healthcare 38 46 Ameera Shah,38 Promoter and managing director,Metropolis Healthcare
47 Shahnaz Husain Founder Shahnaz Husain Group of Companies 73 47 Shahnaz Husain,73 Founder,Shahnaz Husain Group of Companies
48 Manisha Girotra CEO Moelis India 48 48 Manisha Girotra,48 CEO,Moelis India
49 Shilpa Divekar Nirula CEO Monsanto India 44 49 Shilpa Divekar Nirula,44 CEO,Monsanto India
50 Shweta Jalan MD and head of India Advent International 50 Shweta Jalan, MD and head of India,Advent International