Arundhati Bhattacharya, 64
Chairperson and CEO, Salesforce India
Previous Rank : 7
After spending a lifetime in a public sector bank, the former SBI chairman has reinvented herself as the India head of a Silicon Valley darling. While she had ratcheted up an impressive list of private sector engagements after retiring in 2018, Bhattacharya’s move in April this year to Salesforce—which specialises in CRM software—has surprised everyone.