Jyoti Deshpande, 47
Group CEO & managing director, Eros International
Previous Rank : 50 (2015)
For two years, Deshpande grappled with class action suits in the U.S., which alleged inaccurate performance numbers. The cases were dismissed in September. It’s not that she didn’t carry on with business as usual all along. Over the two years, she pushed Eros from a film studio to a digital content player. Even as the digital platform ErosNow racked up subscribers, the films business continued to rake in the cash. Meanwhile, reports say Apple wants to buy Eros’s digital platform.