Jyoti Deshpande, 48
President-media and entertainment, Reliance Industries
Previous Rank : 21
As business head of the media and entertainment division of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance, Deshpande is one of the most powerful women in the sector. Over the last one-and-a-half years, she has oversight on the diversified media properties owned fully or partially by Reliance including Viacom 18 and Network 18 (television, print and digital), Balaji Telefilms (television production), JioSaavn (music streaming), and Eros (film production). She is responsible for exploring synergies between these businesses and aligning them with Jio’s digital distribution ecosystem.