Nisaba Godrej, 40
Executive chairperson, Godrej Consumer Products
Previous Rank : 27
She has the tough job of coming out of the shadow of her father and group patriarch, Adi Godrej. She has been at the helm of Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL), the jewel in the Godrej crown, for more than a year (May 2017) as executive chairperson. The Harvard graduate is steering GCPL into a modern, innovative and inclusive company, one the younger generation will find attractive. Under her, the firm is also building its presence in Asia, Africa, and Latin America across categories. In FY18, GCPL’s standalone net profit grew 18%.