Most Powerful Women

Most Powerful Women Logo

Our annual ranking of India's most powerful women in business who are making an impact by virtue of their business acumen and social and cultural influence.

RANK NAME NAME TITLE AFFILIATION AFFILIATION AGE
1 Nita Ambani Non-executive director, Reliance Industries co-owner, Mumbai Indians 57 1 Nita Ambani,57 Non-executive director, Reliance Industries,co-owner, Mumbai Indians
2 Zia Mody Co-founder AZB & Partners 64 2 Zia Mody,64 Co-founder,AZB & Partners
3 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Executive chairperson Biocon 67 3 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw,67 Executive chairperson, Biocon
4 Suneeta Reddy Managing director Apollo Hospitals Enterprise 61 4 Suneeta Reddy,61 Managing director,Apollo Hospitals Enterprise
5 Renu Sud Karnad Managing director HDFC 68 5 Renu Sud Karnad,68 Managing director, HDFC
6 Samina Hamied Executive vice chairperson Cipla 45 6 Samina Hamied,45 Executive vice chairperson,Cipla
7 Vinita Gupta CEO Lupin 52 7 Vinita Gupta,52 CEO,Lupin
8 Kalli Purie Vice chairperson India Today Group 46 8 Kalli Purie,46 Vice chairperson,India Today Group
9 Ashu Suyash Managing director and CEO CRISIL 53 9 Ashu Suyash,53 Managing director and CEO,CRISIL
10 Roshni Nadar Malhotra Chairperson HCL Technologies 39 10 Roshni Nadar Malhotra,39 Chairperson,HCL Technologies
11 Renuka Ramnath Founder and CEO Multiples Alternate Asset Management 58 11 Renuka Ramnath,58 Founder and CEO,Multiples Alternate Asset Management
12 Arundhati Bhattacharya Chairperson and CEO Salesforce India 64 12 Arundhati Bhattacharya,64 Chairperson and CEO,Salesforce India
13 Zarin Daruwala CEO, India Standard Chartered Bank 55 13 Zarin Daruwala,55 CEO, India,Standard Chartered Bank
14 Kaku Nakhate President and country head-India Bank of America 53 14 Kaku Nakhate,53 President and country head-India,Bank of America
15 Mallika Srinivasan Chairman and MD Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE) 60 15 Mallika Srinivasan,60 Chairman and MD,Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE)
16 Isha Ambani Director Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Retail Ventures 29 16 Isha Ambani,29 Director,Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Retail Ventures
17 Shobhana Bhartia Chairperson and editorial director HT Media 63 17 Shobhana Bhartia,63 Chairperson and editorial director,HT Media
18 Nivruti Rai Country head, Intel India vice president, Data Platforms Group, Intel 50 18 Nivruti Rai,50 Country head, Intel India,vice president, Data Platforms Group, Intel
19 Ameera Shah Promoter and MD Metropolis Healthcare 41 19 Ameera Shah,41 Promoter and MD,Metropolis Healthcare
20 Falguni Nayar Founder and CEO Nykaa 57 20 Falguni Nayar,57 Founder and CEO,Nykaa
21 Nisaba Godrej Chairperson, MD, and CEO GCPL 42 21 Nisaba Godrej,42 Chairperson, MD, and CEO,GCPL
22 Rekha M. Menon Chairperson and senior managing director Accenture in India 61 22 Rekha M. Menon,61 Chairperson and senior managing director,Accenture in India
23 Vishakha Mulye Executive director ICICI Bank 51 23 Vishakha Mulye,51 Executive director,ICICI Bank
24 Aisha De Sequeira Co-country head and head of investment banking, India Morgan Stanley 50 24 Aisha De Sequeira,50 Co-country head and head of investment banking, India,Morgan Stanley
25 Shanti Ekambaram Group President - consumer banking Kotak Mahindra Bank 57 25 Shanti Ekambaram,57 Group President - consumer banking,Kotak Mahindra Bank
26 Soma Mondal Director (commercial) SAIL 57 26 Soma Mondal,57 Director (commercial), SAIL
27 Divya Gokulnath Co-founder and director Byju’s 34 27 Divya Gokulnath,34 Co-founder and director,Byju’s
28 Schauna & Nadia Chauhan CEO; Joint MD and chief marketing officer Parlé Agro 44,34 28 Schauna & Nadia Chauhan,44,34 CEO; Joint MD and chief marketing officer,Parlé Agro
30 Meher Pudumjee Chairperson Thermax 54 30 Meher Pudumjee,54 Chairperson,Thermax
31 Aarthi Subramanian Group chief digital officer Tata Sons 53 31 Aarthi Subramanian,53 Group chief digital officer,Tata Sons
32 Ekta Kapoor Joint managing director Balaji Telefilms 45 32 Ekta Kapoor,45 Joint managing director,Balaji Telefilms
33 Pallavi S. Shroff Managing partner Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co 64 33 Pallavi S. Shroff,64 Managing partner,Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
34 Anupriya Acharya CEO Publicis Groupe South Asia 50 34 Anupriya Acharya,50 CEO,Publicis Groupe South Asia
35 Priya Nair Executive director, beauty and personal care Hindustan Unilever 48 35 Priya Nair,48 Executive director, beauty and personal care,Hindustan Unilever
36 Anushka Sharma Co-founder Clean Slate Filmz 32 36 Anushka Sharma,32 Co-founder,Clean Slate Filmz
37 Priyanka Chopra Jonas Founder, Purple Pebble Pictures investor, Bumble 38 37 Priyanka Chopra Jonas,38 Founder, Purple Pebble Pictures,investor, Bumble
38 Apurva Purohit President Jagran Prakashan 54 38 Apurva Purohit,54 President,Jagran Prakashan
39 Meena Ganesh Managing director and CEO Portea Medical 57 39 Meena Ganesh,57 Managing director and CEO,Portea Medical
40 Radhika Gupta Managing director and CEO Edelweiss Asset Management 37 40 Radhika Gupta,37 Managing director and CEO,Edelweiss Asset Management
41 Devita Saraf Chairman and CEO The Vu Group 39 41 Devita Saraf,39 Chairman and CEO,The Vu Group
42 Anita Dongre Founder and chief creative officer House of Anita Dongre 57 42 Anita Dongre,57 Founder and chief creative officer,House of Anita Dongre
43 Harshbeena Zaveri Vice chairman and MD NRB Bearings 60 43 Harshbeena Zaveri,60 Vice chairman and MD,NRB Bearings
44 Priya Paul Chairperson Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels 54 44 Priya Paul,54 Chairperson,Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels
45 Mira Kulkarni Chairman and MD Mountain Valley Springs 65 45 Mira Kulkarni,65 Chairman and MD,Mountain Valley Springs
46 Natasha Poonawalla Executive director, Serum Institute of India chairperson, Villoo Poonawalla Charitable Foundation 38 46 Natasha Poonawalla,38 Executive director, Serum Institute of India,chairperson, Villoo Poonawalla Charitable Foundation
47 Monika Shergill Vice president, content Netflix India 46 47 Monika Shergill,46 Vice president, content,Netflix India
48 Aparna Purohit Head of India Originals Amazon Prime Video 41 48 Aparna Purohit,41 Head of India Originals,Amazon Prime Video
49 Anamika Khanna Director and head designer Anamika Fashionwears & Exports 43 49 Anamika Khanna,43 Director and head designer,Anamika Fashionwears & Exports
50 Chiki Sarkar Founder and publisher Juggernaut Books 42 50 Chiki Sarkar,42 Founder and publisher,Juggernaut Books