Four Indians, Chanda Kochhar, Chitra Ramkrishna, Shikha Sharma, Naina Lal Kidwai have made to 2013 Fortune magazine's global list of top-50 women business leaders. The list was released on 20 October 2013 by Fortune magazine, US.
ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar has been ranked 4th, followed by National Stock Exchange chief Chitra Ramkrishna at 17th, Axis Bank's Shikha Sharma at 32nd and HSBC's Naina Lal Kidwai at 42nd place among the Indians on the international list of most powerful women in business.
This list is topped by Brazilian energy giant Petrobras' CEO Maria Das Gracas Foster, followed by Turkish conglomerate Sabanci Holding's Guler Sabanci at the second place and Australian banking giant Westpac's CEO Gail Kelly at the third.
Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and CEO of India's largest private sector bank, has moved up one position from her fifth position on the 2012 list, while NSE chief Ramkrishna has made it to the list for the first time.
Shikha Sharma and Naina Lal Kidwai were ranked 37th and 40th, respectively, on Fortune's international list for most powerful business women 2012.
Chitra Ramkrishna, a newcomer to the International Power 50 list, Fortune stated she has made history as the first woman to head an exchange in India.
A separate list for most powerful business women in the USA, also complied by Fortune magazine, continues to be topped by technology giant IBM's Ginni Rometty, while PepsiCo's Indian-origin CEO Nooyi has retained her second position. DuPont's Ellen Kullman is ranked third, followed by Lockheed Martin's Marillyn Hewson.
Fortune list has been compiled broadly on the basis of four criteria –
1.The size and importance of the business headed by the person in the global economy;
2.The health and direction of the business;
3.The arc of the business leader's career; and
4.Social and cultural influence.
Fortune is a global business magazine published by Time Inc, US and the first magazine issued in 1930
Where: New York
When: 20 October 2013