- Arts, Media and Books,
- Banking&Finance, (See ” A List of Top Indian Women Chief Executives of Banks”)
- Food and Beverages,
- Health and Medicines,
- Catering and Hotels,
- Information Technology,
- Cosmetics and
The following is a brief List of some Indian Women Top Executives in Various Fields:
Arts, Media and Books:
Ms.Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms
Ms.Ekta Kapoor is a Television Programs and Movies Producer and she is the Joint Managing Director of “Balaji Tele Films”, the producer of many Indian TV Serials.
Ekta Kapoor is the daughter of the Bollywood Actor Jeetendra She is the youngest of the Top Indian Women Business Women. She finds a place in the Forbe’s List. The “Dirty Picture”, one of the movies produced by her had been a hit and she has received a number of awards for the same.
Ms. Shobhana Bhartia of HT Media
Ms. Shobhana Bhartia is the Chair-Person of HT Media and the Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times Group. She has been associated with the company since its inception and she took over as the Chairperson in September 2008. She has spearheaded the company’s long-term vision and strategy. And she is in charge of formulating and directing the editorial policies of the company and has more than 25 years of experience in the newspaper industry. She has been placed by Forbes in its coveted list. She is a nominated member of the “Rajya Sabha”.
Ms.Harshbeena Zaveri of NRB Bearings
Ms.Harshbeena Zaveri is the Managing Director and the President of “NRB Bearings”. She joined the “NRB Bearings” as a Management Trainee in the year 1986. She was first appointed as the Executive Assistant to the Chairman and Managing Director of the company. Later, she became the Manager, Corporate Planning and Purchase. And she was appointed as a whole time director by the Board in 1994, with functional charge of marketing and later given additional charge of materials, and corporate quality. In the year 1999, she was promoted as President of NRB Bearings Limited.
In the year 2005, Ms.Harshbeena Zaveri was awarded as the “Best CEO in India” by the ‘Quality Circule Forum of India’. And in the year 2009, she was given the ‘Women Leader in India Award’ / WIL, as the leader in manufacturing center. India Today magazine has cited her as one of the ’25 the Most Powerful Women in India in the year 2012′.
Mallika Srinivasan of TAFE
Ms. Mallika Srinivasan is the Chair Person of TAFE and she is a strategist known for professionalism, commitment to excellence and contribution to Indian industry and academia. She leveraged the company’s resources and competencies to increase TAFE’s revenues and TAFE is now among the three largest tractor manufacturers in the world.
Food & Beverages:
Vinita Bali of Britannia Industries
Ms.Vinita Bali is the Managing Director of the “Britannia Industries”. She was appointed as the Managing Director of the company on 31st May 2006. And she joined the company as Chief Executive Officer in January 2005. She started her career with Voltas, a Tata Group company. She is on the list for her leadership, ideas and intellect of the Forbes list.
Health & Medicine:
Ms.Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw of Biocon
Ms.Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the Founder and the Managing Director of the “Biocon”. In 1978, she joined “Biocon Biochemicals Limited,” of Cork, Ireland as a Trainee Manager. Under Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw’s leaderhip, Biocon has evolved from its inception in 1978 as an industrial enzymes company to a fully integrated biopharmaceutical enterprise encompassing a well balanced business portfolio of products and services. Her pioneering efforts in biotechnology have drawn global recognition both for Indian Industry and Biocon. Kiran finds a place in the Forbes List of the World’s 100 the Most Powerful Women. She was awarded the ‘Padmashri’ in the year 1989 and the ‘Padma Bhushan’ in the year 2005 by the Government of India.
Ms. Preetha Reddy of Apollo Hospital Enterprises
Ms. Preetha Reddy is the Managing Director of the Apollo Hospital Enterprises. She had joined Apollo Hospitals as Joint Managing Director in the year 1989 and in the year 1994 , she became the Managing Director of the Group. She is steering the operations of the Apollo Hospitals group and works closely with the clinicians to help introduce contemporary protocols and continually raise the bar for clinical outcomes. She also oversees the planning, designing and funding of new projects, with a view to directing the Group towards optimum utilisation of resources and funds.
Information and Technology:
Ms.Kirthiga Reddy of ‘facebook’-India
Ms.Kirthiga Reddy is the Director of Online Operations and Head of Office India of the popular Social Media Website- “Facebook”
She heads the Facebook’s operations in India, supporting the ‘facebook’s users, advertisers and developers worldwide who are utilizing the ‘ Facebook’s global services to create and develop the relationships with people and reach out to new customers locally and internationally. And the ‘Facebook’- platform has been used by all the big, medium and small businesses to increase their business using the power of communications via ‘facebook’.
Ms. Neelam Dhawan of HP
Ms. Neelam Dhawan is the Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard India. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, and a Masters in Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.
Ms.Meenakshi Saraogi is the Joint Managing Director, the Executive Director and Member of Share Transfer Committee of Balrampur Chini Mills Ltd., for more than 20 years. She was awarded the ‘Padmashri’ in 1994 by the Government of India,for her contribution to the Sugar Industry.
Ms. Mira Kulkarni of Mountain Valley Springs
Ms. Mira Kulkarni is the Managing Director of the ‘Mountain Valley Springs’, a leading manufacturer of ayurvedic cosmetics and baby care products founded in the year 2000. The company uses pure essential oils and natural plant extracts in its range of skin, body and hair care products.
Ms. Prabha Parameswaran of Colgate Palmolive-India
Ms. Prabha Parameswaran is the Managing Director of the ‘Colgate-Palmolive India’. She joined Colgate-Palmolive, India in the year 1995. She had been holding various significant positions in New York in Global Business Development Oral Care and in Global Toothbrush Division. She was responsible for developing oral care strategies and new products where she provided critical leadership to subsidiaries in setting category and commercial strategies.
Ms. Amrita Patel of NDDB
Ms. Amrita Patel is the Chairperson of the “National Diary Development Board”/ NDDB founded in the year 1965 to empower rural people and with the mission of making dairying a success story for grassroots milk producers in India and Its mission ‘Operation Flood’, has been successful in India’s grow as the world’s largest milk producing nation.
Ms.Zia Mody of AZB Partners
Ms.Zia Mody is the Co-founder of the Indian Legal Firm- “AZB Partners” . She became a Law Graduate of the Cambridge University, U.K. in the year 1978. She was enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa in 1978 and she was admitted as a member of the New York State Bar by examination in 1980. She started her practice as a corporate associate with Baker & McKenzie in New York from 1979 to 1983. In 1984 she started her own practice and later entered into a partnership with the law firm called AZB & Partners, Advocates & Solicitors.
Ms.Chitra Ramkrishna of NSE of India
Ms.Chitra Ramkrishna is the Joint Managing Director of the National Stock Exchange of India. She has been with the National Stock Exchange of India from its inception. In the year 1991, she was part of the core five- member team selected by the government of India and tasked with the creation of a modern screen-based pan-Indian stock exchange that would offer domestic and institutional investors a state-of-the-art market-place for trading and settling Indian equities. She is the CEO of the National Settlement & Clearing Corporation of India Ltd, and is a member of several boards & Policy Committees.