SBI’s Arundhati Bhattacharya, ICICI’s Chanda Kochhar and Axis Bank’s Shikha Sharma among Fortune’s Most Powerful Women | Check out the full list


Fortune magazine’s recently published list of 2016’s “Most Powerful Women – International’ features 3 Indian Women, all hailing from the banking sector. Ranking the Top 50 Powerful Women outside United States, the 2016 list covers influential women from 19 countries that include 18% new names.

Headed by Ana Botin, Group Executive Chairman of the Spanish Banking Group – Banco Santander, the list features Indians; Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairperson – State bank of India occupying the #2 position, Chanda Kochhar, CEO and Managing Director – ICICI Bank occupying the #5 position and Shikha Sharma – CEO and Managing Director – Axis Bank occupying #19 position.

The new entrants in the list include:

Wan Ling Martello – #14 Head of Asia, Oceania and Africa Nestle
Jennifer Li – #34 CFO Baidu
Jean Liu – #36 President Didi Chuxing
Tsai (Patty) Pei-Chun – #37 CEO Pou Chen Group
Alison Brittain – #39 CEO WhitBread
Erica Mann – #40 Head of Consumer Health Division Bayer
Anne Richards – #45 CEO M&G Investments
Nancy Southern – #46 CEO, Chairman and President ATCO
Linda Hasenfratz – #50 CEO Linamar

Aside from the International List, the “U.S Most Powerful Women” list features Indian born Indra Nooyi, CEO and Chairman – PepsiCo in the #2 position. Lead by Mary Barra, CEO and Chairman – General Motors, the list has a surprise entrant, American Singer Beyonce occupying the #51 position.

COURTESY: Fortune Magazine

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