49, Managing Director, Shriram Life Insurance
(Number of times in BT's Most Powerful list: 2)
Akhila Srinivasan devotes roughly 80 per cent of her time to managing Shriram Life Insurance, one of the companies in the Rs 40,000 crore Shriram Group. Just 20 per cent for other activities may appear inadequate to achieve any major goal, but Srinivsan packs a punch even when she is not overseeing operations of Shriram Life Insurance, where she is Managing Director.
The Shriram Foundation started by Srinivasan, of which she is the Managing Trustee, runs a free school and a community college to train the outlying village students and youth south of Chennai.
|Biggest achievement in 2010: Imparting depth and scale to the CSR initiatives of the Shriram Group|
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