58, Executive Director, SEBI
(Number of times in BT's Most Powerful list: 2)
Power and flamboyance are not two sides of the same coin. Usha Narayanan, Executive Director at the Securities and Exchange Board of India, will agree. She is rarely seen or heard in public forums. But Narayanan is in charge of all matters relating to foreign institutional investors, or FIIs, and the primary market. In 2010, until end-October, FII net investments had touched Rs 1,55,250 crore; and another Rs 57,356 crore had been raised through initial public offerings, or IPOs, and follow-on issues.
|Biggest achievement in 2010: Becoming a member of SEBI's Takeover Regulation Advisory Committee|
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