45, Group Executive, Wholesale Banking, ICICI Bank
(New on BT's Most Powerful list)
A woman can be known by her mentors. In that department, few can match Zarin Daruwala. She started her career, in the late eighties, working with eminent chartered accountant Y.H. Malegam, who later advised her to join ICICI Ltd (before it became a bank).
At ICICI, her first boss was Lalita Gupte, one of the stalwarts of the ICICI group. In a few years she was working in the office of N. Vaghul, then chairman of the development financial institution.
|Biggest achievement in 2010: Elevation to Group Executive where she manages more than 4,000 corporate clients|
Being a powerful woman is important because: It brings a sense of responsibility towards people whose lives can be changed by your decisions
Tip for work-life balance: Prioritise, strategise, trust your people, sell your idea to your team and watch the difference
A workplace without women is like: A glass half full
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