Aarthi Subramanian is known for her determination to not settle for anything but the best. One of her most challenging assignments after she became Executive Director was the Passport Seva Project for complete makeover and digitisation of the passport issuing process.
Alice G. Vaidyan is known to take up new challenges and making a success out of it. It was this single-minded focus on taking up newer challenges that took her to the top at General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re).
When private equity company India Value Fund (IVF) decided to exit its investment in FM radio company Radio City last year, it chose to not take the conventional route of getting investment bankers to initiate conversations with prospective buyers. Instead, it asked the then CEO of Radio City, Apurva Purohit, to do the needful.
Crisil's revenue has seen an upswing under Ashu Suyash's innovation-led agenda. Ashu Suyash took over as Managing Director and CEO of rating agency Crisil in June 2015, at a time of great uncertainty for the company.
This year, this banker made a big career shift, moving from ICICI Bank to a 158-year-old foreign bank in India. "What attracted me is that it is the top job in India," explains Zarin Daruwala, who now heads Standard Chartered Bank in India, the largest foreign bank in terms of branches.
The queen of television soap operas says 24 hours in a day are not enough for her. She is, after all, the creator of the most hit shows on Indian television. It is television that keeps the cash registers of her Rs 247-crore content company ringing as the Bollywood foray has been a mixed success so far.
2015 has been a record year for the bank in India, with the country emerging as the most profitable market in the Asia-Pacific region for it. All credit goes to Nakhate, President & Country Head at BoAML.
Vanitha Narayanan, Managing Director, IBM India brought global tech major IBM back in the swing. And IBM complements Narayanan well. After all, the global tech major has not only survived for over a century, but has retained its identity and competitive edge in a fast-changing environment.
Priya Nair, Executive Director, Hindustan Unilever began her innings with Hindustan Unilever in 1995 as a management trainee and has risen through the ranks to become Executive Director (Home Care Division).
MD & Chairman of Accenture India, Rekha Menon's discipline and passion has helped her manage the 140,000 employees of Accenture India and ensure the Indian operations continue to remain core to the global technology major.
Sonali Kulkarni, President & CEO, Fanuc India leads the Indian operations of the world's leading CNC and robot seller. She has added substantially to the customer base of Fanuc India over the past year.
Shanti Ekambaram, President, Consumer Banking, Kotak Mahindra has launched several digital products such as multi-lingual banking app, alpha saving accounts and apps for transfer of money through social media, since she took charge in 2014.
Parle Agro Pvt Ltd had
registered a revenue of Rs 1,260.99 crore in the financial year ended in
March 2015, up 26 per cent over the previous financial year. The net
profit rose to Rs 107 crore from a loss of Rs 66 lakh in the same
The 47-year-old Vishakha Mulye, who started as a corporate banker at the
erstwhile financial institution ICICI Ltd, recently completed two
productive stints at the group's subsidiaries - ICICI Lombard General
Insurance and ICICI Venture.
According to Narayanan, her competitive attitude dates back to her
growing-up years. "I had a mother, who, when told, that I had got 96 in
math, would ask 'why did you lose those four marks?' So, I am a bit of a
perfectionist and driven to win."
I have always been inherently passionate and ambitious about work and
family, and perhaps it has a lot to do with my genes. Growing up, it was
often hard to separate the family from the business of Lupin.