Powerful Women in Business 2013

Powerful Women in Business 2013

Vinita Bali, MD, Britannia Industries Photo: Nilotpal Baruah/
Updated : Aug 31, 2013

Most powerful women in business - Vinita Bali

Britannia Industries MD Vinita Bali this year moves into the coveted 'Hall of Fame' - reserved for those who have made it to the Most Powerful Women in Business list at least seven times. She says her travels overseas helped her understand diversity and adapt to different environments and people.

Chitra Ramkrishna, Kaku Nakhate, Kirthiga Reddy and Archana Hingorani
Updated : Aug 30, 2013

Repeat Winners

The Most Powerful Women in Busines: Repeat winners

Anupama Ahluwalia, Vice President, Marketing, India And South West Asia, The Coca-Cola Company Photo: Aditya Kapoor
Updated : Aug 29, 2013

Drinking in Experiences - Anupama Ahluwalia

She has helped Coca-Cola India steal a march over arch rival PepsiCo.

Madhurima Mukherjee, Partner, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices Photo: Vivan Mehra
Updated : Aug 29, 2013

Capital gains - Madhurima Mukherjee

She has made her mark as a capital market lawyer, but is not ready to rest on her laurels.

Nina Lath Gupta, Managing Director, NFDC Photo: Nishikant Gamre
Updated : Aug 29, 2013

The Turnaround Artist - Nina Lath Gupta

After its glory days in the 1970s and early 1980s, National Film Development Corporation became nearly defunct. Nina Lath Gupta gave it a new lease of life

Shanti Ekambaram President, Corporate & Investment Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank Photo: Rachit Goswami/
Updated : Aug 29, 2013

A Bankable Star - Shanti Ekambaram

The veteran banker is undeterred in the face of tough market conditions.

Asha Gupta, Managing Director, Tupperware India Photo: Aditya Kapoor/
Updated : Aug 29, 2013

Princess of Plastic - Asha Gupta

The Tupperware India chief has nurtured several women entrepreneurs.

Sumithra Gomatam, Senior Vice President, Cognizant Photo: H. K. Rajashekar/
Updated : Aug 29, 2013

Software Sultana - Sumithra Gomatam

Gomatam's trained musical ear has helped hone her business skills.

Ritu Dalmia, Co-Founder, Riga Food Photo: Vivan Mehra/
Updated : Aug 29, 2013

Yes, We Cannoli - Ritu Dalmia

Life hasn't always been a cakewalk for this pioneer of Italian food in India.

Nishi Vasudeva, Director (Marketing), HPCL Photo: Rachit Goswami/
Updated : Aug 29, 2013

In Solitary Splendour - Nishi Vasudeva

The only full-time woman director of an oil PSU says there is no glass ceiling

Savita Mahajan, Deputy Dean, ISB Photo: Vivan Mehra/
Updated : Aug 29, 2013

Dean of Dynamism - Savita Mahajan

The deputy dean of ISB says nurturing a project from scratch excites her.

Swarupa Sanyal, Head Of Strategy And Corporate Initiatives, Genpact Photo: Vivan Mehra/
Updated : Aug 29, 2013

A Quantum Leap - Swarupa Sanyal

Swarupa Sanyal is implementing a blueprint that seeks to transform India's largest BPO firm into a leaner, bigger and more profitable company.

Anjali Bansal, Managing Director, Spencerstuart India Photo: Nishikant Gamre/
Updated : Aug 29, 2013

Headhunting Honcho - Anjali Bansal

She also mentors proficient women executives for board roles.

Priya Nair, Vice President, Detergents, HUL Photo: Rachit Goswami/
Updated : Aug 29, 2013

Champion of Innovations - Priya Nair

She has made her mark with out-of-the-box business solutions.

Vinita Singhania, Managing Director, Jk Lakshmi Cement Photo: Shekhar Ghosh/
Updated : Aug 29, 2013

Concrete Woman - Vinita Singhania

Singhania found her experience as a housewife helped her when she began to run a cement business.

Shubhalakshmi Panse, Managing Director, Allahabad Bank Photo: Shekhar Ghosh
Updated : Aug 29, 2013

Flying High - Shubhalakshmi Panse

Raised to be independent, Allahabad Bank's chairman says her parents' message to her was 'You can do it'.

Pallavi Shroff, Senior Partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & CoPhoto: Shekhar Ghosh/
Updated : Aug 29, 2013

Queen of the Court - Pallavi Shroff

She has represented a roster of corporate giants, and actively backs other women in her profession.