Lady pluck: Swati Piramal
November 11, 2010Swati Piramal
54, President ASSOCHAM; Director, Piramal Healthcare
(Number of times in BT's Most Powerful list: 7)
A director at Piramal Healthcare and Vice Chairperson at Piramal Life Sciences, Piramal saw her company seal the largest ever in-bound pharma deal so far when Piramal Healthcare sold its domestic formulations business to Abbott for Rs 17,000 crore.
However, Piramal is more kicked about her achievements at Assocham. As the first woman to head an apex chamber in India, Piramal had insisted that the 100 sub-committees at Assocham this year should be headed by women. And she claims that these 100 women - from Naina Lal Kidwai to Juhi Chawla - have made a difference. "There is a way in which a woman approaches a job," notes Piramal.