MPW Comebacks 2022: Sebi chief Madhabi Puri Buch, Shweta Jalan, Alisha MoopEn and Arathi Krishna

Business Today is back with its annual edition ‘The Most Powerful Women in Business’ 2022 as it celebrates women business leaders in India. While several leaders have featured in the list for the first time, there are some leaders who have re-appeared in the list after years. Take a look at BT MPW Comebacks 2022

The Most Powerful Women in Business 2022

Madhabi Puri Buch, the first female head of markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India, personifies change, at least for the Sebi. She brought with her important cultural change such as the age-old practice of reading out from a prepared speech was replaced by PowerPoint presentations at conferences. One also saw a big change in the manner in which officials of the watchdog, formed in 1988, were evaluated in terms of performance

Sebi Chief Madhabi
Puri Buch

An alumna of St Stephen’s and IIM Ahmedabad, Madhabi returns to Business Today’s Most Powerful Women in Business list after 2010, when she was MD & CEO of ICICI Securities. She told BT that she ensures that all stakeholders have had the opportunity to present their data and that she has looked at all their data completely objectively

Madhabi Puri Buch in BT MPW 2022 List

Shweta Jalan is one of the leading names in the private equity (PE) space. Some of her recent investments are Rs 6,313 crore for a 50.1% stake in Hyderabad-based Suven Pharma and other deals with Eureka Forbes, YES Bank and Tredence Analytics. Kolkata-born Jalan started her journey with EY in 1999 and spent her formative years at ICICI Venture, where she was mentored by PE veteran Renuka Ramnath

Shweta Jalan, Managing Partner, Advent International

A life-threatening incident involving her son gravitated Alisha Moopen towards the healthcare sector. She joined her father’s Aster DM Healthcare in Dubai. After COVID-19 struck, she took proactive measures to make her business and operations sustainable by integrating technology. Aster reported net sales of Rs 3,192 crore in Q3FY23, up more than 20 per cent year-on-year, while net profit was Rs 139 crore

Alisha Moopen, Deputy MD, Aster DM Healthcare

"It requires tough conversations, followed by tough decisions,” said Alisha Moopen. She also described getting into healthcare as a turning point for her. Alisha said, “Though the business was successful, I had to prove myself.”

Alisha Moopen's mantra to
handle tough situations

Arathi Krishna, who hails from one of the oldest business families in Tamil Nadu, returns to the Business Today Most Powerful Women in Business list for the first time since 2015. She began her career at Sundram Fasteners Ltd (SFL) in 1990 as a management trainee after her post-MBA on-the-job training in the US. She grew through the ranks; it took her more than a decade to become the MD

Arathi Krishna, MD,
Sundram Fasteners

Arathi Krishna also looks after the operations of the overseas subsidiaries of the TVS Group’s high-precision component manufacturing company. Her mantra to handle failures is, “One can manage fear in a better way... While taking a decision, you have to be open to failure and if something wrong happens, learn to change it.”

Arathi’s mantra to
handle failures

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