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Forbes crowns Nita Ambani as Asia’s Most Powerful Businesswoman

In Business, News
April 12, 2016

MUMBAI: Reliance Industries director Nita Ambani tops “Asia 50 Power Businesswomen 2016” list published by Forbes. The list acknowledges the breakthrough made by women in business realms overcoming issues of gender inequality.

In spite of being the wife of Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in India, she has established her own niche, through the wholehearted involvement in every chosen field. Seen in roles of a philanthropist, educationist, and many more she is truly a plausible representation of the multitasking quality inherent in every woman.“In a country where billionaire wives tend to remain in the shadow of their husbands, Nita’s rising profile in the Reliance empire is unusual and earns her a debut spot on our Power Businesswomen ranking this year,” Forbes said.

Arundhati Bhattacharya CEO,State Bankof India secures the second place. The other Indian women who made their way to the finalized list are as follows: Ambiga Dhiraj, chief executive, Mu Sigma(14th Position), Dipali Goenka, chief executive, Welspun India(16th), Vinita Gupta, chief executive, Lupin, India’s third-largest pharmaceutical company,(18th, Chanda Kochhar, managing director, ICICI Bank: country’s largest private-sector lender (22nd),Vandana Luthra, vice chairperson, VLCC Health Care.(26th) and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairperson, Biocon: The only Asian firm ranked among the top 20 biotech employers worldwide by Science magazine.(28th)