Four Indians led by ICICI Bank chief executive Chanda Kochhar have made to Fortune’s global list of top-50 women business leaders, while PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi has been ranked second in a similar list for the US.
Kochhar has been ranked fourth, followed by National Stock Exchange chief Chitra Ramkrishna at 17th, Axis Bank’s Shikha Sharma at 32nd and HSBC’s Naina Lal Kidwai at 42nd place among Indians on the global list of most powerful women in business.
This list is topped by Brazilian energy giant Petrobras’ CEO Maria Das Gracas Foster, followed by Turkish conglomerate Sabanci Holding’s Guler Sabanci at the second and Australian banking giant Westpac’s CEO Gail Kelly at the third.
Kochhar has moved up one position from 2012, while this is the fist time NSE’s Ramkrishna is on the list.
The US list continues to be topped by technology giant IBM’s Ginni Rometty. DuPont’s Ellen Kullman is ranked third, followed by Lockheed Martin’s Marillyn Hewson and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg at fourth and fifth respectively.