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In 1984, Chanda Kochhar joined ICICI Ltd as a Management trainee.
Initially at ICICI, she handled Project Appraisal and Monitoring and projects in various industries like Petrochemicals, Textile, Paper and Cement.
In 1993, Kochhar was sent to ICICI bank as part of a core team to set the bank.
Promoted to Assistant GM in 1994 and then to Deputy General Manager in 1996.
In 1996, headed the newly formed the Infrastructure Industry Group of ICICI, which aimed "to create dedicated industry expertise in the areas of Power, Telecom and Transportation".
In 1998, she was promoted as the General Manager and headed ICICI's “Major Client Group”, which handled relationships with ICICI's top 200 clients.
In 1999, handled the Strategy and E-commerce divisions of ICICI.
Under Kochhar's leadership, ICICI bank started the Retail business in July 2000 and emerged the largest retail financer in India, in the next five years.
In April 2001, she took over as Executive Director, heading the ICICI Bank.
In April 2006 appointed as Deputy MD of ICICI Bank. She managed the Corporate and Retail banking business of ICICI Bank.
October 2006 to October 2007, she handled the International and Corporate businesses of ICICI Bank.
October 2007 to April 2009, Kochhar was also the bank's CFO, Joint Managing Director (JMD) and the official spokesperson.
Kochhar is the Vice-Chairperson of ICICI Bank UK PLC and ICICI Bank Canada.
She is a director in ICICI International Limited and ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd. and part of the Governing Council in The ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth-Member.
Kochhar is CEO and MD of ICICI Bank from May 2009 for a period of five years. She succeeded K. V. Kamath, who was CEO of the bank since 1996.
Awards and Achievements-
Under the leadership of Ms. Kochhar ICICI Bank had won The Asian Banker - “Best Retail Bank in India” award for five consecutive years from the year 2001 to 2005. As recognition of her contribution to establish ICICI Bank as a leading player in the banking industry Ms. Kochhar has also been:
Ranked 20th in the Forbe's list of Most Powerful Women in the World, 2009.
Ranked 25th in the Fortune’s List of Most Powerful Women in Business, 2008.
Featured in the list of 25 most powerful women leaders in Business Today, 2008.
Selected as ‘Rising Star Award’ for Global Awards 2006 by Retail Banker International.
Awarded Business Woman of the Year 2005 by The Economic Times of India.
Selected as Retail Banker of the Year 2004 (Asia-Pacific region) by The Asian Banker from amongst prominent retail bankers in the Asia Pacific region.
MD and CEO of Britannia Industries Ltd Education- Bachelor's Degree -University of Delhi (BA-Lady Shriram College) MBA -Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. Master's Degree in Business and Economics- Michigan State University. Career and Crucial Contributions-
1977-Started career in with Voltas in their consumer products division, where she launched the Rasna soft drink concentrate.
1980-Joined Cadbury India, she was one of the first Indians selected to work on overseas assignments, which took her to the UK, (where she launched the successful brand ‘Wispa’), Nigeria and South Africa.
1994-Joined Coca-Cola, where she was its worldwide marketing director and had the responsibility to chalk out the brand’s worldwide strategy.
2003 -Joined the Zyman Group as a managing principal and head of business strategy practice in the company’s Atlanta office.
2005 (January) joined Britannia following a major management shake-up and competition snapping at its heels.
Transformed near-rudderless firm to a market’s-leading, innovative and trusted foods company.
Completed the share buyback from its foreign collaborator Group Danone.
Britannia acquired Fonterra’s 49% stake in a dairy joint venture.
Britannia moved to take full control of its high-end bakery retailer, Daily Bread, in which it had acquired 50% stake in 2006.
Britannia’s topline revenue has doubled in the four years between 2005-09. The company has been growing at around 20% annually, and its market share, in the Rs 6000-crore biscuit market, has stabilised around 35%.
Britannia has fostered a unique partnership with Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the Nandi Foundation to supply iron-fortified Tiger biscuits as part of the mid-day meal program in schools in Andhra Pradesh.
Ms Bali as a mentor- She was also a guest lecturer at - Emory University, Goizuetta Business School, Jamnalal Bajaj, her alma mater, and SP Jain Institute of Management Studies. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERSHIPS- 2005-Present:Britannia Industries Ltd. 2006-Present:Titan Industries Ltd. 2007-Present:Piramal Glass Ltd. 2007-Present:Mphasis Limited. 2009-Present:Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Co. Ltd. 2010-Present:Bombay Burmah Trading Corp. Ltd. Awards-
She belongs to a business family, the grand-daughter of H.K Firodia who founded Kinetic Engineering. Her father Arun Firodia founded the Kinetic Group.
She is the Joint Managing Director of Kinetic Engineering Ltd and Director, Kinetic Motors. Her husband, Manish Motwani, is the Managing Director of Kinetic Communications Ltd. They have a son Sidhant.
She is multi-lingual with fluency in Marathi, Hindi, Rajasthani, French and English, with smattering Sindhi.
Education & Career -
B.Com from Pune University (1990) & MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg (1992)
Senior Consultant, BARRA (an investment consulting firm in the US ) (1994-97),
GM, Corporate Affairs, Kinetic Engineering Limited Family Business(1997).
The Kinetic group’s Kinetic Motor Company manufactures and sells scooters and scooterettes, and Kinetic Engineering Company makes motorcycles and mopeds. She later became Joint Managing Director, KEL (1998-till date)
After her education she joined the ANZ Griendlays Bank, which in now known as the Standard Chartered Bank.
She took up a variety of banking assignments before moving to Morgan Stanley's India operation.
She played an important role in NYSE listing of Wipro.
She was instrumental in facilitating the cellular phone services nationwide through a deal involving the Tatas and Birlas.
Then she became the Managing Director of the HSBC bank.
In the year 2000, the Fortune magazine declared her as the third most powerful businesswoman in Asia.
Her commendable work has been given due recognition by honoring her with the “PADMASHRI AWARD”.
Ms. Shobhana Bhartia (1957)
Vice-Chairperson and the Editorial Director of The Hindustan Times Group
The daughter of renowned industrialist KK Birla and grand daughter of GD Birla.
In the year 2001, she received the Outstanding Business Woman of the Year award.
She has graduated from the Calcutta University and later, wedded Shyam Sunder Bhartia.
This particular gentleman is the chairman of the Rs 14 billion Jubilant Organosys Limited, a Pharma company. Became a member of the HT in the year 1986, she was the very first woman chief executive of a national newspaper and in all probability, also among the youngest.
She was nominated as member of the Rajya Sabha.
Shobhana Bhartia was also handed the Global Leader of Tomorrow award by the World Economic Forum in the year 1996. Then again in the year 2001.
The National Press India Award was given to Shobhana in the year 1992.
She did her MA (Econometrics) from Madras University.
She did her MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
(Married to Venu Srinivasan, the CMD of TVS Motors.) Career and Crucial Contributions
In the year 1986 she was made the General Manager of Tafe (Tractors and Farm Equipment) Company.
She converted Tafe into a hi technology-oriented company, thereby becoming the initial choice of the farmers.
There was a period, when the company had to face a tough time, however; even then, the company invested a huge amount of over Rs 70 crore in the designing and development of products.
The Company is earning a business over Rs 1,200 cr.
Tafe has also entered into other businesses like Engineering Plastics, Panel Instruments, Automotive Batteries, Gears, Hydraulic Pumps, and Farm Implements.
Economic Times Businesswoman of the year 2006.
Mallika Srinivasan is serving as the president of premier industrial bodies like Tractor Manufacturers Association and the Madras Management Association.
She is the first lady to have assumed the role of a president of the Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
She is also a prominent member of the governing board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Ms. Shahnaz Hussain
Founder and Chairperson of the Shahnaz Husain Group of Companies Career and Crucial Contributions-
She did her schooling from the Irish convent.
She studied Ayurveda and believed that it is the best alternative to chemical cosmetics.
She took an extensive training in cosmetic therapy for a long period of 10 years from the leading institutions of London, Paris, New York and Copenhagen.
The products launched by her Company head their way to leading global stores such as Blooming Dales (New York), Harrods and Selfridges (London), Seibu (Japan), Galleries Lafayette (Paris), and La Rinaeccente (Milan).
She has launched more than 400 different kinds of beauty products.
The average growth rate of her company, which is based in New Delhi, was nearly 19.4%. In the year 2002, her Company touched $100 million .
She has received many awards such as "The Arch of Europe Gold Star for Quality", "The 2000 Millennium Medal of Honor", "Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award" and many more.
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