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Womenís Day special: Top influential business women in India


Image credit: Facebook Anita Dongre Founder House of Anita Dongre

Celebrity designer Anita Dongre has really given uplift to the fashion industry not just in India but with flourishing her brad across boundaries. Recently Hollywood celeb Him Kardashian was seen wearing one of her ensemble for magazine shoot. She is the proud owner of brands like, AND and Global Desi that are present in more than 50 cities. Her company, House Of Anita Dongre, set up as many as 100 stores in 2016 to take the total to 283.


Image credit: Facebook Arundhati Bhattacharya Chairperson State Bank of India

Arundhati recently lead a merger with five associate banks. The result was a behemoth thatís among the top 50 banks in the world. While the merged entity had higher deposits, it also came with higher bad loans. As a result, SBIís consolidated profits fell sharply and the bank posted a loss of Rs 390 crore for the year ended March 2017. And that undoubtedly makes her marked in the list.

Image credit: FacebookChanda Kocchar, Managing Director and CEO, ICICI Bank

Last year wasnít particularly kind to banks in India, and ICICI Bank didnít escape by virtue of being the countryís largest private bank. Bludgeoned by rising nonperforming assets, a slowing economy, and stagnating corporate growth, ICICI Bankís standalone profits grew by a meagre 1%, with operating profits growing by 11%.

Image credit: FacebookEkta Kapoor, Joint Managing Director, Balaji Telefilms

Ekta Kapoor, Joint Managing Director, Balaji Telefilms has given a blow to not just the Television but Bollywood industry as well. She has brought major transformation in the way people watch and accept Television in their lives. Kapoor has finally achieved the dream of owning her own platform and IP with the launch of her over-the-top, or OTT, platform, Alt Balaji.

Image credit: FacebookKiran Mazumdar Shaw, Managing Director Biocon

The richest self-made woman billionaire in India saw a 35% jump in Bioconís market capitalisation in FY17. A tie-up with Mylan boosted Bioconís biosimilars business; Trastuzumab, their product, was the first biosimilar to be recommended for approval by the U.S. FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee.

Image credit: FacebookFalguni Nayyar, Founder of Nykaa

At a time when e-commerce is all about failed start-up stories, former Kotak Capital MD Falguni Nayar's online beauty market place, Nykaa, is an exception. Her Rs 280 crore enterprise is set to break even by December. Nykaa already has seven stores. By March next year, it will have 15. It plans to take the number to 40 by 2019.

Image credit: FacebookSunita Reddy, Managing Director Apollo Hospitals

When a popular public figure is admitted to hospital and declared dead after some days, thereís usually trouble in store for that hospital. Instead, under Reddy, the hospital earned praise for the way it treated the death of J. Jayalalithaa, then chief minister of Tamil Nadu. Outside of high-profile cases, Apollo has been growing. This year, its 65th hospital was inaugurated.

Image credit: FacebookRadhika Piramal, Managing Director, VIP Industries

Radhika, rose from Rs 1,209 crore in 2015/16 to Rs 1,283 crore. Net profit jumped from Rs 66 crore to Rs 88 crore. It came as a surprise as most of the consumer goods companies consumption came to a halt after demonetisation.

Image credit: FacebookSamina Vaziralli, Executive Vice Chairperson, Cipla

Samina had quit her job to be a homemaker, finds herself running the Rs 14,630 crore Cipla. Unlike other fast-growing drug companies in India, Cipla was predominantly a supplier to other pharmaceutical companies with licensing arrangements and strong hold in the domestic market. Vaziralli and her team decided to internationalise with direct marketing front ends in various geographies to increase margins and de-risk the business.

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