Indian Finance Minister in Forbes “top 100 powerful women”

Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Finance Minister of India, features in the Forbes’ annual list of 100 most powerful women. The finance minister ranked 37 on the list and was featured for the third consecutive time. In 2020, Ms Sitharaman occupied the 41st spot and 34th spot in 2019.

Other Indians to feature in this list include Ms. Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO of HCL Corporation, Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Biocon’s Executive Chairperson and Ms. Falguni Nayar, Nykaa Founder.

Forbes releases a list of the 100 most powerful women every year.

Featuring The top ten of ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’:

Mackenzie Scott, Philanthropist

Kamala Harris, US Vice-President

Christine Lagarde, European Central Bank President

Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors

Melinda French Gates, Philanthropist

Abigail Johnson, Fidelity Investments CEO

Ana Patricia Botí, Santander Executive Chairman

Ursula von der Leyen, President of European Commission

Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan President

Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

Author: Stephen Manallack

Former President, Australia India Business Council, Victoria and Author, You Can Communicate; Riding the Elephant; Soft Skills for a Flat World (published by Tata McGraw-Hill INDIA); Communicating Your Personal Brand. Director, EastWest Academy Pty Ltd and Trainer/Speaker/Mentor in Leadership, Communication and Cross Cultural Communication. Passionate campaigner for closer western relations with India. Stephen Manallack is a specialist on “Doing Business with India” and advisor/trainer on “Cross-Cultural Understanding”. He is a Director of EastWest Academy Pty Ltd which provides strategic advice and counsel regarding business relations with India. A regular speaker in India on leadership and global communication, his most recent speaking tour included a speech to students of the elite Indian university, Amity University, in Noida. He also spoke at a major Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) global summit, the PR Consultants Association of India in Delhi, the Symbiosis University in Pune and Cross-Cultural Training for Sundaram Business Services in Chennai. He has visited India on business missions on 10 occasions and led three major trade missions there. He provides cross-cultural training – Asia and the west.

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