Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is ranked 41st most powerful woman in the world according to the Forbes 100. Other Indian women who make it to the list are HCL Corporation CEO and Executive Director Roshni Nadar Malhotra and Biocon Founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.
For 10 years, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been the world’s most powerful woman, with European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde coming in second for years in a row. US Vice-President Kamala Harris made it three on the list.
In May 2019, being the first full-time female finance minister, Sitharaman is also the Minister of Corporate Affairs. Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the 55th personality on the list of Forbes 2020. She is the CEO of HCL Corporation and she is responsible for all strategic decisions for the technology company.
Mazumdar-Shaw is ranked 68th on the list and is India’s richest self-made woman and founder of the country’s largest biopharmaceutical company by revenue in 1978. Biocon has received permission from India regulatory to conduct phase 4 trials for its COVID-19 candidate, Itolizumab.
The business magazine said, “There are 10 heads of states, 38 CEOs, and 5 entertainers among them. But where they differ in age, nationality, and job description, they are united in the ways they have been using their platforms to address the unique challenges of 2020,”