Sonia Gandhi among world’s 100 most powerful women
The Congress president Sonia Gandhi, PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi and ICICI Bank’s new chief Chanda Kochhar have been listed among the world’s 100 most powerful women by Forbes magazine. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairperson of Bengaluru-based Biocon, is another Indian woman to make the list.
Interestingly Sonia, Nooyi and Kochhar have been ranked higher than the US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on the list, which has German Chancellor Ms Angela Merkel at the top, followed by US Federal Deposit Insurance chairperson Sheila Bair.
Chennai-born Nooyi has been ranked 3rd on the list, followed by the 13th position for Sonia Gandhi, 20th position for Kochhar and 91st for Mazumdar-Shaw.