The CEOs of these companies has played the most crucial role in upbringing their brand names to the global market. From bearing all the rocks to tasting success, from taking crucial decisions to managing the company, these CEOs has been the most effective and the powerful too.
1. Ratan Naval Tata
Chairman, Tata Sons: Ratan Tata started his career with Tata Steel and took official retirement from Tata groups as CEO in December, 2012.
2. Mukesh D. Ambani
Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Industries : The senior Ambani brother is the richest Indian at present. His company RIL operates on petroleum, petrochemicals, textiles and retails.
Ambani’s RIL is the largest Indian private sector and his ‘Mumbai Indians’ has been declared as the second largest sports club in the world.
3. Kumar Mangalam Birla
Chairman, Aditya Birla Group : He became the youngest Indian to lead a billion dollar company.
Aditya Birla group has hands over almost every sector; retail, financial, tele-communication, insulators, cement, fertilizers and many more.
4. Azim Hashim Premji
Chairman, Wipro : Today, Wipro is one of the largest IT companies in India and has an equivalent reputation globally. It is also the second-largest hydraulic cylinder company in the world.
5. Chanda Kochhar
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, ICICI Bank : She is currently the CEO and the Managing Director of India’s largest private bank, ICICI Bank. She is one of the leading leaders in India Inc.
She has been awarded Padma Bhushan in 2010 for her glorious work in the banking sector. She is considered as one of the most powerful women around the globe.
6. Deepak Parekh
Chairman, HDFC : He is considered to be the key person behind the success of HDFC as India’s largest housing and finance institutions.
7. AM Naik
Chairman & Managing Director, Larsen & Toubro : Aninl Manibhai Naik applied for engineering programme in Mukand Iron & Steel Works. His ineptness towards English didn’t allow him into the engineering programme. Thus he joined Nestler Boilers.
He left Nestler Boilers in 1964 and joined L&T in 1965 as a junior engineer. By 1986, he became the General Manager and later in 1999, he became the CEO and the Managing Director. In 2009, he became the Chairman on Larsen & Turbo. In 2008, he received 'Economic Times Awards-Business Leader of the Year' award and was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2009.
8. Anand G Mahindra
Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Mahindra Group : Anand’s leadership helped the Mahindra group to grow rapidly. Under his leadership, Mahindra group acquired major names in the corporate market. He acquired Satyam Computer Services (2009), Reva Electric Vehicles (2010) and Ssangyong Motor Company (2010).
Anand Mahindra took Indian SUV to the global market with the launch of ‘Mahindra Scorpio’.
9. Adi Godrej
Chairman, Godrej Group : Adi Godrej is considered to be the second richest Parsi in the world with a net worth of $9 billion. He is the Chairman of Godrej Group. He is an active supporter of World Wildlife Fund, India. He has been elected as the president of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the tenure 2012-13.
10. Kundapur Vaman Kamath
Chairman, Infosys & Non-Executive Chairman, ICICI Bank : From May 1, 1996 to April 30, 2009, Kamath was the Managing Director and CEO of ICICI bank.
After Infosys founder Narayana Murhty stepped down as the Chairman of Infosys, Kamath became the successor. He took responsibilities on August 21, 2011.
He is also an independent director of Houston-based oil services company Schlumberger. He was awarded with Padma Bhushan in 2008.
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