Nita Ambani Most Powerful Businesswoman in Asia: Forbes

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Married to the richest man in India Mukesh Ambani, Nita Ambani has topped the list of Asia’s 50 most powerful businesswomen by Forbes. Besides a businesswoman, Nita Ambani is also an educationist, philanthropist and a sports enthusiast; and has led Reliance Industries’ CSR activities. Describing her achievements, Forbes said, “In a country where billionaire wives tend to remain in the shadow of their husbands, Nita’s rising profile in the Reliance empire is unusual and earns her a debut spot..”

As per the agencies, the list also includes eight more women from India. SBI Chairman and Managing Director Arundhati Bhattacharya have been ranked at the second number. The other Indians who have appeared in the list include Ambiga Dhiraj, CEO of Mu Sigma; Dipali Goenka, CEO of Welspun India; Vinita Gupta, CEO of Lupin; Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director of ICICI Bank; Vandana Luthra, Founder and Vice Chairman of VLCC Health Care; and Kiran Mazumdar, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon.