Six indians, including finance minister nirmala sitharaman, biocon executive chairperson kiran mazumdar-shaw, and nykaa founder Falguni nayar, made it onto forbes’ annual list of the world’s 100 most powerful women.

Nirmala Sitharaman, ranked at number 36, has appeared on the list four times in a row. The 63-year-old minister was rated 37th in the list in 2021, after placing 41st in 2020 and 34th in 2019.Roshni Nadar Malhotra, chair of HCL Technologies, Madhabi Puri Buch, chair of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), and Soma Mondal, chair of the Steel Authority of India, are the other Indians on the list (rank: 67). Last year, Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, and Falguni Nayar all placed in the top 100, at positions 52, 72, and 88, respectively.

According to the list published by Forbes on Tuesday, Falguni Nayar is placed 89th, while Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is ranked 72 this year. The list consists of 11 billionaires with a combined net worth of $115 billion, 39 CEOs, and 10 heads of state.

Falguni Nayar, a 59-year-old businessman, was highlighted on the Forbes list, which noted that he “worked as an investment banker for two decades, overseeing IPOs and helping other entrepreneurs fulfil their objectives. She made the decision to go into business for herself in 2012 and invested USD 2 million of her own money to start the cosmetics and retail business Nykaa.

Roshni Nadar Malhotra, 41, is in charge of making all strategic choices for the $12 billion technology corporation, according to the Forbes website. It stated that “HCL became a crucial player in India’s growth as an IT centre, having been founded by her father, Shiv Nadar, in 1976.” Madhabi Puri Buch, 56, became the first female chair of the SEBI, which regulates India’s $3 trillion stock market environment, on March 1.



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