State Bank of India’s chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya, ICICI Bank’s chief Chanda Kochhar and Axis Bank CEO Shikha Sharma were ranked in the top twenty of the 50 Most Powerful Women International list released by Fortune. The list, which consisted of women based outside the United States, placed Arundhati Bhatacharya at the 2nd spot while Chanda Kochhar was ranked at 5th. Shikha Sharma has been listed on the 19th position.
Elaborating the profile of SBI chief, Arundhati, Fortune said, 'Bhattacharya's profile has risen during her three-year tenure atop India's largest bank, a 210-year-old institution. She has continued her high-profile battle with the bank's bad loans, while courting overseas partners invest in the stressed assets.'