Arundhati Bhattacharya

First woman to head State Bank of India. For 37 years with State Bank of India, India's largest lender: has held important positions including: Deputy Managing Director and Corporate Development Officer; Chief General Manager, Bangalore Circle; Chief General Manager, New Businesses; Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. Also headed SBI Capital Markets and was responsible for concluding joint venture agreements to set up the General Insurance Subsidiary, the Custodial Subsidiary and the SBI Macquarie Infrastructure Fund. Recipient of honours and awards, including: named among Fifty Most Powerful Business Women in Asia, Forbes Asia; named among World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, Forbes Asia; List of Top 50 most powerful women in business globally and Top 5 in the Asia-Pacific region, Fortune; only Indian banker on list of the Leading Global Thinkers of 2014, Foreign Policy magazine, USA; named on the 50 Most Influential list, Bloomberg Markets magazine.