A prominent personality of the corporate world, she is the first woman to guide the functioning of a foreign bank in India. At present, she is working as the Group General Manager and Country Head of HSBC India. Well, we are talking about the corporate diva Naina Lal Kidwai. In this article, we will present you with the biography of Naina Lal Kidwai.
She was born in the year 1957. Raised in Mumbai and Delhi, she did her
schooling from Simla. Alumna of Delhi University, she is the first
Indian woman to have graduated from Harvard Business School. She is
among the top business women of India, who have made it to the top with
their constant hard work and sincerity. To know the complete life
history of Naina Lal Kidwai, read on.
She began her career in the year 1982, when she joined the ANZ Grindlays
Bank, which is now known as the Standard Chartered Bank. She took up a
variety of banking assignments before moving to Morgan Stanley's India
operation. She kept climbing the ladders of success. She played an
important role in NYSE listing of Wipro. She was instrumental in
facilitating the cellular phone services nationwide through a deal
involving the Tatas and Birlas. Last November, she became the Managing
Director of the HSBC bank.
In the year 2000, the Fortune magazine declared her as the third most
powerful businesswoman in Asia. She is the mother of two children, who
is maintaining a great balance between work and home. She is very fond
of Indian classical as well as western music. She loves to go on
trekking tours to the Himalayas. She is a nature lover, who has a keen
interest in observing the wildlife. For her praiseworthy work, Naina Lal
Kidwai has received many accolades. Her commendable work has been given
due recognition by honoring her with the Padmashri award.