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Indra Nooyi 4th in Forbes global power women list, Sonia Gandhi, Lalita Gupte, Kalpana Morparia, Vidya Chhabria includednews
01 September 2006

Indra Nooyi, the CEO-designate of Pepsico Holdings, is the fourth most powerful woman in the world according to the Forbes magazine. If politicians are excluded, she is the most powerful woman in the world.

German chancellor Angela Merkel heads the latest Forbes list of ''The 100 most powerful women''. Condoleezza Rice, US secretary of state, who held the top position last year, comes in at second place followed by Chinese vice premier Wu Yi.

Women CEO''s and senior executives occupy the next seven positions in the top-10. Ann Mulcahy, CEO of Xerox, follows Indra Nooyi at fifth position ahead of Sallie Krawcheck, CFO of Citigroup, at sixth position. Patricia Woertz, CEO of US company Archer Daniels Midland, is at No.7 followed by Ann Lauvergeon, chairman of French energy giant Areva.

Brenda Barnes, chairperson and CEO of Sara Lee Corp, is at ninth position and Zoe Cruz, co-president of investment bank Morgan Stanley, comes in at tenth place.

Sonia Gandhi is the fourth most powerful woman politician in the world and fourteenth overall in the Forbes list. Hillary Clinton, senator from New York and former US first lady, is the fifth most powerful woman politician and eighteenth most powerful woman.

Melinda Gates, wife to Bill Gates, is the 12th most powerful as she heads Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — the richest charity in the world. Laura Bush, the present US fist lady, comes in at a low No. 43 but is more powerful than Queen Elizabeth who is at No.46.

Lalita Gupte and Kalpana Morparia, joint managing directors of Indian private sector banking major ICICI Bank jointly hold the 93rd rank in the list. Vidya Chhabria, wife of late Manu Chhabria and chairperson of Dubai-based Jumbo group, is 95th in the list.

 


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Indra Nooyi 4th in Forbes global power women list, Sonia Gandhi, Lalita Gupte, Kalpana Morparia, Vidya Chhabria included