Ranked 34th in the list of world's top 50 businesswomen announced
by the Wall Street Journal in November 2004.
Ranked in the top 50 Women in Business list, internationally,
by Fortune Magazine in its first listing in 2001 and subsequently
in 2002 and 2003.
Listed by Time magazine as one of the 15 Global Influentials
Ranked 3rd in Asia by Fortune magazine in their first
ever listing of The World's Top Women in Business in Asia
Kidwai is chief executive officer, HSBC India, and country
head, HSBC Group Companies in India. Prior to this she was
deputy CEO, HSBC, and managing director and vice chairman
of HSBC Securities and Capital Markets India Private Limited.
Till October 2002 Kidwai was vice chairman, JM Morgan Stanley,
and head of the Investment Bank in India and the Morgan Stanley
representative on the Board of Directors.
While heading the Investment Bank of Morgan Stanley, India,
a position she held till April 1999, she helped start its
investment banking operations in India and initiated the merger
of JM Financial and Morgan Stanley in India in 1998.
In addition to her current responsibilities at HSBC, Kidwai
is a non-executive director on the board of Nestle SA.
Kidwai has been the recipient of several awards for business
in India and serves on several government and other national
bodies. She is currently:
Chairman of the Population and Health Committee, Confederation
of Indian Industry (CII) and member of:
In her personal capacity, Kidwai is an active supporter of
various charities and self-help groups for the underprivileged.
She is a member of the board of Self Employed Women's Association
(SEWA), and has promoted Grassroots Trading Network
a not for profit organisation to help underprivileged women
and is a trustee on the board of the New India Foundation.