- November 10, 2023
Influential Indian Young Women Economists across the Globe
Indian Women Economists are proving their leadership skills and occupying the top roles of the Multinational companies and financial Institutions . Though many women are qualified as Chartered Accountants and Economists but it is not easy to reach the highest positions of the companies without the Domain Knowledge, hard work, Dedication, leadership qualities, communication skills and the proven performance.
Let us know about the successful Indian women in the financial leadership across the Nation and the World.
Gita Gopinath- First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund(IMF)
- Gita Gopinath is the First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as of January 21, 2022. Before reaching that positions she was served as the Chief Economist of the Fund from 2019-22.
- Prior to joining the IMF, Gopinath had a two-decade-long career as an academic including at the economics department of Harvard University and at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
- As a Deputy managing Director of IMF, she oversees the work of staff, represents the Fund at multilateral forums, maintains high-level contacts with member governments and Board members, the media, and other institutions, leads the Fund’s work on surveillance and related policies, and oversees research and flagship publications.
- Gopinath received her Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 2001, after earning a B.A. from Lady Shri Ram College and M.A. degrees from Delhi School of Economics and the University of Washington.
Aparna Iyer-CFO, Wipro.
- The new CFO of Wipro is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) and was a gold medalist from the CA 2002 batch. Before being admitted to Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Iyer completed a bachelors of commerce degree from Narsee Monjee, Mumbai in 2001.
- She joined Wipro in 2003 as a senior internal auditor and climbed up the ladder holding key leadership positions in the organisation, in a career spanning over 20 years to reach the position as CFO. According to the company, she has deep expertise in financial risk management, capital allocation, fund raising, driving business strategy and growth.
- The incoming CFO has held several finance roles, including Internal Audit, Business Finance, Finance Planning and Analysis, Corporate Treasury and Investor Relations at Wipro.
Rekha Talluri, CFO-India, Microsoft Corporation India
- Rekha Talluri was joined Microsoft in 2007 and held various roles across different business units of the company in various regions and countries before appointing as the Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft India.
- As a CFO-India, she is responsible for leading Microsoft India’s overall finance organization. She overseas growth enablement, resource allocation and prioritization, financial and strategic planning, financial controllership, internal controls, compliance, and risk management.
- Rekha is a CPA, Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and holds an MBA from Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
- Before joining Microsoft, she worked in Public Accounting in Detroit, Michigan and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation in India.
Sarvita Sethi -European Finance Director – Amazon Middle Mile
- The former and the first women CFO, India of Coco-Cola is the present European Finance Director, Amazon Middle Mile and An innovative and results driven senior finance leader with 20 years of experience gained in global blue chip organizations operating across various industries namely, FMCG, Food Service, Marketing and Retail.
- Sethi, who had worked for Sainsbury’s and Viacom in London prior to joining Coca-Cola in 2008, is known for her “results-oriented” mindset and her expertise in financial operations of the fast moving consumer goods firms.
- In fact, her journey in the professional world began as an audit manager for the global audit and consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) in London, the UK, in 1996, which has given her an eye for accuracy and financial scrutiny, it is learned.
- Prior to joining the professional world, Sethi went to City University London to successfully finish her Bachelor in Science degree in Economics and Accountancy in 1995.
Dhivya Suryadevara- former CFO, GM.
- The Chennai-born, Harvard Business School (HBS) graduate was the first woman Chief Financial Officer of the century year-old General Motors. After GM, she was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Stripe, a global technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet.
- She studied in St John’s Senior Secondary School in Mandaveli, Chennai and did her bachelor’s degree in commerce from the Ethiraj College for Women of the University of Madras. She later pursued Chartered Accountancy at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She is also a chartered financial analyst, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School
- Suryadevara has been recognized for her career accomplishments including MotorTrend’s 2020 Power List, Automotive News’ 2019 All Stars, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women to Watch, 40 Under 40 (Fortune magazine and Crain’s Detroit Business), World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders and others. She previously served on the board of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York.