Naina Lal Kidwai

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Chairman, Max Financial Services and Advent Private Equity

Naina Lal Kidwai is Chairman, Max Financial Services and Advent Private Equity. She is also a Non-Executive Director on the global board of Nestle, CIPLA Ltd and Larsen and Toubro and has been Past President of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry). She retired on December 2015 as Executive Director on the board of HSBC Asia Pacific and Chairman HSBC India.

An MBA from Harvard Business School, makes regular appearance on listings by Fortune since 2002 and others of international women in business. She has received many awards and honours in India and was awarded the Padma Shri for her contribution to Trade and Industry, from Government of India in 2007. She has edited two books “Contemporary Banking in India” and “30 Women in Power: Their Voices, Their Stories.”

Her interests in Water and the environment and empowerment of women are reflected in her board positions of not-for-profit institutions like Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, International Advisory Council of the Inquiry of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Commissioner for the Global Commission on Economy & Climate, Advisory Board Wildlife Conservation Trust, Chair of FICCI’s Sustainability, Energy and Water Council and Chair of the India Sanitation Coalition.

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