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Sonia Gandhi and Indra Nooyi among The World’s Most Powerful Women


For the second year Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, ranks # 1 on forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

Sonia Gandhi and PepsiCo Chairman Indra are in Top 10 lists. Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi who born in Chennai, India graduated from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM)1976 is in 5th rank and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in the 6th rank.

Surprisingly Queen Elizabeth II is in 24th position and Hillary Clinton is in 25 th position. Early in august Busniness Week’s listed Rajanikanth, Big Bachchan and Aish was among  50 Most Influential Indians. Now it’s forbes turn for World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

Another Indian-origin business woman Vidya Chhabria, Chairman of UAE-based Jumbo Group, was ranked 97 in the list.

Here is the list of 10 Most Powerful Women in the world from Forbes 100 list.

Rank Name Occupation Country
# 1 Angela Merkel Chancellor Germany
# 2 Wu Yi Vice premier China
# 3 Ho Ching Chief executive, Temasek Holdings Singapore
# 4 Condoleezza Rice Secretary of State U.S.
# 5 Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi Chairman, chief executive, PepsiCo U.S.
# 6 Sonia Gandhi President Of Indian National Congress India
# 7 Cynthia Carroll Chief executive, Anglo American U.K.
# 8 Patricia A. Woertz Cochairman, Archer Daniels Midland U.S.
# 9 Irene Rosenfeld Chairman, chief executive, Kraft Foods U.S.
# 10 Patricia Russo Chief executive, Alcatel-Lucent U.S.

full list at Forbes

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