Forbes picks Ambani, Piramal as ‘power businesswomen’

Isha-ambaniNEW DELHI: Isha Ambani and Radhika Piramal, the next generation of India Inc, have been named by Forbes magazine as among its 12 “power businesswomen” from Asia, who are well on their way to forging stellar reputations in their industries.

The 23-year-old Ambani, the daughter of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, is a director at Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Retail Ventures.

One of three children of India’s richest person and chairman of the US$75 billion in revenue Reliance Industries, she was named to the telecom and retail units’ boards in October.

On the list is also Piramal, 36, managing director of VIP Industries (luggage).

She took over in 2010, turning a sluggish luggage maker into a sought-after brand that in India outsells world market leader Samsonite and has annual sales of over US$150 million.

Forbes said she has tapped Bollywood stars to promote her goods. – From Asian Age

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