- Governing Council
Ms Naina Lal Kidwai
Group General Manager and Country Head, India. Executive Director, The Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) Birla Towers, 25 Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001.
Ms Naina Lal Kidwai is Group General Manager and Country Head which employs 35,000 people comprising Banking services, Insurance, Asset Management, HSBC Securities and Capital Markets, Retail broking, HSBC Software Development (India) Private Limited, and the Global service centres (BPOs servicing HSBCâ€™s operations in the UK, EU and USA).
An MBA from Harvard Business School, she has been recognized in India and abroad with several awards and listings for leadership and business. Repeatedly ranked in the Fortune global list of Top Women in Business, in the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times Global Listing of Women to Watch and listed by Time Magazine as one of their 15 Global Influentials 2002. She received the Padma Shri from the Government of India for her contribution to Trade and Industry.
Her international engagements include being a non-executive director on the board of Nestle SA, Chairman City of Londonâ€™s Advisory Council for India, Global Advisor, Harvard Business School. She is on the Governing Board of National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER), Audit Advisory Board of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, and on the National Executive Committee of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Her interests include microfinance and livelihood creation for rural women and environment.