Inducted in 2021
Arundhati Bhattacharya is the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer for Salesforce, India. In her role, Ms. Bhattacharya oversees the growth strategy of the company and plays an integral role in defining Salesforce's relationship with the ecosystem of customers, partners, and community across India. Prior to Salesforce, Ms. Bhattacharya was the first woman Chairman at the State Bank of India (SBI), where she was credited with ushering in the digital transformation era at the company. Under her leadership, SBI went on to be voted as one of India's top three Best Places to work.
With 40+ years of rich experience in India's financial sector working across varied roles and diverse national and international locations, Ms. Bhattacharya has also earned a string of accolades to her name, most notably: Forbes magazine ranked her 25th in their List of Most Powerful Women in the World and 5th in Most Powerful Women in Finance. She was also included in the Top100 Global Thinkers in 2014 by Foreign Policy Magazine. She was featured in Fortune's Top 50 Globally Most Powerful Women in Business and ranked among the Top 5 in the Asia Pacific region. She was ranked 26th in the fourth edition of Fortune's 50 Greatest Leaders List, becoming the only Indian Corporate Leader from India to be featured in the list that year.