MPW 2014: REPEAT WINNER
ROOPA KUDVA, 50, MD & CEO, CRISIL
For Roopa Kudva, who heads a male-dominated board at ratings firm CRISIL, 2013/14 was a year of great learnings. "It was a satisfying year overall because of the way we surmounted the challenges," she added. Her people-first approach saw the rollout of coaching, mentoring and leadership development initiatives. CRISIL's businesses were encouraged to deliver analyses, such as the 'State of the Nation' report, a first-of-its-kind effort to provide insights into key trends in the economy, sectors and companies.
Then 'Inclusix', India's first index that objectively measures financial inclusion all the way to the district level, was launched. Mumbai-based CRISIL also took on a bolder new logo, signifying a young, able, ambitious, system-driven and relevant organisation.