MPW 2014: REPEAT WINNER
ZARIN DARUWALA, 49, PRESIDENT, WHOLESALE BANKING, ICICI BANK
Corporate and wholesale banking has had a rough ride lately, but that doesn't mean Zarin Daruwala had any less work. Her role has, in fact, expanded and become more strategic than before, when she was mostly discussing finance with company promoters. "Lot of heavy engagements with lots of promoters on strategic directions," as Daruwala puts it. Today, promoters are consulting her on whether they should keep or sell businesses. "She has a very good understanding and grasp and I often turn to her for advice," says Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group. "She always very quickly works out practical and down-to earth solutions, which are easy to implement."
Zarin Daruwala with Michael Schumacher and her kids at the 2012 F1 in New Delhi.
Zarin and her family on a holiday in Kashmir (2013)
Zarin and her children with Vishwanathan Anand.