Fortune magazine declares Arundhati Bhattacharya, SBI Chief, as one among the 50 Greatest Leaders of the World
The Chief of India’s largest bank becomes the first-ever woman to get ranked at 26th position in Fortune’s 50 Greatest Leaders of the World.
Arundhati Bhattacharya and Raj Panjabi are among the Fortune’s world’s 50 greatest leaders. Raj Panjabi is an Indian-origin physician and founder and CEO of Last Mile Health, shares the 28th spot in the Fortune Magazine’s list while Arundhati Bhattacharya shares 26th position. They are acknowledged for their contributions in transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same.
The top of the list holds Theo Epstein, the President of Baseball Operations at Chicago Cubs. The second spot has Jack Ma who is the Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group. And the following spots have Pope Francis, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Cochair Melinda Gates and Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos as 4th, 5th and 6th spots respectively.
According to Fortune Magazine Bhattacharya played a significant role in handling SBI when it was going through “rough waters (an ongoing battle with bad loans) and sudden storms (India’s surprise demonetization scheme).”
She has transformed 211-year old institution into the digital era revamping and easing out the working culture of her over 200,000 employees.
On the other hand, Raj Panjabi had a past when he escaped a civil war in his home country of Liberia at a tender age of 9.
According to the magazine, the nonprofit Last Mile Health is in a constant strive to help poor regions by giving extensive training to locals in life-saving measures like protecting themselves against pandemics and safely burying victims killed by infectious diseases.
” Last Mile has already proved its mettle; its work in Liberia helped stanch the spread of Ebola during the 2014 outbreak,” it said.
Fortune Magazine listed out the 50 leaders who have immensely contributed the world and inspired others to work the same way in the field of business, government, philanthropy and the arts.
The list also includes German Chancellor, Angela Merkel(10), Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (17), former US Vice President Joe Biden (23), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (31) and London Mayor Sadiq Khan (48).