The Ladies Wing of the Indian Merchants’ Chamber awarded this prestigious title to the young and extremely successful managing director and CEO of CRISIL, a global analytical company which provides ratings, research risk and policy advisory services to a large number of companies and institutions. In the twenty years of her career, she has made a huge impact on most sectors of business in India…
A distinguished alumnus of the IIM Ahmedabad, Roopa Kudva holds the top position as the managing director and CEO of CRISIL, a world-wide known analytical company which offers ratings, research risk and policy advisory services to companies all over the world. This month, she became the winner of the prestigious Woman of the Year Award bestowed by the Ladies Wing of the Indian Merchants’ Chamber for the year 2013-14 and added one more distinguished feather to her highly decorated cap!
As for my way of life, I include both work and leisure carefully. Both are equally important to me.
Holder of a post graduate degree from the IIM, Roopa has 20 years of varied experience across various business sectors. Market sources say that during her tenure at CRISIL, it’s revenue and market capitalization increased threefold and its customer base from a mere 1000 to a whopping 50000!
The company has grown impressively and is considered an international leader. What is more, under Ms. Kudwa’s leadership, India’s Finance Ministry created the Crisil Inchusix index to measure the extent of financial inclusion in India. Roopa is thus often counted among the most powerful women by Fortune and Business Today magazines. Earlier, she also won the CNBC TV18’s Business Leader of 2012 award” After two decades of work Roopa has made CRISIL one of the most respected organizations in India. Roopa is ambitious to increase the contribution of CRISIL to the business and industry of India and has made it a point to hire the best students of management from prestigious institutions.
Talking about the state of world economies currently, Roopa is firm in her reply, “Don’t let what you can’t do get in the way of what you can do,” she smiles, “We can do our best always. As for my way of life, I include both work and leisure carefully. Both are equally important to me. I work hard and also enjoy fun activities that I love. I also take good care of my health regularly.”