Naina Lal Kidwai

Executive Director on the board of HSBC Asia-Pacific and Chairman India

Naina Lal Kidwai is Executive Director on the board of HSBC Asia-Pacific and Chairman India. She is Non-Executive Director of Nestle S.A. and Past President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

She is a member of The Governing Board of National Council of Applied Economic Research, the National Institute of Bank Management, Global Advisor Harvard Business School and the Chair of its India Advisory Board, and one of the government’s representatives on the BRICS Council. Her interest in Water and the environment and empowerment of women are reflected in her board positions of not-for-profit institutions like Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, The Energy Resources Institute, International Advisory Council of the Inquiry of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Co- Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Water, Commissioner for the Global Commission on Economy & Climate, Chair of FICCI’s Water Mission and FICCI’s Inclusive Governance Council and Chair of the India Sanitation Coalition.

An MBA from Harvard Business School, she makes a regular appearance on listings by Fortune since 2002 and others of international women in business. She has received many awards and honours in India and was awarded the Padma Shri, for her contribution to Trade & Industry, from the Government of India in 2007. She has edited two books Contemporary Banking in India and 30 Women in Power : Their Voices, Their Stories.