Current Job: Country Head, HSBC India
MBA, Harvard Business School
Raised in Mumbai and Delhi
Nainalal Kidwai is currently the Country Head of HSBC India. She is the holder of a Padma Shri, and was the first Indian woman to attend Harvard Business School.
Naina was born in the year 1957. She was raised in Mumbai and Delhi, and did her complete schooling in Simla. From 1977 to 1980, she worked at PriceWaterhouse & Co, after then she? joined the banking industry in 1982, where? she joined ANZ Grindlays Bank, and? she was rose to Chief Manager of the Retail Bank in 1991. She took up a variety of banking assignments before moving to Morgan Stanley’s India operation, where she was promoted to the Head of the Investment Bank. She played an important role in NYSE listing of Wipro, and facilitated the cellular phone services nationwide through a deal involving the Tatas and Birlas. In 2000, the Fortune magazine declared her as the third most powerful businesswoman in Asia. She left Morgan Stanley and joined HSBC as the India CEO in May 2006. Naina was appointed to the Board of Nestle SA in the same year. She is also on the Board of Dean’s Advisors of the Harvard Business School, as well as the boards of several other organizations.
She is the mother of two children. Naina is very fond of Indian classical as well as western music. She loves to go on trekking tours to the Himalayas. She is a nature lover, who has a keen interest in observing the wildlife. She is also the recipient of a Padmashri Award from the President of India.