Naina Lal Kidwai

  • Naina Lal Kidwai

    Chairman- Max Financial Services, Former Chairman-HSBC India

    Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai is Chairman, Max Financial Services and Senior Advisor, Advent Private Equity. She is also a Non-Executive Director on the board of Nestle SA and CIPLA Ltd and has been Past President of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry). She retired as Executive Director on the board of HSBC Asia Pacific and Chairman HSBC India. She is also the Chairman of the Harvard Business School, South Asia Board. Previously, Ms. Kidwai has been Vice Chairman and Head Investment Banking at JM Morgan Stanley, managed the Western India operations and Investment Banking Operations of Standard Chartered Bank. An MBA from Harvard Business School, she has been recognized in India and abroad with several awards and listings for leadership and business. Ms. Kidwai has been repeatedly ranked in the Fortune global list of Top Women in Business, and listed in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times Global Listing of Women to Watch and by Time Magazine as one of their 15 Global Influentials 2002. Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai has been a recipient of the Padma Shri from the Government of India for her contribution to Trade and Industry in 2007.