The lady on the hot seat is delighted. Sounding quite happy, she adds this was expected.
This is a natural progression of what I have been doing here at the bank for some time now. It was a deliberate move and was planned when I was moved in here as the deputy. On being asked whether the top slot is what she always aimed for, she replies with a definite yes. I always aim to be at the top of my job.
Just last week, Ms Kidwai received the fe Women in Business award in the Best Professional category. The second Indian and the first lady to be holding the top post at HSBC, Ms Kidwai says her focus would be on retail, lending to the MME and SMEs. The woman tag is always attached to a lady professional. Ms Kidwai laughs. At the end of the day, one cannot deny the fact nor regret it.
Not A Mans World
| Earlier stint as vice-chairperson, Morgan Stanley |
Second Indian and first lady to be holding the top HSBC post
A former colleague, Nimesh Kampani, chairman , JM Morgan Stanley, recalls Ms Kidwai as the vice chairperson at Morgan Stanley. She is very open minded and listens to what others have to say. Is Mr Kidwai listening!