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  • Title
    Chairman and Managing Director
  • Affiliation
    Hindustan Petroleum
  • Country
    India
  • Age
    59

The first female boss of a large Indian oil company, Vasudeva’s effort to turn around the state-owned, $36-billion-in-revenue firm is paying off: the one-time marketing director of the group pulled in a record profit of $245 million last year, up 37%, despite a global oil glut that has cut crude prices by more than half. The 37-year petroleum industry veteran used clever marketing strategies and effective treasury management to deliver an over 200% increase in stock market value since she took over last year. She is one of only 14 women to helm a Global Fortune 500 company. —Rupali Arora

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Country
India
Previous Rank5
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Company Information

2014 Revenues
35,724
2014 Profits
245
Market Value (as of 09/01/15)
4,040