CA. Naina Lal Kidwai
is an Indian
businesswoman. She is currently the Group General Manager and Country Head of the HSBC
Group in India.
An Indian chartered accountant
, Kidwai earned a Bachelors degree in Economics
from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University
and an MBA from Harvard Business School
(graduated 1982).She was the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School
From 1982-1994 she worked at ANZ Grindlays
, where her assignments included Head of the Investment Bank , Head of Global NRI Services and Head of the Western India, Retail Bank. During 1994-2002, she worked at Morgan Stanley
as Vice Chairman of JM Morgan Stanley and Head of the Investment Bank in India. At HSBC she has held positions as Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Bank in India and Managing Director and Managing Director of HSBC Securities and Capital Markets India Private Limited. She became the group's country head in 2009.
Her other positions include being a non-executive director on the board of Nestle SA, Chairman, City of London's Advisory Council for India, Global Advisor, Harvard Business School. She is on the Governing Board of NCAER, Audit Advisory Board of the Comproller and Auditor General of India, and on the National Executive Committee of CII and FICCI. Her interests include microfinance and livelihood creation for... Read More