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SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya features in Fortune’s ‘Greatest Leaders’ list

Chairperson of State Bank of India (SBI), Arundhati Bhattacharya attends the Finance Minister's meeting with Chief Executives of Public Sector bank and Financial Institutions in New Delhi on October 22, 2013. The meeting is to take stock of non-performing assets, credit growth and financial performance, include reviewing ways to cut down deteriorating asset quality, credit growth in the targeted sectors. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN. (Photo credit should read RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

New Delhi [India]: Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, State Bank of India (SBI) has been ranked 26th in the fourth edition of Fortune’s ‘World 50 Greatest Leaders’ list.

With this, Arundhati Bhattacharya has become the only Indian corporate leader to be featured in the list.

While announcing the names that have featured in the list, Fortune highlighted that Bhattacharya, the first-ever woman to helm India’s largest bank, has steered SBI through rough waters.

Bhattacharya has helped to accomodate the 211-year-old institution into the digital era and overhaul the human resources department for more than 2,00,000 employees.

Bhattacharya is even said to have been orchestrating a complex, six-bank merger that is expected to catapult the SBI into the ranks of the world’s 50 largest banks. (ANI)