Naina Lal Kidwai - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Naina Lal Kidwai’s environmental engagements include the International Advisory Council of the Inquiry of UNEP, Global Commission on Economy and Climate, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, Chair of the FICCI Sustainability Energy and Water Council, and the India Sanitation Coalition.

She is Chairman of Max Financial Services and the India Advisory Board of Advent Private Equity, and Non-Executive Director on the global board of Nestle, CIPLA, and Larsen and Toubro. In 2013, she was elected the first woman president of FICCI. She retired in December 2015 as Executive Director on the board of HSBC Asia Pacific, and as Chairman, HSBC India. An MBA from Harvard Business School, Kidwai is a recipient of many awards including the Padma Shri. Her books include the bestseller—30 Women in Power and Survive or Sink.