Naïna Lal Kidwai

Audit Committee
Elected to the Board 2006

Date of birth: 1957
Nationality: Indian

  • Until October 2015 Chairperson of HSBC Group of Companies in India
  • May 2009 - 2011 Country Head and Group General Manager, HSBC India
  • November 2002 Deputy Chief Executive Officer HSBC, India
    Vice Chairperson & Managing Director HSBC Securities & Capital Markets India Pvt Ltd
  • 1994 - 2002 Vice Chairperson and Head Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley India / JM Morgan Stanley
  • 1982 - 1994 Anz Grindlays Bank Plc. (now Standard Chartered Bank)
  • 1991 - 1994 Chief Manager Retail Bank
  • 1989 - 1991 Chief Manager and Head Investment Bank, India
  • 1987 - 1989 Manager North India of the Investment Bank based in Delhi
  • 1984 - 1987 Manager West India of the Investment Bank based in Bombay
  • 1977 - 1980 Price Waterhouse & Co.
  • 1980 - 1982 Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
    Degree of Master in Business Administration
  • 1977 - 1980 Institute of Chartered Accountants, Delhi (India)
    Studied Chartered Accountancy
  • 1974 - 1977 Delhi University Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi (India)
    Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (Honors)
  • 1968 - 1973 Loreto Convent, Simla (India) Indian School Certificate Examination (specialisation in Science and Mathematics)
  • Chairperson, Max Financial Services Ltd. (IN)
  • Board member, Cipla Ltd. (IN)
  • Member, Indian Advisory Council of the City of London
  • President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Water Mission (IN)
  • President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), inclusive Governance Council (IN)
  • Global Advisor of the Harvard Business School (USA) and Chairperson of its India Advisory Board
  • Board member of the Aspen Institute India
  • Board member of NCAER (National Council of Applied Economics Research)
  • Board member of NIBM (National Institute Bank Management)
  • Board member, Rajasthan State Planning Board
  • Board member, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
  • Member, The Energy + Resources Institute (TERI) Governance Council
  • Member, International Advisory Council, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Inquiry
  • Member, India-Malaysia CEO Forum
  • Member, BRICS Business Council, representing India
  • Member, General Body of Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation (BRLF)
  • Member, India Advisory Board of the Prince Charles Charities
  • Member of the International Council for Women's Business Leadership (ICWBL) created by Hillary Clinton
  • Vice President of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Water
Honors and awards
  • 2007 awarded Padma Shri by the Indian Government