Educational background of some of India’s top business leaders !

Chanda Kochhar.

The MD & CEO of ICICI Bank recently received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Carleton University, Canada. The University said it conferred the honour in recognition of her pioneering work in the financial sector, effective leadership in a time of economic crisis and support for engaged business practices.

After graduating, she pursued Cost Accountancy ICWAI and also acquired the Masters Degree in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

Anil Dhirubani Ambani

Anil Dhirubani Ambani group head Anil Ambani completed his Bachelors degree from University of Bombay (as it was known then), followed by Master of Business Administration degree from University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

Kumar Mangalam Birla

Kumar Mangalam Birla is the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group. A chartered accountant by qualification, he also has an MBA from the London Business School.

Cyrus P Mistry

Cyrus P Mistry is the Chairman of Tata Sons. He has been a Director since the year 2006. Mistry is a graduate of Civil Engineering from Imperial College, UK (1990) and has a M.Sc. in Management from London Business School (1997). He was also recently bestowed with the Alumni Achievement Award by the London Business School.

Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata completed his B.S. in architecture with structural engineering from Cornell University in 1962, and the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School in 1975

Anand Mahindra

Anand Mahindra is the Chairman and Managing Director of one of India’s largest enterprise, Mahindra & Mahindra. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1977 (he studied filmmaking at Harvard), and completed his MBA from Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts in 1981.

Sunil Bharti Mittal

Telecom tycoon Sunil Bharti Mittal is the founder, chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises. He started his career at 18 after graduating from Panjab University in 1976 and founded Bharti. He is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School, USA.

N. R. Narayana Murthy

Infosys co-founder N. R. Narayana Murthy earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Mysore in 1967 and a master’s degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1969.

Azim H Premji

Azim H Premji, Chairman, Wipro holds an electrical engineering degree from Stanford University, USA.

Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar is the founder and chairman of HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. He received a pre-University degree in The American College, Madurai and degree in Electrical And Electronics Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.

Rajiv Bajaj

Bajaj Auto MD Rajiv Bajaj graduated first in class, with distinction, in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune in 1988, and then completed his masters in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, with distinction, from the University of Warwick in 1990.

Kiran Majumdar Shaw

Kiran Majumdar Shaw is the Chairman & Managing Director of Biocon Limited a biotechnology company based in Bangalore. She completed her BSc Zoology Honours course from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore University and later did her post-graduation in Malting and Brewing from Ballarat College, Melbourne University.

Naina Lal Kidwai

Naina Lal Kidwai is the Group General Manager and Country Head of HSBC India.She is a chartered accountant by profession, later earned a Bachelors degree in Economics from University of Delhi and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She was the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School.