Mrs. Arundhati Bhattacharya is the first woman Chairman of 209 year old SBI, a Fortune 500 company and the only Indian Banker featuring in the list of 100 most important active public intellectuals as per “The Leading Global Thinkers of 2014”. Mrs. Bhattacharya joined the State Bank of India in 1977 as a Probationary Officer (PO), and since then has risen through the ranks to become the Chairman of this iconic institution. Under her stewardship, the bank has relentlessly focused on raising risk awareness, assessment, mitigation, and monitoring systems. She was also instrumental in the launch of Mobile Banking in the Bank, where SBI is now a market leader. A Post Graduate from Jadavpur University, West Bengal, Arundhati is closely associated with various initiatives in the field of Education, Health and empowering the challenged and differently abled with the aim of integrating them in the Society.