Naina  Lal Kidwai

Naina Lal Kidwai

Chairman, Advent Private Equity

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Naina Lal Kidwai is Chairman Advent Private Equity India Advisory board; a non-executive director on the boards of LafargeHolcim, Max Financial Services, Larsen and Toubro and  CIPLA; Trustee of Asia House in the UK; India Advisory Council member of USIBC; and has been Past President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) where she continues to chair the Water Mission . She retired in December 2015 as Executive Director on the board of HSBC Asia Pacific and Chairman HSBC India, and in April 2018 as a Non-Executive director on the global board of Nestle . She has also founded and chairs the India Sanitation Coalition.  An MBA from Harvard Business School, she has appeared on listings by Fortune and others of leading international women in business. A recipient of many awards and honours in India, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contribution to Trade and Industry. She has authored 3 books including the bestsellers “Survive or Sink - An Action Agenda for Sanitation, Water, Pollution and Green Finance”, and “30 Women in Power: Their Voices, Their Stories.”

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