Ms Vinita Singhania
Ms. Vinita Singhania, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd, a group company of the JK group, took over the business after the sudden demise of her husband Sripati Singhania in 1988.
A couple of decades later, Vinita Singhania is no longer referred to as the wife of Mr Singhania. She is better known as the first female president of the Cement Manufacturers Association, and the woman who, within five years of taking over, raised the turnover of the organisation from Rs. 100 crore to 450 crore and expanding capacity from 0.5 million tonnes to 1.5 million. The pace of growth has continued to be phenomenal and today the company has touched 12.50 million tonnes capacity and the current turnover of the Company is about Rs. 3,000 crores.