First Amongst Girls

Dynamic corporate leader and first women CEO of India of an engineering Multinational, Padmashree Lila Poonawalla has earned accolades for her dedication, commitment and sincerity in whatever she does. As the managing director of Alfa Laval she brought international recognition to its Indian subsidiary. She also has been the first CEO to head two multinational as MD Alfa Laval and Tetra Pak. As the `mother’ (to thousands of girls) of Lila Poonawalla Foundation, which annually give scholarships to meritorious and needy girls, she also moulds their overall personality through consistent interaction, mentoring and training programmes. She has held directorships in many reputed organisations such as Bank of Maharashtra, IDBI Bank and many others. Presently she is the director of KPIT Technologies and is enjoying this new role which gives her insight into the working of a highly progressive IT company with focus on engineering and many other varied directorships.