Former State Bank of India (SBI) chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya has been named an independent additional director of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).
“Arundhati Bhattacharya is appointed for a period of five years commencing from October 17, 2018, subject to the approval of the shareholders,” the company said in a statement.
Bhattacharya is the first woman to be the Chairman of State Bank of India .
In 2016, she was listed as the 25th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. She is the only Indian listed on Fortune’s world’s greatest leaders list ranked at 26.
Bhattacharya has held several positions during her 36-year career with the bank including working in foreign exchange, treasury, retail operations, human resources and investment banking.
This year, Arundhati Bhattacharya was named Business Leader of the Year at The Asian Awards.