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34. Shobhana Bhartia
Shobhana Bhartia
Chairman, Editor in Chief
HT Media
Country: India
Previous rank: New

Bhartia became chairperson and managing director of this influential India media group in August, following the death of her father, industrialist and parliamentarian K.K. Birla. Bhartia, 51, has raised India's standards of business journalism with Mint, a venture with the Wall Street Journal that mirrors the U.S. paper's mix of market news, corporate profiles, and lifestyle features.

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