Ms.Naina Lal Kidwai is Independent Non-Executive Director of Altico Capital. Ms.Kidwai is Chairman Advent Private Equity India Advisory board; a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Max Financial Services, CIPLA, Nayara Energy and Larsen and Toubro and Past President of FICCI. She retired December 2015 as Executive Director on the board of HSBC Asia Pacific and Chairman HSBC India. Her 33 years in banking also span 8 years at Morgan Stanley / JM Morgan Stanley where she was Vice Chairman and Head Investment Banking and 12 years at ANZ Grindlays Bank including as Head of Investment Banking.
An MBA from Harvard Business School, she makes regular appearance on listings by Fortune and others of 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, "Survive Or Sink - An Action Agenda for Sanitation, Water, Pollution and Green Finance", "Contemporary Banking in India" and "30 Women in Power: Their Voices, Their Stories."
Her interests in Water and the environment and empowerment of women are reflected in her engagements with Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, International Advisory Council of the Inquiry of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Commissioner for the Global Commission on Economy & Climate, Chair of FICCI’s Sustainability, Energy and Water Council and Chair of the India Sanitation Coalition.
She is one of the Government of India’s representatives on the BRICs Business Council and the INDO - ASEAN Business Council. She is also on the investment advisory committee of the Army Group Insurance Fund, one of the World Bank’s South Asia “Champions” and on the Governing Board of Lady Shriram College and Harvard Business School South Asia Advisory Board. She has been a member of the Government of India’s Industry Task Force, the Prime Minister’s Trade and Industry Council, the National Manufacturing Council, the National Trade Council, and on the Working Group on Banking, Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission and the National Institute of Bank Management.