Distinguished Leaders Series to Feature HSBC India Group General Manager

October 05, 2010

Naina Lal Kidwai to Address Students at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business

WHAT:   
Naina Lal Kidwai, group general manager and country head of HSBC in India, will speak at the Distinguished Leaders Series at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. The event is open to the public.

The Distinguished Leaders Series annually brings to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business accomplished leaders who share their unique experiences with the school’s undergraduate and graduate students.

WHEN:
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, 4:30 p.m., Reception to follow

WHERE:   
Georgetown University 
McDonough School of Business
Fisher Colloquium
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C.

RSVP:   
Open to the public. RSVP online at http://hsbc.eventbrite.com.

Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or tmm53@georgetown.edu.

BACKGROUND:
Naina Lal Kidwai is group general manager and country head of HSBC in India, which employs 35,000 people comprising banking services, insurance, asset management, HSBC Securities and capital markets, retail broking, HSBC software development (India) private limited, and global service centers.

An MBA from Harvard Business School, she has been recognized in India and abroad with several awards and listings for leadership and business. Kidwai repeatedly has been ranked in the Fortune global list of Top Women in Business, as well as the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times Global Listing of Women to Watch, and she has been listed by Time magazine as one of their 15 Global Influentials in 2002. She received the Padma Shri from the Government of India for her contribution to trade and industry.

Her international engagements include being a nonexecutive director on the board of Nestle SA, chairman city of London’s Advisory Council for India, and global advisor for Harvard Business School. She is on the governing board of NCAER, audit advisory board of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, and on the national executive committee of CII and FICCI. Her interests include microfinance and livelihood creation for rural women and the environment.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit http://msb.georgetown.edu.