5. Renuka Jagtiani

Company: Landmark Group
Title: Chairwoman
Nationality: Indian
Sector: Retail

Jagtiani has been at the helm of her family business for more than 26 years. The retail and hospitality conglomerate operates in the Middle East, Africa, and the Indian subcontinent. It employs 48,000 people and has a portfolio of 43 brands across 2,200 stores in 21 countries. The international brands under its umbrella include Steve Madden, Krispy Kreme, and Pablosky. The group founded the LIFE Trust in 2000 and is devoted to providing quality education to those who do not have access to it.