Case | HBS Case Collection | November 2012 (Revised May 2013)

Naina Lal Kidwai: Investing in Her Country

by Boris Groysberg and Anjali Raina


This case showcases the 30-year career of Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman of HSBC India, a leading woman business leader globally. It demonstrates how Kidwai spent a lifetime overcoming barriers as a woman in a male-dominated profession and as an Indian in the global marketplace. Now, as opportunities to play a role in the environment are beginning to open up, she has to decide the next direction to take in her career.

Keywords: leadership; Leadership; Financial Services Industry; Insurance Industry; India;


Groysberg, Boris, and Anjali Raina. "Naina Lal Kidwai: Investing in Her Country." Harvard Business School Case 413-003, November 2012. (Revised May 2013.)