India's First Female CEO
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Breaking new ground, women in India are achieving remarkable milestones. Republic Day 2024 witnessed the historic march of an all-women contingent from the Armed Forces Medical Services, and now Geeta Kapur has etched her name in history as the first woman to lead a hydro Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) in the Indian power sector.

Geeta Kapur has assumed the additional responsibility of Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) at Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL), a state-owned entity specializing in hydroelectric power generation and transmission. Prior to this role, Kapur served as the Director (Personnel) at SJVNL and had previously made history in 2018 as the first full-time female Director at the organization.

Her journey with SJVN began in 1992 when she joined as the first female Personnel Officer. Hailing from Shimla, the 59-year-old Geeta Kapur is an alumna of the Himachal Pradesh University Business School, holding an MBA with a specialization in human resource management. Accumulating over 31 years of dedicated service at SJVN, Kapur possesses extensive experience in human resources, civil construction, and civil contracts.

Geeta Kapur’s impact goes beyond her leadership role, as she played a pivotal role in formulating policies, establishing standard operating procedures, and leading wage settlements with unions. Her contributions led the company to achieve recognition in the prestigious ‘Great Place To Work’ list in January 2024.

Kapur’s journey stands as a testament to her resilience and commitment, breaking barriers and paving the way for more women to excel in traditionally male-dominated sectors. As she takes the helm at SJVNL, Geeta Kapur continues to inspire and redefine leadership in the Indian power sector.

Repurposed article originally published in DNA

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