Sudha Shivkumar has been appointed as the 40th president of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), which is the oldest women-led and women-centric business chamber in Southeast Asia. The appointment took place during the 39th annual session. As the president of FLO, Shivkumar aims to focus on empowering women by promoting an enabling environment that fosters entrepreneurship, industry participation, and economic development for women. She intends to carry out several interventions towards achieving this goal. FLO plays a significant role in promoting and encouraging women’s participation in various fields, and the organization has been working towards the economic and social empowerment of women in India for many years.
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Who is Sudha Shivkumar?
Sudha Shivkumar pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Madras. Later, she specialised in Corporate and Bankruptcy laws and completed a Master of Applied Finance with a specialization in Investment Banking from Macquarie University, Sydney, with distinction. With over 13 years of experience, she headed a leading non-banking finance company and subsequently led the operations of a mutual fund based in South India, managing assets worth Rs 25,000 crore. Additionally, she handled a portfolio of Rs 350 crore for an international group of high net worth individuals for seven years. Ms. Shivkumar is a lawyer and investment banker by profession and currently serves as a director at her family-run business that focuses on auto ancillaries. She previously served as the Chairperson of FLO Chennai Chapter in 2016-17. FLO currently has 19 chapters across India with approximately 3,000 businesswomen as its members.
About the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO)
FLO was established in 1983, as a division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) which is the apex body of industry and commerce in India. As an All India Organisation for women, FLO has 18 Chapters pan India – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Kanpur, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Northeast, Pune, Amritsar, Northeast & Uttarakhand, with its Head Office in New Delhi. Our members comprise of entrepreneurs, professionals and Corporate Executives.
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