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The first woman chairperson ever in the history of the State Bank of India (SBI), Arundhati Bhattacharya, joined the bank in 1977 as a probationary officer (PO), not knowing that 37 years hence, she will become the first woman to ever lead a Fortune 500 company in India. During her long career with SBI, spanning for more than three decades, Arundhati has held several key positions and has also served at the bank’s New York office. She has contributed to the establishment of new business verticals within the bank, such as General Insurance, private equity fund, mobile application platform and pension funds.