M Jayshree Vyas first independent woman director of BSE


Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has appointed chartered accountant M Jayshree Vyas as its first independent woman director to the board.However, BSE has missed the deadline of April 1 which was given to all top 500 listed companies based on their market capitalisation to appoint an independent woman director on their board.

  • Earlier, M Jayshree Vyas worked as the Managing Director of Shree Mahila Sewa Sahakari Bank, Ahmedabad since 1986.
  • She had also helped in launching the first financial literacy program in Sewa bank in 2001.
  • According to the Companies Act, 2013 a certain category of companies should have at least one woman director on board.
  • Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), in compliance with the provisions of Companies Act 2013, made it mandatory to have at least one woman director on board from October 2014.

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is an Indian stock exchangelocated at Dalal Street, Mumbai. Established in 1875, the BSE (formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd.)is Asia’s first stock exchange.The BSE is the world’s 10th largest stock exchange with an overall market capitalization of more than USD 4.9 trillion on as of April 2018.