Are wives more resilient than their husbands in business leadership?

Earlier this month, Cafe Coffee Day founder late V G Siddhartha’s wife, 51-year-old Malavika Hegde, took charge as the chief executive of the troubled company, shifting from her role as a non-executive director. Spouses of corporate founders who have passed away prematurely or suddenly have moved into the corner office in the past too — both in India and overseas. Some of the well-known ones in India include Jyotsna Suri at Bharat Hotels, Anu Aga at Thermax, and Harjeet Kaur at Le Meridien. Internationally, one of the most celebrated cases of a wife succeeding her husband aft.....

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