40 under 40

Our 2013 edition of the list features young hotshots who are rocking businesses as diverse as air travel, natural gas, and genetic coding, as well as—if you can believe it— government.

21. Avani Davda

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  • Age: 34
  • Title: CEO
  • Company: Tata Starbucks Limited

The CEO of the joint venture between Starbucks and Tata Group, Davda is bringing iced Frappuccinos to India—a critical region for the coffee giant, which wants the country to become one of its top five global markets. Davda is not only the youngest but also the only female to head a business at the $100 billion Tata conglomerate.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated September 30 2013 03:41 PM ET
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