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.

30. Claudia Sender

40u40 claudia sender
  • Age: 38
  • Title: CEO
  • Company: TAM Airlines

Sender, a relative newbie to the airline industry, having joined TAM Airlines in 2011, made headlines earlier this year when she was given control of Brazil's largest airline (TAM Group revenues: $7 billion). The board is banking on the Harvard MBA grad, ex-Bain consultant, and Whirlpool marketer to rally the troops in an industrywide slump and fulfill the promise of the recent merger with Chile's LAN. The only woman in the merged carrier's C-suite, she pilots the biggest division, with almost 30,000 employees and Brazil's fifth-largest payroll.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated September 30 2013 03:41 PM ET
Join the Conversation
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.