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Aditya Ghosh
Age: 37
President, Indigo
40 Under 40 rank: 27

Ghosh knew nothing about the airline business when he took a job as general counsel for Indigo, then a fledgling low-cost airline in India, at age 28. But he impressed the airline's founders, who four years later gave him the top job. The Delhi native now heads the fastest-growing airline in the world's fastest-growing aviation market. The potential is huge, but Ghosh believes in pacing. And slowing down when it counts: He still finds time to take his 5-year-old son rock climbing on Sundays and to get his 4-year-old daughter dressed for school every morning. Here, Ghosh entertains Avantika (center) and Arunanshu (right) at Delhi's Bengali market.

--Omar Akhtar


  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated October 11 2012 09:35 AM ET
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