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25. Chanda Kochhar
Chanda Kochhar
Joint Managing Director
Country: India
2007 rank: 33

Insiders say Kochhar, 46, this month will become CEO and managing director of ICICI Bank, India's second largest bank, with fiscal 2008 revenue of nearly $10 billion. ICICI faces slowing growth: The retail credit business has gone from yearly gains of 35% to single-digit increases. Kochhar is pursuing new business such as corporate credit.

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