37. Chanda Kochhar
Deputy Managing Director, ICICI Bank
2005 rank: 47
Promoted to her new position in April, Kochhar, 44, has added ICICI's fledgling corporate banking operation to her retail responsibilities. The bank, India's second largest, has 15 million customers who account for one-third of India's retail lending. Kochhar, one of three women on the bank's board, is said to be a strong candidate to take over as CEO in 2008.
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