Deputy Managing DirectorCountry: India
2006 rank: 37
Kochhar has added ICICI's international business to her corporate banking brief, giving up retail responsibilities. Now she oversees more than half the bank's $6.7 billion revenue, its presence in 18 countries, and its involvement in most overseas acquisitions by Indian companies. Kochhar, 45, is one of two women on the bank's board and is seen as a strong CEO candidate in 2009.