ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar
Revenue: $7.4 billion*
CEO: Chanda Kochhar
ICICI doesn't just have recruiters trolling for talent outside of the company; it also has 600 employees who act as talent scouts internally, identifying coworkers with leadership potential.
These internal recruiters tap 5,000 candidates a year, and a panel reviews a profile of each prospective leader and assigns a grade.
Top -- or "A" and "B" -- employees complete a four-day residential training program with a set of structured exercises, guest speakers that include the CEO, and screenings of films such as "12 Angry Men." And throughout the year, the company brings in influential leaders such as management guru Ram Charan to share their expertise with the chosen employees.
Another bonus: These trainees are the only employees who get company stock options.
Last updated November 19 2009: 12:36 PM ET
*Companies that have reported 2009 fiscal year revenue. All other revenue is for 2008.