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
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.NEXT: McDonald's