Shikha Sharma
Shikha Sharma
Managing director and CEO
Axis Bank
2011 Global Rank: 33
Country: India

She jumped ship from ICICI bank in 2009, to assume stewardship of Axis, India's third-largest private bank. Revenues in fiscal 2011 were up 25% to $4.4 billion and profits surged 35% to $760 million. Sharma, 52, added 598 retail branches since she took over, taking the total to 1,390.

Last updated September 29 2011: 6:52 AM ET