Business: Shanker Annaswamy

Business: Shanker Annaswamy

Age: 52
Managing Director, IBM India

As the head of IBM India, Shanker Annaswamy has made Big Blue one of the largest IT services outsourcers in the country, and is known to have cut deals that most outsourcers would kill for. Telecom majors Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular are two of his big clients. Not bad for a non-IT person with a background in medical systems.