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<h1>Aditya Ghosh</h1>


It was when I was a rookie lawyer about 11 years ago and an oversight of mine was nearly going to cost the client a few million dollars. But the low point was that I was trying to be a hero while working on the deal and didn't ask for help from my seniors when I knew I needed it.<h1>Aditya Ghosh</h1>


It was when I was a rookie lawyer about 11 years ago and an oversight of mine was nearly going to cost the client a few million dollars. But the low point was that I was trying to be a hero while working on the deal and didn't ask for help from my seniors when I knew I needed it.
<h1>Aditya Ghosh</h1> It was when I was a rookie lawyer about 11 years ago and an oversight of mine was nearly going to cost the client a few million dollars. But the low point was that I was trying to be a hero while working on the deal and didn't ask for help from my seniors when I knew I needed it.Photo: Namas Bhojani/Bloomberg/Getty
<h1>Aditya Ghosh</h1> It was when I was a rookie lawyer about 11 years ago and an oversight of mine was nearly going to cost the client a few million dollars. But the low point was that I was trying to be a hero while working on the deal and didn't ask for help from my seniors when I knew I needed it., Photo: Namas Bhojani/Bloomberg/Getty
  • Age
    37
  • Title
    President
  • Company
    IndiGo

Instead of hiring an experienced outsider, the founders of IndiGo, India’s most popular airline (and its most profitable one), chose Ghosh, the company’s 37-year-old lawyer, to be its president. The neophyte delivered, despite his total lack of operational experience. The low-cost carrier, which has a little over $1 billion in revenue, recently started international flights and placed the largest order in commercial aviation history for 180 Airbus A320s, totaling $15.6 billion. Ghosh’s secret to success? No frills, all the way. His office is small, with no receptionist and no marketing department. On business trips he stays in budget hotels with the rest of his staff. Job creator: IndiGo created 2,500 jobs in the past year. –Omar Akhtar

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