Anil Manibhai Naik, group executive chairman of Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), an Indian engineering conglomerate, was ranked 32nd (and 4th in the industrial sector) among the best performing CEOs in the world by Harvard Business Review in 2013. The 74-year-old Naik, who joined L&T as a junior engineer in 1965 and rapidly rose up the ranks to become the CEO in 1999 and chairman and managing director in 2003, is credited with the transformation of the company into a world-class conglomerate.