Alan Horn, Walt Disney Studios’ head Jedi

'Quality is the best business plan': Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn

The new Star Wars movie is set to be another hit for the veteran boss

Premium pressure: Inga Beale is worried that some insurance is being arranged too cheaply
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Inga Beale, Lloyd’s of London CEO

First female boss wants to modernise without alienating old guard

‘There was no breakdown in society’: Anthimos Thomopoulos says Greece’s fighting spirit has not been fully recognised
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Anthimos Thomopoulos’s race to raise €5bn

The head of one of the biggest Greek banks has faced a series of extreme management challenges

President of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, FIA, Jean Todt in his office in Paris, place de la Concorde on October 201, 2015.
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Jean Todt: motorsport’s quick thinker

The governing body head on Ecclestone, Schumacher and Ferrari

Returned to his roots: David Marcus is happy to be leading a smaller team at Facebook
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David Marcus, Facebook’s chief messenger

Why he left a top job at PayPal to lead the social network’s messaging push

Gradual change: Marijn Dekkers will next year leave Bayer, where he tried to fuse the best of German culture and entrepreneurial spirit

Marijn Dekkers, Bayer: From GE to Germany

Running a €90bn life sciences group without burning out

Michael O’Leary, CEO: Ryanair grows up

A more adult approach has lifted the budget carrier’s profits

‘No bitching about the European Central Bank’: Allianz’s Oliver Bäte refuses to criticise central bankers over low bond yields
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Allianz’s Bäte: Life after Bill Gross

Pimco saga meant a tough start at the German insurer’s helm

‘There is no romance in it. It’s a job’: Canning Fok prefers to operate without fanfare
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Canning Fok: Li Ka-shing’s right-hand man

Busy dealmaker says these are ‘fat cow’ years for the European telecoms arm of the Hong Kong group

Wary of web hype: Gerry Harvey says he dislikes ‘cult-like’ enthusiasm for internet retailing
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Gerry Harvey: blunt, even by Aussie rules

The boss of the Harvey Norman store chain lambasts politicians and ecommerce evangelism

Mario Greco, Generali: a change of gear

The head of the Italian insurer is a straight-talking numbers man and a keen cyclist

Fuganto Widjaja, Sinar Mas: a new start

Founder’s grandson plans to modernise the family conglomerate

Simon Collins, KPMG UK chairman

The head of the professional services firm on culture, Fifa and an ‘expectation gap’ in audit

Guillaume Pepy, SNCF chief executive

The boss of the national train service is impatient to diversify

Miguel Galuccio, YPF: Fernández’s oilman

Installed at Argentine energy group after 2012 renationalisation

Ralph Hamers, ING: Down-to-earth digital

Dutch banker is borrowing much from tech, but not its hyperbole

Patricia Barbizet, Christie’s CEO

The auction house boss has become one of France’s most powerful business leaders

Shin Chang-jae: births to fake deaths

Unorthodox style of the billionaire former obstetrician has included sending staff to mock funerals

Bob Greifeld, Nasdaq CEO

Veteran boss has broadened bourse and survived failures

Dan Schulman, PayPal: flip-flops or suit

The man who will lead the payments group after its eBay spin-off