Vimal Shah, chief executive of Bidco

Vimal Shah, CEO of Bidco, is pictured overlooking Bidco factory buildings at the company's headquarters in Thika, Kenya, on March 18, 2014.
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The Kenyan consumer goods tycoon with ambitious aims

Sergio Ermotti, chief executive, UBS

The head of the Swiss bank is pushing through a radical strategy

Li Shufu chairman of Geely and Volvo posing for the portrait in Brussels, Belgium on 31.03.2014 by Wiktor Dabkowski
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Li Shufu: engineer of poetry and motion

The Chinese billionaire who chairs Zhejiang Geely Group and Volvo

Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman of Lloyds. Photographed at their headquarters in the City of London.
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Sir Win Bischoff, Lloyds chairman

The City veteran admits that it will take a long time for banks to be trusted again

Peter Long, Tui Travel

The head of Europe’s biggest tour operator has ridden many storms

Alexandre de Juniac, Air France-KLM

The airline chief can take inspiration from a formidable ancestor

Duncan Niederauer, President of NYSE Euronext at the New York Sotck Exchange in New York
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Duncan Niederauer, NYSE chief

The head of the stock exchange wonders how long its trading floor will stay open

SAP’s Hasso Plattner, software pioneer

The chairman of the German group says steering change there is harder than setting it up

Giovanni Bazoli, Intesa Sanpaolo

The professor asked to fix the Calvi scandal went on to build Italy’s leading retail bank

Galaxy entertainment Group Chairman Dr Lui Che Woo. Photographed in the Savoy Hotel, London.
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Lui Che-woo, chairman, Galaxy Entertainment

The Asian billionaire is not a gambling man but made a sound bet on casinos

Dame Alison Carnwath, Land Securities chairman

The serial non-executive divides opinion after a dispute over banker pay

John Hennessy of Stanford University

Mark Cutifani, veteran miner

Anglo American’s chief executive will need all his experience as he faces his biggest challenge

Charles Townsend, Condé Nast

The magazine group’s boss wants a change from a defensive posture

Annika Falkengren, banking survivor

It is not just her gender that makes the boss of Swedish bank SEB a rare figure in the sector

Chris Meledandri: millions from Minions

The animation boss behind ‘Ice Age’ and ‘Despicable Me’ was denied kids’ films when young

Chris Finlayson, BG Group chief executive

The oil and gas company’s head is forging a new management style

Jon Moynihan, PA Consulting

The management consultancy’s head is standing down

Ehab Al Shihabi, Al Jazeera America

The head of the cable news channel says now is the right time to enter the market

Change without sour grapes

The new chairman of Novartis is adopting a fresh leadership style