Patricia Barbizet, Christie’s CEO

Portrait of Patricia Barbizet,Executive Director of Artemis since 1992 and is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Groupe PPR and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Christie’s
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The auction house boss has become one of France’s most powerful business leaders

‘We support Grouchy Smurf’: Shin Chang-jae encourages Kyobo staff to voice grumbles
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Shin Chang-jae: births to fake deaths

Billionaire former obstetrician has sent staff to mock funerals

Hard shell: Nasdaq OMX CEO Bob Greifeld
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Bob Greifeld, Nasdaq CEO

Veteran boss has broadened bourse and survived failures

Dan Schulman, president and CEO of Paypal
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Dan Schulman, PayPal: flip-flops or suit

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

Spraycan style: Wu Hai at the offices of Crystal Orange hotel group in Beijing
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Wu Hai, founder, Crystal Orange hotel group

The entrepreneur met party officials after his online rant against Chinese corruption went viral

Shopping mall tycoon Frank Lowy in Tel Aviv Wednesday June 3 2015. Photo by Eyal Warshavsky
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Frank Lowy: Australia’s fast-footed tycoon

The head of Westfield on boldness, demergers and the World Cup

Martin Bandier, CEO of Sony at the SONY offices in New York
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Marty Bandier, CEO, Sony/ATV

The music publishing group’s head wants digital services to pay better royalties to songwriters

‘Tremendous turnround’ or entrepreneur’s nemesis? Marcelo Claure says he is up for the challenge at Sprint
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Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO

The entrepreneur and football club owner swapped Miami glitz for a corporate turnround in Kansas City

Stefan Borgas: he plans to ‘use all the good things of Israel — the flexibility and the creativity’
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Stefan Borgas, ICL: global ambitions

German head of one of Israel’s biggest companies navigates tax, protests and global expansion

Anand Mahindra: the American connection

The US is a strategic focus for head of the Indian conglomerate

Brent Saunders, Actavis: Botox initiation

Dealmaking pharma CEO ‘ambushed’ into an extreme product test

Andrea Orcel, UBS: More dad-time

An era where bankers gamble less and see families more

Hwang Chang-gyu: KT’s chip veteran

After Samsung fame, the South Korean attempts telecoms turnround

Leo McKee, BrightHouse: rent-to-own CEO

UK store chain boss says it serves rather than exploits the poor

Ren Jianxin, ChemChina chairman

Boss of chemicals giant will soon be in charge of Pirelli

Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, AngloGold CEO

The gold mining boss does not shy away from tough decisions

Christophe Weber: Takeda’s outsider

The Japanese drugmaker’s new boss has taken on a big challenge

Thor Bjorgolfsson: back from the brink

Icelander who played a lead role in his country’s boom and bust

Andrew Mackenzie: simplicity equals truth

The Scottish scientist on his radical reshaping of BHP Billiton

Alan Joyce: piloting Qantas to profit

Australian airline’s chief has delivered a hard-won turnround