Senequier: A French financier’s burden

Portrait of Dominique Senequier, Axa Private Equity CEO, photographed for the Financial Times in Paris a the Head Office on 20 place Vendôme. Photo Magali Delporte copyright

A leading private equity boss feels hampered by nationality

Ed Richards: Master of a balancing act

The UK media watchdog’s head on the Murdochs, market convergence and steadfast impartiality

Murata makes it big in small components

The Murata Manufacturing chief discusses a post-smartphone future

Jeremy Male Chief executive officer, CBS Outdoor in front of the New York headquarters at 405 lexington Avenue in New York
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Jeremy Male: the billboard goes digital

CEO takes CBS’s old outdoor advertising arm into 21st century

Madrid, Spain, October 1st 2014. Don Jose Manuel Entrecanales, President of Acciona, poses for a portrait inside the company headquarter.
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Acciona’s establishment eco-warrior

Spanish conglomerate boss does not regret costly bet on renewables

Blackberry CEO John Chen being interviewed by the Financial Times in the Mandarin Hotel in New York
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John Chen: the BlackBerry turnround

He confiscated his wife’s Samsung but can he woo corporate users?

NEWPORT COAST, CA - OCTOBER 2, 2014. Eyal Aronoff poses for photographs at his home in Newport Coast, October 2, 2014.
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Eyal Aronoff’s drive for oil alternatives

The serial entrepreneur wants a ‘flex-fuel’ revolution

BIZ LIFE John Caudwell founder of Phones4u and philanthropist in his London home. Credit: David Parry/ FT

John Caudwell, billionaire on a budget

The charity-focused tycoon is camping out in a mansion, upset by the plight of his old company

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 16, 2014. Jeremy Zimmer CEO of United Talent Agency, poses for photographs at their offices in Beverly Hills, July 16, 2014. CREDIT: Ann Johansson.
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Jeremy Zimmer: uber agent goes digital

Hollywood CEO sees UTA as a bridge between technology and media

Colin Fan Co-Head of investment Banking at Deutsche Bank 19/9/14 Business Life
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Colin Fan: Deutsche’s viral banker

The man who scolded traders in a leaked video discusses reform

Mike Smith, ANZ: ‘I used to be too blunt’

The Australian bank chief holds forth on regulators and analysts

Thomas Pritzker: multifaceted Hyatt chairman

Breaking up the family empire was painful, now he wants to be seen as a builder

Tony Hayward: now he has his life back

Tommy Hilfiger: a name traded for success

Affordable luxury has been a resilient niche for the billionaire

Yannick Bolloré: the future of Havas

The French advertising group’s head on its digital transition

Andrew Forrest, Fortescue Metals

The Australian tycoon is focusing his deep-rooted drive on philanthropy and beef

Sim Tshabalala, joint CEO Standard Bank

The joint head of Africa’s largest bank does not shy away from discussing apartheid’s legacy

Telecom Italia’s new corporate number

The company’s chairman says the group now reflects a change in the country’s business culture

A head for Ferragamo footwear

Members of the Italian shoemaking dynasty use strict rules to protect their father’s legacy

JC Flowers: deals after the storm

The private equity investor is upbeat despite knocks during the global crisis