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 wants to talk numbers

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Fuganto Widjaja, Sinar Mas: a new start

The founder’s grandson has set out to modernise the family-run conglomerate

Simon Collins, Chairman of KPMG, photographed at their office in Canary Wharf, London.
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Simon Collins, KPMG UK chairman

Culture, Fifa and an audit ‘expectation gap’

‘The next step is door to door services’: Guillaume Pepy
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Guillaume Pepy, SNCF chief executive

The boss of the national train service is impatient to diversify

Former 'global nomad': Miguel Galuccio, chief executive of YPF
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Miguel Galuccio, YPF: Fernández’s oilman

Installed at Argentine energy group after 2012 renationalisation

Nederland, Amsterdam, 2015 Ralph Hamers CEO ING foto Herman van Heusden
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Ralph Hamers, ING: Down-to-earth digital

The Dutch bank’s boss is borrowing from the technology sector, but not the 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

Wu Hai, founder, Crystal Orange hotel group

Entrepreneur became viral sensation with rant against corruption

Frank Lowy: Australia’s fast-footed tycoon

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

Marty Bandier, CEO, Sony/ATV

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

Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO

Soccer magnate swapped Miami glitz for Kansas corporate turnround

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 head of the Indian conglomerate is incorporating the US into a complex manufacturing strategy