A head for Ferragamo footwear

Ferruccio Ferragamo at Ferragamo's headquarters in Florence, March 27, 2014. Photographer Alessia Pierdomenico
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Members of the Italian shoemaking dynasty use strict rules to protect their father’s legacy

James Christopher Flowers at the J.C. Flowers & Co. headquarters in New York
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JC Flowers: deals after the storm

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

APRIL 17, 2014 -TOKYO, JAPAN: Owen Mahoney, CEO of Japanese online game maker NEXON pose for camera at the company HQ. (Photo / Ko Sasaki )
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Owen Mahoney, CEO of Nexon

The boss of the Japanese games group admires Nintendo classics

DALLAS, TX - MAY 20: T. Boone Pickens sits for a portrait at the BP Capital office in Dallas, TX, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital

The former corporate raider has become a champion of natural gas

Jacob Wallenberg is a Swedish banker and industrialist, currently serving as a board member for multiple companies.photo: Johan Jeppsson
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Jacob Wallenberg, Investor chairman

Not being mega-rich motivates Sweden’s top industrialist

Mr Thakkar Ashish is seen in a factory at the Ripley Packaging Limited in Uganda on May 24; 2014.
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Ashish Thakkar: Bob Diamond’s partner

The 32-year-old dislikes Africa’s youngest billionaire label

Mumbai, India - May 10, 2014: Anil Agrawal, the founder and Executive Chairman of the United Kingdom-based Vedanta Resources PLC. at the Vedanta HQ in Vile Parle (East) in Mumbai.
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Anil Agarwal: Vedanta’s bluff billionaire

The Indian mining mogul’s choice of CEO was a statement of intent

Alan Clark...CEO...SABMiller

Alan Clark: Part of the beer elite

The former psychologist running SABMiller explains his leadership style

Pascal Soriot: Leader of the great escape

The AstraZeneca chief on saying ‘no’ to Pfizer bid

Cao Dewang, Chairman of Fuyao Glass pfeatures
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Cao Dewang, founder of Fuyao Glass

Herding oxen as a boy gave the tycoon the drive to succeed

Takafumi Horie, Japan’s enfant terrible

After a prison term for securities fraud, Livedoor’s former head wants to make up for lost time

An eye on the future of luxury  

The head of the Italian eyewear maker has a fresh and international perspective

Yuan Yafei: on buying UK’s House of Fraser

The Chinese tycoon who owns the UK store chain House of Fraser explains his self-confidence

Thomas Rabe, Bertelsmann chief

The boss of the privately held media group wants to make up ground lost to internet pioneers

Vimal Shah, chief executive of Bidco

Sergio Ermotti, chief executive, UBS

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

Li Shufu: engineer of poetry and motion

The Chinese billionaire who purchased Volvo is confident he can revive the Swedish carmaker

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