Andy Palmer: Aston Martin’s repair man

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Local lad who returned after hitting ‘Ghosn ceiling’ at Nissan

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Shantanu Narayen: Adobe’s acrobat

How the software maker’s analytical chief vaulted into the cloud

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Flemming Ornskov, Shire: life post-AbbVie

Pharma boss says he is not bitter about withdrawal of $55bn bid

Ross McEwan, CEO of RBS. Photographed at their Bishopsgate headquarters, London.
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Ross McEwan: leading RBS’s retreat

Amateur cattle farmer tends dwindling herd of bankers

Yan Jiehe, CPCG: China’s debt collector

The tycoon says suing local governments helps rule of law

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Anne Stausboll, Calpers: the $300bn woman

The mighty US pension fund boss squeezing fund managers’ fees

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Martin Franklin: a repentant raider

The Briton has built a consumer goods empire in the US

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Masahiko Uotani: from Coke to cosmetics

The Shiseido CEO on the task of rejuvenating the Japanese group

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Ruben Vardanian: a grumbling optimist

The banker and philanthropist says Russia has faced worse storms

Patrizia Grieco, chairman of Enel, at Enel's headquarters in Rome, October 21, 2014. Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico
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Patrizia Grieco: agent for change in Italy

The chair of the biggest Italian utility is outside the clubby norm of corporate and political life

Jeremy Helsby: beyond country houses

The CEO of estate agent Savills remains a London property bull

Senequier: A French financier’s burden

A leading private equity boss feels hampered by nationality, writes Anne-Sylvaine Chassany

Ed Richards: Master of a balancing act

The UK media watchdog’s head on the Murdochs, the BBC and impartiality

Murata makes it big in small components

The president of Murata Manufacturing discusses a post-smartphone future

Jeremy Male: the billboard goes digital

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

Acciona’s establishment eco-warrior

Spanish conglomerate boss does not regret costly bet on renewables

John Chen: the BlackBerry turnround

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

Eyal Aronoff’s drive for oil alternatives

The serial entrepreneur wants a ‘flex-fuel’ revolution

John Caudwell, billionaire on a budget

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

Jeremy Zimmer: uber agent goes digital

Hollywood CEO sees UTA as a bridge between technology and media