A raft of newcomers (12 women are making their debut) and young leaders -- including two execs in their thirties -- are changing the face of global power.

By Fortune Editors
October 10, 2013

Maria das Graças Foster

Maria das Graças Foster Age: 60 CEO, Petrobras Brazil (1)
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Age: 60
CEO, Petrobras
Brazil (1)


Güler Sabanci

Güler Sabanci Age: 58 Chairman and managing director, Sabanci Holding Turkey (6) See why Guler Sabanci is an International Power 50 big mover.
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Age: 58
Chairman and managing director, Sabanci Holding
Turkey (6)

See why Guler Sabanci is an International Power 50 big mover.


Gail Kelly

Gail Kelly Age: 57 Managing director and CEO, Westpac Australia (2)
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Age: 57
Managing director and CEO, Westpac
Australia (2)


Chanda Kochhar

Chanda Kochhar Age: 51 Managing director and CEO, ICICI Bank India (5)
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Age: 51
Managing director and CEO, ICICI Bank
India (5)


Annika Falkengren

Annika Falkengren Age: 51 President and CEO, SEB Sweden (9)
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Age: 51
President and CEO, SEB
Sweden (9)


Karen Agustiawan

Karen Agustiawan Age: 54 President director and CEO, Pertamina Indonesia (19) See why Karen Agustiawan is an International Power 50 big mover.
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Age: 54
President director and CEO, Pertamina
Indonesia (19)

See why Karen Agustiawan is an International Power 50 big mover.


Sock Koong Chua

Sock Koong Chua Age: 55 CEO, Singapore Telecommunications Singapore (8)
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Age: 55
CEO, Singapore Telecommunications
Singapore (8)


Alison Cooper

Alison Cooper Age: 47 CEO, Imperial Tobacco Group Britain (7)
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Age: 47
CEO, Imperial Tobacco Group
Britain (7)


Carolyn McCall

Carolyn McCall Age: 52 CEO, easyJet Britain (35) See why Carolyn McCall is an International Power 50 big mover.
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Age: 52
CEO, easyJet
Britain (35)

See why Carolyn McCall is an International Power 50 big mover.


Maria Ramos

Maria Ramos Age: 54 Group CEO, Barclays Africa South Africa (11)
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Age: 54
Group CEO, Barclays Africa
South Africa (11)


Ornella Barra

Ornella Barra Age: 59 Chief executive, pharmaceutical wholesale division, Alliance Boots Britain (12)
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Age: 59
Chief executive, pharmaceutical wholesale division, Alliance Boots
Britain (12)


Ho Ching

Ho Ching Age: 60 Executive director and CEO, Temasek Singapore (14)
Ho Ching Age: 60 Executive director and CEO, Temasek Singapore (14)

Age: 60
Executive director and CEO, Temasek
Singapore (14)


Patricia Barbizet

Patricia Barbizet Age: 58 CEO, Artémis Holding, and vice chair, Kering France (20) See why Patricia Barbizet is an International Power 50 big mover.
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Age: 58
CEO, Artémis Holding, and vice chair, Kerin
g
France (20)

See why Patricia Barbizet is an International Power 50 big mover.


Nancy McKinstry

Nancy McKinstry Age: 54 Chairman and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Netherlands (15)
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Age: 54
Chairman and CEO, Wolters Kluwer
Netherlands (15)


Angela Ahrendts

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Angela Ahrendts

Age: 53
CEO, Burberry
Britain (21)


Dominique Senequier

Dominique Senequier Age: 60 CEO, Ardian France (25) See why Dominique Senequier is an International Power 50 big mover.
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Age: 60
CEO, Ardian
France (25)

See why Dominique Senequier is an International Power 50 big mover.


Chitra Ramkrishna

Chitra Ramkrishna Age: 50 Managing director and CEO, National Stock Exchange India (new) See why Chitra Ramkrishna is an International Power 50 newcomer.
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Age: 50
Managing director and CEO, National Stock Exchange
India (new)

See why Chitra Ramkrishna is an International Power 50 newcomer.


Harriet Green

Harriet Green Age: 51 Group CEO, Thomas Cook Britain (new) See why Harriet Green is an International Power 50 newcomer.
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Age: 51
Group CEO, Thomas Cook
Britain (new)

See why Harriet Green is an International Power 50 newcomer.


Elizabeth Corley

Elizabeth Corley Age: 56 CEO, Allianz Global Investors Germany (23)
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Age: 56
CEO, Allianz Global Investors
Germany (23)


Isabelle Ealet

Isabelle Ealet Age: 50 Global co-head Securities Division, Goldman Sachs Britain (22)
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Age: 50
Global co-head Securities Division, Goldman Sachs
Britain (22)


Liv Garfield

Liv Garfield Age: 38 CEO, Openreach Britain (new) See why Liv Garfield is an International Power 50 newcomer.
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Age: 38
CEO, Openreach
Britain (new)

See why Liv Garfield is an International Power 50 newcomer.


Ana Patricia Botín

Ana Patricia Botín Age: 53 Chief executive, Santander UK Britain (26)
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Age: 53
Chief executive, Santander UK
Britain (26)


Claudia Sender

Claudia Sender Age: 38 CEO, TAM Airlines Brazil (new) See why Claudia Sender is an International Power 50 newcomer.
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Age: 38
CEO, TAM Airlines
Brazil (new)

See why Claudia Sender is an International Power 50 newcomer.


Maureen Chiquet

Maureen Chiquet Age: 50 Global CEO, Chanel France (27)
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Age: 50
Global CEO, Chanel
France (27)


Lubna Olayan

Lubna Olayan Age: 58 Deputy chairperson and CEO, Olayan Financing Saudi Arabia (28)
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Age: 58
Deputy chairperson and CEO, Olayan Financing
Saudi Arabia (28)


Yafang Sun

Yafang Sun Age: 57 Chairman, Huawei Technologies China (18)
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Age: 57
Chairman, Huawei Technologies
China (18)


Mariana Gheorghe

Mariana Gheorghe Age: 57 CEO, OMV Petrom Romania (32)
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Age: 57
CEO, OMV Petrom
Romania (32)


Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh

Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh Age: 54 Group president, Western Europe, Procter & Gamble Switzerland (29)
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Age: 54
Group president, Western Europe, Procter & Gamble
Switzerland (29)


Ceri Michele Powell

Ceri Michele Powell Age: 50 Global head of exploration, Royal Dutch Shell Netherlands (new)
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Age: 50
Global head of exploration, Royal Dutch Shell
Netherlands (new)


Dong Mingzhu

Dong Mingzhu Age: 59 Chairperson, Zhuhai Gree Group China (30)
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Age: 59
Chairperson, Zhuhai Gree Group
China (30)


Fengying Wang

Fengying Wang Age: 43 President, Great Wall Motor China (36)
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Age: 43
President, Great Wall Motor
China (36)


Shikha Sharma

Shikha Sharma Age: 54 Managing director and CEO, Axis Bank India (37)
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Age: 54
Managing director and CEO, Axis Bank
India (37)


Marina Berlusconi

Marina Berlusconi Age: 47 Executive chairman, Fininvest Italy (24)
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Age: 47
Executive chairman, Fininvest
Italy (24)


Nancy Southern

Nancy Southern Age: 56 Chair, president & CEO, ATCO group Canada (new)
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Age: 56
Chair, president & CEO, ATCO group
Canada (new)


Ruby McGregor-Smith

Ruby McGregor-Smith Age: 50 CEO, MITIE Group Britain (new)
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Age: 50
CEO, MITIE Group
Britain (new)


Clara Gaymard

Clara Gaymard Age: 53 President and CEO, GE France, and VP, GE International France (33)
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Age: 53
President and CEO, GE France, and VP, GE International
France (33)


Isela Costantini

Isela Costantini Age: 42 President and CEO, General Motors Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay Argentina (new)
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Age: 42
President and CEO, General Motors Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay
Argentina (new)


Alison Watkins

Alison Watkins Age: 50 Managing director and CEO, GrainCorp Australia (new)
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Age: 50
Managing director and CEO, GrainCorp
Australia (new)


Nicky Newton-King

Nicky Newton-King Age: 46 CEO, Johannesburg Stock Exchange South Africa (new)
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Age: 46
CEO, Johannesburg Stock Exchange
South Africa (new)


Jing Ulrich

Jing Ulrich Age: 46 Managing director & vice chairman of Asia Pacific, J.P. Morgan Chase Hong Kong (return)
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Age: 46
Managing director & vice chairman of Asia Pacific, J.P. Morgan Chase
Hong Kong (return)


Wei Sun Christianson

Wei Sun Christianson Age: 57 Co-CEO, Asia Pacific, and CEO, China, Morgan Stanley China (41)
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Age: 57
Co-CEO, Asia Pacific, and CEO, China, Morgan Stanley
China (41)


Naina Lal Kidwai

Naina Lal Kidwai Age: 56 Country head, India, and director, HSBC Asia-Pacific India (40)
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Age: 56
Country head, India, and director, HSBC Asia-Pacific
India (40)


Virginie Morgon

Virginie Morgon Age: 43 Executive board member and CIO, Eurazeo Group France (return)
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Age: 43
Executive board member and CIO, Eurazeo Group
France (return)


Marisa Drew

Marisa Drew Age: 49 Co-head, EMEA investment banking department, and global co-head, GMSG, Credit Suisse Britain (new)
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Age: 49
Co-head, EMEA investment banking department, and global co-head, GMSG, Credit Suisse
Britain (new)


Yang Liu

Yang Liu Age: 49 Chairperson and CIO, Atlantis Investment Management Group Hong Kong (48)
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Age: 49
Chairperson and CIO, Atlantis Investment Management Group
Hong Kong (48)


Olga Pleshakova

Olga Pleshakova Age: 46 CEO, Transaero Airlines Russia (49)
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Age: 46
CEO, Transaero Airlines
Russia (49)


Kate Swann

Kate Swann Age: 48 CEO, SSP Group Britain (return)
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Age: 48
CEO, SSP Group
Britain (return)


Françoise Gri

Françoise Gri Age: 55 CEO, Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs France (31)
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Age: 55
CEO, Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs
France (31)


Louise Goeser

Louise Goeser Age: 60 CEO, Siemens Mesoamerica Mexico (new)
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Age: 60
CEO, Siemens Mesoamerica
Mexico (new)


Zhang Xin

Zhang Xin Age: 48 CEO, SOHO China (return)
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Age: 48
CEO, SOHO
China (return)

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