By Claire Zillman
September 9, 2016

Fortune just released its 2016 Most Powerful Women International list. You can check it out here.

This year’s list has a fresh look since it’s one ranking of businesswomen outside the United States, rather than two lists divided into separate regions—EMEA and Asia Pacific. That change has reshuffled the ranks for these impressive execs and identified a single No. 1—Ana Botín, group executive chairman of Banco Santander. She leads the Eurozone’s largest bank by market value that managed to eke out a small growth in profit last year even amid volatile times.

The list also boasts some noteworthy newcomers, including recently-appointed CEOs Alison Brittain of U.K. conglomerate Whitbread, and Anne Richards of M&G Investments.

The geographic diversity of the honorees spans 19 countries, though almost half come from England and China.

You’ll notice that despite landing on this list, few of the executives had an easy year as sluggish growth, the slowdown in China, geopolitical upheaval, and a strong U.S. dollar tested their leadership.



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