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    Harman International
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    Chairman, President, and CEO

A luxury car deserves a luxury sound system, and Dinesh Paliwal’s Harman International delivers precisely that. Leading Harman since 2007, Paliwal has overseen the development of Clari-Fi, a technology that restores the nuances that get lost when music is digitally compressed. Strong demand from clients like Ferrari, BMW, Audi, and Chrysler has turned Harman into a Wall Street darling, beating analysts’ earnings estimates seven quarters in a row. Business is so good that Paliwal recently announced a $500 million share buy-back over the next three years. —J.A.