Leadership: The TIME/CNN 25 Most Influential

Every CEO wields power within his company; only a few exert a broader, lasting influence--creating new industries and reshaping markets and leadership styles. At the end of this remarkable year in business, journalists at TIME and CNN have collaborated to name the 25 most influential global executives

1 CARLOS GHOSN They said a foreign CEO could never survive the insular culture of Japanese business. Then this quintessential global leader--born in Brazil of Lebanese parents and educated in France--was dispatched by Renault to rescue its stake in NISSAN. Ghosn, 47, briskly closed plants, shed workers, hired stylish new auto designers--and took the...

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