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--MAZIN RAMADAN A Long Way from Libya

While growing up in Tripoli, Ramadan, 34, developed video games for the neighborhood kids. Today the CEO of 4thpass, a Seattle-based software start-up, could just buy them an arcade. Last month Motorola acquired 4thpass--which provides Java services to wireless-phone carriers in South Korea, Spain and the U.S.--for more than $20 million. Ramadan will stay at 4thpass for a year to help integrate operations.

--ANA PATRICIA BOTIN Spanish Bank Chief

She was a J.P. Morgan vice president at 25 and led a major Spanish bank into Latin America 10 years later. Now chairwoman of...

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