GERMANY: Multinational Man

Most successful European executives stay with one company (or at most two) throughout their careers. Not Jürgen Krackow, he is a German who looks like British Actor Trevor Howard, acts like an American job-hopper and talks like the multinational executive that he hopes to become. Now 49, Krackow has rotated among high positions in banking, construction and machine-tool production. Now he has taken over as chairman of the executive board of the fabled and recently troubled Krupp steelmaking and heavy machinery concern. Krackow replaces Güinter Vogelsang, who rescued the Ruhr giant from the brink of bankruptcy, then bowed out...

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