People to watch in international business

People to watch in international business

CLARA FURSE stock-exchange chief

Shortly after her appointment early this year as the first woman chief executive of the London Stock Exchange, Furse, 43 and the mother of three, was named third on a Wall Street Journal list of Europe's most powerful women. She is a former top executive for Credit Lyonnais Rouse and speaks five languages. Fond of pastel suits and designer eyewear, Furse is described by colleagues as at once charming and ruthless. Both qualities will come in handy as she takes over an institution that is still very much an old-boys' club.

WILFRED HORIE banker in South Korea


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