Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Salam Fayyad

Age: 58
Occupation: Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 0

The America-supported former economist is winning international respect for bringing reform and economic growth to the West Bank. Though often spoken of as a possible successor to President Mahmoud Abbas, Fayyad still needs to build an independent power base of his own in the cutthroat world of Palestinian politics.