19 of 50
BACKNEXT
19. Vivienne Cox
Vivienne Cox
EVP and CEO of Alternative Energy
BP
Country: Britain
2007 rank: 16

After Cox was passed over for the top job at BP, her year only got worse. Her new boss publicly said the company's shares had received little lift from its investments in renewable energy. Then it was rumored that BP would spin off the division she heads, BP Alternative Energy. The spin-off didn't take place, but now Cox, 49, will have to work hard to make sure BP remains committed to resources "Beyond Petroleum."

NEXT: Clara Furse
  • Carroll
  • Kelly
  • Cook
  • Ching
  • Scardino
  • Lauvergeon
  • Falkengren
  • Berlusconi
  • Sabanci
  • Moldazhan...
  • Bot&iacut...
  • Kempston ...
  • McKinstry
  • Sock Koong
  • Stymiest
  • Barbizet
  • Mianmian
  • Ribar
  • Cox
  • Furse
  • Ax:son Jo...
  • Ramos
  • Chiquet
  • Henretta
  • Kochhar
  • Yafang
  • Ahrendts
  • Aramburuz...
  • Olayan
  • Reiniche
  • Yan
  • Senequier
  • Mingzhu
  • Bhartia
  • Ealet
  • Gaymard
  • Gordon
  • Leibinger...
  • Swann
  • Bosse
  • Christian...
  • Hé...
  • Gri
  • Morparia
  • Shinohara
  • Strauss
  • Stenbeck
  • Sy-Coson
  • Xiaolin
  • Arison
Last updated September 29 2008: 1:21 PM ET
Power 50 Talk about drama! Our 11th annual list is dominated by firsts, superlatives, and notable departures. More
25 Highest-paid women Freeport McMoRan's Kathleen Quirk took home $16M last year. Which corporate women raked in even more? More
25 Best-paid men See how the highest-compensated male executives' paychecks compare to the 25 best-paid women. More