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38. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller
Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller
Chairman and President
Trumpf
Country: Germany
Previous rank: New

Leibinger-Kammüller, 48, this year burnished her influence, scoring board seats on German corporate stalwarts Siemens and Lufthansa. It was only three years ago that her father put her in control of toolmaker Trumpf, where she is responsible for strategic development of the $3-billion-a-year company.

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