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40. Stine Bosse
Stine Bosse
CEO
TryGvesta
Country: Denmark
Previous rank: New

Bosse, 47, is on a roll after her major turnaround at TrygVesta, Denmark's biggest insurance group. A few years into the project, most signs point up for this lawyer turned CEO: TrygVesta, once a money loser, now is profitable and grows market share; it went public in 2005. (It boasts a market value of $5 billion.) Last year revenue climbed 4%, to $3.3 billion.

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