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13. Melanie Healey
Group president, North America
Procter & Gamble (PG)
2009 rank: 15
Age: 49

She's a year into her role overseeing P&G's largest market, which accounts for 42%, or $33 billion, of total revenue. Eyeing the return of consumer spending, she backed new products from Crest, plus eco-minded goods like Tide Coldwater.

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