Fengying Wang
Fengying Wang
Great Wall Motor
2011 Global Rank: 29
Country: China

The only female head of a local auto company in China, Wang, 41, led a bumper year: Revenues were up almost 80% to $3.47 billion and automobile sales increased 73% in 2010. Trained as a sales-rep at the company 20 years ago, she is capitalizing on a market where 16.6 million light vehicles were sold last year (compared with 11.6 million in the US), and is rolling out 13 new models this year.

Last updated September 29 2011: 6:52 AM ET