FORBES BUSINESSWOMAN: Ho Ching is the chief executive of Temasek Holdings, Singapore's state-owned investment company, in Singapore. She was listed as no. 3 in Forbes list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women. Here she is seen during the dedication ceremony of unveiling of Li Ka Shing plaque and building name at the Lee Kuan School of Public Policy in Singapore, 4 September 2007. (Getty Images)
Willie Walsh has always been one of the most outspoken chief executives in the aviation industry but now having steered British Airways and Iberia back into the black, the Irishman is proving there is metal behind his words.