1. Angela Merkel
Germany’s chancellor again takes the top spot. As leader of Europe’s largest economy, she is playing a vital role in shepherding the Eurozone out of recession. In last year’s election, Merkel led her coalition to a 41.5 percent landslide victory.
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.