Meg Whitman

Title: CEO
Company: Hewlett Packard
Country: USA

Some of Whitman’s biggest battles are playing out on the global stage, with HP (hpq, -0.51%) rival Lenovo (lnvgf), a China-based company, now bulking up in servers. (Lenovo has already unseated HP as the world’s No. 1 PC maker.) And indeed, the whole world is watching to see if Whitman can deliver a long-awaited turnaround of the iconic company.