With 11 newcomers - several of them American expats gone to Europe - our list of the most powerful women in global business demonstrates their rise in male-dominated fields, from nuclear energy to mining to oil.
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28. Gail Kelly
St. George Bank
2006 rank: New
After six years running St. George Bank, transforming it from a sleepy mortgage lender into Australia's fifth-largest bank, Kelly is moving on - and up. In February the 49-year-old South African will take the reins at Westpac. Her challenge: to lift the once-great Sydney bank out of fourth place, where it's a possible takeover target.
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