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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47. Clara Gaymard
2006 rank: New
Gaymard, 47, earned an international reputation as head of Invest in France, a government agency charged with encouraging foreign investment. A year ago she was recruited by one of the biggest investors of all, GE, to run the $5.5 billion French operation, with 10,000 employees.
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