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37. Ilene Gordon
Ilene Gordon
President and CEO
Alcan packaging
Country: France
2007 rank: 34

After two years in the top job at the packaging giant, Gordon, 55, continues to guide the company through uncertain times as it transitions to a new corporate parent, its third in two years. She's expanding into emerging markets such as the Czech Republic and Russia.

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