6. Jonathan Ive, Design Chief
6. Jonathan Ive, Design Chief
SVP of Industrial Design, Apple

Not every company has a designer in its executive ranks, but many would benefit from employing Apple design chief Jony Ive. The 44-year-old Brit, who joined Apple in 1992, has played an instrumental role in making Apple's products and services consistently coveted and easy to use, shining a spotlight on the business value of good design.

Last updated August 22 2011: 1:30 PM ET
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