7. Leadership
johan de nysschen

Carlos Ghosn recruited Audi of America veteran Johan de Nysschen (above) to revive Infiniti. De Nysschen has been creating a mini United Nations by adding French, German, Spanish, and Australian executives. Infiniti's longtime head of U.S. operations stepped down earlier this month and was replaced by a Porsche executive.

Ford CEO Alan Mulally put further faith in global marketing boss Jim Farley by adding responsibilities for Lincoln to his extensive portfolio. The head of Lincoln's ad agency was replaced in April, and Lincoln's current public relations chief is the fourth to hold that job in the past two years.

Advantage: Infiniti

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated August 27 2013 06:07 AM ET
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