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Ginni Rometty
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Company: IBM
Title: Chairman, president, and CEO

As she nears her one-year anniversary as president and CEO at Big Blue, IBM's (IBM, Fortune 500) Ginni Rometty has another title to cheer about: she was made chairman in October. Her future plans for the tech giant? The 31-year company veteran favors what she refers to as strategic beliefs over strategic planning. "Clients say, 'What's your strategy?' And I say, 'Ask me what I believe first.' That's a far more enduring answer."

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated December 26 2012 12:09 PM ET
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