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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31. Ingrid Matthäus-Maier
2006 rank: New
Although her official title is board spokesperson, Matthäus-Maier, 62, took the helm of the $17 billion German state-owned bank last October. In between handling auditing and legal responsibilities, she touts the importance of microlending and of empowering developing countries through other financial vehicles.
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