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14. Sheri McCoy
14. Sheri McCoy
Worldwide chairman, Pharmaceuticals Group
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
2008 rank: 44
Age: 50

In January CEO Bill Weldon promoted this 27-year J&J veteran to head one of the company's three divisions -- a $24.6 billion business. If she delivers profits from J&J's pharma pipeline, insiders say that she could well be a successor to Weldon.

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Last updated September 15 2009: 12:58 PM ET
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