32. Galia Maor
CEO and President, Bank Leumi
2005 rank: 32
Israel's largest bank put up exemplary results again last year: record net profits of $464 million, with assets growing to $63 billion. But Maor, 63, will have to sweat to repeat that kind of performance next year. She'll play a leading role in the government's effort to help small businesses and farms in Israel's war-torn north from defaulting on loans and undermining Leumi's balance sheet.
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