4. Linda Cook
Executive Director, Gas & Power, Royal Dutch Shell
2005 rank: 4
Cook, 48, the most powerful woman at the world's second-largest oil company, has strengthened Shell's position in liquefied natural gas by adding new capacity in Qatar and Nigeria, as well as expanding sales to China and India. Profits at her division last year were $1.6 billion on revenue of $14 billion.
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