44. Françoise Gri
General Manager, IBM France
2005 rank: 36
Things are looking bleu for Big Blue in France: Sales nose-dived 7% in 2005 after a modest increase the previous year. But it's still a big division—about $5 billion in annual sales last year—and IBM has given Gri, 49, a 23-year IBM veteran, a vote of confidence by allowing each European country sales team more decision-making power.
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