Gail Kelly

Title: Managing Director and CEO
Company: Westpac Group
Country: Australia

Kelly is just about as global as they come: Born in South Africa to British parents, she taught Latin in Zimbabwe before becoming a banker and moving to Australia. Her Westpac, with $43.6 billion in revenue, is the country’s second-largest bank by market value, and with about a 70% return during Kelly’s six-year tenure, it is also one of the country’s top performers.