Patricia Woertz

Title: Chairman, President and CEO
Company: Archer Daniels Midland
Country: USA

The Australian government stymied Woertz’s global expansion plans when it blocked ADM’s (adm, +1.85%) $3 billion bid to buy the country’s largest grain company. Despite the setback, Woertz has serious international credibility: The $89-billion-a-year-in-revenue company not only produces food nearly everywhere but also moves freight around the world through its logistics division.