Christophe de Margerie, Total CEO

Just last October 21, we all heard a loud thud from Russia. It was a plane crash. And Total’s chief executive, Christophe de Margerie was on board. Another leader was lost. De Margerie joined Total way back in 1974, climbed up the corporate ladder, and eventually becoming its CEO in 2007. And like many responsible…

Rajeev Suri, Nokia’s Saviour?

April 29. Nokia appoints Rajeev Suri as its new Chief Executive. Rajeev who? Well, Suri is actually no stranger to Nokia as before his appointment he was then leading Nokia Solutions and Networks, the company’s network equipment unit before its handset business was sold to software giant Microsoft for over $7B. Incidentally, Suri’s another native…

Who is Microsoft’s Satya Nadella?

No. We’re not here to discuss Satya Nadella’s roots or educational background, but to at least have some kind of idea on what kind of leadership he could bring to Microsoft. As we all know, just a couple of days ago, Nadella was named as the software giant’s new Chief Executive. Did it surprise you?…

Angela Merkel, German Chancellor

A woman that needs no further introduction, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been for the past 10 years Forbes most powerful woman in the world, and 7 times at that including 2013. Not surprising. After all, she’s the head-of-state of Europe’s largest economy. Now for this kind of Leader, being at the top of the…