Liu Chuanzhi

Liu Chuanzhi

Age: 65
Chairman, Lenovo Group
President & CEO, Lenovo Holdings

After orchestrating the takeover of the PC division of IBM in 2005, Liu retired as chairman of China's top computer firm. But with the company struggling, he returned in February to put Lenovo back on the growth path. On Nov. 5 the company reported quarterly earnings had doubled, to $53 million, from a year earlier.