From the December-January 2010 issue of Treasury & Risk magazine

CFOs to Watch: Ready for Opportunity

Emerging as winners after the financial crisis, three CFOs--Ford Motor's Lewis Booth, Platinum Equity's Mary Ann Sigler and Merck's Peter Kellogg--aim to thrive in the new normal.

Car Guy Steers Finance

In November 2008, Lewis Booth, chairman of Ford of Europe, had just wound up the sale of Jaguar and Land Rover and started work on the possible divestiture of Volvo. Instead of heading off for a vacation, Booth locked up his London home and caught a flight to Detroit to move into the CFO's office at Ford at a time when the auto industry looked as if it might be going under. Ford still had cash, but it had treacherous financial waters to navigate. And Booth, who had spent nearly his whole career with

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By Richard Gamble

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