MICHAEL ANGELAKIS, CFO, COMCAST
As Comcast pushes into content with its NBC Universal merger, Angelakis gets credit for his diplomacy in negotiations with GE as well as for crafting the deal’s financial structure, which involves a joint venture.
MICHAEL GELTZEILER, CFO AND GROUP EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, NYSE EURONEXT
Geltzeiler is a leader in the exchange’s proposed merger with Deutsche Börse. As its CFO since 2008, he has steered NYSE Euronext through significant evolution and growth.
DAVID HERZOG, CFO, AIG
Herzog helped restructure and recapitalize the insurance giant, which involved more than $57 billion in divestitures, led AIG back into the capital markets, arranging more than $4 billion of unsecured bank credit and $2 billion of debt, and is reorganizing the global finance function.
HUGH JOHNSTON, CFO, PEPSICO
Under Johnston's financial leadership, PepsiCo delivered strong results last year despite the economic slowdown, while at the same time acquiring its two anchor bottling companies and Wimm-Bill-Dann, the Russian food and beverage company.
KRISTI MATUS, CFO, USAA
At USAA, which provides financial services to members of the U.S. military, Matus ensured that the company maintained the highest possible ratings, established a risk governance framework and advanced data analytics that help facilitate the financial security of USAA's 8 million members.
To read more about Kristi Matus, see Ready For Risk The Military Way
CHRISTINE MCCARTHY, EVP OF CORPORATE FINANCE AND REAL ESTATE AND TREASURER, WALT DISNEY
McCarthy managed the development of the capital structure for Shanghai Disneyland, modified the capital structure for Hong Kong Disneyland and negotiated financing for its expansion.
ANN MARIE PETACH, CFO, BLACKROCK
Amid the financial crisis, Petach succeeded in keeping the investment management company's revenues stable and its credit position solid, which allowed it to acquire Barclays' BGI unit. She also played a leading role in the company's 50% public offering.
To read more about Ann Marie Petach, see Paving the Way to the S&P 500.
ED RAPP, GROUP PRESIDENT AND CFO, CATERPILLAR
The work that Rapp and his team did to steer Caterpillar through the recession paved the way for the string of acquisitions announced last year that will give it a boost in such key industries as sustainable power products and mining equipment.
For a recent profile of Ed Rapp, see Heavy Lifting in a Competitive World.
DAVID SHAW, TREASURER AND SVP, THOMSON REUTERS
Under Shaw's leadership, the treasury team built a model to measure the risk entailed in the merged giant's diverse foreign exchange exposures and put in place a new FX hedging program. Thomson Reuters also shifted more pension assets into fixed income, which worked well when equities tanked.
JÖRG WIEMER, SVP AND HEAD OF GLOBAL TREASURY, SAP
Multi-tasker Wiemer arranged $3.9 billion in acquisition financing, a U.S. private placement and a debut bond transaction while completing an ambitious working capital optimization project.