From Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra at General Motors Co. to Chairman Janet Yellen at the U.S. Federal Reserve to Daniele Nouy at the European Central Bank’s supervisory board, women nabbed top posts last year.
Two years ago, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff spurned the World Economic Forum to attend an anti-capitalist conference and visit Cuba. This week, she’ll be front and center when the global financial elite gather at Davos in the Swiss Alps.
World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab said he’s in a “constant fight” to keep corporate interests from commandeering the annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, even as his organization collects about $200 million from sponsors such as Citigroup Inc., Google Inc. and Accenture Plc.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will be among the speakers at the World Economic Forum next week as leaders discuss topics including how to sustain the global recovery.