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The Leaderboard: Carrie Lam

Who is she? Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is the Hong Kong government’s Chief Secretary for Administration, the highest administrative position below Chief Executive CY Leung. She joined Hong Kong’s civil service in 1980 after obtaining a social science degree from…

The Leaderboard: Gerry Brownlee

Who is he? Gerry Brownlee is a lawmaker with New Zealand’s National Party, representing the Christchurch suburb of Ilam. He is the third-ranking member of Prime Minister John Key’s cabinet and his portfolio includes managing the government’s legislative agenda and…

The Leaderboard: Francis Jardeleza

Who is he? Francis Jardeleza is the newest associate justice of the Philippines’ 15-member Supreme Court. Before President Benigno Aquino appointed him on August 19, Jardeleza had served as the Philippines’ solicitor general since 2012. Jardeleza is a graduate of…

The Leaderboard: Federica Mogherini

Who is she? Federica Mogherini, 41, is the newly appointed high representative for foreign affairs and security policy and vice president of the European Commission. A socialist Italian politician and political scientist, in February she became the youngest foreign minister in…

The Leaderboard: Arun Kumar

Who is he? Arun Kumar is the director general of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service and assistant secretary of Commerce for Global Markets. Kumar has had decades of experience in international business. Prior to his current post, he was…