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ICICI's Chanda Kochhar is among the world's sexiest CEOs

Last updated on: October 21, 2011 17:58 IST

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Chief executive officers (CEOs) are known not just for their outstanding capabilities, they are also famous as style icons.

A Business Insider survey asked readers to rate the most sexiest CEOs based on style, looks, power, money, leadership, creativity and charm.

Meet the CEOs who exude confidence, elegance and impress people...

Chanda Kocchar

CEO & MD, ICICI Bank
Age: 50 years
Rating: 69%

The first woman to head ICICI Bank, Chanda Kocchar started her career as a management trainee two decades ago.

Kochhar has also been ranked in the Fortune list of the 'Most Powerful Women in Business' since 2005.

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Jeremy Stoppelman
Co-founder, Yelp
Age: 33 years
(write-in candidate)

Jeremy co-founded Yelp Inc, a social networking, user review, and local search web site, in July 2004 with former colleague and friend Russel Simmons.

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Andrea Jung
CEO, Avon
Age: 52 years
Rating: 65%

Andrea Jung is a Canadian-American business executive. In 2001, she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal.

Jung is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Avon Products, Inc.

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Tue Mantoni
CEO, Bang & Olufsen
Age: 36
(write-in candidate)

Tue Mantoni is the President and CEO of Bang & Olufsen since 1 March 2011.

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Ralph Lauren
CEO, Ralph Lauren
Age: 72 years
Rating: 65%

Ralph Lauren is an American fashion designer and business executive, known for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand.

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Reiko Nahum
CEO, Amber Partners
(Write-in candidate)

Reiko Nahum is the founder and CEO of Amber Partners. Amber is an independent operational risk certification firm servicing the hedge fund industry.

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Jamie Dimon
CEO, JP Morgan Chase & Co
Age: 55 years
Rating: 65%

James Dimon is the current CEO and chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Dimon was named in Time magazine's 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011 lists of the world's 100 most influential people.

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Claire Chambers
CEO, Journelle
Age: 32 years
(write-in candidate)

She founded the lingerie company, Journelle. Prior to this, Chambers worked in management consulting.

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William Lynch
CEO, Barnes & Noble, Inc
Age: 42 years
Rating: 68%

William Lynch heads Barnes & Noble, Inc, the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 723 bookstores in 50 states. 

Lynch came to Barnes & Noble from HSNi, where he was executive vice president of marketing and general manager of HSN.com.

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Carol Meyrowitz
CEO, The TJX Companies
Age: 57 years
Rating: 64%

Carol Meyrowitz is the president, chief executive officer, and director of TJX Companies, the leading off-price retailer in the United States.

In 2009, she was ranked her 24th in the Forbes list of the 100 Most Powerful Women. She was ranked 26th on CNN's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2006.

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Robert Iger
CEO, The Walt Disney Company
Age: 60
Rating: 70%

Under the leadership of Robert Iger, Walt Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment and Pixar in 2006.

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Elena Ambrosiadou
CEO, IKOS
Age: 50 years
(write-in candidate)

Elena Ambrosiadou has been featured in the '50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2011' survey conducted by the Hedge Fund Journal in association with Ernst & Young.

The report says Elena has been at the forefront of hedge fund developments in Europe for two decades.

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Richard Branson
CEO, Virgin Group
Rating: 70%

A flamboyant CEO, Branson is known for his Virgin Group of over 400 companies. His first successful business venture was a magazine called Student at age 16.

Branson founded Virgin in 1970.

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Julie Smolyansky
CEO, Lifeway Foods
Age: 36 years
(write-in candidate)

In 2002, Julie Smolyansky took over Lifeway, the company her father founded in 1986.

Smolyansky became the youngest woman CEO of a publicly held firm.

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Lorien Gabel
CEO, Pingg
Rating: 75%
Age: 41 years

Lorien Gabel is Co-founder and CEO for Pingg, an online gift card company.

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Frederic Oudea
CEO, Societe Generale Group
Rating: 75%
Age: 48 years

Frederic Oudea worked in the economic sector of the French civil service from 1987 until 1995.
Oudea joined Societe Generale in 1995.

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Sharen Turney
CEO, Victoria's Secret
Age: 54 years
Rating: 82%

Sharen Turney has been the CEO of the lingerie company since July 2006.

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Stacey Snider
CEO, Dreamworks
Age: 50 years
Rating: 85%

Stacey Snider has been the Co-Chairman/CEO of DreamWorks since 2006. Prior to joining DreamWorks, Snider was Chairman of Universal Pictures from 1999 to 2006.

 



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