2013 Ranking: #26
The chairman, president, and CEO of Procter & Gamble, Lafley led the company’s renaissance and then retired in 2010. At that point the former management consultant concentrated on thought leadership. He co-authored the bestseller Playing to Win (with Roger Martin, 2013) which won the 2013 Thinkers50 Best Book award. He rejoined P&G in May 2013.