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Paul Bulcke, Chanda Kochar

Paul Bulcke - CEO, Nestle (Switz.)
Chanda Kochar - CEO, ICICI (India)

Davos always assembles an interesting and diverse group of co-chairs. The six this year provide ample geographic breath. Bulcke and Kochar essentially represent two key regions of the world. Other co-chairs are from China, Japan, the U.S. and Sweden. Nestle and Mitsubishi are top-shelf global brands with a variety of products.

Bulcke, a Belgian, has never worked for anyone other than Nestle, but befitting a global company has worked on several continents, including North America, where he headed the revenue-rich US unit.

Kochar, named CEO in 2009, runs India's largest private bank and is considered one of the world's most powerful women. ICICI, formerly known as Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India, has a presence in 19 countries.

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