Angela Ahrendts

Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Senior vice president of retail, Apple

Born: June 12, 1960, New Palestine, Indiana

Education: BA in merchandising and marketing, Ball State University

Early Marker: Hired by Donna Karan in 1989 to globally expand fashion house's brand through licensing and wholesaling.

Big Idea: Restoring fading retailer Burberry's cache by limiting licensing and cracking down on counterfeits of its trademark check while emphasizing world-class design for its lines.

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