The media has dubbed Liu Ruopeng China's Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors, because of their similar entrepreneurial streaks. Liu, 32, has launched a dazzling range of products often seen in sci-fi movies, such as a jetpack that propels a person into space and body armor that helps increase physical strength.
Taiwan is still full of investment opportunities, says the chairman of Whitesun Equity Partners, one of the island's top private equity fund management companies.
For many Chinese consumers, products with the trade-mark "Made in Germany" stand for solid and durable quality-and the Bosch brand fits right in with that reputation.
Masaya Maeda, president of Canon Inc, has always wanted to make a new, better camera.
For Alain Dehaze, new chief executive officer of the world's biggest job recruitment and human resources company Adecco Group, his driving ambition does not simply lie in numbers.
Andy Palmer is convinced his dealings with China give him a firm grip on his role as Aston Martin's CEO, saying the reality is that there is a lot of growth and building that can be done by working with Chinese institutions.
Joseph Jimenez, CEO of the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis International AG, is a titan in the industry. A few years ago, he was named one of the 25 most influential people in biopharma.
Like many retail employees, Greg Penner started his first job at WAL-MART Stores Inc as a trainee, in its Siloam Springs, Arkansas store.
Ren Zhengfei, one of the best-known and richest tech tycoons in the world, is a modest man.
Martin Lundstedt, president and CEO of Volvo Group, has been a believer of a fun workplace during his 24-year career in the commercial vehicle industry.