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Fortune released the list of 2015 roster of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders

Mar 28, 2015 13:25 IST

Fortune Magazine on 26 March 2015 has released the list of 2015 roster of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.

The list included Prime Minister of India at 5th rank and Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi at the 28th rank.

The list was topped by Apple CEO Tim Cook. Others are European Central Bank President Mario Draghi at the second rank, followed by Chinese President Xi Jingping at third Rank, Pope Francis at fourth rank and General Motors CEO Mary Barra at ninth rank.

A notable exclusion from the list is US President Barack Obama, who has not been named in the list for a second year in a row.

Fortune mentioned that Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of India has actually begun to deliver on his election promises and is making genuine progress in his efforts to make India more business-friendly and less regulated, addressing violence against women, improving sanitation and patching up relations with other Asian countries and the US.

Regarding Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, Fortune said that he has led the global fight against child labor for more than three decades. It said no one has done as much to prevent child labour as he has.

The list also includes Indian-origin CEO of nonprofit Last Mile Health Raj Panjabi on the 34th rank. Panjabi, a native of Liberia, is working with Liberia's government to launch a national community health worker programme.

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