Irene Rosenfeld ranked 4th in FT's 'Women at the Top' list

Ofra Strauss of Israeli company Strauss Group ranked 16th; Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsico, ranked first on list of 50 women.

November 18, 2010 13:30
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The Jerusalem Post

Irene Rosenfeld 58. (photo credit: Bloomberg)

The Financial Times released it's annual "Women at the Top" ranking on Tuesday, shining light on the growing number of women who have served in executive roles in companies around the globe.

Irene Rosenfeld, Chairperson and CEO of Kraft Foods, was the highest-ranking Jew on the list, coming in at fourth place. FT noted that, "She is frequently ranked in the upper echelons of lists of the world's most powerful women – usually behind Michelle Obama."

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Coming in at first place was Indra Nooyi, Chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo, whom FT calls "one of the most fêted corporate leaders in the world, never far from the top of any ranking of powerful women."

Ofra Strauss, Chairwoman of the Board of the Israeli food and beverage giant, Strauss Group, was ranked 16th, making her the highest-ranking Israeli on the list.

Commenting on the Strauss Group, FT said, "What started as a smallholding with just two cows, in a quiet corner of Israel, is now a global enterprise, with operations in 20 countries and 20,000 staff." 

"Ofra, the third generation to run the family business, witnessed the growth of this small dairy operation into a global brand as her father, Richard Strauss, developed the business," the newspaper noted.

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