Thailand's Amaret Sila On

As Thais try to rebuild their shattered economy, Amaret Sila-on is helping to lead the way. The 65-year-old former Commerce Minister has a hand in just about every key reform effort. He chairs the agency in charge of cleaning up the financial sector. He is the new chairman of the Stock Exchange of Thailand. He sits on a panel investigating the central bank's role in last July's baht collapse. And he serves on other committees to reform the country's schools and bureaucracy.

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