John Browne

CEO -- BP Amoco -- Britain

It wasn't so long ago that Texas stood out as capital of the global oil industry. Now the center of gravity has shifted to London and Europe. BP Amoco PLC's boss has a lot to do with that change. Since taking over as chief executive of BP in 1995, John Browne has launched a series of deals that have revitalized an industry that was becoming a sleepy backwater.

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