Toshiharu Kojima

CEO -- Nikko Salomon Smith Barney -- Japan

When Toshiharu Kojima took the reins of Nikko Salomon Smith Barney in April, 1999, few money pros in Tokyo figured the hybrid investment bank had much of a future. It seemed highly unlikely that melding the ailing and rigidly bureaucratic Nikko Securities into the gung-ho culture of Citigroup's Solly could add up to a profitable future.

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