Roger A. Enrico, Pepsi Co

Could Roger A. Enrico really be willing to give up the limelight? At 56, Enrico still enjoys a good late-night party, crooning Sinatra tunes on the karaoke machine that PepsiCo Chief Financial Officer Indra K. Nooyi gave him--and running the world's second-largest soft drink concern. But when Enrico announced PepsiCo's (PEP) $13 billion acquisition of Quaker Oats Co. (OAT) in December, he surprised many by saying that he would step down as CEO in the spring, when the Quaker deal was done. He will become one of two PepsiCo vice-chairmen, leaving the corner office about 18 months earlier than he had planned.

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