Top 30 people: 22. Thomas Becker, CEO, EWEA

Like AWEA's Kiernan, Becker is relatively new to the role, having taken over at the end of 2012. But he has been on the offensive from the outset, has already restructured the EWEA team and is set to sign a deal with Hamburg Messe for a joint event.

(2013: 19)

Trade body/policy

As well as lobbying governments and increasing EWEA's own communications and visibility, he has been outspoken in his criticism of wind associations around the world, pushing them to do more to counter the anti-wind lobby.

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