Top 30 people: 25. Armando Pimentel, CEO, NextEra Resources

NextEra is the biggest owner of wind in the world's second biggest market, with 10GW installed in North America.

(2013: 20)


Pimentel has been CEO since 2011, taking over when uncertainty was gathering pace around the extension of the production tax credit. Since then, however, NextEra has continued to build up its portfolio with an estimated 1GW pipeline over the next two years.