[in the uk]

Non-resident Indian from America, Arun Sarin, heads the mobile-phone operator Vodafone

Americans Marjorie Scardino and Rose Marie Bravo head Pearson and Burberry respectively.

[in the us]

McDonald's CEO, Charles Bell, is an Australian,

Coke's new CEO, E. Neville Isdell, is an Irish.

Kellogg's Carlos Gutierrz, who was born in Cuba

Altria CEO, Louis Camilleri, who was born in Egypt to British parents;

Schering-Plough CEO, Fed Hassan, born in Pakistan

Canadian Matthew Barrett heads Barclas

French-born Jean-Pierre Garnier heads GlaxoSmithKline.