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Croatian president named on Forbes world’s 100 most powerful women list

Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (Photo: Facebook)

For the 8th year in a row, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has topped Forbes’ list of the 100 most powerful women in the world which was published this week. 

This year, the 15th annual list welcomes 20 newcomers with one Croatian making the 2018 edition, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, who is in 47th place. 

Grabar-Kitarović has ranked ahead of the likes of Anna Wintour (48th), Beyonce (50th), and the wife of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan (53rd). 

Forbes writes about the Croatian president: “She is the youngest president ever of Croatia as well as the first woman elected to the office. During the World Cup, she used her country’s second-place finish as an opportunity to foster relations, particularly with Russian president Putin.”

On the 2017 list, Grabar-Kitarović was ranked 39th.

Behind Merkel in second place was UK prime minister Theresa May. IMF managing director Christine Lagarde was ranked third with General Motors CEO Mary Barra and Fidelity Investments CEO Abigail Johnson rounding out the top five. 

You can see the full list here. 

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