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world beaters 68 BANKING ROB RANKIN OCCUPATION CEO Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank BEST KNOWN FOR Heading Deutsche Bank in Asia Based in Hong Kong, Rob Rankin was poached from UBS to run Deutsche Bank's Asian investment banking operations in May 2009. Rankin was named among the 50 most influential people in Asian financial markets by Hong Kong-based publication FinanceAsia. ❝ Australia benefits from an excellent education system, highly developed financial markets, a world-class commercial and regulatory framework and healthy banking competition. This environment -- combined with Australians' natural curiosity to live and work abroad at some stage in their lives -- has resulted in a large stable of capable Australian bankers in the world's financial centres. ❞ ••• MIKE SMITH OCCUPATION CEO ANZ Bank BEST KNOWN FOR ANZ's Asian expansion strategy AtthehelmofANZ--oneof Australia's "big four" banks -- since October 2007, Mike Smith formerly headed Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation's Asian operations. He is committed to an expansion strategy to make ANZ a super-regional bank, with 20 percent of its earnings coming from Asia by 2012. To that end, he bought Asian assets from the Royal Bank of Scotland in August 2009. Smith was named among the 50 most influential people in Asian financial markets by Hong Kong-based publication FinanceAsia. ❝ Despite the economic difficulties being experienced around the world, Australia's banking system has remained strong, with the four major Australian banks now among just 11 AA-rated banks in the world. This means there's been no need for government bailouts to support the major Australian banks, allowing the government to focus its resources on stimulating the broader economy. It also means we've been able to continue lending, which is the lifeblood of economic activity and growth. At the same time, the importance of China -- and the rest of Asia -- to the future of the world economy is now completely obvious. Australia's economy is benefiting from its links to the region through its geographic position, through immigration, through its position as a major exporter of hard and soft commodities, through imports of manufactured goods, through education and through tourism. My view is that Asia will be an engine for global growth for many decades, bringing huge benefits to Australia, and we need to continue to position ourselves to capitalise on these opportunities. ❞ ••• Nose Cone Front Wheels Nitrogen Pressure Tanks (HTP) Chute Cans x 2 Rocket Engines x 4 Rear Wheels Nitrogen Pressure Tanks (Fuel) Tail Fin Cockpit HTP Tank ROSCO MCGLASHAN OCCUPATION: RACE CAR DRIVER BEST KNOWN FOR W anting to be the fastest man on earth Rosco McGlashan is building the fastest car on earth, a supersonic vehicle, the Aussie Invader 5R, with a speed of 1600 kilometres per hour (1000 miles per hour) his goal. Rosco was inspired by the late Donald Campbell, who visited Australia in 1962 with his Bluebird turbine-powered land speed racer. Deciding that he wanted to build and race a car faster than Campbell's, he left school at the age of 12, and set out on his career in motor sport. In 1994 he became the fastest Aussie on earth reaching a speed of 800 kilometres per hour (500 miles per hour) in his Aussie Invader II. Rosco has continued trying to set World Land Speed Records ever since. ❝ It's just been a lifetime ambition for me. I suppose I've got that much faith in my crew, the people behind me, the people who've backed me, that it's a job I've got to do. So when my bum is in that car, I look down the long black line and there's 22 kilometres of track to come, I'm just concentrating on what I've got todo.AndIjustdoit."❞ TECHNOLOGY Mike Annear/www.aussieinvader.com