Sunday, 13 May 2007

Meet the first lady of the defence industry

As the British Airways flight from Washington to London touched down at 10.30am at Heathrow last Monday, the most powerful woman in the American defence industry was nervously checking her Blackberry. Linda Hudson, president of Land & Armaments at BAE Systems, was flying in to host a leadership conference for top company managers but her plans were derailed when an e-mail pinged up just hours later confirming she had clinched the $4.1 billion (£2.1 billion) takeover of America’s Armor Holdings – the biggest acquisition in BAE’s history.

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