Isabel dos Santos: Coming into her own.

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As daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the recently retired long-serving president of Angola, Isabel dos Santos has often been accused of being where she is because of her family ties. There was a lot of noise and disapproval was made over her appointment as chairperson of Sonangol, the state-owned oil and gas company (the lifeblood of the Angolan economy). But in the 18 months she was at the helm, she led a formidable turnaround, reducing costs and shaving off 30% of the company's debt, mainly through structural reforms...

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