2014 rank: 4
2013 rank: 6
Another year, another game-changing deal. In 2014, Rudnay finds herself in the midst of another potential major acquisition with Comcast’s proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable.
She must set the right tone to allay fears of consumer groups and investors that this will create a company that is too unwieldy with a monopoly in the sector – skills she successfully demonstrated around Comcast’s last major acquisition, when it bought NBCUniversal in 2011.
After the latter deal, Rudnay and her team created a fresh identity for the combined company that launched at the end of 2012 in time for Comcast’s 50th anniversary in 2013. Whatever happens next year, it’s safe to say Rudnay will be up to the challenge.