Frederick Waddell


Frederick Waddell

Age: 60

Occupation: Chairman and CEO, Northern Trust

The chief of Chicago’s largest hometown bank isn’t one to sit back and relax: Over the past year and a half, he has met with more than 1,800 managers, who oversee 14,800 employees worldwide, in offices as far away as Riyadh and Frankfurt. In Chicago, Waddell sits on several important boards, including those of the Abbott spinoff AbbVie, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago.

Photo: Joel Wintermantle/Chicago Tribune