These are the most influential lamas of this lifetime for me. I have provided links to sites devoted to them for you to learn more about them. I am not claiming any official affiliation beyond me being a devotee or disciple of sorts (and a poor one at that), of theirs.
His Holiness the 17th Karmapa
Ogyen Trinley Dorje
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje is the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism, to which I belong. His Holiness recently completed His premiere Canadian visit, stopping in cities throughout the country including Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, which were His main stops.
His Holiness bestowed many teachings and empowerments during His visit as well as visiting many Dharma centres, monasteries and temples.
Ninth Thrangu Rinpoche
Very Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
The Very Venerable Ninth Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche is one of the most beloved, respected and revered lamas of our time. And is my monastic preceptor.
He was appointed as tutor to His Holiness the 17th Karmapa by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and has monasteries, shedra and centres around the world.