TOP 10 BEST PERFORMING CEOs IN THE WORLD

Every year, Harvard Business Review publishes a list of the 100 best performing CEOs in the world. This year, we are bringing to you the list of TOP 10 BEST PERFORMING CEOs from across the globe. Each CEO is tracked and analyzed on his/her performance starting from the day one of his or her tenure. The goal is to create a list that gets beyond the most recent quarterly or even annual results and truly evaluates long-term performance.

The ranking is based on hard stock market numbers, shareholder return, company’s market capitalization and the company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. For this list, companies that at the end of 2014 were in the S&P Global 1200, an index that comprises 70% of the world’s stock market capitalization and includes firms in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia were selected. CEOs from these companies were identified as of April 30, 2015. People who had been in the job for less than two years and those arrested or convicted of a crime were excluded. 907 CEOs (some companies had Co-CEOs) from 896 companies were shortlisted. These executives represented 46 nationalities and ran enterprises based in 30 countries. Here we present to you the top 10:

TOP 10 BEST PERFORMING CEOs IN THE WORLD

 1. LARS REBIEN SØRENSEN, NOVO NORDISK

HQ Country: DENMARK

CEO/Chairman Split: Yes

Start Year: 2000

Founder: No

Industry: HEALTH CARE

MBA: No

Financial Ranking: 6

ESG Ranking: 15

 

2. JOHN CHAMBERS, CISCO SYSTEMS

HQ Country: UNITED STATES

CEO/Chairman Split: No

Start Year: 1995

Founder: No

Industry: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

MBA: Yes

Financial Ranking: 7

ESG Ranking: 69

 

3. PABLO ISLA, INDITEX

HQ Country: SPAIN

CEO/Chairman Split: No

Start Year: 2005

Founder: No

Industry: RETAIL

MBA: No

Financial Ranking: 20

ESG Ranking: 49

 

4. ELMAR DEGENHART, CONTINENTAL

HQ Country: GERMANY

CEO/Chairman Split: Yes

Start Year: 2009

Founder: No

Industry: AUTOMOBILE

MBA: No

Financial Ranking: 27

ESG Ranking: 120

 

5. MARTIN SORRELL, WPP

HQ Country: UNITED KINGDOM

CEO/Chairman Split: Yes

Start Year: 1986

Founder: No

Industry: CONSUMER SERVICES

MBA: Yes

Financial Ranking: 15

ESG Ranking: 187

 

6. STEPHEN LUCZO, SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY

HQ Country: UNITED STATES

CEO/Chairman Split: No

Start Year: 2009

Founder: No

Industry: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

MBA: Yes

Financial Ranking: 41

ESG Ranking: 99

 

7. JON FREDRIK BAKSAAS, TELENOR

HQ Country: NORWAY

CEO/Chairman Split: Yes

Start Year: 2002

Founder: No

Industry: TELECOMMUNICATION

MBA: No

Financial Ranking: 34

ESG Ranking: 147

 

8. GEORGE SCANGOS, BIOGEN

HQ Country: UNITED STATES

CEO/Chairman Split: Yes

Start Year: 2010

Founder: No

Industry: HEALTH CARE

MBA: No

Financial Ranking: 36

ESG Ranking: 143

 

9. MICHAEL WOLF, SWEDBANK

HQ Country: SWEDEN

CEO/Chairman Split: Yes

Start Year: 2009

Founder: No

Industry: FINANCIAL SERVICES

MBA: No

Financial Ranking: 26

ESG Ranking: 195

 

10. FUJIO MITARAI, CANON

HQ Country: JAPAN

CEO/Chairman Split:

Start Year: 1995

Founder:

Industry: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

MBA:

Financial Ranking: 45

ESG Ranking: 140


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