World is full of CEOs. And we are pretty sure that every single CEO works as hard as possible to make sure their business gets successful. But have you ever wondered who are the Top 10 Best CEOs in the World? Well, so have we and we are going to be looking at the Top 10 best CEOs in the World right here.
The Harvard Business Review has released its list of the 100 best-performing CEOs on the planet. And to compile the ranking, HBR considered total shareholder return and the change in each company’s market capitalization. This year, HBR also added a measurement of each company’s environmental, social, and governance performance (using ESG scores from investment research firm Sustainalytics). Ultimately, long-term financial results were weighted at 80% and ESG performance at 20% for each CEO/company.
Top 10 Best CEOs In the World according to HBR:
10. Fujio Mitarai of Canon
On number 10 of our Top 10 Best CEOs of the World, Fujio Mitarai is the chairman of Canon . He studied Law at Chuo University, and was President of Canon in the USA until 1989.
Mitarai used a unique blend of eastern and western managerial styles to mold Canon into a highly successful company. Through a large overhaul he was able to bring the company back to profitability with a style that was coined “the Mitarai way.”
9. Michael Wolf of Swedbank
Chairing 9th position in out list of Top 10 Best CEOs in the World, He is the President and CEO of Swedbank. He was born in 1963 and holds M.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics. He got employed on March 1, 2009. He has been working in Swedbank as President and CEO along with Group Executive Committee, Member.
8. George Scangos of Biogen
George Scangos has shown that he belongs in the small fraternity of the very top chief executives in biotech, bringing what appears to be a golden touch to one of the industry’s most important companies, Biogen Idec. Biogen, which had lagged biotech peers in R&D productivity and stock price before Scangos’ arrival in June 2010, has been returning to grace under his leadership.
7. Jon Fredrik Baksaas of Telenor
Jon Fredrik Baksaas (born 1954) is the Chairman of the GSMA and until August 2015 the CEO of Telenor. He now serves as a special adviser to the telecommunications company’s Group Executive Management team.
Among the longest-serving top executives in international telecoms and in Norwegian business life, Baksaas served as President and CEO of Telenor for 13 years, from June 2002 to August 2015. Before taking up the top position in the company, he served as Telenor’s deputy CEO, CFO and executive vice president. He joined Telenor in 1989.
6. Stephen Luczo of Seagate Technology
Stephen J. “Steve” Luczo (born February 28, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois) is the Chairman of the board of directors and CEO ofSeagate. In January 2009, Luczo, Seagate’s chairman, was appointed president and chief executive officer, returning him to the role he held at Seagate from 1998 to 2004. Since Luczo’s return in 2009, Seagate’s stock has appreciated by 1600%, placing it among the top 5 performing stocks in the S&P 500.
5. Martin Sorrell of WPP
WPP is regarded as the driving force for the period of consolidation which has been going on within the communications industry for the last ten to fifteen years. His WPP group has amassed the largest media buying group in the world, GroupM. Together with the creative agency networks, JWT, Ogilvy and Mather, Young & Rubicam and Grey, WPP is one of the four major players in the global advertising market.
4. Elmar Degenhart of Continental
Degenhart studied at the University of Stuttgart aerospace engineering and a doctorate then at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) in the field of clean room technology.
3. Pablo Isla of Inditex
2. John Chambers of Cisco Systems
Chambers joined a startup Cisco founded in 1983 as senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Operations. 1990–1994, senior vice president of Worldwide Operations,1994–1995, executive vice president, Since January 1995, when he was 46 years old he assumed the role of CEO, the company has grown from $70 million in annual revenues to its current run-rate of approximately $46 billion. In November 2006, he was named Chairman of the Board, in addition to his CEO role.
1. Lars Rebien Sørensen of Novo Nordisk
He joined Novo Nordisk in 1982 in the marketing of enzymes, and in 1989 he was sales and marketing director for the enzyme business. He joined the Group Executive Board in May 1994 and got in December of that year, special responsibility for medicine business. Since the enzyme business in 2000 was spun off in Novozymes, he took over the post of CEO of Novo Nordisk after Øvlisen.