Years at current company: 9
Rate of growth: 52.9% since 2013
The year 2017 saw record returns for Valeo, the continuation of a tried and tested R&D policy and the commencement of a joint venture with Siemens forecast to yield turnover of up to 2.3 billion dollars by 2022. At the head of it all is Jacques Aschenbrioch, a man who the Harvard Business Review calls the world’s fourth best performing chief executive ‒ and with his company’s profits up 12% in a year, it’s small wonder. Aschenbrioch had the foresight expand his firm’s activities into electric vehicles, driverless cars and digital mobility at an early stage. To continue Valeo’s upward trajectory he has looked east to the Indian and, especially, Chinese markets.
Notable success: Between 2009 and 2017 Valeo multiplied their market capitalization by twenty.