For the third year in a row Leaders League has put together its ranking of the top 100 executives in the world. Covering five key aspects of the economy across five continents, we bring you 2020’s captains of industry.
Each executive on the list has made a major contribution to the success of their company in the last twelve months, implementing change and introducing disruptive innovations in order to steer their businesses toward a bright future, a future that will encompass social and environmental concerns.
The skills and experience of our executives have been vital in order to overcome the unprecedented challenges posed by Covid-19, in this most atypical of years.
We hope you have as much fun reading about the dynamic leaders in our ranking as we had putting it together… but first, a little housekeeping:
To ensure that all aspects of the economy are reflected in our ranking, we have chosen to split the top 100 into five sub-categories, which are:
Their superior business sense has made these executives household names.
With a pioneering spirit, these visionaries have taken the risks and reaped the rewards.
In the eat-or-be-eaten corporate world, these executives have made all the right moves.
Leveraging IT and telecommunications, our executives have garnered a reputation for giving their companies the technological upper hand.
At the forefront of the green revolution, these leaders know there can be no sustainable growth without respect for the environment.
Our Top 100 Executives list was compiled using the following five criteria:
1) Continuity: To be eligible, the executive must have been in their current position for at least five years.
2) Growth: Their company must have turnover over $1 billion dollars (A few exceptions have been made so as not to exclude certain top tier-executives) and registered above-average growth for their sector over the last five years.
3) Profitability: For listed companies, rising net profit and share price.
4) Innovation: The impact of the company on its sector and the potential for further growth.
5) Corporate Social Responsibility: How much the company does in the areas of the environment, the local community and good governance.