A lack of a long-term strategy is a good indication of a company that lacks ambition, and this is often a fatal flaw. For our first ever Top 100 Executives list, Leaders League took the conscious decision to highlight those executives who, without losing sight of the present, have been able to envisage the future. It’s notoriously difficult to find a way for these two temporalities to coexist in today’s fast-paced digital world, but all those on our list have outstanding leadership abilities, iron determination and, of course, The Vision Thing.

Top 100 Executives - France

NO.26 - FREDERIC MAZZELLA (BLABLACAR)

Age: 42   Years at current company: 12   Industry: Car sharing   Turnover: $137m   Rate of growth: By a factor of ten since 2010   Things all went very quickly for Frederic Mazzella. His group’s turnover increased tenfold between 2010 and 2...

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No.27 - RODOLPHE CARLE (BABILOU)

Age: 41   Years at current company: 15   Industry: Childcare   Turnover: $516m   Rate of growth: 200% since2013   With his brother Edouard, Randolphe Carle created Babilou in 2003 in order to provide childcare to children three years of age...

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NO.28 - AXEL DUMAS (HERMES)

Age: 48   Years at current company: 5   Industry: Luxury goods   Turnover: $6.3bn   Rate of growth: 46% over the last five years   The new CEO of Hermes has demonstrated time and again that he is cut from different cloth. Although he says h...

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NO.29 - DAVID DAYAN (SHOWROOMPRIVE.COM)

Age: 44   Years at current company: 12   Industry: E-commerce   Turnover: $752m   Rate of growth: 155% over the last five years   For the last 27 years, David Dayan has been selling clothes. From relations with brands and wholesalers to his...

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NO.30 - EMMANUEL BESNIER (LACTALIS)

Age: 47   Years at current company: 18   Industry: Agri-food   Turnover: $19.8bn   Rate of growth: 23% since 2010   Despite the recent health scandal involving baby milk, Lactalis’ turnover, which has quadrupled since 2000, should only be i...

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