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 - International

No.1 - PABLO ISLA (INDITEX)

  Age: 54   Years at current company: 13   Nationality: Spanish   Industry: High-Street fashion   Turnover: $29.5bn   Rate of growth: 37% since 2013   In the mass-distribution sector, the profile of Pablo Isla has exploded of late. Befor...

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No.2 - JENSEN HUANG (NVIDIA)

Age: 55   Years at current company: 25   Nationality: American   Industry: IT   Turnover: $6.9bn   Rate of growth: 38% in 2017   Specialists in the design and manufacture of microchips, Nvidia continues to enjoy eye-catching results. Duri...

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No.3 - JEFF BEZOS (AMAZON)

Age: 54   Years at current company: 24   Nationality: American   Industry: E-commerce   Turnover: $178bn   Rate of growth: 100% since 2014   Nothing seems to stop Jeff Bezos. In four years the turnover of the American behemoth has more th...

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No.4 - JACK MA (ALIBABA)

Age: 54   Years at current company: 19   Nationality: Chinese   Industry: E-commerce   Turnover: $60bn   Rate of growth: 61% per year since 2015     While Jack Ma has expanded Alibaba’s range of commercial activities, 63% of turnover sti...

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No. 5- JOHAN THIJS (KBC)

Age: 53   Years at current company: 6   Nationality: Belgian   Industry: Banking & insurance   Turnover: $9bn   Rate of growth: 150% since 2006   In a sector in difficulty, the performance of KBC has been remarkable. Since becoming th...

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