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.46 - DIONISIO ROMERO PAOLETTI (THE ROMERO GROUP)

Age: 53   Years at current company: 8   Nationality: Peruvian   Industry: Conglomerate   Turnover: $5.4bn (est.)   Rate of growth: 22% over the last five years     The CEO of the Romero Group wishes to make his company more international...

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No.47 - ISSAD REBRAB (Cevital)

Age: 74   Years at current company: 20   Nationality: Algerian   Industry: Conglomerate   Turnover: $4bn   Rate of growth: 30% per year since 1998     Twenty years after the its creation, Algerian group Cevital has 26 subsidiaries involv...

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No.48 - GHEORGHE RACARU (BLUE AIR)

Age: 61   Years at current company: 35   Nationality: Romanian   Industry: Aviation   Turnover: $344bn   Rate of growth: 98.3% over the last five years     A qualified pilot, Gheorghe Racaru began his career flying for Romanian national...

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No.49 - JOHN DE MOL (TALPA HOLDINGS)

Age: 63   Years at current company: 8   Nationality: Dutch   Industry: Media   Turnover: $2.9bn (est.)   Rate of growth: 48.8% over the last five years     In 2010 a version of Talpa Media’s hit show ‘The Voice’ was produced in 180 count...

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No.50 - MATTHEW MOULDING (THE HUT GROUP)

Age: 46   Years at current company: 14   Nationality: English   Industry: E-commerce   Turnover: $960m   Rate of growth: 120% since 2015     Matthew Moulding has turned The Hut Group into one of the world’s top online retailers. By inves...

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