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. 6- MARK PARKER (NIKE)

Age:62   Years at current company: 12   Nationality: American   Industry: Sports equipment & apparel   Turnover: $34.3bn   Rate of growth: 150% since 2006   When he took charge of Nike en 2005, the group was losing momentum. In order...

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NO.7 - MA HUATENG (TENCENT)

Age: 46   Years at current company: 20   Nationality: Chinese   Industry: Internet services   Turnover: $38bn   Rate of growth: 442% over the last 5 years   Ma Huateng has taken full advantage of the Great Firewall of China and a colossal...

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NO.8 - SERGEY BRIN (GOOGLE)

Age: 45   Years at current company: 20   Nationality: American   Industry: Internet   Turnover: $121bn   Rate of growth: 118% over the last five years   This visionary mathmatician born in the capital of what was then the USSR in the midd...

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No.9 - MARK ZUCKERBERG (FACEBOOK)

Age: 34   Years at current company: 14   Nationality: American   Industry: Internet   Turnover: 45bn   Rate of growth: 699% over 5 years   The Cambridge Analytica scandal could have sounded the death knell for Facebook but, once again, Ma...

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No. 10 - TIM COOK (APPLE)

Age: 57   Years at current company: 7   Nationality: American   Industry: High-tech   Turnover: $229.2bn   Rate of growth: 112% since 2011   When Tim Cook took charge of Apple in 2011 following the death of Steve Jobs, many decried his ap...

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