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.11 - ELMAR DEGENHART (CONTINENTAL)

Age: 59   Years at current company: 9   Nationality: German   Industry: Automotive equipment   Turnover: 52bn   Rate of growth: 8.5% in 2017     Since Elmar Degenhart took over control of the company, Continental has returned to the fast...

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No.12 - FLORENTINO PEREZ (ACS)

Age: 71   Years at current company: 21   Nationality: Spanish   Industry: Civil engineering   Turnover: $38.8bn   Rate of growth: 14.7% over the last five years   A household name in the world of football, after studying engineering at th...

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No.31 - IGNACIO GALAN (IBERDROLA)

Age: 68   Years at current company: 17   Nationality: Spanish   Industry: Utilities   Turnover: $36bn   Rate of growth: 21.3% since 2009     When Ignacio Galan arrived at the company in 2001, Iberdrola was only the third largest energy c...

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No.13 - JAMIE DIMON (JP MORGAN CHASE)

Age: 62   Years at current company: 12   Nationality: American   Industry: Financial services   Turnover: $97bn   Rate of growth: 18% over the last five years   JP Morgan Chase easily passes the Fed’s stress tests, registering record retu...

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No.14 - MARC BENIOFF (SALESFORCE)

Age: 54   Years at current company: 19   Nationality: American   Industry: Cloud computing   Turnover: $11.5bn   Rate of growth: 249% over the last 5 years   At the age of 17 he developed and sold video games for Atari in order to fund hi...

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