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. 20 - Johan Molin (Assa Abloy)

Age: 59   Years at current company: 13   Nationality: Swedish   Industry: Security equipment   Turnover: $8.6bn   Rate of growth: 19.3% since 2015     To take his company forward, Johan Molin has followed a policy of strategic acquisitio...

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No. 21 - ROBERT IGER (WALT DISNEY COMPANY)

Age: 67   Years at current company: 13   Nationality: American   Industry: Entertainment   Turnover: $55.1bn   Rate of growth: 22.4% over the last five years     The story of Robert Iger’s time at the head of Disney has the air of a fair...

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No.22 - FABRIZIO FREDA (ESTEE LAUDER)

Age: 60   Years at current company: 9   Nationality: Italian   Industry: Cosmetics   Turnover: $13bn   Rate of growth: 34% since 2011     In less than five years, Fabrizio Freda has given ­Estee Lauder a complete makeover. To attract a y...

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No.23 - PAOLO ROCCA (TENARIS)

Age: 65   Years at current company: 35   Nationality: Italian   Industry: Steel   Turnover: $4.3bn   Rate of growth: 5% over the last five years     Born in Milan, Paolo Rocca is the son of Roberto Rocca, former honorary president of Tec...

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No.24 - RENATO ALVES VALE (CCR)

Age: 70   Years at current company: 19   Nationality: Brazilian   Industry: Infrastructure   Turnover: $2.2bn   Rate of growth: 447% since 2004     In less than twenty years, the Brazilian businessman has managed to build a corporate emp...

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