2019 ranking for World’s Best 100 CEOs

Undoubtedly, the position of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) demands business intelligence, hard work, commitment and synergy.

However, it takes more than strategic planning, critical reasoning and a solid capital base to make it among the world’s best 100 CEOs. This highlights the importance of value creation, consumer-centered policy, stakeholder satisfaction and employee welfare, including how top management applies change and innovation strategies to increase organizational competitiveness.

CEOWorld Magazine released its 100 Best Chief Executives for the year 2019, and unsurprisingly, Douglas McMillion (Walmart CEO) grabbed the No. 1 position. The global ranking recognized top-performing CEOs across all industries.

McMillion was followed by Ben van Beurden (CEO of Royal Dutch Shell) whereas Lakshmi Mittal, who holds position as CEO and Chairman of ArcelorMittal was named third.

Amin H. Nasser (Saudi Aramco CEO) occupied the No. 4 spot followed by Bob Dudley (BP CEO), Darren Woods (ExxonMobil CEO) and Herbert Diess (Volkswagen CEO) in the fifth, sixth and seventh positions respectively.

CEOWorld Magazine, of course, weighed performances from Tim Cook (Apple CEO) and Warren Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway) and found them worthy of spots among the top 10. Both influential CEOs occupied the ninth and tenth positions in that order, followed by Jeff Bezos (Amazon CEO) on the No. 11 spot.

Here’s a list of the 2019 Best CEOs:

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Methodology: CEOWORLD magazine’s global ranking of the best chief executives for 2019 measured more than 1,200 CEOs across 96 countries. Taking a long view of business performance, the methodology is primarily based on the financial returns for the CEO’s entire tenure, which makes up 60 percent of the final ranking, as opposed to stock price and the current quarter’s numbers.
To calculate the final position, the additional 40 percent of a CEO’s ranking factors in a company’s track record on environmental, governance, and social issues, as well as market shares, change of market capitalization, and brand’s newsworthiness and impact.