Only 2 women made it onto the list of 100 best-performing CEOs of 2014: Debra Cafaro and Carol Meyrowitz
Ventas Chairman and CEO Debra Cafaro and Carol Meyrowitz, CEO of TJX took the #27 and #51 spots, respectively, on Harvard Business Review’s “100 most effective CEOs in the world” list.
It would be obvious for anyone to see that the list is dominated by male CEOs, only two of the top 100 chief executives are women. The depressing reality!
Debra Cafaro took 27th place on the “list of the 100 best-performing chief executives of 2014” as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ventas, Inc., while Carol Meyrowitz — the president, Chief Executive Officer, and director of TJX Companies — ranked 51st.
So here’s a list of 2 women CEOs:
27) Debra Cafaro, CEO of Ventas Inc.
Ventas has seen its value increase by $20 billion with Debra at the helm and has delivered a whopping 1,761% on industry-adjusted shareholder returns.
51) Carol Meyrowitz, CEO, and director of TJX Companies.
TJX has seen its value increase by $35 billion with Carol at the helm and has delivered a whopping 281% on industry-adjusted shareholder returns.
Well, no surprise there, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos stands at the top, Gilead Science Inc.’s John Martin at No. 2, and Cisco’s John Chambers is No. 3 in top CEO list. Here are the top 20 most effective CEOs, according to HBR:
1. Jeff Bezos of Amazon
2. John Martin of Gilead Sciences
3. John Chambers of Cisco Systems
4. David Pyott of Allergan
5. David Simon of Simon Property Group
6. Lars Rebien Sørensen of Novo Nordisk
7. Hugh Grant of Monsanto
8. J. Michael Pearson of Valeant Pharmaceuticals
9. Mark Donegan of Precision Castparts
10. William Doyle of PotashCorp
11. Tadashi Yanai of Fast Retailing
12. David Novak of Yum Brands
13. Michael Wolf of Swedbank
14. Pablo Isla Álvarez de Tejera of Inditex
15. Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com
16. Oscar Gonzalez Rocha of Southern Copper
17. Stephen Wynn of Wynn Resorts
18. James Taiclet Jr of American Tower
19. Elmar Degenhart of Continental
20. George Paz of Express Scripts
The magazine also notes that it focuses on concrete metrics like shareholder returns instead of less-tangible measurements like environmental impact, employee satisfaction and customer engagement.
To come up with the list, Harvard Business Review number crunchers sorted through 832 current CEOs from the S&P Global 1200.