List of Top CEOs in the World to watch for 2010
Aleksey Borisovich Miller, Gazprom OAO [[OGZPY]]– Alexey Miller was born on January 31, 1962, in Leningrad. He graduated from high school in 1979 and became a student of N. A. Voznesenskii Leningrad Finance and Economics Institute. Upon graduation A. B. Miller was engineer-economist, the General planning division, LenNIIProekt – Leningrad Civil Construction Research and Design Institute. Alexey Miller was a post-graduate student at N. A. Voznesenskii Leningrad Finance and Economics Institute from 1986 to 1989, and obtained Ph. D. (Economics) degree in 1989.
Benjamin Steinbruch, Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional [[SID]]- was born on June 28, 1953 and has been Chairman of our Board of Directors since April 28, 1995 and Chief Executive Officer since April 30, 2002. Mr. Steinbruch is also Chief Executive Officer of Vicunha Siderurgia, our controlling shareholder.
Bart Becht, Reckitt Benckiser Group [[RB]]- Reckitt Benckiser CEO Bart Becht has been named as one of the top 20 best-performing CEOs in the world by Harvard Business Review. The list, compiled by collected data on close to 2,000 CEOs worldwide, placed Bart Becht at 16 out of the top 100. In putting together the list, the authors looked at who had led firms that outperformed other firms in the same country and industry.
David B. Snow, Jr., Medco Health Solutions [[MHS]]- For the second year in a row, Medco earned the prestigious CEO eHealthcare Commitment Award, sponsored by eHealthcare Strategy & Trends. The award recognizes Medco Chairman, President and Chief Executive David B. Snow Jr. for his dedication to leveraging the Internet and technology to achieve strategic business objectives.
E.A.Graham Mackay, SABMiller plc [[SBMRY]]- Mr. E.A.Graham Mackay is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of SABMiller plc. He joined The South African Breweries Limited (SAB Ltd) in 1978 and has held a…
Eric E. Schmidt, Google [[GOOG]]- Eric Schmidt has served as Chief Executive Officer of Google Inc. since July 2001 and served as Chairman of Board of Directors of Google Inc. from March 2001 to April 2004 and again from April 2007 to the present. In April 2004, Eric was named Chairman of the Executive Committee of the board of directors. Prior to joining the company, from April 1997 to November 2001, Eric served as Chairman of the board of Novell, a computer networking company, and, from April 1997 to July 2001, as the Chief Executive Officer of Novell.
Gareth Davis, Imperial Tobacco Group [[ITYBY]]- Gareth led the successful demerger from Hanson and subsequent listings on the London and New York Stock Exchanges. With 37 years’ experience across all aspects of the Company, he has played a key role in the development and execution of the Group’s strategy and its development into one of the world’s leading multinational tobacco businesses. Gareth will be retiring on 12 May 2010 and will be succeeded by current Chief Operating Officer Alison Cooper.
Hugh Grant, Monsanto Company [[MON]]- Hugh Grant is chairman of the board, president, and chief executive
officer of Monsanto.He joined the company as a product development representative for Monsanto’s agricultural business in 1981. Within one decade, he rose to the management level, serving in a variety of senior positions and became CEO and president of the company in October 2003 after a 5-month search. Then Chairman Frank AtLee said that Grant played an instrumental role in the company’s transition from a chemical-focused company into a biotechnology one.
Jeffrey P. Bezos, Amazon.com [[AMZN]]- Mr. Jeffrey P. Bezos is a Principal Advisor of A9.com, Inc. He is also the Founder of Bezos Expeditions. Mr. Bezos founded Amazon.com Inc. and has been its Chief Executive Officer since May 1996, the Chairman of the Board since 1994, and the President since October 2000. Previously, he served as the President of Amazon.com Inc. from 1994 to June 1999. Mr. Bezos served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Padcom, Inc. Before heading west to start Amazon.com
John C. Martin, Gilead Sciences [[GILD]]- John C. Martin joined Gilead Sciences in 1990 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1996 through May 2008. Prior to joining Gilead, Dr. Martin held several leadership positions in the antiviral chemistry division at Bristol-Myers Squibb and worked for six years with Syntex Corporation, from 1978 until 1984.
John T. Chambers, Cisco Systems [[CSCO]]- John Chambers is Chairman and CEO of Cisco. He has helped grow the company from $70 million when he joined Cisco in January 1991, to $1.2 billion when he assumed the role of CEO, to its current run-rate of approximately $40 billion. In November 2006, Chambers was named Chairman of the Board, in addition to his CEO role.
John W. Thompson, Symantec Corporation [[SYMC]]- John W. Thompson is chairman of the board of directors of Symantec Corporation. During his 10-year tenure as chief executive officer, he helped transform Symantec into a leader in security, storage and systems management solutions delivered to a broad base of customers, from individual consumers to the largest enterprises in the world.
John C.S. Lau, Husky Energy [[HUSKF]]- A resident of Calgary, has been a Director of Husky Energy Inc. since 2000. Prior to joining Husky in 1992, Mr. Lau served in a number of senior executive roles within the Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited and Hutchison Whampoa Limited group of companies.
Margaret C. Whitman, eBay Inc [[EBAY]]- Margaret C. Whitman signed up as CEO of eBay Inc. (EBAY) three years ago, the Long Island (N.Y.) native’s preppy appearance and Old Economy experience didn’t seem to fit the online flea market’s freewheeling culture. So what? Whitman, an alumna of Hasbro toys (HAS), Florists Transworld Delivery, and children’s shoemaker Stride Rite (SRR), was just what the funky upstart needed–especially as dozens of dot-coms crashed and burned last year.
Mark G. Papa, EOG Resources [[EOG]]- Mr. Papa was elected Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of EOG in August 1999, President and Chief Executive Officer and director in September 1998, President and Chief Operating Officer in September 1997 and President in December 1996, and was President-North America Operations from February 1994 to December 1996. Mr. Papa joined Belco Petroleum Corporation, a predecessor of EOG, in 1981. Mr. Papa is also a director of Oil States International, Inc., an oilfield service company.
Mukesh D. Ambani, Reliance Industries [[RELIANCE]]- Mukesh D. Ambani is a Chemical Engineer from University Institute of Chemical Technology (earlier University Department of Chemical Technology), University of Mumbai (earlier University of Bombay). He has pursued MBA from Stanford University, USA.
Robert L. Tillman, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. [[LOW]]- Joined Lowe’s Companies as entry–level employee, 1962; worked his way up through the ranks to manager of one of the chain’s most successful outlets in Wilmington, North Carolina; joined ranks of corporate management in the 1980s, serving as senior vice president of merchandising and marketing, executive vice president of merchandising, and executive vice president and chief operating officer; named to company’s board of directors in 1994; became president and chief executive officer, 1996; named chairman, 1998.
Steve Jobs, Apple [[AAPL]]- Steve Jobs is the CEO of Apple, which he co-founded in 1976. Apple leads the industry in innovation with its award-winning Macintosh computers, OS X operating system, and consumer and professional applications software. Apple is also leading the digital music revolution, having sold more than 200 million iPods and over eight billion songs from its iTunes online store. Apple has also entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.
Terry P. Leahy , Tesco [[TSCO]] –Terry Leahy became Chief Executive in 1997. Joining Tesco in 1979, he held a number of marketing and commercial positions prior to being appointed to the Board of Tesco PLC on 5 October 1992.
Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway [[BRK.A]]- Warren Buffett was born in Nebraska, Omaha USA on the 30th of August in 1930. He is one of the worlds richest men, with a fortune that is only surpassed by Bill Gates of Microsoft fame. He is considered one of the most successful investors of all time and has picked up the nickname of the “Oracle of Omaha”.
Wang Jianzhou, China Mobile [[CHL]]- Executive Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, joined the Board of Directors of the Company in November 2004. Mr. Wang is in charge of the overall management of the Company. He is also the President of China Mobile Communications Corporation (the ultimate controlling shareholder of the Company), and Chairman of China Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.. He formerly served as Deputy Director General and Director General of the Posts and Telecommunications Bureau of Hangzhou, Deputy Director General of the Posts and Telecommunications Administration of Zhejiang, Director General of the Department of Planning and Construction of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Director General of the Department of General Planning of the Ministry of Information Industry (“MII”), Director, Executive Vice President, President and Chairman of China United Telecommunications Corporation, Executive Director, President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Unicom Limited, and Chairman and President of China United Telecommunications Corporation Limited. Mr. Wang graduated in 1985 from Department of Management Engineering of Zhejiang University with a Master’s Degree in Engineering, and holds a doctoral degree in business administration from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Mr. Wang is a professor-level senior engineer with extensive knowledge and 31 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.
Yun Jong-Yong, Samsung Electronics [[SMSD]]- He has been with Samsung Electronics Co., one of the most conservative of South Korea’s chaebol , for 37 years. He was made chief executive in 1997 not because of any great vision but because he had the skills to get Samsung out of a bad mess: As prices of computer chips tumbled, the company was barely avoiding losses.