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Only 2 women made it onto the list of 100 best-performing CEOs of 2014: Debra Cafaro and Carol Meyrowitz

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.

Debra Cafaro

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.

Carol Meyrowitz

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.


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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD Magazine
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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