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Best CEOs In The World 2018: Exceptional Chief Executives

Unsurprisingly, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon came first in the CEOWORLD magazine’s global ranking of the best chief executives across all industries for 2018. He is followed by Warren Buffett, perhaps the world’s most famous investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and Bank of America Corp. Chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan. Wells Fargo Chief Executive Officer Tim J. Sloan falls to the No. 4 spot.

Despite having the world’s most dominant tech company at his disposal, Apple CEO Tim Cook, head of the world’s only trillion-dollar company ranked No. 5 on the list of the best CEOs in the world 2018.

Although Amazon’s Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tops CEOWORLD magazine’s list of the world’s richest people, on the list of best-performing CEOs he only managed to get the 47th place. United States has a notably large presence in the ranking, 200 out of the 542 chief executives lead the U.S. companies, with 7 making the top 10. Pablo Isla, CEO of Spanish fashion giant Inditex, best known for its flagship brand Zara, is No. 275 on the list.

Best CEOs In The World, 2018

RankCEOCompanyCountry
1Jamie DimonJPMorgan Chase & CoUnited States
2Warren BuffettBerkshire Hathaway IncUnited States
3Brian MoynihanBank of America Corporation (BofA)United States
4Timothy SloanWells Fargo & CompanyUnited States
5Tim CookApple IncUnited States
6Ben van BeurdenRoyal Dutch Shell plcNetherlands
7Akio ToyodaToyota Motor CorpJapan
8Darren WoodsExxon Mobil Corp.United States
9Kwon Oh-hyunSamsung Electronics Co LtdSouth Korea
10Randall StephensonAT&T IncUnited States
11Dr. Herbert DiessVolkswagen GroupGermany
12John FlintHSBC Holdings PlcUnited Kingdom
13Hans VestbergVerizon CommunicationsUnited States
14Jean-Laurent BonnafeBNP ParibasFrance
15Satya NadellaMicrosoftUnited States
16Michael WirthChevronUnited States
17Oliver BateAllianzGermany
18Larry PageAlphabetUnited States
19Doug McMillonWalmartUnited States
20Patrick PouyanneTotalFrance
21Dai HouliangSinopec (China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation )China
22David WichmannUnitedHealth GroupUnited States
23Dieter ZetscheDaimlerGermany
24 Wang YilinChina National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)China
25Jose Antonio AlvarezBanco SantanderSpain
26Huiyu TianChina Merchants BankChina
27Thomas BuberlAXA GroupFrance
28Brian RobertsComcastUnited States
29Dairen LinChina Life InsuranceChina
30Robert DudleyBPUnited Kingdom
31Kanetsugu MikeMitsubishi UFJ FinancialJapan
32Chun PengBank of Communications Limited (BoCom or BoComm)China
33Masayoshi SonSoftbankJapan
34Harald KrugerBMW GroupGermany
35Carlos BritoAnheuser-Busch InBevBelgium
36David McKayRoyal Bank of CanadaCanada
37Alexei MillerGazpromRussia
38Ian ReadPfizer IncUnited States
39Candido Botelho BracherItau Unibanco SABrazil
40Jun SawadaNippon Telegraph and TelephoneJapan
41Herman GrefSberbankRussia
42Ulf Mark SchneiderNestleSwitzerland
43Brian KrzanichIntelUnited States
44James GormanMorgan StanleyUnited States
45Joe KaeserSiemensGermany
46Dennis MuilenburgBoeingUnited States
47Jeffrey BezosAmazon.comUnited States
48Bharat MasraniToronto Dominion BankCanada
49David S. TaylorProcter & GambleUnited States
50Ralph Hamers
ING GroupNetherlands
51Takahiro HachigoHonda MotorJapan
52Lloyd BlankfeinGoldman Sachs GroupUnited States
53Carlo Messina
Intesa SanpaoloItaly
54Vasant NarasimhanNovartisSwitzerland
55Ivan Glasenberg
Glencore InternationalSwitzerland
56Octavio de Lazari Junior
Banco BradescoBrazil
57Mike CoupeJ Sainsbury plcUnited Kingdom
58Jim Hackett
Ford MotorUnited States
59Virginia RomettyIBMUnited States
60Larry J. Merlo
CVS HealthUnited States
61Matt ComynCommonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA or CommBank)Australia
62Robert A. Iger
Walt DisneyUnited States
63John Robert Strangfeld, Jr.Prudential FinancialUnited States
64Igor SechinRosneftRussia
65Francesco StaraceEnelItaly
66Mark ZuckerbergFacebookUnited States
67Steven A. KandarianMetLifeUnited States
68Timotheus HottgesDeutsche TelekomGermany
69Chen ZhixinSAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC)China
70Daniel Yong Zhang or Zhang YongAlibaba GroupChina
71Martin BrudermullerBASFGermany
72Mukesh AmbaniReliance IndustriesIndia
73Guan QingChina State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC)China
74Chang ZhenmingCITIC Group Corporation LtdChina
75Kenichiro YoshidaSony CorporationJapan
76Brian HartzerWestpac Banking GroupAustralia
77Brian J. PorterBank of Nova ScotiaCanada
78Nicandro DuranteBritish American TobaccoUnited Kingdom
79Eldar SaetreEquinorNorway
80Ng Keng HooiAIA GroupHong Kong
81Severin SchwanRoche HoldingSwitzerland
82Antonio Horta-OsorioLloyds Banking GroupUnited Kingdom
83Claudio DescalziEniItaly
84Thomas M. RutledgeCharter CommunicationsUnited States
85Hiroto SaikawaNissan MotorJapan
86Vagit AlekperovLukOilRussia
87Gregory HayesUnited TechnologiesUnited States
88Werner BaumannBayerGermany
89Thomas EndersAIRBUSNetherlands
90Indra NooyiPepsiCoUnited States
91Paulus PolmanUnileverNetherlands
92Shayne ElliottAustralia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)Australia
93Terry GouHon Hai Precision (Foxconn)Taiwan
94Ma Huateng or Pony MaTencent HoldingsChina
95Safra A. Catz, Mark HurdOracleUnited States
96Andrew Stewart MackenzieBHP or BHP BillitonAustralia
97Andrew CecereUS BancorpUnited States
98Mario GrecoZurich Insurance GroupSwitzerland
99Takehiko KakiuchiMitsubishi CorporationJapan
100Jean-Pierre MustierUniCredit GroupItaly
101Yasuhiro SatoMizuho FinancialJapan
102Simone RossiEDF EnergyFrance
103Carlos VilaBBVA-Banco Bilbao VizcayaSpain
104Olivier BrandicourtSanofiFrance
105Dr. Mark Liu and Dr. C. C. WeiTaiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing CompanyTaiwan
106Stephen SqueriAmerican ExpressUnited States
107Yousef Al-BenyanSaudi Basic IndustriesSaudi Arabia
108Craig MenearHome DepotUnited States
109Edward D. BreenDowDuPontUnited States
110Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete LopezTelefonica SASpain
111Stefano PessinaWalgreens Boots AllianceUnited States
112Andrew ThorburnNational Australia BankAustralia
113Bernardo HeesKraft Heinz CompanyUnited States
114Xu Jiayin or Hui Ka YanChina Evergrande GroupChina
115Michael ManleyFiat Chrysler AutomobilesUnited Kingdom
116Gail Koziara BoudreauxAnthem IncUnited States
117Evan G. GreenbergChubb LimitedSwitzerland
118Ling WenChina Shenhua EnergyChina
119Fabio SchvartsmanValeBrazil
120Jiu ZhuChina VankeChina
121William DemchakPNC Financial ServicesUnited States
122Carlos GhosnGroupe RenaultFrance
123Yogesh Chander DeveshwarITC LimitedIndia
124Richard GonzalezAbbVieUnited States
125Kong QingweiChina Pacific Insurance (Group) CoChina
126Darryl WhiteBank of MontrealCanada
127Paulo CaffarelliBanco do BrasilBrazil
128Xiao LiChina Everbright BankChina
129Victor Li Tzar-kuoiCK HutchisonHong Kong
130Yang GuoqiangCountry Garden HoldingsChina
131Tadashi OnoderaKDDIJapan
132Alex GorskyJohnson & JohnsonUnited States
133Jose Ignacio GalanIberdrolaSpain
134Lee Won-heeHyundai MotorSouth Korea
135Philippe BrassacCredit AgricoleFrance
136Toshiaki HigashiharaHitachi LTDJapan
137Sidney ToledanoChristian Dior SEFrance
138Greg GarlandPhillips 66 CompanyUnited States
139Lakshmi MittalArcelorMittalLuxembourg
140David AbneyUnited Parcel ServiceUnited States
141Omar IshrakMedtronicIreland
142Frederick W. SmithFedExUnited States
143Tevin VongvanichPTT Public Company LimitedThailand
144Xavier HuillardVINCIFrance
145Li FanrongCNOOC GroupHong Kong
146Richard FairbankCapital One FinancialUnited States
147John StankeyWarner Media LLC or Time Warner IncUnited States
148Frederic OudeaSociete GeneraleFrance
149Charles ScharfBank of New York Mellon or BNY MellonUnited States
150Sergio ErmottiUBS Group AGSwitzerland
151Alfred Kelly JrVisa IncUnited States
152Bruce FlattBrookfield Asset ManagementCanada
153Jim UmplebyCaterpillar IncUnited States
154Mark BertoliniAetna IncUnited States
155Ross McEwanRoyal Bank of ScotlandUnited Kingdom
156John HammergrenMcKesson CorporationUnited States
157Adrian MontagueAviva plcUnited Kingdom
158Timothy WentworthExpress ScriptsUnited States
159Joseph GorderValero Energy CorporationUnited States
160Jie YangChina Telecom Corp., LtdChina
161Lance M. FritzUnion Pacific Railroad CompanyUnited States
162Lynn J. GoodDuke Energy CorporationUnited States
163Ben KeswickJardine MathesonHong Kong
164Albert MonacoEnbridge IncCanada
165Christopher CraneExelon CorporationUnited States
166Isabelle KocherENGIE (previously GDF Suez)France
167Bill McDermottSAP SEGermany
168James L. RoboNextEra EnergyUnited States
169Tatsuo YasunagaMitsui And Co., Ltd.Japan
170Roy GoriManulife Financial CorporationCanada
171Thomas J. WilsonAllstate CorporationUnited States
172Laurence FinkBlackRock IncUnited States
173Nigel WilsonLegal & General Group plcUnited Kingdom
174Li ChangjinChina Railway Group Limited or CRECChina
175Walter Craig JelinekCostco Wholesale CorporationUnited States
176Tsuyoshi Nick NaganoTokio Marine Holdings, Inc.Japan
177Kenneth C. FrazierMerck & Company, IncUnited States
178Stephane RichardOrange S.A. (France Telecom S.A.)France
179Andre CalantzopoulosPhilip Morris International Inc. (PMI)United States
180Koichiro WatanabeDai-ichi Life Holdings, IncJapan
181Daniel Paul AmosAflac IncUnited States
182Victor G. DodigCanadian Imperial Bank of CommerceCanada
183John F. MilliganGilead Sciences, IncUnited States
184James MurdochTwenty-First Century Fox, Inc.United States
185Casper von KoskullNordea Bank OyjSweden
186Hock E TanBroadcom CorporationUnited States
187Sung-Wook ParkSK Hynix Inc.South Korea
188Aditya PuriHDFC Bank LimitedIndia
189Steven WilliamsSuncor EnergyCanada
190Elmar DegenhartContinental AGGermany
191Frank AppelDeutsche Post AGGermany
192Masahiro OkafujiItochu CorporationJapan
193Jean-Paul AgonLOreal S.A.France
194Marillyn HewsonLockheed Martin CorporationUnited States
195James QuinceyCoca-Cola CompanyUnited States
196Darius AdamczykHoneywell International IncUnited States
197Marvin EllisonLowe's Companies, IncUnited States
198Dirk van de PutMondelez International, IncUnited States
199Pascal SoriotAstraZenecaUnited Kingdom
200Mike Roman3M CompanyUnited States
201Robert A. BradwayAmgen IncUnited States
202Gary R. HemingerMarathon Petroleum CorporationUnited States
203Howard WillardAltria Group, Inc. (Philip Morris Companies Inc)United States
204Fengchao MengChina Railway Construction Corporation Limited (abbreviated CRCC)China
205Hur YinKB Kookmin BankSouth Korea
206David CordaniCignaUnited States
207Sanjay MehrotraMicron Technology, IncUnited States
208Koji ArimaDenso CorporationJapan
209Yasushi KimuraJXTG HoldingsJapan
210Jesper NielsenDanske BankDenmark
211Edward BastianDelta Air Lines Delta Air Lines, IncUnited States
212Emma WalmsleyGlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK)United Kingdom
213Wu YanPeople's Insurance Company of ChinaChina
214Piyush GuptaDBS BankSingapore
215Choi Jeong-WooPoscoSouth Korea
216Dr. Johannes TeyssenE.ON SEGermany
217Kazuhiro TsugaPanasonic CorporationJapan
218Stephan SturmFresenius SE & Co. KGaAGermany
219Josu I S MiguelRepsolSpain
220Alan D. SchnitzerTravelers Companies, IncUnited States
221Tetsuro TomitaEast Japan Railway CompanyJapan
222Ali Ahmed Al-KuwariQatar National Bank (QNB Group)Qatar
223Martin LundstedtVolvo Group (Aktiebolaget Volvo)Sweden
224Emmanuel FaberDanoneFrance
225Marc N. CasperThermo Fisher ScientificUnited States
226Stephen James EasterbrookMcDonald's CorporationUnited States
227Brian C. CornellTarget CorporationUnited States
228Pedro ParentePetrobras (Petroleo Brasileiro SA)Brazil
229Johan ThijsKBC Group N.V.Belgium
230Paul FangMidea GroupChina
231Flemming OrnskovShire PlcIreland
232Dion WeislerHP Inc.United States
233John ElkannExor N.V.Netherlands
234John PettigrewNational Grid plcUnited Kingdom
235Koei TsugeCentral Japan Railway CompanyJapan
236Phebe NovakovicGeneral Dynamics Corporation (GD)United States
237Fujio MitaraiCanon Inc.Japan
238Kuniharu NakamuraSumitomo CorporationJapan
239Makoto InoueOrix CorporationJapan
240Kelly KingBB&T Corporation (Branch Banking and Trust Company)United States
241Jean-Pascal TricoireSchneider Electric SEFrance
242Benoit PotierAir Liquide S.A.France
243Masamichi TerabatakeJapan Tobacco Inc.Japan
244Carlos TavaresGroupe PSA (Peugeot S.A.)France
245Rupert HoggCathay Pacific Airways LimitedTaiwan
246Mark CutifaniAnglo American plcUnited Kingdom
247Zhang DongningBank of Beijing Co., Ltd.China
248Ryuichi IsakaSeven & I Holdings Co., Ltd.Japan
249Ulrich SpiesshoferABB (ASEA Brown Boveri)Switzerland
250Dean ConnorSun Life Financial, Inc.Canada
251Shashi ShankerOil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)India
252Thomas P. Joyce, Jr.Danaher CorporationUnited States
253Raymond Kwok Ping LuenSun Hung Kai Properties Ltd.Hong Kong
254Song GuangjuPoly Real Estate Group Co., LtdChina
255Salil S. ParekhInfosysIndia
256Samuel R. AllenDeere & CompanyUnited States
257Ivan MenezesDiageo plcUnited Kingdom
258Walter W. Bettinger IICharles Schwab CorporationUnited States
259Wi Sung-hoShinhan BankSouth Korea
260 R. Milton JohnsonHospital Corporation of America (HCA)United States
261David LewisTesco plcUnited Kingdom
262Alexander WynaendtsAegon N.V.Netherlands
263Liu HualongCRRC Corporation LimitedChina
264Joachim WenningMunich Re Group (Munich Reinsurance Company)Germany
265Frans MullerKoninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V.Netherlands
266Chey Tae-wonSK HoldingsSouth Korea
267Gavin Echlin PattersonBT Group plcUnited Kingdom
268Rakesh KapoorReckitt Benckiser Group plcUnited Kingdom
269Samuel TsienOversea-Chinese Banking Corporation LimitedSingapore
270Philippe PetitcolinSafran S.A.France
271Thomas FanningSouthern CompanyUnited States
272Frederic LavenirCNP Assurances S.A.France
273Pierre NantermeAccentureIreland
274Ms. Zhai HongxiangHuaxia Bank Co., LtdChina
275Pablo IslaInditex (Industria de Diseno Textil, S.A. )Spain
276Bhavesh V. (Bob) PatelLyondellBasell Industries N.V.United Kingdom
277Joseph HooleyState Street CorporationUnited States
278Hans Van BylenHenkel AG & Company, KGaAGermany
279Dong MingzhuGree Electric Appliances Inc. of ZhuhaiChina
280Jong-Kap KimKorea Electric Power CorporationSouth Korea
281George OliverJohnson Controls International plcIreland
282Pierre A de ChalendarSaint-Gobain (Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A.)France
283Setsuhiro ShimomuraMitsubishi Electric CorporationJapan
284Gonzalo GortazarCaixaBank, S.A.Spain
285Robin Li or Li YanhongBaidu, IncChina
286Felipe PardoEcopetrolColombia
287Thomas FarrellDominion Energy, IncUnited States
288Richard M. TsaiFubon Financial Holding Co., LtdTaiwan
289Shoji MuneokaNippon Steel & Sumitomo MetalJapan
290Wesley BushNorthrop Grumman CorporationUnited States
291Bruce D. BroussardHumana IncUnited States
292Koji NagaiNomura Holdings, IncJapan
293Stefan OschmannMerck Merck GroupGermany
294Bill WintersStandard Chartered PLCUnited Kingdom
295Arnold DonaldCarnival Corporation & plcUnited States
296Wee Cho YawUnited Overseas Bank LimitedSingapore
297Wu XiangdongChina Resources Land LimitedHong Kong
298Masaaki TsuyaBridgestone CorporationJapan
299Thomas KennedyRaytheon CompanyUnited States
300Rolf Martin SchmitzRWE AGGermany
301Antonio NeriHewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE)United States
302Tricia GriffithProgressive CorporationUnited States
303Lard FrieseNN Group N.V.Netherlands
304Masatsugu NagatoJapan Post Holdings Co., LtdJapan
305Keki MistryHousing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC)India
306Juan LucianoArcher Daniels Midland Company (ADM)United States
307Doug ParkerAmerican Airlines Group IncUnited States
308William Rodney McMullenKroger CoUnited States
309Francisco Miguel Reynes MassanetNaturgy Energy Group S.A.Spain
310Albert ManifoldCRH plcIreland
311Daniel AboumradAmerica MovilMexico
312David A. RicksEli Lilly and CompanyUnited States
313Kengo SakuradaSompo Holdings, IncJapan
314Rune BjerkeDNB ASA (DnB NOR ASA)Norway
315George CopeBCE Inc (Bell Canada Enterprises)Canada
316Yasuyoshi KarasawaMS&AD Insurance Group HoldingsJapan
317Vladimir BogdanovSurgutneftegasRussia
318William H. Rogers, Jr. (Bill)SunTrust Banks, IncUnited States
319Daniel SchulmanPayPal PayPal Holdings, IncUnited States
320James M. FooteCSX CorporationUnited States
321Margaret M. KeaneSynchrony FinancialUnited States
322Zhang YuliangGreenland Holdings Corp., LtdChina
323Warren EastRolls-Royce Holdings plcUnited Kingdom
324Takeo HiguchiDaiwa House Industry Co., LtdJapan
325Mark ParkerNike, IncUnited States
326Craig ArnoldEaton Corporation PlcIreland
327Nicholas AkinsAmerican Electric Power (AEP)United States
328Laurent MignonNatixisFrance
329Teruo AsadaMarubeni CorporationJapan
330Francois H PinaultKering S.A.France
331Mark AllesCelgene CorporationUnited States
332Daniel HoustonPrincipal Financial GroupUnited States
333Aldo BelloniLinde plcGermany
334Vicki HollubOccidental Petroleum CorporationUnited States
335Chua Sock KoongSingTel (Singapore Telecommunications Limited)Singapore
336Ziyad bin Mohammed Al-ShihaSaudi Electricity CompanySaudi Arabia
337Roger C. HochschildDiscover Financial Services, IncUnited States
338Oscar MunozUnited Continental Holdings, IncUnited States
339Michael KaufmannCardinal Health, IncUnited States
340Russ GirlingTransCanada CorporationCanada
341Alison CooperImperial Tobacco GroupUnited Kingdom
342Noel WhiteTyson Foods, IncUnited States
343Andrew PennTelstra Corporation LimitedAustralia
344Robert ScottWesfarmers LimitedAustralia
345Toshihiro SuzukiSuzuki Motor CorporationJapan
346Ajaypal Singh BangaMastercard IncorporatedUnited States
347William R. ThomasEOG Resources, IncUnited States
348Mark ReadWPP plcUnited Kingdom
349Eduardo Padilla SilvaFemsa (Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V.)Mexico
350Carsten SpohrDeutsche Lufthansa AGGermany
351Carlos A. RodriguezAutomatic Data Processing, IncUnited States
352Michael CorbatCitigroup IncUnited States
353Nicholas MooreMacquarie Group LimitedAustralia
354Sim TshabalalaStandard Bank of South Africa LimitedSouth Africa
355James A. SquiresNorfolk Southern CorporationUnited States
356Amos GenishTelecom Italia (TIM S.p.A.)Italy
357Dennis GlassLincoln National CorporationUnited States
358Gary C. KellySouthwest Airlines CoUnited States
359Kevin JohnsonStarbucks CorporationUnited States
360Mark SuttonInternational Paper CompanyUnited States
361Frans van HoutenKoninklijke Philips N.V.Netherlands
362Abdulhamid SaeedFirst Abu Dhabi BankUnited Arab Emirates
363Gunter ButschekTata Motors LimitedIndia
364Jeff StoreyCenturyLink, IncUnited States
365Donald H. LaytonFreddie MacUnited States
366John L. FlanneryGeneral Electric Company (GE)United States
367Geisha J. WilliamsPG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company)United States
368Jean-Francois van BoxmeerHeineken N.V.Netherlands
369Donald WalkerMagna International IncCanada
370Yasuyuki YoshinagaSubaruJapan
371Lars Fruergaard JorgensenNovo Nordisk A/SDenmark
372Dr. Amarendra Bhushan DhirajCEOWORLD magazine LTDUnited Kingdom
373Saleh Al-AbdooliEtisalat (Emirates Telecommunication Group Company PJSC)United Arab Emirates
374Timothy J. MayopoulosFannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association - FNMA)United States
375Abdul Farid AliasMaybank (Malayan Banking Berhad)Malaysia
376Nasser A. Al-NasserSaudi Telecom CompanySaudi Arabia
377Andrey L. KostinVTB BankRussia
378Glenn FogelBooking Holdings IncUnited States
379Hiromichi IwasaMitsui Fudosan Co., LtdJapan
380Christophe WeberTakeda Pharmaceutical Company LtdJapan
381Jim CracchioloAmeriprise FinancialUnited States
382Feng WanNew China Life InsuranceChina
383JeanJ RuestCanadian National RailwayCanada
384Rajesh GopinathanTata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS)India
385Jean-Dominique SenardMichelin GroupFrance
386Richard AdkersonFreeport-McMoRan IncUnited States
387Seong-Jin ChoLG Electronics IncSouth Korea
388Richard TempletonTexas Instruments IncUnited States
389William WalshInternational Consolidated Airlines Group, S.AUnited Kingdom
390SuprajartoBank Rakyat IndonesiaIndonesia
391Vivian WatsaFairfax FinancialCanada
392Miles D. WhiteAbbott LaboratoriesUnited States
393Arne SorensonMarriott InternationalUnited States
394Martin BouyguesBouygues S.A.France
395Greg D. CarmichaelFifth Third Bank (5/3 Bank)United States
396Michel VounatsosBiogen IncBiogenUnited States
397Alistair Phillips-DaviesSSE plcUnited Kingdom
398Hugh GrantMonsantoUnited States
399Victor Li Tzar-kuoiCheung Kong Property HoldingsHong Kong
400Gregory J. GoffAndeavorUnited States
401Stephen A. SchwarzmanThe Blackstone Group L.P.United States
402Abigail JohnsonFidelity Investments IncUnited States
403Steve MollenkopfQualcomm IncorporatedUnited States
404Jack Patrick DorseyTwitter, IncUnited States
405Marc BenioffSalesforce.com, IncUnited States
406Jensen HuangNvidia CorporationUnited States
407Bernard ArnaultLVMHFrance
408Jacques AschenbroichValeoFrance
409Shantanu NarayenAdobe IncUnited States
410Andreas TreichlErste Group Bank AGAustria
411Steven H. CollisAmerisourceBergen CorporationUnited States
412Arnaud de PuyfontaineVivendi SAFrance
413Johan TorgebySkandinaviska Enskilda Banken ABSweden
414Chihiro KanagawaShin-Etsu Chemical Co., LtdJapan
415Mary T. BarraGeneral Motors CompanyUnited States
416Jung-Tai KimHana Financial GroupSouth Korea
417Chuck RobbinsCisco Systems, IncUnited States
418Martin Gilbert and Keith SkeochStandard Life Aberdeen plcUnited Kingdom
419Gary E. DickersonApplied Materials, IncUnited States
420Ernie HerrmanTJX Companies, IncUnited States
421Birgitte BonnesenSwedbank ABSweden
422Mong-Koo ChungHyundai MobisSouth Korea
423Philippe DonnetAssicurazioni Generali S.p.A. (Generali)Italy
424Sanjiv MehtaHindustan Unilever Limited (HUL)India
425Brian DuperreaultAmerican International Group, IncUnited States
426Masanori TogawaDaikin IndustriesJapan
427Brian HannaschAlimentation Couche-Tard IncCanada
428Makoto YagiKansai Electric Power Co., IncJapan
429Nick ReadVodafone Group plcUnited Kingdom
430Uday KotakKotak Mahindra BankIndia
431Kari StadighSampo OyjFinland
432Rajnish KumarState Bank of IndiaIndia
433Peter WenninkASML HoldingNetherlands
434Kuok Khoon HongWilmar International LimitedSingapore
435Kasper RorstedAdidas AGGermany
436Alexandre RicardPernod RicardFrance
437Sandeep BakhshiICICI Bank LimitedIndia
438Michael DellDell Technologies IncUnited States
439Kenichi AyukawaMaruti Suzuki India LimitedIndia
440John Michael LawrieDXC TechnologyUnited States
441John McAvoyConsolidated Edison, IncUnited States
442Charles WoodburnBAE SystemsUnited Kingdom
443S. N. SubrahmanyanLarsen & Toubro LimitedIndia
444Anders BouvinSvenska Handelsbanken ABSweden
445Tom BeneSysco CorporationUnited States
446Abid Ali Z. NeemuchwalaWipro LimitedIndia
447Patrick FrostSwiss Life GroupSwitzerland
448Alan PullingerFirstRand LimitedSouth Africa
449Michael NeidorffCentene CorporationUnited States
450Jeffrey SprecherIntercontinental Exchange (ICE)United States
451Shikha SharmaAxis BankIndia
452Jung-Ho ParkSK Telecom Co., LtdSouth Korea
453Anil Kumar JhaCoal India Limited (CIL)India
454Shigetaka KomoriFujifilm Holdings CorporationJapan
455Jes StaleyBarclays plcUnited Kingdom
456David N. FarrEmerson Electric CompanyUnited States
457Tidjane ThiamCredit Suisse Group AGSwitzerland
458Ronald E. ArmstrongPACCAR IncUnited States
459C VijayakumarHCL Technologies LimitedIndia
460Bong-Yeong KimWoolworthsAustralia
461Jerome LambertRichemont Compagnie Financiere Richemont SASwitzerland
462Jim DonaldAlbertsons Companies LLCUnited States
463Dilip ShanghviSun Pharmaceutical Industries LimitedIndia
464Sigve BrekkeTelenor ASANorway
465Christian SewingDeutsche BankGermany
466Bruce van SaunCitizens Financial Group, IncUnited States
467Sanjiv SinghIndian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)India
468Dr. Frank MastiauxEnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AGGermany
469Bernd ScheifeleHeidelbergCementGermany
470Jeff HarmeningGeneral Mills, IncUnited States
471Daniel S. GlaserMarsh & McLennan Companies, IncUnited States
472Gurdeep SinghNTPC Ltd (National Thermal Power Corporation)India
473Terrence A. DuffyCME Group IncUnited States
474Eiji HayashidaJFE Holdings, IncJapan
475Azman Bin MohammedTenaga Nasional BerhadMalaysia
476Christian MumenthalerSwiss Re (Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd)Switzerland
477Gopal VittalBharti Airtel LimitedIndia
478Stephen Cornell , Bongani NqwababaSasol LimitedSouth Africa
479Robert DijkNaspersSouth Africa
480Douglas C K WOOWheelock and Company LimitedHong Kong
481Paal KibsgaardSchlumberger LimitedUnited States
482Frank BisignanoFirst Data CorporationUnited States
483Ryan LanceConocoPhillipsUnited States
484Siddhartha LalEicher Motors Limited (EML)India
485Florentino Perez RodriguezACS GroupSpain
486Patrice CaineThales GroupFrance
487Li ShufuGeely Automobile (Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co)China
488CP GurnaniTech Mahindra LimitedIndia
489Pawan MunjalHero Motocorp LtdIndia
490Michael RapinoLive Nation EntertainmentUnited States
491Mario J. GabelliGamco InvestorsUnited States
492D RajkumarBharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)India
493Michael L. TipsordState Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance CompanyUnited States
494Douglas R. LebdaLendingTree, IncUnited States
495Bernard CharlesDassault SystemesFrance
496Srinivasan VenkatakrishnanVedanta LimitedIndia
497Michael MahoneyBoston Scientific CorporationUnited States
498Hubert JolyBest Buy Co., IncUnited States
499Leonard SchleiferRegeneron Pharmaceuticals, IncUnited States
500Martin AnsticeLam Research CorporationUnited States
501 Volkmar DennerRobert Bosch GmbHGermany
502Douglas Baker JrEcolab IncUnited States
503 Sajjan JindalJSW Steel LtdIndia
504David SimonSimon Property Group, IncUnited States
505Reinhard PlossInfineon Technologies AGGermany
506Hamid MoghadamPrologis, IncUnited States
507Fabrizio FredaEstee Lauder Companies IncUnited States
508Michael MussallemEdwards LifesciencesUnited States
509Brad SmithIntuit IncUnited States
510K. B. S. AnandAsian Paints LimitedIndia
511Paolo RoccaTenarisArgentina
512Lars RasmussenColoplast A/SDenmark
513Steve SanghiMicrochip Technology IncUnited States
514Debra CafaroVentas, IncUnited States
515Erik EngstromRELX GroupUnited Kingdom
516 Robert GamgortKeurig Dr PepperUnited States
517Gregory C. CaseAon plcUnited Kingdom
518James D. Taiclet JrAmerican Tower CorporatioUnited States
519Oscar Gonzalez RochaSouthern Copper CorporationMexico
520German Larrea Mota VelascoGrupo MexicoMexico
521Ronald J. MittelstaedtWaste Connections, IncCanada
522Neil HunnRoper Technologies, IncUnited States
523Nancy MckinstryWolters Kluwer N.V.Netherlands
524Rob SandsConstellation Brands, IncUnited States
525Bobby KotickActivision Blizzard, IncUnited States
526Marc GrynbergUmicore N.V..Belgium
527Reed HastingsNetflix, IncUnited States
528Timothy M RingC. R. Bard, IncUnited States
529 Alexandre BompardCarrefour S.A.France
530Renato Alves ValeCCR S.A.Brazil
531Gregory GoodmanGoodman LimitedAustralia
532Simon WolfsonNext plcUnited Kingdom
533 Jeremy WeirTrafigura Group Pte. Ltd.Switzerland
534Paul C. VargaBrown – Forman CorporationUnited States
535Enrique CuetoLATAM Airlines Group S.A.Chile
536David M. ZaslavDiscovery IncUnited States
537Lisa SuAdvanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)United States
538Leslie Herbert WexnerL Brands, IncUnited States
539Steven RothVornado Realty TrustUnited States
540Dave MosleySeagate Technology PLCUnited States
541Matthew MaddoxWynn Resorts LimitedUnited States
542John B. HessHess CorporationUnited States

Total number of CEOs per country:

# United States: 200 CEOs
# Japan: 43 CEOs
# United Kingdom: 32 CEOs
# China, France: 31 CEOs
# India: 29 CEOs
# Germany: 25 CEOs
# Canada: 17 CEOs
# Hong Kong, Spain: 9 CEOs
# Switzerland: 13 CEOs
# Netherlands, South Korea: 12 CEOs
# Australia: 10 CEOs
# Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Russia: 6 CEOs
# Singapore, Sweden: 5 CEOs
# Mexico, South Africa, Taiwan: 4 CEOs
# Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Saudi Arabia: 3 CEOs
# Malaysia, United Arab Emirates: 2 CEOs
# Austria, Chile, Colombia, Finland, Indonesia, Luxembourg, Qatar, Thailand: 1

CEOWORLD magazine’s global ranking of the best chief executives for 2018 measured more than 1,800 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.

Note:
* Pfizer CEO Ian Read (ranked 38th) plans to step aside as chief executive after 8 years helming one of the world’s biggest drugmakers, handing over the reins to the chief operating officer Albert Bourla.
* Intel’s Brian Krzanich (ranked 43rd) resigned as CEO in June 2018; Robert (Bob) H. Swan was named interim chief executive officer of Intel Corporation.
* On 6 August, 2018, PepsiCo confirmed that Indra Nooyi (ranked  90th) would step down as the chief executive officer and Ramon Laguarta, would replace her on 3 October, 2018.
* Pedro Parente (ranked 228th) resigned as Petrobras (Petroleo Brasileiro SA) chief executive officer.
*  October 2018, General Electric (GE) replaced CEO John L. Flannery (ranked 366th) with Larry Culp (H. Lawrence Culp Jr).

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Anna Papadopoulos
Editor, writer, teacher, consultant. Advocate for plain language, journalism, free speech, and tolerance. Feminist. Based in Sydney, Australia.
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