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The World’s Most Influential CEOs And Business Executives Of 2022

​Who is the best CEO in the world? JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon, Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Tesla’s Elon Musk, or Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook? Or is it one of the old classics like Warren Buffett or Bernard Arnault? Well known or unknown, these are the most successful, talented, and influential CEOs for long-term investors to watch as they build great businesses that are worth holding for decades.

​The CEOWORLD magazine has revealed its annual list of the most influential chief executive officers (CEOs) and business executives in the world. Unsurprisingly, Tim Cook (Apple) came first in the CEOWORLD magazine’s global ranking of the world’s best chief executives across all industries for 2022. He is followed by Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp. and CEO Sundar Pichai of Alphabet (Google). The 2022 rankings placed Amazon CEO Andy Jassy in 4th spot ahead of Tesla’s Elon Musk into 5th, and Meta (Facebook) founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg ranked sixth. Across multiple industries, leaders in tech, finance and manufacturing top the list with the most winners.

Of course, no list of CEOs to watch for long-term investing would be complete without including Warren Buffett, 90 years old and the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B). While Buffett ranked seventh, and Dr. C.C. Wei of TSMC Taiwan eighth. Overall, among the top 10 best CEOs and business executives in the world for 2022, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by Dr. C.C. Wei of TSMC Taiwan, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang and Visa Inc. chief executive Alfred F Kelly Jr.

Best CEOs In The World Of 2022

RankChief Executive OfficerCompanyCountry
1Tim CookAppleUS
2Satya NadellaMicrosoftUS
3Sundar PichaiAlphabet (Google)US
4Andy Jassy AmazonUS
5Elon Musk TeslaUS
6Mark ZuckerbergMeta (Facebook)US
7Warren BuffettBerkshire HathawayUS
8Dr. C.C. WeiTSMCTaiwan
9Jensen HuangNvidiaUS
10Alfred F Kelly JrVisa Inc.US
11Jamie DimonJPMorgan ChaseUS
12Alex GorskyJohnson & JohnsonUS
13Doug McMillonWalmartUS
14Bernard ArnaultLVMHFrance
15Brian MoynihanBank of AmericaUS
16Ulf Mark SchneiderNestleSwitzerland
17Michael MiebachMastercardUS
18David S. TaylorProcter & GambleUS
19Andrew WittyUnitedHealth GroupUS
20Amin H. Nasser Saudi AramcoSaudi Arabia
21Ma HuatengTencentChina
22Craig Menear Home DepotUS
23Daniel ZhangAlibabaChina
24Severin SchwanRocheSwitzerland
25Darren WoodsExxon MobilUS
26Albert BourlaPfizerUS
27Peter WenninkASML HoldingNetherlands
28Akio ToyodaToyota Japan
29James QuinceyCoca-ColaUS
30Bob ChapekWalt DisneyUS
31Shantanu NarayenAdobeUS
32Michael WirthChevron CorporationUS
33Ramon LaguartaPepsiUS
34Chuck RobbinsCisco SystemsUS
35Richard A. GonzalezAbbVieUS
36John DonahoeNikeUS
37David A. RicksEli LillyUS
38Brian L. RobertsComcast CorporationUS
39Marc N. CasperThermo Fisher ScientificUS
40Tan Hock EngBroadcomUS
41Hans VestbergVerizon CommunicationsUS
42Nicolas Hieronimus LOrealFrance
43Safra CatzOracleUS
44Marc Benioff SalesforceUS
45Robert FordAbbott LaboratoriesUS
46Lars Fruergaard JorgensenNovo NordiskDenmark
47Walter Craig JelinekCostcoUS
48Mukesh AmbaniRelianceIndia
49Julie SweetAccentureIreland
50Patrick P. GelsingerIntel CorporationUS
51Charles W. ScharfWells FargoUS
52Robert M. DavisMerckUS
53Rainer M. Blair Danaher CorporationUS
54Cristiano AmonQualcommUS
55Rajesh GopinathanTata Consultancy ServicesIndia
56Vasant (Vas) NarasimhanNovartis Switzerland
57Dan SchulmanPayPalUS
58Christopher John KempczinskiMcDonaldUS
59John T. Stankey AT&TUS
60Ben van BeurdenShell Netherlands
61Carol B. TomeUnited Parcel ServiceUS
62Pascal SoriotAstraZenecaUK
63Bob van DijkProsusNetherlands
64James P. GormanMorgan StanleyUS
65Reed Hastings/Ted SarandosNetflixUS
66Walter W Bettinger IICharles SchwabUS
67Mike HenryBHPAustralia
68Rich TempletonTexas InstrumentsUS
69David I. McKayRoyal Bank of CanadaCanada
70Steve AngelLinde plcIreland
71James L RoboNextEra EnergyUS
72Christian KleinSAPGermany
73Lance M. FritzUnion Pacific RailroadUS
74Marvin EllisonLowesUS
75Jacek OlczakPhilip MorrisUS
76Axel DumasHermesFrance
77Sasan K. GoodarziIntuitUS
78Patrick PouyanneTotalEnergiesFrance
79Bharat MasraniToronto-Dominion BankCanada
80Geoffrey S. MarthaMedtronicIreland
81Darius AdamczykHoneywellUS
82Lisa SuAdvanced Micro DevicesUS
83Noel Paul QuinnHSBC HoldingsUK
84Kenichiro YoshidaSony GroupJapan
85Alan JopeUnilever PLCUK
86Giovanni CaforioBristol Myers SquibbUS
87Karen S. LynchCVS HealthUS
88Michael SievertT-Mobile USUS
89Pietro BeccariDiorFrance
90Gregory J. HayesRaytheonUS
91Roland BuschSiemensGermany
92Paul HudsonSanofiFrance
93Robert A. BradwayAmgenUS
94Sashidhar JagdishanHDFC BankIndia
95Jane FraserCitigroupUS
96Gary E. DickersonApplied MaterialsUS
97Stephen SqueriAmerican ExpressUS
98Herbert DiessVolkswagenGermany
99Jakob StausholmRio TintoUK
100Dave CalhounBoeingUS
101Larry FinkBlackRockUS
102Matt ComynCommonwealth BankAustralia
103Tobias LutkeShopifyCanada
104Ivan MenezesDiageoUK
105Jim UmplebyCaterpillarUS
106Arvind KrishnaIBMUS
107Kevin JohnsonStarbucksUS
108David M. SolomonGoldman SachsUS
109Michel DoukerisAnheuser-Busch InBeBelgium
110Hamid MoghadamPrologisUS
111Tom BartlettAmerican TowerUS
112John C. MayJohn DeereUS
113Emma WalmsleyGlaxoSmithKlineUK
114Ryan LanceConocoPhillipsUS
115Fabrizio FredaEstee LauderUS
116H. Lawrence Culp Jr.General ElectricUS
117Brian CornellTargetUS
118Bill McDermottServiceNowUS
119Shemara WikramanayakeMacquarieAustralia
120Tom RutledgeCharter CommunicationsUS
121Jim TaicletLockheed MartinUS
122Oliver BateAllianzGermany
123Bernard LooneyBPUK
124Scott CharltonTransurbanAustralia
125Douglas L. PetersonS&P GlobalUS
126Jack BowlesBritish American TobaccoUK
127Yousef Al-BenyanSABICSaudi Arabia
128Mike Roman3M CompanyUS
129Salil ParekhInfosysIndia
130Pablo IslaInditexSpain
131Gary S GuthartIntuitive SurgicalUS
132Guillaume FauryAirbusNetherlands
133Waleed A. Al-Mogbel Al Rajhi BankSaudi Arabia
134Jean-Pascal Tricoire Schneider ElectricFrance
135Kevin A. LoboStryker CorporationUS
136Kristin C. PeckZoetisUS
137Thomas H. McInnerneyMondelezUS
138Brian CheskyAirbnbUS
139Belen GarijoMerck GroupGermany
140Sanjay MehrotraMicron TechnologyUS
141Carlos A. RodriguezAutomatic Data ProcessingUS
142Billy GiffordAltria GroupUS
143Anders Opedal EquinorNorway
144Francois-Henri PinaultKeringFrance
145Alexey Miller PJSC GazpromRussia
146Paul PerreaultCSL LimitedAustralia
147Timotheus HottgesDeutsche TelekomGermany
148Timothy ArcherLam ResearchUS
149Brian J. PorterScotiabankCanada
150Daniel O'DayGilead SciencesUS
151William S. Demchak PNC Financial ServicesUS
152Jean-Laurent BonnafeBNP ParibasFrance
153Frank SlootmanSnowflakeUS
154Vincent RocheAnalog DevicesUS
155Faisal Omar al-SakkafSaudi National BankSaudi Arabia
156Bruce FlattBrookfield Asset ManagementCanada
157Evan G. GreenbergChubb LimitedSwitzerland
158Andrew CecereU.S. BancorpUS
159Francesco MilleriEssilorLuxotticaFrance
160Kelly S. KingTruist FinancialUS
161Ola KalleniusDaimlerGermany
162Joaquim Silva e LunaPetrobrasBrazil
163Ernie HerrmanTJX CompaniesUS
164Al MonacoEnbridge Canada
165Jim FarleyFord MotorUS
166Benoit PotierAir LiquideFrance
167Terrence A. DuffyCME GroupUS
168Daniel S. GlaserMarsh McLennanUS
169Francesco StaraceEnelItaly
170Jay A. Brown Crown CastleUS
171Jerome LambertCompagnie RichemontSwitzerland
172Lynn GoodDuke EnergyUS
173Masayoshi SonSoftBankJapan
174David CordaniCignaUS
175John G. MorikisSherwin-WilliamsUS
176Stephen A. SchwarzmanBlackstone IncUS
177Mary BarraGeneral MotorsUS
178James M. FooteCSX CorporationUS
179Samuel N. Hazen HCA HealthcareUS
180Sandeep BakhshiICICI BankIndia
181Ernest Scott SantiIllinois Tool WorkUS
182Bernd MontagSiemens HealthineersGermany
183Thomas PolenBecton, Dickinson and CompanyUS
184Thomas Buberl Axa S.A.France
185Darryl WhiteBank of MontrealCanada
186Mats RahmstromAtlas CopcoSweden
187Sanjiv MehtaHindustan UnileverIndia
188Bjorn RosengrenABBSwitzerland
189Jeffrey C. SprecherIntercontinental ExchangeUS
190Noel R. WallaceColgate-PalmoliveUS
191Jose Ignacio Sanchez GalanIberdrolaSpain
192Dara KhosrowshahiUber US
193Gary Nagle GlencoreSwitzerland
194Mario GrecoZurich Insurance GroupSwitzerland
195Frank BisignanoFiservUS
196Oliver ZipseBMWGermany
197Piyush Gupta DBS BankSingapore
198Leonard SchleiferRegeneron PharmaceuticalsUS
199Martin BrudermullerBASF SEGermany
200Charles J. MeyersEquinixUS
The World's Most Influential Chief Executives Of 2022

Methodology (The CEO Leaderboard): CEOWORLD magazine’s global ranking of the best chief executives for 2022 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 per cent of the final ranking, as opposed to stock price and the current quarter’s numbers.

To calculate the final position, the additional 40 per cent 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.

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