Institutional Investor Magazine has named its 2010 list of the best CEOs, part of the publication's annual ranking of top business leaders in the U.S.
Each year, the list is compiled based on a survey of buy- and sell-side analysts across all industries and sectors. The survey includes four catagories: CEOs, CFOs, investor relations professionals and companies providing the best investor relations.
Of the 76 CEOs who made Institutional Investor's 2010 "All-America" Executive Team, only 16 received top grades by both buy-side and sell-side analysts in their respective fields.
Only three of the 76 chief executives on the list are women. And two, both men, have left their CEO positions since the survey was taken.
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Here are the 16 CEOs who were voted the best in their industries by both buy- and sell-side analysts, in alpabetical order:
Richard Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan
Michael Ahearn, First Solar (O'hearn stepped down as CEO in October 2009; he remains Chairman)
Jeffrey Bezos, Amazon.com
Ian Cook, Colgate-Palmolive
James Dimon, JPMorgan Chase
Francisco D'Souza, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Lawrence Ellison, Oracle
Andrew Gould, Schlumberger
Mark Hurd, Hewlett Packard
Robert Iger, Walt Disney
D. Bryan Jordan, First Horizon National
J. Wayne Leonard, Entergy
Alan Mulally, Ford Motor
Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo
Paul Otellini, Intel
David Pyott, Allergan
Analysts who participated in the survey were asked to rank their top four choices in each of the four catagories.
Institutional Investor used the results to compile the lists for its "All-America Executive Team." The magazine will reveal the rest of the names in all four catagories on Monday, both online and in its printed edition. Read more about the survey here.