WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Best Practice Institute (BPI) announced today its list of the 25 Top CEOs in the world. Over the past six months, BPI examined its own subscriber data, Fortune and Global 1000 lists, interviews, and several other primary and secondary resources to identify the 25 Top CEOs.
The CEOs were selected according to their commitment and investment in talent management, reputation in the industry, market performance, and values-driven management and leadership practices. The 25 Top CEO List includes (in alphabetical order):
- Ajaypal Banga (MasterCard)
- Christopher Nassetta (Hilton Worldwide)
- Eric Affeldt (ClubCorp)
- Fred Smith (FedEx Corporation)
- Frank Blake (The Home Depot, Inc.)
- Gary Kelly (Southwest Airlines)
- Howard Schultz (Starbucks Corporation)
- Jeffrey Bezos (Amazon.com)
- John Bilbrey (Hershey)
- John Chambers (Cisco Systems, Inc.)
- Mark Parker (Nike)
- Michael Duke (Wal-Mart)
- Mike George (QVC)
- Dr Ming Bo Sun (Tsingtao Brewery Co Ltd)
- Muhtar Kent (The Coca-Cola Company)
- Nancy McKinstry (Wolters Kluwer)
- Paul Bulcke (Nestle)
- Pete Cashmore (Mashable)
- Phil Martens (Novelis Inc.)
- Robert Iger (The Walt Disney Company)
- R. Sridha (Shriram Transport Finance Company)
- Dr Rudiger Grube (Deutsche Bahn AG)
- Ted Mathas (New York Life)
- Virginia Rometty (IBM)
- Yang Yuanqing (Lenovo)
Phil Martens, President and CEO of Novelis Inc., was selected because of the high value he places on talent management and its contribution to the success of Novelis.
"It's a tremendous honor to be included among such a stellar list of CEOs," said Martens. "I am proud that Novelis has transformed itself into a global leader, supplying aluminum to the world's best brands and taking a leadership position on sustainability. This would not have been possible without the team of people around me who combine their great intellectual curiosity with a long-term view of our business goals. As CEO, talent management has been my top priority, and we are now seeing the return on that investment in human capital."
Louis Carter, President and CEO of Best Practice Institute and one of the top global leaders in developing communities of practice said, "I am proud of the CEOs on our 25 Top CEO list. Our chosen CEOs have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the values of their organization and to driving the business through a sound talent strategy."
Best Practice Institute (BPI) is a benchmarking association of over 42,000 executives, managers and senior leaders from Fortune/Global 1000 organizations.
SOURCE Best Practice Institute, Inc.