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WORLD BIZ MAGAZINE Q1 2019 FEATURES

GLOBAL

CEO YEAR AWARDS AWARDS

CEO YEAR LIST

The Best CEOs of 2018 Winners Presentations 

Top 50 CEOs of 2018 Leadership Excellence

The CEO Year Awards celebrates business leaders that are making a major impact in their fields of commerce.

These CEOs are leading the way in their industries. We list them as they have been ranked by their peers.


The Best CEOs Of 2018 Selected By The Readers Of World Biz Magazine WWW.CEOYEAR.NET /  WWW.CEOYEAR.COM


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GLOBAL RANKINGS

TOP 50 THE HIGHEST RANKED GLOBAL CEOS OF 2018 {50} RYAN M. LANCE - CONOCOPHILLIPS (USA) {49} IAN COOK - COLGATE PALMOLIVE (USA) {48} FEDERICO TRUCCO - BIOCERES (ARGENTINA) {47} SÉBASTIEN BAZIN - ACCOR HOTELS (FRANCE) {46} FLORENTINO PÉREZ RODRÍGUEZ - ACS GROUP (SPAIN) {45} GLENN J. CHAMANDY - GILDAN (CANADA) {44} JEFF GENNETTE - MACY'S (USA) {43} PABLO ISLA - INDITEX (SPAIN) {42} IVAN GLASENBERG - GLENCORE (AUSTRALIA) {41} LARRY FINK - BLACKROCK (USA) {40} FABRIZIO FREDA - ESTÉE LAUDER (FRANCE) {39} OLIVIA LUM - HYFLUX (SINGAPORE) {38} CHUCK RUNYON - SELF ESTEEM BRANDS (USA) {37} SULTAN AHMED BIN SULAYEM - DP WORLD (UAE) {36} THOMAS BIRTEL - STRABAG GROUP (AUSTRIA) {35} SIOBHÁN TALBOT - GLANBIA PLC (IRELAND) {34} CALVIN MCDONALD - LULULEMON (CANADA) {33} SRIDHAR VEMBU - ZOHO CORPORATION (INDIA) {32} GONZALO GORTÁZAR - CAIXABANK (SPAIN) {31} KEVIN LOBO - STRYKER CORPORATION (USA) {30} JAN G. J. VAN DE WINKEL - GENMAB (DENMARK) {29} WALTER SCHALKA - SUZANO PULP AND PAPER (BRAZIL) {28} HUSSAIN SAJWANI - DAMAC PROPERTIES (UAE) {27} CARLOS GOMES DA SILVA - GALP ENERGIA(PORTUGAL) {26} MARGARET KEANE - SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL (USA)


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GLOBAL RANKINGS

TOP 50 THE HIGHEST RANKED GLOBAL CEOS OF 2018 {25} KATHRYN V. MARINELLO - HERTZ GLOBAL (USA) {24} LEI JUN - XIAOMI (CHINA) {23} PRIJONO SUGIARTO - ASTRA INTERNATIONAL (INDONESIA) {22} FREDERICK W. SMITH - FEDEX (USA) {21} STEFANO BERTAMINI - AL RAJHI BANK (SAUDI ARABIA) {20} DANIEL EK - SPOTIFY (SWEDEN) {19} ROGER W. FERGUSON - TIAA (USA) {18} KENNETH C. FRAZIER - MERCK (USA) {17} SATYA NADELLA - MICROSOFT (USA) {16} MIKE WELLS - PRUDENTIAL (UNITED KINGDOM) {15} SAFRA A. CATZ - ORACLE (USA) {14} GINNI ROMETTY - IBM (USA) {13} IGOR SHEKHTERMAN - Х5 RETAIL GROUP (RUSSIA) {12} PHEBE N. NOVAKOVIC - GENERAL DYNAMICS (USA) {11} JORGE MARIO VELÁSQUEZ - GRUPO ARGOS (COLOMBIA) {10} ERIC S. YUAN - ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS (USA) {9} ROVNAG IBRAHIM ABDULLAYEV - SOCAR (AZERBAIJAN) {8} WILLIE WALSH - INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES GROUP (SPAIN) {7} RAJEEV SURI - NOKIA (FINLAND) {6} ABDALLAH MASSAAD - RAK CERAMICS (UAE)  {5} FERNANDO A. GONZÁLEZ - CEMEX (MEXICO) {4} JIM OVIA - ZENITH BANK PLC (NIGERIA)  {3} FRANCISCO D’SOUZA - COGNIZANT (USA)  {2} TIMOTHY “TIM” J. MURRAY - ALBA (BAHRAIN) {1} MARTIN BRUDERMÜLLER - BASF (GERMANY)


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ASIA

SRIDHAR VEMBU CEO OF ZOHO CORP CEO OF THE YEAR ASIA REGION wireless communications. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. Zoho: Software is our craft and our passion. At Zoho, we create beautiful software to solve business problems. We believe that software is the ultimate product of the mind and the hands. But as much as we love building beautiful software, we think our people and company culture are our most Sridhar Vembu is the CEO of Zoho Corp. (formerly

important assets. Our engineers spend years mastering

AdventNet Inc.), the company behind the Zoho suite of

their craft, bringing together decades of engineering

online applications. He co-founded AdventNet in 1996,

expertise to produce a real work of art.

and has been CEO since 2000. AdventNet has transformed itself from a modest beginning as a

When you choose Zoho, you get more than just a single

software company serving network equipment

product or a tightly integrated suite. You get our

vendors to a be an innovative online applications

commitment to continuous refinement and to

provider. It has maintained growth and profitability,

improving your experience. And you get our relentless

without needing outside capital.

devotion to your satisfaction.

Prior to AdventNet, Sridhar worked as a wireless systems engineer at Qualcomm, Inc. where he was fortunate to work with some of the leading minds in


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AFRICA

ADIM JIBUNOH CEO OF TRANSCORP CEO OF THE YEAR AFRICA REGION

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) is a leading diversified conglomerate. We focus on acquiring and managing strategic businesses that create long term shareholder returns and socio-economic impact. Our business interests are in four strategic sectors: Power, Energy, Hospitality and Agriculture.  Incorporated on November 16, 2004 and quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Transcorp has a shareholder base of about 300,000 investors, the largest of which is Heirs Holdings Limited, a pan-African proprietary Adim Jibunoh is the President/CEO of Transnational

investment company.

Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp). Prior to this position, he was the Business Development Director at

Our notable businesses include the award-winning

Heirs Holdings Limited overseeing the non-banking

Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja; Transcorp Hotels, Calabar;

financial services investments in the group. He is a First

Teragro Commodities Limited, operator of Teragro

Class graduate in Economics from the University of

Benfruit Plant – Nigeria’s first-of-its-kind juice concentrate

Port Harcourt.

plant; Transcorp Power Limited which acquired Ughelli

His career in the banking industry spans over two

Power Plc, owner of the 972MW Ughelli Power Plant and

decades. His prior positions have included: Investment

Transcorp Energy Limited, operator of OPL 281.

Executive at the Nigerian Industrial Development Bank; Executive Director at Standard Trust Bank Plc; and the CEO of Continental Trust Bank. He is also a director of Avon HMO and United Capital Plc.

Our Purpose: “Improving Lives, Transforming Nigeria.”


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EUROPE

DANIEL EK CEO OF SPOTIFY CEO OF THE YEAR EUROPE REGION

he is also responsible for nurturing a passionate working environment for everyone at Spotify Limited. Prior to Spotify Limited, he founded Advertigo, the online advertising company acquired by TradeDoubler, having previously held senior roles at Nordic auction company Tradera (acquired by Ebay). He also served as Chief Technology Officer at Stardoll, the fashion & entertainment community for tweens. With Spotify, it’s easy to find the right music for every moment – on your phone, your computer, your tablet Daniel Ek founded Spotify Limited in 2006 and serves

and more. There are millions of tracks on Spotify. So

as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ek is Co-founder,

whether you’re working out, partying or relaxing, the

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Spotify

right music is always at your fingertips.

Technology S.A. Mr. Ek is responsible for guiding the

Choose what you want to listen to, or let Spotify surprise

vision and strategy of Spotify Technology S.A. and

you.

leading the management team. He has been a Director of Spotify Technology S.A. since July 21, 2008.

You can also browse through the music collections of friends, artists and celebrities, or create a radio station

Mr. Ek is a serial entrepreneur and technologist who

and just sit back. Soundtrack your life with Spotify.

started his first company in 1997 at the age of 14, co-

Subscribe or listen for free.

founded Spotify in 2006 together with Martin Lorentzon. His role is to guide the vision and strategy of Spotify as it grows. Leading the management team,


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MIDDLE EAST


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MIDDLE EAST

SULTAN BIN SULAYEM CEO OF DP WORLD CEO OF THE YEAR  MIDDLE EAST

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and

Highlights of his three-decade business career include:

Chief Executive Officer of DP World and Chairman of

• Leading marine terminal operator DP World’s expansion

Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation, is one of

internationally, including the purchase of the P&O group

Dubai's leading businessmen.

for US$6.8 billion in March 2006, which propelled it to one of the largest global port operators and trade

Mr. Bin Sulayem’s expertise and visionary leadership

enablers in the world with 78 marine and inland

spearheaded the rapid expansion of Dubai’s

terminals in six continents

infrastructure, including ports and free zones,

• Overseeing the rapid development of the Jebel Ali Free

contributing significantly to the stellar growth

Zone (Jafza) into an unrivalled business park of more

trajectory of the United Arab Emirates. He was also a

than 7300 companies

leader in developing the infrastructure supporting

• Establishing and leading Nakheel, a real estate and

Dubai’s successful tourism industry, among various

tourism property development firm that has created

other sectors. Mr. Bin Sulayem is a BS graduate in

many iconic Dubai projects including The Palm, the

Economics from Temple University Philadelphia, USA.

world’s largest man-made islands

He is a Board Member of the Dubai Executive Council,

• Establishing and leading Istithmar World, a major

the UAE Federal Tax Authority. He is also Chairman of

investment house focusing on private equity with a

Virgin Hyperloop One.

portfolio of investments in diverse sectors across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East including

In 2017, DP World handled 70 million TEU (twenty-foot

retail, financial services, industry, tourism and hospitality,

equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its

and healthcare

committed pipeline of developments and expansions,

•Pioneering the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC),

the current gross capacity of 88 million TEU is

a market for gold and precious metals, diamonds and

expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020,

coloured stones, energy and other commodities

in line with market demand.


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LATIN AMERICA

WALTER SCHALKA CEO OF SUZANO CEO OF THE YEAR LATIN AMERICA REGION

operations in Brazil and in 14 other countries. He was named by RISI, the world’s leading information provider to the global forest products industry, Latin American CEO of the Year for the pulp and paper industry in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Suzano Pulp and Paper: We are a forestry based publicly held company, controlled by Suzano Holding and belonging to Group Suzano. Recognized for innovation and a pioneering spirit for over 90 years, Suzano is a 100% Brazilian company that is a global reference in the development of products made from planted eucalyptus Walter Schalka holds a B.Sc. in Engineering from the

forests and one of the largest vertically integrated

Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA) and

producers of eucalyptus pulp and paper in Latin

graduate degrees from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation

America. Its product portfolio includes coated and

(FGV), IMD and Harvard Business School. Currently he is

uncoated printing and writing paper, paperboard, tissue

the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

paper, market pulp and fluff Pulp.

He began his career at Citibank and later joined the

We also have the largest paper and graphic product

financial holding company of the Klabin-Maepar

distribution in South America. The Company's foreign

Group. In 1989, he joined Dixie-Toga, where he became

structure consists in representative offices in China and

CEO in 1991, participating in the company’s expansion,

the United Kingdom, as well as subsidiaries in the United

merger and transfer of control. In May 2005, he joined

States, Switzerland, Argentina and Austria. Suzano is one

the Votorantim Group as the CEO of Votorantim

of the largest companies with a structure for distributing

Cimentos, where he was responsible for the

paper and printing products in South America.


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NORTH AMERICA

SATYA NADELLA CEO OF MICROSOFT CEO OF THE YEAR NORTH AMERICA REGION

services business, which outperformed the market and took share from competition. Previously, Nadella led R&D for the Online Services Division and was vice president of the Microsoft Business Division. Before joining Microsoft, Nadella was a member of the technology staff at Sun Microsystems. Originally from Hyderabad, India, Nadella lives in Bellevue, Washington. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Mangalore University, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a master’s degree in Satya Nadella is Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft.

business administration from the University of Chicago.

Before being named CEO in February 2014, Nadella

Nadella serves on the board of trustees to Fred

held leadership roles in both enterprise and consumer

Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as well as the

businesses across the company.

Starbucks Board of Directors. He is married and has three children.

Joining Microsoft in 1992, he quickly became known as a leader who could span a breadth of technologies and

Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an

businesses to transform some of Microsoft’s biggest

intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to

product offerings.

empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Most recently, Nadella was executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group. In this role he led the transformation to the cloud infrastructure and


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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

EDWARD D. BREEN CEO OF DOWDUPONT CEO OF THE YEAR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Edward D. Breen is the chief executive officer of

Mr. Breen is credited with instituting cost management

DowDuPont and will become the executive chairman

programs that made Motorola a more efficient and

of the new DuPont upon separation, which is expected

effective organization and led the company back to

to occur by June 1, 2019.

profitability. From December 1997 to January 2000, he

Prior to his role at DowDuPont, Mr. Breen was the chair

served as chairman, president and chief executive officer

of the board and CEO of DuPont, a role he assumed on

of General Instrument Corporation where he created

November 9, 2015. He joined the DuPont board of

significant long-term shareholder value by driving a

directors in February 2015, was named interim chair of

revenue growth strategy. Between 1994 and 1997, Mr.

the board and CEO on October 16, 2015, and assumed

Breen was president of the Broadband Networks Group

those roles permanently on November 9, 2015.

for General Instrument, president of Eastern Operations

Mr. Breen served as chairman and CEO of Tyco

for the Communications Division, and served as executive

International plc (“Tyco”) from July 2002 until

vice president of Terrestrial Systems.

September 2012. Over the course of his tenure, he

Mr. Breen currently serves as a director of Comcast

transformed Tyco into a strong market leader, reviving

Corporation. He also serves as a member of the advisory

the company from near bankruptcy and rebuilding the

board of New Mountain Capital LLC, a private equity firm.

company's brand and credibility. He oversaw a

Mr. Breen has been awarded numerous governance

successful restructuring, including divesting non-core

awards including being named one of the "100 Most

operations resulting in the spin-offs of Covidien, TE

Influential People in Business Ethics" by Ethisphere.

Connectivity, ADT Corporation, and the merger of Tyco Flow Control with Pentair. He also established and met

DowDuPont brings together the complementary

goals within areas of operational excellence and

portfolios of Dow and DuPont, two innovative,

corporate governance. Prior to joining Tyco, Mr. Breen

science-based companies that hold leadership positions

held several senior management positions at Motorola

in the Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty

from 2000 to 2002, including as president and chief

Products industries.

operating officer.


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DUBAI

DUBAI -  WHERE INVESTORS & ENTREPRENEURS SHAPE THE FUTURE Dubai has transformed its business environment

wealth generator and investment stronghold continues

to become the preferred location for global

to drive the city's growth. Though Dubai moved away

investors and entrepreneurs shaping the future.

from traditional trading and looked to its natural resources for sustenance in the latter half of the 20th

Dubai’s economic ecosystem empowers businesses

century, revenue from oil was soon complemented and

large and small to maximize profitable growth, forge

later almost replaced with a knowledge-based and

lasting partnerships, and lead global markets with

services driven economy.

impactful innovation. Dubai Government’s concerted efforts – including multiple aspects of future-ready

Free Zones

governance, development of human capital, increasing

Dubai has more than 20 free zones catering to specific

connectedness, and fostering innovation – have

service and industry markets to ensure that both

positioned Dubai as the pre-eminent global location for

start-up companies and established corporations

fast-growth businesses that transcend geographical

maximize their competitiveness in the Middle East.

barriers. Today, Dubai is the preferred global Foreign Direct Investment destination for more than 70 percent

Financing

of Fortune 500 companies and new economy

According to the City of London's Global Financial

entrepreneurs alike.

Centre's Index, Dubai has the most developed financial services industry in the region. Being well capitalized,

Competitive Advantage and Economy Overview

UAE banks are more active in lending to private

Dubai is well established as the Middle East's prime

businesses than their regional counterparts and offer

destination for the regional headquarters of

greater variety and sophistication of financing products

multinational corporations. Its global reputation as a

and services.


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DUBAI

Intellectual Property Rights

A well-earned reputation for political, social and

The UAE is a regional leader in the protection of

economic stability makes Dubai one of the world’s

Intellectual Property Rights, with ever evolving

most attractive places in which to do business. Prudent

enforcement copyright, trademark and patent laws.

policies have ensured domestic resilience despite regional economic turbulence and global setbacks. A

Administration

stable macro-economic environment, diversification

In accordance with its World Trade Organization

and sustainability policies, growth strategies and

membership, the UAE has made huge strides in

infrastructure initiatives fuel outstanding economic

reducing bureaucracy surrounding the foreign

performance.

investment approval process. Online applications, tracking and enquiries mean that starting a business in

Dubai's thriving economy welcomes with open arms

Dubai is easier than ever.

and supports with hands-on help all international business, from sole proprietors to multi-national

Make Dubai Advantage your business advantage

corporations. And the time has never been better to

Explore opportunities for growth, partnership, and

invest in a market with so many sectors and so many

innovation in Dubai, the city of the future, the gateway

opportunities, particularly for those companies which

to growth markets and the global business hub.

can capitalize on the burgeoning but unsaturated

Dubai’s diversified, investor-centric and

industries such as manufacturing, technology, logistics

innovation-driven economy has been constructed in

and the environment. Innovation and inspiration are

consonance with the Dubai Plan 2021, which aims to

key to Dubai's past successes and future growth and an

make the city a dynamic engine of local, regional and

increasing culture of pioneering research and

global economic growth, trade and innovation.Â

ground-breaking development.


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EMERGING CEO

STAJ OLSON CEO OF IGNEOUS BATH EMERGING  CEO OF THE YEAR 

"Concrete is amazing. It holds onto its true nature and will not allow its character to be erased, only enhanced. Stubbornly I erase every mark or flaw that looks man made to me. This wonderful fight brings out the best qualities of the concrete." Igneous is the pursuit of leading creative design in heated luxury concrete freestanding soaking tubs. Our fiery passion and rock solid techniques create the highest quality pieces for a luxurious relaxation experience. We hand sculpt functional art pieces in a world of monotony. Igneous Bath founder and craftsman, perfects the use of concrete with his proprietary material blend and process. Igneous Bath’s vessels are wrapped with the blanketing warmth of internal heated cables. The sculpted concrete is devotedly shaped and polished by hand, ultimately composing a transcendent bathing experience. This level of detail is achieved whether you order a stock design (Airah and Banskah) or a custom creation limited only by your imagination.  Picture an elegantly sculpted concrete form radiating warmth, maintaining heat, completing your perfect space, while you transcend . . . that is Igneous Bath.

Hand formed custom molds produce the highest quality tubs which are then individually sculpted to become a unique functional art piece. Using flowing lines like Van Gogh in an art deco craftsmanship fashion, our artists create the perfect design and function for truly luxurious spaces. The luxury of Igneous tubs is founded on superior durability, allowing for a legacy within homes throughout generations, not in a landfill. Concrete is an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based synthetic products and nonrenewable natural materials such as quarried stone or old growth forests. Using less cement than equivalent concrete products, significant quantities of recycled materials (pozzolans) and made right the first time, Igneous is sustainable.


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ACCESS CONTROL INDUSTRY

NICO DELVAUX CEO OF ASSA ABLOY CEO OF THE YEAR ACCESS CONTROL INDUSTRY   

integration management and general manager in markets including Benelux, Italy, China, Canada, and the United States 1991-2011. ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions and a market leader in most of Europe, North America, South America, China and Oceania. ASSA ABLOY was formed in 1994 through the merger of ASSA in Sweden and Abloy in Finland. Since then ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company to an international group with 47,500 employees and annual President and CEO and Head of Global Technologies

sales of SEK 76 billion.

division President and CEO and Head of Global Technologies division since March 15, 2018.

ASSA ABLOY has a complete range of door opening

Born 1966.

products, solutions and services for the institutional, commercial and consumer markets.

Master of Science in Electromechanics and a MBA.

Using the latest technologies and tried-and-tested

Previous positions: President and CEO of Metso

techniques, we are constantly developing innovative

Corporation August 2017-February 2018.

solutions that improve our customers' lives through

Previously various positions in the Atlas Copco Group,

greater security, safety and convenience.

including Business Area President Compressor Technique 2014-2017, Business Area President Construction Technique 2011-2014, and various positions in sales, marketing, service, acquisition-


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AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

HANS BÜTHKER CEO OF GKN AEROSPACE  CEO OF THE YEAR AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With around 50 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft. GKN Aerospace is the original aerospace innovator. For Prior to joining GKN, he was CEO and Chairman of

decades, GKN Aerospace technologies have inspired

Fokker Technologies Management Board having been

and industrialized the aerospace industry, combining

promoted from COO, responsible for the daily

engineering excellence and technology leadership.

operation of the company and performance of Fokker Technologies. Before joining Fokker Technologies in

Today we are truly global, with 17,000 employees in

2006 as president of the Fokker Aerostructures

around 50 manufacturing locations in 14 countries

Business Unit, he was Chief Procurement Officer (CPO)

around the world. All major aircraft and engine

of Stork NV, responsible for the total Stork spend of

manufacturers rely on our advanced technologies. Our

approx. 1.2 billion euro, having held various executive

aerostructures, engine systems and special products

management positions. Previous assignments include

improve the performance of more than 100,000 flights

Managing Director Stork Industrial Modules and Stork

every day.

Precisie. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and MBA at INSEAD, Fontainebleau.


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AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY

SIOBHÁN TALBOT CEO OF GLANBIA CEO OF THE YEAR AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY Sydney. A fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Siobhán graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Commerce and Diploma in Professional Accounting. Glanbia is a global nutrition company, grounded in science and nature and dedicated to providing better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. Today’s consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of nutrition in improving their overall health and wellbeing. They are searching for better, healthier and smarter nutritional solutions that fit their lifestyles. Siobhán Talbot was appointed Group Managing

Glanbia takes pure and clean ingredients including milk,

Director on 12 November 2013, having been appointed

whey and grains, and using our expert knowledge and

Group Managing Director Designate on 1 June 2013. She

capabilities we produce high-quality nutritional

was previously Group Finance Director and her role

ingredients and branded consumer products for our

encompassed responsibility for Group strategic

customers and consumers worldwide.

planning. She has been a member of the Group

We employ over 6,600 people across 32 countries and our

Operating Executive since 2000 and the Board since

products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries with

2009 and has held a number of senior positions since

revenue of €2.4 billion in 2017. Our major production

she joined the Group in 1992.

facilities are located in Ireland, the US, the UK, Germany and China. We have three segments; Glanbia Performance

She is also a Director of the Irish Business Employers

Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritionals and Joint Ventures &

Confederation (IBEC). Prior to joining Glanbia, she

Associates. Our shares are listed on the Irish and London

worked with Pricewaterhouse- Coopers in Dublin and

Stock Exchanges (symbol: GLB).


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AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY

FEDERICO TRUCCO CEO OF BIOCERES SME CEO OF THE YEAR AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY Bioceres S.A: We are a fully-integrated provider of crop productivity solutions, including seeds, seed traits, seed treatments, biologicals, high-value adjuvants and fertilizers. Unlike most industry participants that specialize in a single technology, chemistry, product, condition or stage of plant development, we have developed a multi-discipline and multi-product platform capable of providing solutions throughout the entire crop cycle, from pre-planting to transportation and storage. Our platform is designed to cost-effectively bring high-value technologies to market through an open-architecture approach.

Federico is the chief executive officer of Bioceres, a

Our headquarters and primary operations are based in

position held since 2011. Federico was general manager

Argentina, which is our key end-market as well as one of

of INDEAR from 2009 to 2011, was director of product

the largest markets globally for GM crops. We leverage our

development of INDEAR from 2008 to 2009, and

relationship with our shareholders, many of whom are

originally joined INDEAR as the team leader of the

industry leaders and key participants in our end-markets,

Amaranth project, a position he held from 2005 to

to increase adoption of our products and technologies.

2009. Over the past 40 years, we have established a leadership Federico has a Ph.D. in crop sciences and a CBA from

position in sourcing, development, production and sales of

the University of Illinois, a master’s degree in plant

biological products for some of the most globally prolific

pathology and weed science from Colorado State

crops, including soy, corn, wheat and alfalfa.

University and a degree in biochemistry from Louisiana State University.


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ASSET MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

LARRY FINK CEO OF BLACKROCK  CEO OF THE YEAR ASSET MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

member of the Management Committee and a Managing Director of The First Boston Corporation. He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University (NYU) and is Co-Chairman of the NYU Langone Medical Center Board of Trustees. In addition, he serves on the boards of the Museum of Modern Art, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Nature Conservancy. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing and on the Executive Committee of the Partnership for New York City. Laurence D. Fink is Founder, Chairman and Chief

Mr. Fink earned an MBA with a concentration in real

Executive Officer of BlackRock, Inc. He and seven

estate from the University of California at Los Angeles

partners founded BlackRock in 1988, and under his

(UCLA) in 1976 and a BA in political science from UCLA

leadership, the firm has grown into a global leader in

in 1974.

investment and technology solutions to help investors build better financial futures.

BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager guiding individuals, financial professionals and institutions in

Today, BlackRock is trusted to manage more money

building better financial futures. BlackRock is trusted to

than any other investment firm in the world. Mr. Fink

manage more money than any other investment

has been named one of the "World's Greatest Leaders"

manager in the world, helping millions of people and

by Fortune, and Barron’s has named him one of the

the world’s biggest institutions and governments reach

"World's Best CEOs" for 12 consecutive years.

their investing goals.

Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Mr. Fink was a


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GRENADA

GRENADA INVESTMENT -  BECOME A CITIZEN OF PARADISE The mix of pure, authentic Caribbean of

Family friendly: By not charging exorbitant processing

yesteryear and the friendly, modern lifestyle of

and due diligence fees for spouses and family

today makes Grenada the perfect place to live.

members,

Grenada is one of the most beautifully lush islands in the

Visa-free travel: Grenada passport holders are allowed

West Indies. Naturally exotic, Grenada’s breath-taking

visa-free travel to more than 135 countries.

scenery includes mountains, waterfalls, and golden

Opportunity for E2 Visa treaty with the U.S.

beaches surrounded by tropical rain forests which is appealing even to the most discerning world traveller.

Zero tax: The island has no income, wealth, or inheritance taxes.

Grenada Citizenship by Investment (CBI) - New

There is no requirement to visit Grenada in order to

Citizenship with passports for you and your family.

qualify for citizenship.

Citizenship Benefits

Obtain citizenship by investing in the National

In 2013, the independent island nation of Grenada

Transformation Fund.

relaunched its Citizenship by Investment Programme.

The National Transformation Fund (NTF) was established in 2013 as a means of transforming

Efficiency: A law mandates that routine applications be

Grenada’s economy into one that is ever more

approved within 60 days of submission, with the

prosperous and independent.

passport issued immediately thereafter. (The application

The National Transformation Fund (NTF) is a

cannot be submitted until after the background checks

Government fund held for financing projects that will

have been performed.)

improve Grenada’s economy, help its diversification,


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GRENADA

and benefit industries including tourism, agriculture,

Obtain citizenship by investing in an approved Real

and alternative energy solutions. Â

Estate project.

In order to qualify for the Citizenship by Investment

The real estate investment programme allows approved

Programme, the investor makes a designated,

applicants to invest in CBI supported real estate

non-refundable, per-person NTF charitable donation.

developments. Â

First, the applicants receive permanent residency,

To qualify, the investor (or investors) must enter into a

followed by citizenship. In most cases, the application

contract to buy property worth US$350,000 or more.

for permanent residence and citizenship is considered

Once the purchase contract has been signed and the

at the same time.

full investment amount has been transferred to an

The benefit of the NTF is the lack of hassles associated

escrow account, the investor may apply for citizenship.

with owning vacation real estate. However, as the NTF

Once citizenship has been accepted, the investor

program is a non-refundable contribution, the

receives the passport, citizenship certificate, and shares

Citizenship by Investment in real estate option may

certificate. The only stipulation is that the property may

provide a partial or healthy return on investment.

not be sold within four years, or citizenship can be

Total investment required: US$ 234,000*Grenada is an

revoked.

attractive option for international businessmen looking

Total investment required: US$434,000*

for security and travel options for their families. * Professional fees for citizenship processing are payable The granting of citizenship is at the sole discretion of the

for all applications and will vary depending on the

government. There is no guarantee that the applicant

number of dependents and application complexity.

will be approved.


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AUTOMATION INDUSTRY

HIROSHI GESHIRO CEO OF DAIFUKU CEO OF THE YEAR AUTOMATION INDUSTRY

The demand for innovation based on the global markets is increasing as the globalization of the business environment moves forward. Based on its material handling technologies, Daifuku has pursued streamlined logistics in the manufacturing, distribution, and service industries and has grown into one of the world's leading material handling systems provider. Capitalizing on the wealth of technologies and knowledge accumulated through our global development, we aim to become a Value Innovator that provides customers with optimal and best solutions to Mr. Hiroshi Geshiro has been serving as Executive

enhance their competitive advantage. Daifuku

President, President and Representative Director in

continuously innovates to revolutionize tomorrow.

DAIFUKU CO., LTD. since April 2018. He joined the Company in April 1983. His previous titles include

In May 2017, Daifuku marked its 80th anniversary. Over

Executive Officer, Managing Executive Officer, Chief

that long history, Daifuku has become a world-class

Director of Sales in FA & DA Business Unit, Manager of

leader in the material handling systems industry, with

FA & DA Business, Director of FA & DA Business and

more than 8,600 employees across the Group. In fiscal

Chief Director of Global in FA & DA Business Unit.

2016, ended March 31, 2017, the final year of the four-year medium-term business plan, Value Innovation 2017,

Daifuku Co., Ltd. provides consulting, engineering,

Daifuku achieved record-high operating income,

design, manufacture, installation, and after-sales

ordinary income, and net income, and at 7.2%, the

services for logistics systems and material handling

operating margin surpassed the initial target of 7.0%.

equipment in Japan and internationally.


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AUTOMATION INDUSTRY

DAN KEENAN CEO OF CIMTEC         SME CEO OF THE YEAR             AUTOMATION INDUSTRY Since first establishing our business in 1987, CIMTEC has become one of the industry's largest, most progressive, responsive and trusted providers of automation solutions. Our work ranges from fully vetting and supplying automation products to designing and implementing complete, state-of-the-art automation systems. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, CIMTEC has offices in strategic locations throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Our staff offers wide-ranging expertise from engineering to repair to sales. We never stop studying the latest Dan has more than thirty years of experience in

technology, including networking, open architecture,

executive management, sales, marketing, finance and

safety, and enterprise systems.

advisory services. He draws on experience across many industries including: light and heavy manufacturing,

In our three decades of service, CIMTEC has accumulated

distribution, financial and medical services. Prior to

an unparalleled track record of long-term relationships

acquiring CIMTEC, Dan was a partner in a corporate

with high-quality manufacturers. Our customers stay with

restructuring firm, where he advised companies to

us because they’ve experience firsthand our technological

create value for future growth.

prowess, our responsiveness, and our exceptional

He has also served as President of a multi-state heating

customized solutions. We're dedicated to helping our

and air conditioning wholesale distribution company,

customers succeed through technology, and to

where he increased revenue production by 115 percent

developing the best value, performance and innovation in

in four years. Dan earned a B.S. in Accounting from

our industry.

Plattsburg State University of New York.


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AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

ANDRÉ HIEBELER CEO OF GROB AIRCRAFT SME CEO OF THE YEAR AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

hours on five continents. Its product range evolved from pioneering gliders of the 70s, the record-breaking high altitude aircraft of the 80s and 90s, and to today’s leading edge designed and state-of-the-art business jets, as well as to training and special mission aircraft. At its inception, GROB successfully produced 200 CIRRUS gliders under license and then soon after developed and manufactured its own ASTIR glider series in both a single seat and dual seat configuration. Already early showing its pioneering spirit, the company also introduced the TWIN III SL self-launching glider. André Hiebeler is the Chief Executive Officer of GROB

In the 80s, the GROB received German an American (FAA)

Aircraft SE. GROB, headquartered in

type certification for the G 109, the world’s first genuine

Tussenhausen-Mattsies Germany, with its research,

series production composite motor glider. Taking its

development, manufacturing and assembly facilities

expertise in composite technology to a new level in the

starts into a new future with the backing of H3

late 80´s, GROB showed its maturity as an aircraft

Aerospace as strategic partner. The new corporation

designer and manufacturer when the company

operates under the name GROB AIRCRAFT SE, and is a

developed, tested and manufactured the G 520Egrett /

100% subsidiary of H3 Aerospace GmbH & Co KG.

Strato 1 high-altitude aircraft, gaining five world records. The Strato 2C pushed the limits even further. It was

GROB AIRCRAFT is one of the world’s largest and most

designed for altitudes as high as 78,800 feet (24 000

experienced composite aircraft manufacturers since

meters) and an endurance of 48 hours.

1971. Within its 47 years of history Grob delivered more than 3,500 aircraft that have flown over seven million


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AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

JACQUES ASCHENBROICH CEO OF VALEO    CEO OF THE YEAR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

high performance materials sectors as from January 2007 and, as the Vice-Chairman of Saint-Gobain Corporation and General Delegate to the United States and Canada, he directed the operations of the group in the United States as from the same year. Since February 18, 2016, Jacques Aschenbroich is appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Valeo. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of École nationale supérieure des mines ParisTech and a Member of the Board of Veolia environnement. Jacques Aschenbroich, an engineering graduate of the École des mines, held several positions in the French

The Valeo story started in 1923 in a workshop in

administration and served in the Prime Minister’s

Saint-Ouen, just outside of Paris, France. Over 90 years

office in 1987 and 1988.

later, it is now a world-leading global automotive supplier operating in 33 countries and partnering with

He then pursued an industrial career in the

automakers worldwide.

Saint-Gobain group from 1988 to 2008. After having managed subsidiaries in Brazil and Germany, he

Valeo is an automotive supplier and partner to

became Managing Director of the Flat Glass Division of

automakers worldwide. As a technology company, we

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain and went on to become

design innovative solutions for smart mobility, with a

Chairman of Saint-Gobain Vitrage in 1996. Then, as

particular focus on intuitive driving and reducing CO2

Senior Vice-President of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

emissions.

from 2001 to 2008, he managed the flat glass and


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AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

SACHIN LAWANDE CEO OF VISTEON SME CEO OF THE YEAR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY and generating record levels of new business wins with global automakers.    Lawande also serves on the board of directors of DXC Technology, the world's leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, with $26 billion in annual revenue. He has a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications from Bombay University in India, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Visteon is at the epicenter of the connected car driving Sachin Lawande has been president and CEO of Visteon

revolution, with one of the broadest cockpit electronics

since June 29, 2015. He also serves on Visteon’s board of

portfolios in the industry. Visteon designs, engineers and

directors. Lawande is considered one of the foremost

manufactures vehicle cockpit electronics products and

technology and business thought leaders in automotive

connected car solutions that deliver a rich, connected

original equipment electronics industry. Throughout his

experience for drivers and passengers.

career, he has championed the need for suppliers of

Visteon is well-positioned to address emerging cockpit

automotive cockpit electronics to evolve to meet the

electronics trends, with solutions including Phoenix™

demands of the connected car era and, ultimately,

infotainment, SmartCore™ domain controllers and an

autonomous vehicles. Since joining Visteon, Lawande

autonomous driving approach that uses artificial

has shaped Visteon into the largest Tier 1 supplier

intelligence and machine learning. Named a top-five Tier 1

focused exclusively on the fast-growing cockpit

supplier for connected car solutions by ABI Research,

electronics segment, driving consistent financial

Visteon is technology-driven, flexible and enjoys a

performance, introducing next-generation technology,

diversified customer base and broad global footprint.


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AVIATION INDUSTRY

JON PLATT CEO OF BP AVIATION  CEO OF THE YEAR AVIATION INDUSTRY

Jon was born in East Anglia (UK), graduated from Bradford University (1989) with a 1st class BEng(Hons) in Chemical Engineering and holds an MBA from Strathclyde University (1999). David Gilmour stays with BP taking up the role of vice president, BP Group Technology. He will have responsibility for technology commercialisation and venturing, as well as strategy, planning and communications activities. Air BP has a strong focus on safe and reliable operations, growth and supporting the needs of our customers through quality, technical expertise and Jon Platt has been with BP for over 27 years, his

innovation.” said Platt. “We will continue to be a key

previous roles include CEO of BP’s global Liquid

business in BP’s growth strategy, deeply committed to

Petroleum Gas business and CFO for the global

the aviation industry, our customers and investment in

Petrochemicals business.

their future”.

Jon joined BP in 1989 starting as a graduate Chemical

As the aviation division of BP, we’re one of the world's

Engineer in Refinery & Petrochemicals operations

largest suppliers of aviation fuel products and services.

followed by roles in commercial, corporate head office,

We have a network of operations at around 900

finance, strategy and business leadership in Europe, US

locations in more than 50 countries and sell over six

and Asia. He has previously held roles in BP’s

and a half billion gallons of jet kerosene and aviation

Downstream business as Commercial VP Fuels, Head

gasoline a year. In 2017 we fuelled more than 6,000

of Strategy and Portfolio, CEO Global LPG and CFO

flights every day - or four every minute.

Petrochemicals.


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AVIATION INDUSTRY

JOHN UCZEKAJ CEO OF ASPEN AVIONICS  SME CEO OF THE YEAR AVIATION INDUSTRY

Board of Directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Mr. Uczekaj holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from City University, Seattle, Washington. John is an instrument rated private pilot. Aspen Avionics, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was founded by aviation enthusiasts in 2004. Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability into General Aviation cockpits—and budgets. Our products increase situational awareness and Aspen Avionics’ President and CEO, John Uczekaj, has

reduce pilot workload, making it even easier and safer to

over 35 years of experience in the avionics industry,

fly in both VFR and IFR conditions. The way we look at it,

starting out as an engineer at Boeing and moving into

getting the latest avionics technology shouldn’t always

key management positions at Sperry and Honeywell.

mean spending a lot of money—on equipment or installation. At Aspen Avionics, we design products to be

While at Honeywell, John was made executive vice

affordable, easy to install, and easy to own.

president and general manager of the Aerospace Electronics Systems division. Immediately prior to

Led by industry veteran John Uczekaj, Aspen Avionics’

joining Aspen, John was president and COO of The

team of top talent—with deep roots in aviation product

NORDAM Group. John received the Aviation Industry

development and certification—will continue to grow the

Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 from the Living

company’s business through pioneering solutions for the

Legends of Aviation and was inducted into the Living

general aviation market.

Legends of Aviation in 2013. He is a member of the 


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BANKING INDUSTRY

DR. R. SEETHARAMAN CEO OF DOHA BANKÂ CEO OF THE YEAR BANKING INDUSTRY

A leading top-tier Bank CEO, he has transformed Doha Bank as one of the best performing Banks in the Middle East region. He is a high profile economist and is invited on a regular basis by international media such as BBC, CNN, FOX, CNBC, Sky News, ABC and Bloomberg to share his views. Doha Bank is one of the largest commercial banks in the State of Qatar and has been consistently registering a strong growth during the last decade with participative leadership philosophy. Dr. R. Seetharaman, Chief Executive Officer of Doha

Inaugurated in 1979, Doha Bank provides domestic and

Bank, is a prominent personality in the banking

international banking services for individuals,

industry throughout the Middle East, an economic

commercial, corporate and institutional clients through

expert who has achieved remarkable success for his

four business groups – Wholesale Banking, Retail Banking,

contributions to Banking, Trade, Investment,

International Banking and Treasury & Investments.

Economics, Environment, Social responsibility,

Doha Bank has established overseas branches in Kuwait,

Philanthropy and Charity.

Dubai (UAE), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Mumbai, Chennai and Kochi (India) as well as representative offices in Japan,

He is a Chartered Accountant and holds certificate in IT

China, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa, South Korea,

systems and Corporate Management, whilst being a

Australia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany,

Gold medallist in his graduation Bachelor of

Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Commerce. He is recipient of multiple doctorates from leading universities of the world.


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BEAUTY INDUSTRY

FABRIZIO FREDA CEO OF ESTÉE LAUDER   CEO OF THE YEAR BEAUTY INDUSTRY financially-disciplined, results-oriented leader with a proven track record in the consumer products industry. Prior to joining The Estée Lauder Companies, Mr. Freda had an impressive 20-year career at Procter & Gamble (P&G), where he was responsible for numerous operating, marketing and strategic efforts spanning different geographies and categories.  He held positions of increasing responsibility in the Health and Beauty Care and Global Snacks divisions at P&G, with his last role as President, Global Snacks. Mr. Freda serves on both the Board of Directors of BlackRock Fabrizio Freda is President and Chief Executive Officer

Inc. and the Advisory Board of the Global Business

of The Estée Lauder Companies, the global leader in

Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School

prestige beauty. He joined the Company in March 2008

of Business. In 2015, Mr. Freda was presented with Italy’s

as President and Chief Operating Officer and assumed

Cavaliere del Lavoro by President Sergio Mattarella, and

the CEO position in July 2009.

in 2018, Mr. Freda was named to Barron’s exclusive list of the World’s Best CEO’s.

As President and CEO, Mr. Freda is responsible for the Company’s overall vision and strategy, financial

We are the global leader in prestige beauty — delighting

objectives and investment priorities. He is also a

consumers with transformative products and

member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Under

experiences, inspiring them to express their individual

his leadership, the Company’s multiple engines of

beauty. We are the only company focused solely on

growth have delivered record sales and enabled

prestige makeup, skin care, fragrance and hair care with

profitable growth. Mr. Freda is a strategically-focused, 

a diverse portfolio of 25+ brands sold in 150 countries.


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CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

BHAVESH PATEL CEO OF LYONDELLBASELL   CEO OF THE YEAR CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

Phillips Chemical Company for more than 20 years. Over the course of his career, Mr. Patel has held leadership positions based in the Netherlands, Singapore and the United States. Mr. Patel is a member of the Business Council, The Business Roundtable and he serves on the boards of the Greater Houston Partnership and Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas and he is the current chairman of the American Chemistry Council. Mr. Patel is also on the external advisory council of the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University and the dean’s advisory council Bhavesh V. (Bob) Patel is chief executive officer of

for the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals

Mr. Patel serves on the board of directors of Union Pacific

and refining companies in the world. Mr. Patel assumed

Corporation. He earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical

this position in January 2015 after having served as

engineering from The Ohio State University and he also

executive vice president, Olefins and Polyolefins –

holds a Master of Business Administration from Temple

Europe, Asia and International and previously senior

University.

vice president, Olefins and Polyolefins – Americas. LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, Under Mr. Patel’s leadership, In 2018 LyondellBasell was

chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by

named to Fortune Magazine’s “world’s most admired

its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces

companies” list for the first time in its history.

materials and products that are key to advancing

Previously, Mr. Patel held positions of increasing

solutions to modern challenges. LyondellBasell sells

responsibility at Chevron Corporation and Chevron

products into more than 100 countries.


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CLEANING & HYGIENE INDUSTRY

ANDY RANSOM CEO OF RENTOKIL INITIAL CEO OF THE YEAR CLEANING & HYGIENE INDUSTRY

Executive Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, General Counsel and Company Secretary. He also had operational responsibility for ICI’s Regional and Industrial Division. During his career with ICI he spent several years working in its businesses in the US and Canada. Andy is a graduate of the University of Southampton and a qualified solicitor. Rentokil Initial provides services that protect people and enhance lives. We protect people from the dangers of pest-borne disease and the risks of poor hygiene. We enhance lives with services that protect the health and Andy joined Rentokil Initial in 2008 as the Executive

wellbeing of people, and the reputation of our

Director of the global Pest Control business with

customers’ brands. Rentokil is the world’s leading

functional responsibility for Corporate Development,

commercial pest control services provider.

M&A, Legal, Company Secretariat, Risk and Health &

Initial is the world’s leading commercial hygiene

Safety. He was appointed Chief Executive of Rentokil

services provider.

Initial plc in October 2013. Andy has broad commercial

Ambius is the world’s leading commercial provider of

experience gained in senior executive positions and

plants and scenting.

legal roles.

We have over 1800 local service teams across the world covering 91% of global GDP in over 90 of the world’s 100

Andy joined Rentokil Initial from ICI where he held

largest cities across North America, Europe, UK and the

various positions as a senior lawyer and head of the

Rest of World, Asia and the Pacific. Operating in 70

mergers and acquisitions team since 1987. In 2005, he

countries, approximately 90% of our revenues are

was appointed to the executive management team as

derived outside of the UK.


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CLEANING & HYGIENE INDUSTRY

PETER REILLY CEO CLEANER PRODUCTS SME CEO OF THE YEAR CLEANING & HYGIENE INDUSTRY and in January 2009 Peter launched his own manufactured range. Today the brand is the first choice for many top hotels and restaurants, and we has an annual turnover of £2 million. Cleaner Products — a family-run business with more than 40 years' experience of the cleaning and hygiene industry. If we can reduce your spending and improve the sustainability of your business we can achieve our aim and be your supply partner for years to come. Peter Reilly: "Cleaner Products is a family-run business Peter Reily is the CEO and Founder of Cleaner Products

manufacturing top-quality cleaning and hygiene products

UK LTD.

for the hospitality sector in the UK. We target high-end

His extensive career included setting up more than 200

restaurants and hotels because that’s the market I know

franchise businesses for a previous employer and

best, with clients that tend to lead in innovation and

launching his first venture: City Service which was a

corporate responsibility.

major success and supplied over 200 top hotels as a distributor.

We deal direct with end users and have our own transport fleet. So there are no middlemen’s margins for our clients

Given his understanding of chemicals and cleaning practices, he knew they could be more efficient and environmentally responsible. But he had to have control over product design and quality to deliver sustainable value as well as service. So Cleaner Products was born

to pay, which makes our brand highly competitive."


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CLOTHING INDUSTRY

GLENN J. CHAMANDY CEO OF GILDAN  CEO OF THE YEAR CLOTHING INDUSTRY

Mr Chamandy is responsible for providing leadership and vision to Gildan, as well as setting the strategic direction in line with shareholder's interests. Gildan is one of the world's largest vertically integrated manufacturers of apparel and socks. We control almost every step in the process, from raw materials to finished garments. A key differentiator for Gildan is our people. Their exceptional skills and dedication to delivering value each and every day drives our success and future Glenn J. Chamandy is one of the founders of the

growth. By owning vertically-integrated world-class

Company and has devoted his entire career to building

factories and developing expertise in every step in the

Gildan into an industry leader.

process we uncover efficiencies and resource savings most cannot see. We leverage our large scale and global

Mr. Chamandy has been involved in various textile and

reach to create positive impacts on how apparel is

apparel businesses for over thirty years. Prior to his

made by investing in technology, continuous

appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer

improvements and sustainable solutions.

in 2004, the position which he currently holds, Mr Chamandy served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and

We create value for customers by delivering superior

Chief Operating Officer of Gildan.

quality products for the whole family at everyday low

An entrepreneurial spirit who is passionate about the

prices.

business and the pursuit of excellence, Mr. Chamandy serves as a great example of Gildan's Core Values.


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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

FERNANDO A. GONZÁLEZ CEO OF CEMEX CEO OF THE YEAR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Monterrey’s Business School. He earned his BA in Administration and an MBA, both from Tecnológico de Monterrey. CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries. We have a rich history of improving the wellbeing of those we serve through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future. Since joining CEMEX in 1989, Fernando A. González has

We are a company focused on creating sustainable value

held several senior management positions, including

by providing industry-leading products and solutions to

Corporate Vice President of Strategic Planning, head of

satisfy the construction needs of our customers around

operations in Venezuela, President of CEMEX Asia,

the world. We strive to make the future better for our

President of the CEMEX South America and the

customers, our shareholders, and our communities by

Caribbean region, President of the CEMEX Europe,

becoming the world's most efficient and innovative

Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia region, and

building materials company. Over the past century, we

Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning, Finance

have grown from a local player to one of the top global

and Administration (CFO).

companies in our industry. We have the people, the culture, and the opportunities to continue addressing

Fernando was appointed Chief Executive Officer in

society’s growing needs with high-quality products and

2014. He also serves in the Board of Directors of Grupo

innovative solutions.

Cementos de Chihuahua, Axtel, and Tecnológico de


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CONSULTING INDUSTRY

PIERRE NANTERME CEO OF ACCENTURE CEO OF THE YEAR  CONSULTING INDUSTRY

He is a proven leader, with deep expertise in developing strong client relationships, a passion for building outstanding client teams and a disciplined focus on operations and execution. In his 35-year career with Accenture, Mr. Nanterme has held a wide variety of leadership positions across key parts of Accenture’s business. Prior to becoming CEO in January 2011, he was group chief executive of Accenture's Financial Services operating group, which serves clients in the banking, capital markets and insurance industries. In 2006, he joined Accenture’s Pierre Nanterme is Chairman & CEO of Accenture, a

global leadership team, where he contributed to the

US$39.6 billion global professional services company.

planning and execution of Accenture’s successful

In addition to chairing the board of directors,

long-term business strategy and the implementation of

Mr. Nanterme is responsible for managing the

its global operating model.

company, formulating and executing long-term strategies, and interacting with clients, employees,

Accenture solves our clients' toughest challenges by

investors and other stakeholders. He is Accenture’s

providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting,

primary decision- and policy-maker, setting the tone

digital, technology and operations. We partner with

for the company’s values, ethics and culture. He has

more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500,

served on the board of directors since 2010 and leads

driving innovation to improve the way the world works

Accenture's Global Management Committee.

and lives. With expertise across more than 40 industries

Mr. Nanterme exemplifies Accenture’s commitment to

and all business functions, we deliver transformational

helping its clients achieve high performance.

outcomes for a demanding new digital world.


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CONSULTING INDUSTRY

OLIVIER BROURHANT CEO OF AMARIS SME CEO OF THE YEAR CONSULTING INDUSTRY

Amaris is an independent Technology and Management Consulting Group with high added-value consulting services on an international level. Amaris is the European leader in Independent Technologies and Management Consulting groups. Amaris has recently celebrated its 10th birthday. Our role consists in providing support to our clients throughout the realisation of their highly technological projects. We act within their organisations to help them enhance their efficiency and performance. Our knowledge of their line of business together with our Using a client-focused approach, Olivier founded

functional and technical expertise enable us to provide

Amaris in 2007 and has overseen its exponential

them with the best advice to carrying out their projects.

growth and global footprint.

With more than 65 offices around the world, we provide

Olivier held a variety of leadership roles: Manager and

world-wide coverage which allows us to meet the

Associate Director within Altran Technologies and

expectations of our clients, mainly comprising of

Management Program Director and Country Manager

multinational companies.

at Alten. Olivier is an INSA Lyon School of Engineering graduate and an EM LYON Business School MBA holder. Olivier has received the prestigious EY entrepreneur of the year 2016 award. In 2017 he was named as part of the 100 personalities of Swiss Romandie !


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DATA MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

ANDREI BARONOV CEO OF VEEAM CEO OF THE YEAR DATA MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

In 2004, after Aelita was acquired by Quest Software, Andrei took the position of R&D Director of Quest’s Microsoft Business Unit, leading its Russian product development teams. While working with Ratmir Timashev on the ABRT Venture Fund, Andrei continued to build his knowledge and explore new areas, including virtualization. Veeam’s first virtual server management product, FastSCP, has been widely embraced by the industry and today Andrei’s vision for Availability for the Always-On Enterprise is deployed in more than 200,000 companies Andrei Baronov has over two decades of delivering the

across the globe. Andrei earned his master’s degree from

industry’s most innovative and visionary product

the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1990,

portfolios and is one of the world’s leading systems

and a PhD in Physics and Technology from the same

management experts. As Co-Founder and CEO at

college in 1995.

Veeam Software, he oversees all aspects of the company’s products, tech and customer support.

With the hyper-growth and hyper-sprawl of today’s data, traditional data management is not enough. Data must

In 1997, in partnership with Ratmir Timashev, he co-

become Hyper‑Available. Getting there requires a new

founded Aelita Software. Andrei’s expertise and insight

approach that merges the traditional disciplines of data

made it possible to create a family of innovative,

backup and recovery, data protection and data security.

award-winning products built on architecture and core

As the leader in Availability across multi-cloud

technologies, which were a generation ahead of

environments, Veeam® is uniquely positioned to help you

competitors.

on your journey to Intelligent Data Management.


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DEFENSE INDUSTRY

PHEBE NOVAKOVIC CEO OF GD  CEO OF THE YEAR DEFENSE INDUSTRY

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company. From Gulfstream business jets and combat vehicles to nuclear-powered submarines and communications systems, people around the world depend on our products and services for their safety and security. We offer a broad portfolio of innovative products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; IT and C4ISR solutions; and shipbuilding and ship repair. Phebe N. Novakovic became chairman and chief

General Dynamics employs thousands of people across

executive officer of General Dynamics on January 1,

the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We

2013. She was previously named the company’s

rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of

president and chief operating officer, and a member of

customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products

the company’s board of directors, in May 2012.

and services.

Before joining General Dynamics, Novakovic served as the Special Assistant to the Secretary and Deputy

General Dynamics employees have pushed the

Secretary of Defense from 1997 to 2001. In that

boundaries by embracing change for more than 65 years.

capacity, she was responsible for managing processes

We draw on this rich history of service to the aerospace

for all major U.S. Department of Defense budget and

and defense communities and an agile culture of

policy decisions for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary

continuous improvement to create ever-growing value

of Defense.

for our customers.


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DRINKS INDUSTRY

JAMES QUINCEY CEO OF COCA-COLA  CEO OF THE YEAR DRINKS INDUSTRY

brand portfolio and improved execution across the geography. These actions helped drive solid topline growth and expanded the company’s leading market share position in total nonalcoholic ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverages despite the volatile and prolonged macroeconomic challenges in the region. Quincey also played an instrumental role in leading the merger of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetranke AG to form Coca-Cola European Partners Plc., which is now the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler based on net revenues. James Quincey is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company. Before becoming CEO on

Since 1886, we’ve brought the world the unique,

May 1, 2017, he led all of the company’s operating units

refreshing taste of Coca-Cola. And as the times have

worldwide as President and Chief Operating Officer

changed, so have we. Today, we’re the world’s largest

from August 2015.

beverage company, offering over 500 brands to people in more than 200 countries. Together with our bottling

From 2013 to 2015, Quincey served as President of The

partners, we depend on over 700,000 Coca-Cola system

Coca-Cola Company’s Europe Group, which is

associates to reach the world.

comprised of 38 countries including the Member

But even with this storied past, we aren’t standing still.

States of the European Union, the European Free Trade

As consumers’ tastes and preferences change, we’re

Association countries and the Balkans. Under Quincey’s

rapidly evolving our business to bring them a wide range

leadership, the Europe Group, the company’s most

of new and different drinks, while also reducing sugar and

profitable operating group, strategically expanded its

adding more nutrition and benefits wherever we can.


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EDUCATION INDUSTRY

JOHN FALLON CEO OF PEARSON CEO OF THE YEAR EDUCATION INDUSTRY

Earlier in his career, John held senior public policy and communications roles in UK local government. He is an advisory board member of the Global Business Coalition for Education, a member of the Council of the University of Hull, and trustee and director of the Oracle Cancer Trust. In a fast-changing world, education is the key to success. For many people, learning is the route to a job to support their family or the skills to help them make progress in their career. For others, it’s simply a lifelong passion for discovery. For every learner, at every stage of their life, John Fallon became Pearson’s chief executive on 1

education is the path to opportunity and fulfilment.

January 2013. Since 2008, he had been responsible for the company’s education businesses outside North

Our world-class tools, content, products, and services are

America and a member of the Pearson management

designed to help people adapt to our changing world,

committee. He joined Pearson in 1997 as director of

navigate its challenges and opportunities, and ultimately

communications and was appointed president of

make progress in their lives. Whether it's at home, in the

Pearson Inc. in 2000.

classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At

In 2003 he was appointed CEO of Pearson’s

Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for

educational publishing businesses for Europe, Middle

learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever

East & Africa. Prior to joining Pearson, John was

learning flourishes, so do people.

director of Corporate Affairs at Powergen plc and was also a member of the company’s executive committee.


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SUKRIT SURABOTSOPON CEO OF IRPC CEO OF THE YEAR ENERGY INDUSTRY

In 2017 Key Performance Indicators of CEO consists of Financial Perspective – EBITDA, Net Profit, ROIC Stakeholder Perspective – Customer Satisfaction, Community Satisfaction, Employee Engagement Internal Process Perspective – Margin Improvement (EVEREST Project), Project Progression, Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) Learning & Growth Perspective – IRPC Health Check (IHC), RD Roadmap Achievement, Sustainability Assessment Results (DJSI) IRPC Public Company Limited or IRPC (Company) formerly Thai Petrochemical Industry Public Company Sukrit Surabotsopon is the Director / Executive Director

Limited or "TPI" registered in 1978 by Leophairatana

/ President of IRPC. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering

family. TPI had been transformed to a public company

in Chemical Engineering with 2nd Class Honor,

limited on October 10, 1994 and listed on the SET on

Chulalongkorn University.

March 17, 1995. IRPC started to produce applications of petroleum and petrochemical products in 1982 and

Mr. Sukrit Surabotsopon’s has exceeded performance

expanded its line of production of various petrochemical

expectations based on criteria approved by the Board

products. It expanded the plant and infrastructures for

of IRPC. The criterion which take account overall

fully integrated petrochemical complex.

components, such as corporate business situations,

IRPC and its subsidiaries are currently the first fully

challenging targets, problem handling,communication

integrated petrochemical complex in Southeast Asia.

skills in emergency situations, social and

IRPC's plants are located in an industrial area in Rayong

environ-mental governance, and promotion of good

Province with facilities to support the businesses such as

corporate image.

deep sea port, tank farm and power plant.


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ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS INDUSTRY

GINNI ROMETTY CEO OF IBM CEO OF THE YEAR ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS INDUSTRY  

board of managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with high honors, in computer science and electrical engineering from Northwestern University. IBM is a global cloud platform and cognitive solutions company, which has continually evolved over the past century to remain at the forefront of technological innovation. Our capabilities in data and analytics, cloud, mobile, social and security have helped the UK evolve to become one of the world’s most digitally advanced nations. This digital revolution empowers us and our Ginni Rometty began her career with IBM in 1981 in

clients to gather and analyse data in ways that have

Detroit. Since then she has held a series of leadership

never been possible before—helping UK organisations

positions, most recently as senior vice president and

unlock new insights and usher in a new era of cognitive

group executive, IBM sales, marketing, and strategy.

business.

Earlier she served as senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services, where she led the successful

A constant state of innovation

integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting.

“Digital is the wires, but digital intelligence, or artificial

This acquisition was the largest in professional services

intelligence as some people call it, is about much more

history, creating a global team of more than 100,000

than that. This next decade is about how you combine

business consultants and services experts.

those and become a cognitive business. It’s the dawn of

Mrs. Rometty serves on the Council on Foreign

a new era.” - VIRGINIA M. (GINNI) ROMETTY, CHAIRMAN,

Relations, the board of trustees of

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, IBM

North-western University, and the board of overseers and 


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ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRY

EMMIE LEUNG CEO OF EMTERRA GROUP CEO OF THE YEAR ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRY

“valuable resources.” She moved to Vancouver to be closer to core transportation hubs and from that point on she has been a pioneer in the recycling and waste diversion industry in Canada. IPI in its infancy was a one-person business – Emmie.  She performed every job from driving the collection truck to sorting and baling materials, to operating the forklift to marketing and bookkeeping. When IPI started to expand into the municipal recycling services business, Emmie instigated the first ever ‘blue bag’ program to collect recyclables, a system that continues to be used in some municipalities throughout Canada.  This early hands-on At the helm of the Emterra Group is Emmie Leung who

experience gave her insight into all aspects of the waste

oversees the overall operations, performance against

handling business, knowledge that she continues to draw

key indicators and growth of the group of companies.

upon today as CEO of the Emterra Group.

Emmie has a knack for finding opportunities and building on them.

Emterra Group is a company of four divisions offering municipal and industrial, commercial and institutional

She founded the original company, International Paper

(ICI) customers a fully integrated approach to collecting,

Industries (IPI) in 1976 in Vancouver soon after

processing and marketing: Printed Paper and Packaging,

graduating from the University of Manitoba with a BA

Used and Scrap Tires, Stale-dated and Un-saleable

in Commerce. She got the idea to start collecting used

Products. We bring innovation, commitment and plain

cardboard and other printed papers when she was

old hard work to the task of developing and managing

walking around her Winnipeg neighbourhood one day

material collection and resource recovery programs for

and noticed that businesses were discarding these

our customers.


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FASHION INDUSTRY

PABLO ISLA CEO OF INDITEX CEO OF THE YEAR FASHION INDUSTRY

He was re-elected to the Board of Directors of Inditex by the AGM held on 13 July 2010 and 14 July 2015. Inditex is one of the world's largest fashion retailers, with eight distinct brands. Inditex is one of the world's largest fashion retailers, with eight brands (Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe) selling in 202 markets through its online platform or its over 7,000 stores in 96 markets. We have come a long way since 1963, when we started out as a small family business in a workshop making women’s Pablo Isla has been the Chairman and CEO of Inditex

clothing. Over the years, our size may have changed, but

since 2011. He has been the Deputy Chairman and CEO

one underlying idea has stayed the same – the customer is

since 2005.

at the centre of everything we do. By working closely together as a single company globally focused on the key

He is a graduate in Law from the Complutense

elements of fashion production –design, manufacture,

University of Madrid (1987) and became Spanish State

distribution and retail– we brought our customers closer

Attorney (Abogado del Estado) in the 1988 year, ranking

than ever to the products they wanted at affordable

#1. From 1992 to 1996 he was Group General Counsel of

prices.

Banco Popular. He went on to be appointed General

The success of our first brand –Zara was followed by

Director of State Assets at the Ministry of Economy and

international expansion at the end of the 1980s and the

Finances. From July 2000 to 2005 he was Chairman of

successive launch of new brands, that now have an

Altadis group. He currently is a member of the Board of

integrated model of stores and online

Directors of Nestlé.


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FITNESS INDUSTRY

CHUCK RUNYON CEO OF S.E BRANDS CEO OF THE YEAR FITNESS INDUSTRY

Improving the self-esteem of the world. That’s the lofty goal of Self Esteem Brands, the parent company of Anytime Fitness (the world’s #1 “Top Global” franchise) and Waxing The City, another award-winning franchise poised for rapid expansion. Self Esteem Brands is also the parent company to affiliates Provision Security Solutions, Healthy Contributions, PumpOne and Franchise Real Estate.  With the vision of improving the self-esteem of the world at its core, Self Esteem Brands seeks to enrich the lives of With more than 20 years of experience managing,

all of those who interact with our companies in nearly 30

owning and franchising health clubs, Chuck Runyon

countries on five continents worldwide. That includes our

has distinguished himself as a leading authority in the

consumers, vendors, employees, franchisees and the

field of fitness. Runyon revolutionized the fitness

surrounding communities where more than 3,000 of our

industry when he and Dave Mortensen co-founded

independently owned and operated franchises are

Anytime Fitness – an alternative to big-box gyms which

located.

typically feature expensive “frills” that few members actually use or need. In contrast, Runyon and

Additionally, Self Esteem Brands is actively seeking other

Mortensen designed smaller, neighbourhood clubs

innovative business concepts to partner with and

featuring the things members want most:

franchise.

convenience, affordability, quality equipment and surprisingly personable service in friendly, nonintimidating facilities.


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TEXAS

GO BIG IN TEXAS -  THE USA'S TOP RANKED POWERHOUSE  If Texas were a nation, it would be the 10th

"Looked at every major city both the business and the

largest economy in the world. The state ranks at

employee's point of view in terms of quality of life.

the top of nearly every US business ratings list.

There is no better place than Texas to start the next chapter of Toyota's history in North America, and we

Texas is on top yet again. The Lone Star State claimed

are excited about our future together."

the No. 1 spot in CNBC's annual Top States for Business

Jim Lentz - CEO, Toyota Motor North America

ranking, marking the first four-time win by a state in the award’s history. In addition to claiming the No. 1 spot,

Economic Powerhouse: If Texas were a nation, it would

Texas also received the top score in economy and

rank as the 10th largest economy in the world based on

infrastructure.

GDP, ahead of Australia, Mexico, Spain, Russia and many others.

There’s a reason Texas continues to take home awards. It’s thanks to Toyota, Boeing, Charles Schwab, Merck,

#1 Exporter: Texas maintains its position as the nation’s

Kubota and the thousands of other game-changing

#1 exporter—a title the state has held for 16 consecutive

companies that chose Texas for its pro-business tax

years. In 2017, Texas exported $264 billion in goods to

climate, world-class infrastructure, skilled workforce and

destinations all over the world with Mexico, Canada,

central North American location.

China, Brazil and Korea as its top trading partners. Home to World-Leading Companies: Behind Texas'

Economic Strength: Texas is a force to be reckoned with

strong economy are 48 Fortune 500 companies,

as a location for business and skilled talent. And it just

including ExxonMobil, AT&T, Sysco and American

keeps getting stronger.

Airlines, more than 1,400 foreign companies such as


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Toyota, BAE Systems, Siemens and Shell Oil and 2.4

Low Tax: Texas offers a competitive tax climate and

million small businesses. See which Fortune 500

powerful incentives to allow businesses to invest in the

companies have their headquarters here.

things that matter—growing their workforce, improving facilities and boosting their bottom line.

Workforce: Texas has the second largest civilian workforce in America—13 million Texans. Our top-notch

Quality of Living: The Lone Star State continues to

schools feed a strong pipeline of talent into the state

attract businesses and workers from across the nation

and out-of-state workers continue to flock to Texas to

and around the world to take advantage of its

take advantage of diverse job opportunities and quality

comparatively low cost of living and dynamic cultural

of life amenities.

and recreational opportunities. There's simply no place in the world that's quite like Texas.

Fair: Texas' fair legal system limits unnecessary regulation to allow business to prosper. It's that simple.

Infrastructure: Texas' central location and

"Texas rewrote everything from class-action

state-of-the-art transportation network provide timely

certification to product liability." - Wall Street Journal

access to domestic and global markets via air, land and sea.

Room to Prosper: Texas offers companies and

382 Airports, 10,539 miles of freight rail, more than any

entrepreneurs room to grow, as well as the freedom to

state, 16 Seaports, including 32 foreign trade zones (FTZ)

go big and to be rewarded for their ambitions. Less

313,220+ miles of public roads, more than any state.

government, lower taxes, smarter regulations and right-to-work laws are the policies attracting

Global Leaders Choose Texas: We recently welcomed a

employers to Texas from states that overtax and

multi-billion-dollar project from ExxonMobil and SABIC

over-regulate.

and headquarters projects from Hulu and Boeing.


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FITNESS INDUSTRY

JOHN TREHARNE CEO OF THE GYM GROUP SME CEO OF THE YEAR FITNESS INDUSTRY

Helping the UK to achieve a healthy balance, to be more precise. We think everybody deserves the support to reach their goals whatever they are, and without paying a premium or being tied into a contract. That’s why we offer no pressure membership that you can stop and start whenever you want. Instead of being tied to a year’s contract, and opening hours that just don’t suit lots of us, like shift workers and students, you can have exactly the way you want it. For a start we’re open 24/7, almost every day of the year. The Gym Group was founded by John Treharne, a

And we won’t make you sign a contract that ties you in.

former England squash player, in 2008. Perhaps that’s

All we’ll do is give you the exact amount of

why we’re so focused on proper health and fitness

encouragement and support you need, and make sure

benefits, and less on the luxuries that a small

you’ve got the very latest kit to do it on (we were one of

percentage of traditional health club members want.

the first fitness centres in the UK to introduce Myride®

John has a long and successful history in the gym

indoor cycling and 24/7 video-link pilates, yoga, dance

business. He opened his first health club chain,

and aerobics classes within our separate studio rooms,

Dragons Health Clubs, in 1991, building the business to

don’t you know).

a total of 22 clubs. He floated the company in 1997, and in 2000 he and his investors sold it on. He then spent

As well as helping the Great British public, we do our bit

time lending his expertise to premium gym chain

to make the world healthier and greener too. You’ll find

Esporta, before concentrating on the launch of The

everything we do to run The Gym as sustainably as

Gym Group.

possible laid out in black and white in our Green Policy.


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FURNITURE INDUSTRY

NIDHI KAPOOR CEO OF MAIDEN HOME SME CEO OF THE YEAR FURNITURE INDUSTRY 

Maiden Home: Heritage quality, direct from our craftsmen, minus the retail markup. We’re thrilled to bring you a better way in furniture–and exceptional products you’ll be proud to include in your home. Every Maiden Home piece is handmade in the North Carolina region, home to the world’s most skilled furniture craftsmen. They bring decades of experience to their work and an attention to detail you won’t find elsewhere. We are the first to partner with the country's best custom workrooms to offer their products directly to consumers online. That’s how we deliver designer Nidhi Kapoor: "When designing my NYC home, I

showroom quality for a fraction of the price.

looked everywhere for timeless, quality pieces that I

We build our pieces with premium materials and

loved and would last. It was a search that left me

cut-no-corners construction. You’ll experience

frustrated; designer boutiques were out of reach, but

luxuriously comfortable furniture that’ll stand up to

big-box stores served up generic style. Unwilling to

your lifestyle.

settle, I went straight to the source: North Carolina, where I found artisans crafting the incredible custom

When it comes to your home, we believe you shouldn’t

furniture I only dreamed of for my home.

settle–for generic design, lesser quality or anything short

I made it my mission to bring their story and craft to

of a perfect fit. What if you could have more, without

consumers everywhere–at a price and speed never

the designer price tag?

done before. Welcome to Maiden Home."


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HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

JORGE CORTELL CEO OF KANTERON CEO OF THE YEAR HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

over 500 times in 12 countries, at some of the world's largest healthcare networks like the NHS in the UK, ISSSTE in Mexico, or EsSalud in Peru. Healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) are ramping up their investments in genomics sequencing technologies, multimodal radiology, and digital pathology, both to support their clinical-care mission and to further research in personalized medicine. The tests, devices and systems from this activity produce terabytes and often petabytes of structured and Jorge Cortell: Serial entrepreneur (x8); Oxford

unstructured data, from DICOM and non-DICOM images

(Computing) and MIT (Entrepreneurship); Formerly: pro

and videos, to metadata, and textual reports. That data has

basketball player; visiting professor; EU Expert on Social

to be stored, integrated, and processed on a platform that

Investment.

allows search, visualization, annotation, and collaboration, in order to be useful for clinical and research purposes.

Kanteron Systems is a privately held Healthcare IT – Computational Bioinformatics company founded in

Until now, HDOs relied on individual stand-alone systems

2005 that helps healthcare providers manage imaging

(PACS, VNA, Digital Pathology, BioInformatics,

and genomic data effectively for precision medicine

Pharmacogenomic, and Analytics tools) to manage all that

applications at the point of care.

data. With Kanteron Systems Platform clinicians and

With offices in Madrid (Spain), and European HQ in

researchers in HDOs can finally leverage a unified and

Valencia (Spain), and subsidiaries in UK and USA,

modular system.

Kanteron Systems' solution has already been deployed


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HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

SÉBASTIEN BAZIN CEO OF ACCOR HOTELS CEO OF THE YEAR HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

He joined Accor’s Board of Directors in 2005 and, via Colony Capital, became a Paris Saint-Germain shareholder in 2006 and the club’s Chairman in 2009. In August 2013, he resigned from his duties at Colony Capital and was appointed Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels. Sébastien has been Chairman of the Théâtre du Châtelet’s Board of Directors since 2015 (and a Board member since 2013), is Vice-Chairman of the Gustave Roussy Foundation’s Supervisory Board, and has been a member of GE’s Board of Directors since 2016. After five years working in several financial positions in

We are far more than a worldwide leader. We are 250,000

New York, San Francisco and London, Sébastien Bazin

hospitality experts who share the same passion.

was appointed CEO of Hottinguer Rivaud Finances, an

Welcoming people.

investment bank, in 1990, and then CEO of L’Immo-bilière Hôtelière, a hotel developer in France, in

We take care of millions of guests in our 4,500 addresses.

1992.

Every day, we put all our energy into spreading the most powerful promise in the hospitality profession: Feel

In 1997, he moved to Colony Capital, a private real

Welcome. Our dynamic brands are established in 100

estate investment firm, to head up its European branch

countries and are continuing their steady growth. A new

and lead several acquisitions, principally in the

AccorHotels address opens every two days.

hospitality sector (Générale des Eaux, Club Méditerranée, Lucien Barrière, Fairmont & Raffles, Buffalo Grill, Château Lascombes, Stadia Consulting and others).


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INGREDIENTS INDUSTRY

JUAN R. LUCIANO CEO OF ADM CEO OF THE YEAR INGREDIENTS INDUSTRY

Before joining ADM, Luciano had a successful 25-year tenure at The Dow Chemical Company, where he last served as executive vice president and president of the Performance division. Luciano serves on the boards of directors of Eli Lilly and Company, Wilmar International and Intersect Illinois, a non-profit economic development organization created by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. He is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Commercial Club of Chicago; serves on the Global Advisory Board of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University; and is a governor of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Luciano Juan R. Luciano is chairman of the board of directors,

holds an industrial engineering degree from the Buenos

president and chief executive officer of Archer Daniels

Aires Institute of Technology.

Midland Company. Luciano joined ADM in 2011 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. He

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels

was named president in February 2014, and in January

Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops

2015 became the ninth chief executive in ADM’s

into products that serve the vital needs of a growing

112-year history. He became chairman of the board in

world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural

January 2016.

processors and food ingredient providers, with

As president, Luciano oversaw the commercial and

approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in

production activities of ADM’s Corn, Oilseeds and

more than 170 countries. We connect the harvest to the

Agricultural Services businesses, as well as its research,

home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial

project management, procurement and risk

and energy uses.

management functions.


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INFRASTRUCTURE INDUSTRY

FLORENTINO PÉREZ CEO OF ACS GROUP  CEO OF THE YEAR  INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY

Institute for Agrarian Reform and Development at the Ministry of Agriculture. In 1983 he returned to the private sector, when he headed Construcciones Padrós, S.A., as well as being one of its leading shareholders. Since 1993 he has been the Chairman of ACS, Actividades de Construcción y Servicios, S.A. He is also the Chairman of Real Madrid Football Club the world's most famous and successful soccer club. Born in Madrid in 1947, he holds a degree in Civil

ACS Group - A worldwide reference in the industry of

engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

infrastructure development, both civil and industrial

Professional experience:

engineering projects. A Group which participates in the

He began his professional career in 1971 in the private

development of sectors which are fundamental for the

sector, rising to head the Spanish Highway Association,

economy. A Company committed to economic and

until switching to the public business sector. From

social progress in the countries where it is present.

1976 to 1982 he held various positions in the Public

The Group's successful track record is based on an

Administration, such as Delegate for Sanitation and

efficient organization and a dynamic and

Environment for the City of Madrid, Deputy

entrepreneurial attitude laid down through consecutive

Director-General at the Ministry of Industry and

merger processes, takeovers and strategic plans

Energy, Director-General of Transport Infrastructure at

committed to the satisfaction of our clients as well as to

the Ministry of Transport, and President of the

maximizing profitability for ACS’ shareholders.

National


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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

EDDIE HEARN CEO OF MATCHROOM SME CEO OF THE YEAR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

Matchroom’s Boxing division, promoting a stable he has grown and which is littered with World Champions and Olympic gold medallists. Under Eddie’s leadership Matchroom Boxing has returned to the forefront of the sport around the world. In 2014 Matchroom Boxing promoted the record-breaking Froch vs. Groves II bill at Wembley Stadium. Watched by 80,000 at the sold-out venue and broadcast around the world, the fight went down as one of the biggest in boxing history. He is also a director of the Professional Darts Corporation. Following several years in the sponsorship and event management industry, Eddie Hearn joined Matchroom

MATCHROOM Sport owns, manages and promotes

Sport in 2000 with responsibility for the newly-formed

sporting events. For over 30 years we have been bringing

Matchroom Golf management business.

unparalleled value to our sponsors, massive audiences for our TV broadcast partners and excitement to our sports’

In 2005, he assumed the role of Chief Executive of the

fans. We are one of the world’s largest suppliers of sports

PGA Europro Tour and subsequently headed up

programming; supplying virtually every major broadcaster

Matchroom Sport’s rapidly expanding poker and online

of sports in the world.

gaming operations. With the swift growth of the company in recent years, Eddie has assumed the role of Group Managing Director. Eddie’s most notable public face is as the head of 


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MACHINE VISION INDUSTRY

ROBERT WILLETT CEO OF COGNEX CEO OF THE YEAR MACHINE VISION INDUSTRY

Mr. Willett also served as Chief Executive Officer of Willett International Ltd., a $125 million privately owned coding company with 30 wholly owned sales companies around the world, which he sold to Danaher in 2003 and which was merged with Videojet. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University, and an MBA from Yale University. The world’s leading provider of vision systems, software, sensors, and industrial barcode readers used in manufacturing automation. Cognex vision helps companies improve product quality, eliminate As President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Willett

production errors, lower manufacturing costs, and

oversees all aspects of strategy and operations for

exceed consumer expectations for high quality

Cognex Corporation.

products at an affordable price. Typical applications for machine vision include detecting defects, monitoring

Mr. Willett came to Cognex in 2008 from Danaher

production lines, guiding assembly robots, and tracking,

Corporation, a diversified manufacturer of industrial

sorting and identifying parts. Cognex serves an

controls and technologies, where he served as Vice

international customer base from offices located

President of Business Development and Innovation for

throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, and through

the company's Product Identification business group.

a global network of integration and distribution

Prior to that Mr. Willett was President of Videojet

partners. The company is headquartered close to

Technologies, a leader in coding and marking

Boston in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. Cognex is

products, which is a subsidiary of Danaher.

publicly traded on the Nasdaq stock market.


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MACHINE VISION INDUSTRY

NORBERT STEIN CEO OF VITRONIC SME CEO OF THE YEAR MACHINE VISION INDUSTRY VITRONIC offers support to international customers through its subsidiaries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as through a global network of sales and service partners. Consolidated sales totalled €172 million in 2017 with €59 million of equity across the group. We invested over €14 million in research and development in 2017. VITRONIC machine vision systems are used in a wide range of industrial applications to carry out precise or complex inspection tasks. Our automated solutions ensure the highest quality standards of welded and Dr. Norbert Stein founded VITRONIC

brazed seams and are used, for example, in the

Bildverarbeitungs-systeme GmbH in 1984 and serves as

automotive and aerospace industries. We also offer

its President and Managing Director. Dr. Stein holds a

flexible surface quality inspection for metal workpieces

doctorate in Engineering. Dr. Stein has won numerous

and endless material.

awards including the Entrepreneur of the Year in Germany.

We support the pharmaceutical industry with seamless print, surface and geometry inspection systems, quality

Since VITRONIC was founded in 1984 it has grown

inspection and track-and-trace inspection solutions –

continuously and is currently represented by 1,000

which can also be validated. For manufacturers of solar

employees on four continents. Over 750 employees

cells and modules, we are one of the largest independent

work at our Development, Production, Project Planning,

partners for optical inspection systems, with over 1,000

Sales and Administration departments at company HQ

installations worldwide.

in Wiesbaden.


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MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE

PETER BOLLINGER CEO OF ITAC SOFTWARE  SME CEO OF THE YEAR MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE

development centre for Dover Technologies in Bangalore. From 2006 to the end of 2011 he was the General Manager of European Operations. In this position he was responsible for the sales and service organisation of Universal Instruments in Europe and helped establish the company as a profitable and continually expanding supplier for the electronics industry. As of 2012 Peter Bollinger will be a Member of the Board of iTAC Software AG and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of iTAC in 2013. iTAC Software AG, an independent company of the During his studies in Measurement and Controlling

mechanical and plant engineering group Dürr, provides

Technology Peter Bollinger was able to gain practical

Internet-enabled information and communication

experience in software development at AEG and Bosch.

technologies for the manufacturing industry. Founded in

Aftergraduation in 1994 as an Engineer (Diplom

1998, the company is one of the leading MES providers in

Ingenieur) he worked in industrial image data

Germany. The iTAC.MES.Suite is a cloud-based

processing and ran the corresponding business unit at

Manufacturing Execution System that is used worldwide

Pulsotronic.

by companies in different industry sectors such as automotive manufacturers and suppliers,

At the end of 2000 Peter Bollinger moved to Universal

electronics/EMS/TC, medical technology, metal

Instruments, an international manufacturer of

processing and energy. Additional services and solutions

machines for automatic assembly of PC boards. During

enable the implementation of Industry 4.0 and IIoT

his time there he held various managerial positions on

requirements. ITAC’s philosophy is connecting people,

an international basis and built up the software

data and systems.


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METALS INDUSTRY

TIM J. MURRAY CEO OF ALBA CEO OF THE YEAR METALS INDUSTRY Tim has played an instrumental role in the transformation of Alba’s Safety Culture through the implementation of the “ZERO Accident Principles”. In 2017 Tim was recognized as a “CEO Who Gets It” by the US National Safety Council for his contributions on Safety, Health and Environment. In 2017, he led the “Line 5 Recovery” where Alba set the benchmark for the safest and fastest recovery of a Potline. Over the past 5 years under his “Project Titan” initiative he has improved Alba’s operating performance by approximately $250 per metric tonne. Tim has played a pivotal role in the training and development at Alba Tim Murray has been Chief Executive Officer of Alba

including the company’s MBA sponsorship program. He

since October 2012. He has been with Alba since 2007

also led Alba’s IPO in 2010 when the company became

when he joined as General Manager of Finance. During

listed on both the London and Bahrain Stock exchanges.

his time at Alba he has held the roles of Chief Finance & Supply Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) consistently ranks as one

Marketing Officer.

of the largest and most modern aluminium smelters in the

Tim holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University where he

world. Known for its technological strength and innovative

graduated Beta Gamma Sigma. He also holds a

policies, Alba enforces strict environmental guidelines,

Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Susquehanna

maintains a high track record for safety, and is widely

University. He is a CPA and member of the American

regarded as one of the top performers on a global scale.

Institute of CPAs. He has attended various Executive Management Programs at Wharton and University of Chicago.


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MINING INDUSTRY

IVAN GLASENBERG CEO OF GLENCORE CEO OF THE YEAR MINING INDUSTRY 

Glencore is one of the world’s largest globally diversified natural resource companies. Founded in the 1970s as a trading company, we have grown to become a major producer and marketer of commodities - employing 146,000 people around the world. Our operations comprise around 150 mining and metallurgical sites, oil production assets and agricultural facilities. Using our sector knowledge and global supply base, we source and market commodities to industrial consumers who need them - such as Ivan Glasenberg joined Glencore in April 1984 and has

steel-makers, vehicle manufacturers, power companies

been Chief Executive Officer since January 2002.

and processors of oil and food. In this way, we produce

Mr Glasenberg initially spent three years working in

and market resources that play an essential role in

the coal commodity department in South Africa as a

modern life.

marketer, before spending two years in Australia as head of the Asian coal commodity division. Between

People are at the heart of our business. That’s why we

1988 and 1989, he was based in Hong Kong as head of

prioritise safety at all our assets; why we seek to

Glencore’s Hong Kong and Beijing offices, as well as

minimise our impacts on the environment and

head of coal marketing in Asia, where his

communities; and why we aim to attract employees

responsibilities included overseeing the Asian coal

who strive to be leaders in their field.

marketing business of Glencore and managing the administrative functions of the Hong Kong and Beijing offices.


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MINING INDUSTRY

JORDAN TRIMBLE CEO SKYHARBOUR SME CEO OF THE YEAR MINING INDUSTRY

which was acquired by New Gold (TSX: NGD). Mr. Trimble has an extensive network of institutional and retail investors as well as resource industry professionals bringing valuable relationships to the Company. He has appeared on BNN several times and has given presentations at numerous resource conferences across North America. Mr. Trimble has completed the Canadian Securities Course and Technical Analysis Course offered through CSI as well as several geology, exploration and mining courses. Jordan Trimble is the President and Chief Executive

Skyharbour Resources (TSX-V: SYH) (OTCQB: SYHBF) is a

Officer of Skyharbour Resources. Mr. Trimble holds a

preeminent uranium and thorium exploration

Bachelor of Science Degree with a Minor in Commerce

Company with projects located in the prolific

from UBC and he is a CFA® charterholder and serves as

Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan, Canada which was

a director of the CFA Society Vancouver.

ranked as the best mining jurisdiction to work in globally by the Fraser Institute in 2017.

He has worked in the resource industry in various roles with numerous TSX Venture listed companies specializing in corporate finance and strategy, shareholder communications, marketing, deal structuring and capital raising. Previous to Skyharbour, he managed the Corporate Development for Bayfield Ventures, a gold company with projects in Ontario


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NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY

DAVID L. STOVER CEO OF NOBLE ENERGY CEO OF THE YEAR  NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY

Earlier in his career, he held a number of engineering, operations and management positions at ARCO Oil and Gas Company. Active in industry and community organizations, Mr. Stover serves on the board of directors and executive committees of the American Petroleum Institute and Junior Achievement in Houston. He also serves as Chairman of Spindletop Charities and is a member of the Business Roundtable, National Petroleum Council and All American Wildcatters Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum and natural gas David (Dave) Stover is chairman, president and chief

engineering from Pennsylvania State University and is a

executive officer of Noble Energy, Inc. Mr. Stover brings

member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

to his role more than 35 years of oil and gas industry and operational leadership. He was appointed

As an independent exploration and production

Chairman of the Board in April 2015, CEO in October

company, Noble Energy energizes the world by safely

2014 and elected to the board of directors in April 2014.

and responsibly delivering oil and natural gas to the

He previously served as President and Chief Operating

marketplace. Our people are driven by a spirit of

Officer.

innovation and a commitment to our partners and communities. Our purpose and vision of creating

Before joining Noble Energy in 2002, Mr. Stover served

sustainable, mutually beneficial value permeates

as BP’s Vice President and Business Unit Leader for the

everything we do, everywhere we work. We are guided

Gulf of Mexico Shelf and held various onshore and

by a commitment to safety, environmental responsibility

offshore management positions at Vastar Resources.

and innovation.


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SPAIN

SPAIN GLOBAL MARKET ACCESS FROM A LEADING ECONOMY Spain is the world’s 14th-largest economy and

Spanish companies are among leading companies in

the 5th-largest economy in the EU: GDP worth

the world:

1.4 trillion USD.

▪ 3 out of every 5 flights worldwide are controlled using

Spanish Air Navigation Management systems-ATM. Spain is more than the cultural capital of Europe.

▪ Telefonica is one of the largest telecommunications

It is the world’s 14th-largest economy and the

companies in the world (in terms of market

5th-largest economy in the EU: GDP worth 1.4 trillion

capitalization and number of customers).

USD.

▪ Santander is the 2nd bank in the Eurozone and one of

The 11th-largest exporter of commercial services

the first in the world (stock market capitalization) and

worldwide and the 16th ranked exporter of

BBVA now operates in 40 countries.

merchandise trade.

▪ Mapfre is the largest multinational insurer in Latin

Multinationals in Spain account for 44% of total

America and among the top 10 European insurance

exports from Spain to third Markets. Total exports

companies by premium volume

from Spain amounted 277 Billion € in 2017.

▪ Iberdrola is the 4th-largest utility company in the

International Export Services from Spain - excluding

world (in terms of market capitalization) and the 2nd

Tourism- to third markets reached more than 60

largest wind power operator in USA.

Billion € in 2017. More than 120 Billion € including

▪ The Spanish infrastructure sector is a world leader in

Tourism. According to WTO Spain ranks 11th

foreign markets. ACS Group is the leading international

Worldwide.

contractor in the world, according to the ranking

Spain received 82 million international tourists in

published in 2018 by the specialized publication

2017. Spain is the 2rd country worldwide in number

Engineering News Record (ENR).

of tourist arrivals and 2nd in revenues after USA..


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Foreign Investment in Spain

SPAIN

Incentives - Spain has got many Institutions that

Spain is the 9th-most open country to Foreign

promote incentives in different calls along the year:

Investment according to OECD’s FDI Restrictiveness

▪ The Centre for Industrial Technological Development

Index.

(CDTI) has got a wide range of grants and loans at

Over 12,500 foreign companies in Spain across all

competitive low interest rate for technological projects.

economic sectors. 70 of the FORBES Top 100

▪ The State Secretariat for Innovation in the Ministry of

companies have branches and 90 out of 100 top R&D

Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO) also

Companies has a subsidiary according to Thomson

offers support with grants and loans for technological

Reuters. Foreign Companies in Spain account for

projects developed by companies and public bodies

more than 49% of the total industrial turnover yearly

▪ INVEST IN SPAIN/ICEX has developed a program for

and 33% of the industrial employment.

supporting foreign companies up to €200,000 for

US, UK, French, Italian and German Companies are

investments with a high degree of R&D.

the largest investors in Spain.

▪ The National Innovation Company (ENISA) finances

Domestic market of over 46 million consumers: Spain

SMEs up to €1.5 million with participative loans at a very

has a GDP per capita (PPP) above the EU-28 average.

competitive interest rate and with no-guarantee.

Spain grants free access to the world´s largest market,

▪ The Public organization RED.ES promotes the IT

the European Union: more than 500 million

activities of technological companies and start-ups

consumers. Advantages of operating in the EU:

financing investments in infrastructure and equipment.

Intra-European duty-free market.

▪ The International analysis shows that Spain is a

Free movement of goods and services, capital and

country with relatively moderate ratio between Tax

persons.

Revenues (Including Social Security Contributions ) and

Single currency: EUR

GDP (34.4% GDP). Corporate Income Tax Rate: 25%.


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NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT INDUSTRY

JOHN AGWUNOBI CEO OF HERBALIFE  CEO OF THE YEAR  NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT INDUSTRY

Dr. Agwunobi has been leading the Herbalife Nutrition Institute; the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board and the Herbalife Dietetic Advisory Board, and works with the Company’s Ph.D.s and scientists to integrate nutrition science into products. Dr. Agwunobi also works intimately with Herbalife Nutrition independent distributors and customers, ensuring that the Company is continuously innovating in the areas of product development, technology, marketing and corporate sales. Dr. Agwunobi has a broad educational background that includes a master's in public health from Johns Hopkins John Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., is dedicated to the

University and a master's in business administration from

Herbalife Nutrition’s purpose of helping make the

Georgetown University. Dr. Agwunobi completed his

world healthier and happier, and brings an

pediatric residency at Howard University and is currently a

accomplished background with a wealth of experience

licensed physician in Florida, Maryland and Washington

to Herbalife Nutrition as a physician, a public health

D.C. He serves on numerous boards including the U.S.

official and a global executive. In his dual role of co-

African Development Foundation, Shopko, Magellan

president and chief health and nutrition officer, Dr.

Health Services, Smart Rx Systems Inc. and Oration

Agwunobi directs the Company’s nutrition philosophy

Health.

and leads the Company's purpose-driven independent

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose

distributors and health conscious customers to live

purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. We

healthier and happier through personalized nutrition

have been on a mission for nutrition - changing people's

and a proven business opportunity. Since joining the

lives with great nutrition products & programs - since

Company as chief health and nutrition officer in 2016,

1980.


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NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT INDUSTRY

CHAD J. CLAWSON CEO OF NUTRACEUTICAL SME CEO OF THE YEAR NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT INDUSTRY Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.S. degree in Chemistry and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University. Nutraceutical is a family of diverse people from all walks of life. We work together from locations around the world to bring you a wide selection of natural health products and nutritional supplements that we proudly stand behind. We are known in the industry as a “vertically integrated” company. This means that for each product, we strive to cover the entire process of manufacturing, marketing, distributing, and selling that product – from beginning to Chad J. Clawson has been Chief Executive Officer of

end – from as close to the farm or ocean or plant as we can

Nutraceutical International Corporation since August

get, to your kitchen cupboard. Our sourcing and quality

23, 2017. Mr. Clawson has over 25 years of professional

control teams pay careful attention to each and every

operating experience in various corporate leadership

ingredient sourced from locations around the world. To

roles, including having served previously as Chairman,

assure exceptional quality, our labs test and retest raw

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and General

materials, ingredients and products at multiple steps in

Manager of a variety of companies. Mr. Clawson has

the manufacturing process. We are passionate about

provided board level oversight to numerous companies

making healthy products. When you purchase one of our

in nearly every major industry. He served as President of

products, rest assured that we know you bought it for an

Nutrapure, Inc. where he was responsible for four

important reason. You care about taking care of yourself

facilities, 220 employees and a $55 million budget.

and your family. We feel the same way. That’s why we’ve

Mr. Clawson earned a M.B.A. degree, and a M.S. degree

done all we can to make good on our core promise to you

in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the

–“Quality Without Exception.”


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ONLINE RETAIL INDUSTRY

WILLIAM C. RHODES CEO OF AUTOZONE CEO OF THE YEAR ONLINE RETAIL INDUSTRY

For more than 37 years, AutoZone has been committed to providing the best parts, prices and customer service in the automotive aftermarket industry. We have a rich culture and history of going the Extra Mile for our customers and our community. AutoZone is the nation's leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories with more than 6,000 stores in US, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Brazil. Each store carries an extensive line for cars, sport utility William C. Rhodes, III, was named Chairman of

vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and

AutoZone during fiscal 2007 and has been President,

remanufactured hard parts, maintenance items and

Chief Executive Officer and a director since March

accessories. Since opening its first store in Forrest City,

2005. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief

Ark. on July 4, 1979, the company has joined the New

Executive Officer, Mr. Rhodes was Executive Vice

York Stock Exchange (NYSE: AZO) and earned a spot in

President – Store Operations and Commercial.

the Fortune 500. As AutoZone grows, we know our responsibility to the environment grows, and we take it

Previously, he held several key management positions

very seriously. From our stores, to our distribution

with the Company. Prior to 1994, Mr. Rhodes was a

centers, to our transportation fleet, we do all we can to

manager with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Rhodes is

meet the needs of the present while protecting our

currently a member of the Board of Directors for Dollar

future.

General Corporation.


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PAYMENT PROCESSING INDUSTRY

AJAY BANGA CEO OF MASTERCARD CEO OF THE YEAR PAYMENT PROCESSING INDUSTRY

He is a past member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Prior to Mastercard, Ajay served as chief executive officer of Citigroup Asia Pacific. During his career at Citigroup, he held a variety of senior management roles in the United States, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He also oversaw the company’s efforts in microfinance. Ajay began his career at Nestlé, India, where for 13 years he worked on assignments spanning sales, marketing and general management. He also spent two years with PepsiCo, where he was instrumental in launching its fast Ajay Banga is president and chief executive officer of

food franchises in India as the economy liberalized. He is

Mastercard and a member of its board of directors.

a graduate of Delhi University and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Ajay is a co-founder of The Cyber Readiness Institute, first vice chairman of the International Chamber of

Mastercard: Beyond mere moments, to meaningful

Commerce and a trustee of the United States Council

experiences. That's the power of a World Beyond Cash®.

for International Business. Ajay is a founding trustee of

And that's Priceless®. For more than 50 years, we've been

the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, a member

using our technology and expertise to make payments

of the U.S.-India CEO Forum and co-chairs the board of

safer, simpler and smarter. As a technology company, we

directors of the American India Foundation.

connect individuals, businesses and organizations around

Ajay is also a co-chair of the Partnership for New York

the world, creating greater opportunities for all.

City. He served as a member of President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.


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PERSONAL CARE INDUSTRY

IAN COOK CEO COLGATE PALMOLIVE CEO OF THE YEAR PERSONAL CARE INDUSTRY

Colgate-Palmolive World of Care. Each day, the 38,000 employees of Colgate-Palmolive share a commitment to bringing you safe, effective products. Our 200-year history reflects the strength and innovation that our people have used to constantly transform our Company and identify new opportunities. With global brands sold in over 200 countries and territories, Colgate, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Palmolive, Ajax, Softsoap and Hill’s pet Nutrition are among the world’s most recognizable household names, trusted and relied upon by consumers everywhere. Mr. Cook joined Colgate-Palmolive in the United

Our three fundamental values – Caring, Global

Kingdom in 1976 and progressed through a series of

Teamwork and Continuous Improvement – are part of

senior management roles around the world.

everything we do. The company cares about people: Colgate-Palmolive people, customers, shareholders and

He became Chief Operating Officer in 2004, with

business partners. Colgate-Palmolive is committed to

responsibility for operations in North America, Europe,

act with compassion, integrity, honesty and high ethics

Central Europe, Asia and Africa. In 2005, Mr. Cook was

in all situations, to listen with respect to others and to

promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer,

value differences. The Company is also committed to

responsible for all Colgate-Palmolive operations

protect the global environment, to enhance the

worldwide, and was promoted to Chief Executive

communities where Colgate-Palmolive people live and

Officer in 2007. Elected director in 2007 and Chairman

work, and to be compliant with government laws and

in 2009.

regulations.


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PETROLEUM INDUSTRY

RYAN M. LANCE CEO OF CONOCOPHILLIPS CEO OF THE YEAR PETROLEUM INDUSTRY production, regional responsibility at various times for Asia, Africa, the Middle East and North America, and responsibility for technology, major projects, downstream strategy, integration and specialty functions. Externally, Ryan is a board member of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and a trustee of both the George H.W. Bush Library Foundation and PGA Reach. He is also an advocate for charities benefiting youth through his service on the boards of Spindletop International and the Montana Tech Foundation, and on the advisory council of the University of Texas Energy Institute. He is a past Ryan M. Lance has served as chairman and chief

chairman of the American Petroleum Institute and

executive officer of ConocoPhillips, the world’s largest

currently serves on its Executive Committee.

independent exploration and production company

Ryan is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers,

based on production and reserves, since 2012. He is also

and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum

chairman of the Executive Committee for

engineering from Montana Tech in Butte in 1984.

ConocoPhillips. ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P Ryan is a petroleum engineer with 33 years of oil and

company based on production and proved reserves.

natural gas industry experience in senior management

Across our 17 countries of operations, 11,100 people work in

and technical positions with ConocoPhillips,

a truly integrated way to find and produce oil and natural

predecessor Phillips Petroleum and various divisions of

gas. ConocoPhillips is committed to the efficient and

ARCO. His past ConocoPhillips assignments included

effective exploration and production of oil and natural gas.

responsibility for international exploration and


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PETROLEUM INDUSTRY

GRAEME L. FAWCETT CEO OF ATLANTIC PETROL SME CEO OF THE YEAR  PETROLEUM INDUSTRY The Atlantic Petroleum Group comprises the Faroes based parent company P/F Atlantic Petroleum and its five 100% owned subsidiaries in UK, Norway, Ireland and Netherlands. Atlantic Petroleum Plc, established in 1998 and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen is a whole of life oil and gas company active in all phases of the associated value chain, continually seeking to build and optimise its licence portfolio by the development and maturing of existing licences, as well as acquiring new licences through licensing rounds, or by the farming into licences held by Graeme brought significant expertise and know-how to

others.

the Company having worked in the oil and gas industry for over 35 years.

The Company’s strategy is augmented through a commitment to further grow via M&A opportunities as

Over this time, he has worked throughout the world

well as maintaining its established focus on development

with major operators, as well as leading EPCI

opportunities in North West Europe, particularly the North

Contractors, gaining wide expertise in a range of

Sea, the Atlantic Margin and beyond whilst keeping its

commercial, technical and legal activities, both on

portfolio in balance to ensure a steady flow of projects to

onshore and offshore oil and gas developments,

grow value and reserves.

including the creation, execution and completion of project and investment strategies. He holds Mechanical Engineering and Legal qualifications. 


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PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

KENNETH C. FRAZIER CEO OF MERCK CEO OF THE YEAR PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

Mr. Frazier joined the company in 1992 as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the company’s joint venture with Astra AB. He became Vice President of Public Affairs in 1994, and in 1997, was also named Assistant General Counsel. In 1999, Mr. Frazier was promoted to General Counsel of Merck. From 2007 to 2010, he served as President of Global Human Health, Merck’s sales and marketing division. In 2010, Mr. Frazier became President of Merck. He was appointed CEO and a member of Merck’s Board of Directors in January 2011 and became Chairman of the Board in December 2011. Kenneth C. Frazier is Chairman of the Board and Chief

Merck is a global healthcare company with a 125-year

Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc. Under Mr. Frazier’s

history of working to make a difference.

leadership, Merck is delivering innovative lifesaving

Our company is known as Merck in the United States and

medicines and vaccines as well as long-term and

Canada. Everywhere else, we are known as MSD. Our rich

sustainable value to its multiple stakeholders.

history of discovery and innovation began more than 125 years ago and continues today. Through the years, our

Mr. Frazier has substantially increased Merck’s

researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and

investment in research, including early research, while

prevent illness in people and animals around the world.

refocusing the organization on the launch and growth

We've done great things in the past. Today, we're doing

of key products that provide benefit to society. He has

great things for the future.

also led the formation of philanthropic and other initiatives that build on Merck’s 125-year plus legacy.


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PRINTING INDUSTRY

MINORU USUI CEO OF EPSON CEO OF THE YEAR PRINTING INDUSTRY

After being appointed president in 2008, Usui began planning Epson's mid- and long-range growth strategy amid the harsh economic environment that followed the international financial crisis. These plans eventually culminated, in 2009, with the announcement of Epson's SE15 long-range corporate vision. Under this plan, Usui was able to transition Epson to a company capable of generating steady cash flow by focusing on Epson's strengths, by shifting to new business models and product portfolios in existing businesses, by developing new business domains, and by rebuilding the Ever since joining Epson, Minoru Usui, who became

corporate structure.

president in 2008, has relentlessly pursued the development and perfection of new technologies that

Since it was founded more than 70 years ago Epson has

would open up future avenues for Epson.

continued to produce innovative products and services based on its efficient, compact and precision

When Usui began his career with Epson in 1979, printer

technologies. As embodied by our "Exceed Your Vision"

companies had started to explore new printing

corporate tagline, we have focused our corporate ethos of

systems to replace the impact printers that were

creativity and challenge on exceeding the expectations of

prevalent at the time. The encounter between Epson

our customers around the world with the ultimate aim of

and Usui at the dawn of the inkjet printer age proved

becoming an indispensable company for both our

to be fortuitous for both. Usui spent his first few years

customers and for society in general.

with the company planning and designing miniprinters for calculators.


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REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

HUSSAIN SAJWANI CEO OF DAMAC CEO OF THE YEAR REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

DAMAC Properties has been at the forefront of the Middle East’s luxury real estate market since 2002, delivering luxury residential, commercial and leisure properties across the region, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon and the United Kingdom. Making its mark at the highest end of stylish living, DAMAC Properties has cemented its place as the leading luxury developer in the region, having delivered over 24,000 homes, with a development portfolio of more than 40,000 units at various stages of progress. This includes 10,000 hotel rooms, serviced hotel apartments Hussain Sajwani, a UAE national, is the founder and

and hotel villas that will be managed by its wholly -

Chairman of global property development Company,

owned DAMAC Hotels & Resorts.

DAMAC Properties. A graduate from the University of Washington, he started his career as a Contracts

DAMAC Properties prides itself on its uncompromising

Manager in GASCO, a subsidiary of ADNOC (Abu Dhabi

commitment to service excellence, whether we are

National Oil Company). After a short period, he

helping a young couple choose the perfect family home

established his own business and in 1982 started his

or advising investors on properties offering the best

own catering venture.

investment returns. This is why DAMAC Properties is

"DAMAC is globally recognised as a market leader for

recognised as one of the leading luxury developers in the

its innovative property offerings, its award-winning

Middle East.

architectural designs and its commitment to delivering luxury living experiences across more than 100 million square feet of master communities."


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REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

DATUK KAMALUL ARIFIN CEO OF PNB (SME) CEO OF THE YEAR REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

Datuk Kamalul Arifin was the Group Managing

Datuk Kamalul Arifin holds a Bachelor of Estate

Director/Chief Executive Officer of Pelaburan Hartanah

Management (Honours) from Universiti Teknologi MARA

Berhad since its inception from 2006 until 2018. He is

and Masters Degree in Business Administration from

a Chartered Surveyor by training with more than 30

Ohio University, Athens, United States of America.

years of experience in the real estate sector. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered He started his career in 1985 with Rahim & Co.

Surveyors, United Kingdom and the Royal Institution of

Chartered Surveyors Sdn Bhd before moving on to

Surveyors Malaysia. He received his leadership education

Permodalan Nasional Berhad in 1988. He then joined

at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania,

Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank Berhad (now Ambank

Harvard University and the SAID Business School,

Group) in 1991 and remained with the Group for 16

University of Oxford.

years with his last position as the Chief Executive Officer of AmProperty Trust Management Berhad

Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad (PHB) is a real estate

which managed the first listed property trust in the

investment holding company, a wholly owned operating

country.

subsidiary of Yayasan Amanah Hartanah Bumiputera (YAHB). It was established on 8 May 2006 with the aim to

Datuk Kamalul Arifin is the first President of the

boost Bumiputera ownership of prime commercial real

Malaysian Institute of Property and Facility Managers

estate assets in Malaysia.

for the year 2011/2012. He was also an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya for the year 2015/2016.  He has participated in many conferences as Speaker and Moderator and has written various articles related to the property industry for professional journals and publications.


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RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY

JAMES BUSKOWITZ CEO BUSKOWITZ GROUP CEO OF THE YEAR  RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY

James Buskowitz has been leading the Buskowitz

The Buskowitz Group started as part of an endeavor to

Group Infrastructure Development, Renewable Energy

cut the electric costs in the family-owned and run hotel,

and Financing & Investment arm since its inception

Monaco Suites de Boracay. Having been educated in

and has founded several successful businesses such as

Germany and being familiar with the efficiency of solar

Energy Renewables Asia, Inc., Buskowitz Development

power, Founder and CEO, James Buskowitz decided to

Inc. and Buskowitz Finance Inc.

go solar for his family resort. The difficulty in finding a company that promised and

Within only one year, James was able to establish a

delivered excellent quality and service led to the

strong renewable energy portfolio and acquire over

realization that there was significant potential in the

20% market share within the Renewable Energy sector

Philippines’ solar energy sector. In 2012, Buskowitz

in the Philippines, more specifically in the Solar

founded ERA Energy Renewables Asia, an engineering,

Photovoltaic (PV) Rooftops.

procurement, and construction company for solar panel installations and solar systems.

James' view in developing a large renewable asset and

Shortly after, Buskowitz Finance was founded to answer

infrastructure base is not only for its own development

the development and financial needs of clients. The

interests but to contribute to the low carbon future

Buskowitz Group was the first in the country to offer

initiative while servicing the growing energy demand

solar leases and solar loans, making it easier and faster

challenges facing the Philippines and the South East

for companies and individuals to go choose renewable

Asia region.

energy solutions.

James specializes on Project & Corporate Finance,

As the companies grew in both size and market share,

Mergers & Acquisition and Investment management;

the Buskowitz Group centered all endeavors on the goal

and is also heavily involved in all property aspects

of providing renewable energy solutions through solar

including land acquisition, construction, planning and

photovoltaic installations, choosing to focus on solar

design and asset management.

panel rooftop installations and solar leases or loans.


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RETAIL INDUSTRY

JEFF GENNETTE CEO OF MACY'S CEO OF THE YEAR RETAIL INDUSTRY

general merchandise manager for men’s and children’s. In 2004, Gennette was appointed executive vice president and director of stores at Macy’s Central in Atlanta. During his career, he also served as a store manager for FAO Schwarz and director of stores for Broadway Stores, Inc. From February 2006 to February 2008, Gennette served as chairman and chief executive officer of Seattle-based Macy’s Northwest. Gennette returned to San Francisco from February 2008 to February 2009 as chairman and CEO of Macy’s West. Gennette, a native of San Diego, is a graduate of Stanford University. Jeff Gennette was elected chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc. in March 2017 and assumed the role of

Macy’s, Inc. is one of the USA’s premier retailers. With

chairman in February 2018. Gennette previously held

fiscal 2017 sales of $24.837 billion and approximately

the role of president of Macy’s, Inc. since 2014. Prior to

130,000 employees, the company operates

that, he was chief merchandising officer of Macy’s, Inc.,

approximately 690 department stores under the

a position to which he was appointed in February

nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and more than

2009.

180 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage and STORY.

Gennette began his retail career in 1983 as an

Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 44 states, the District of

executive trainee at Macy’s West in San Francisco. He

Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com,

held positions of increasing responsibility, including

bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com.

vice president and division merchandise manager for

Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated

men’s collections, and senior vice president and

by Al Tayer Group LLC under license agreements.


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SHIPPING INDUSTRY

SØREN SKOU CEO OF MAERSK CEO OF THE YEAR SHIPPING INDUSTRY

A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 79,900 people. From the farm to your refrigerator, or the factory to your wardrobe, A.P. Moller - Maersk is developing solutions that meet customer needs from one end of the supply chain to the other. We carry millions of tons of cargo every single day. Our vast network covers over 300 ports in more than 120 countries, giving you a fast, reliable and Søren Skou has been CEO of A.P. Møller Mærsk A/S

regular connection to all corners of the globe.

since June 2016. As of October 2016, CEO of the Transport & Logistics division. Since 2012, Søren Skou

A.P. Moller - Maersk consists of Maersk, APM Terminals,

has been CEO of Maersk Line, encompassing

Damco, Svitzer and Maersk Container Industry. The

Safmarine, MCC and Seago Line, and has been a

mission of these businesses is to enable and facilitate

member of the Executive Board since 2007.

global supply chains and provide opportunities for our customers to trade globally. A.P. Moller - Maersk has a

Søren Skou joined Maersk in 1983. Over the next

storied past, and we are proud of our long history. Our

decade and a half, he held various positions in Maersk

history is part of our platform for future success and thus

Line, with roles in Copenhagen, New York and Beijing.

intimately linked to our present activities and future

In 1998 he joined Maersk Tankers, where he was CEO

goals.

from 2001 to 2011.


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SNACKING INDUSTRY

DIRK VAN DE PUT CEO OF MONDELEZ CEO OF THE YEAR SNACKING INDUSTRY

Before joining McCain, he was President of the Global OTC Division of Novartis Inc., a Swiss pharmaceutical company. Prior to Novartis, Dirk spent more than a decade with Groupe Danone, a maker of dairy, water, baby food and clinical nutrition products. He held various senior-level positions before becoming President of the Americas Division and joint President of the Fresh Dairy Division. In the first 15 years of his career, Dirk held many sales and marketing roles in Europe and Latin America for Mars Inc., as well as The Coca Cola Company, where among others, he was President, Coca Cola Caribbean. Dirk Van de Put became CEO of Mondelēz

Dirk holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the

International and joined the company’s Board of

University of Ghent, Belgium, and a post-graduate in

Directors in November 2017. Dirk became Chairman on

marketing and management. He is fluent in Dutch,

April 1, 2018. Dirk joined the company from McCain

English, French, Spanish, Portuguese.

Foods Limited, a $9.1 billion CAD ($7.3 billion USD) privately held Canadian company that is the largest

At Mondelēz International, our purpose is to empower

marketer and manufacturer of frozen french fries,

people to snack right. We will lead the future of snacking

potato specialties and appetizers with sales in more

around the world by offering the right snack, for the right

than 160 countries. Under his leadership as President

moment, made the right way. That means delivering a

and CEO since 2011, McCain has grown net sales by

broader range of delicious, high-quality snacks that

more than 50 percent, generating three-quarters of

nourish life's moments, made with sustainable

that growth organically, and EBITDA has grown

ingredients and packaging that consumers can feel good

double-digits for each of the past six years.

about.


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TELECOMS INDUSTRY  

JM ÁLVAREZ-PALLETE CEO OF TELEFONICA CEO OF THE YEAR TELECOMS INDUSTRY

Co. in 1988. After this, in 1995, he joined the Compañía Valenciana de Cementos Portland (CEMEX) as head of the Investor Relations and Analysis Department. In 1996, he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in Spain, and in 1998 to Chief Administration and Finance Officer of the CEMEX Group Indonesia and to member of the Board of CEMEX Asia Ltd. In 2016 he was named “Best CEO” in Spain by Forbes Magazine. Telefónica is a company that is aware of the new challenges posed by today’s society. This is why we offer the means to facilitate communication between people, Mr. José María Álvarez-Pallete López has a degree in

providing them with the most secure and state of the art

Economics from the Complutense University of

technology in order for them to live better, and for them

Madrid. He also studied Economics at the Université

to achieve whatever they resolve.

Libre of Brussels (Belgium), holds an International Management Programme (IMP) from IPADE Business

An innovative and attentive spirit with an immense

School and an Advance Research Degree from the

technological potential that multiplies the ability to

Complutense University of Madrid.

choose of its more than 346 million clients. Telefónica operate in 17 countries and has a presence in 24, with

Since April 8th 2016 he is Chairman & CEO of

and an average of 127,000 professionals. Telefónica is a

Telefónica S.A. and Member of the Board of Telefónica

100% listed company with more than 1.3 million

S.A., position he holds since July 2006. He began his

shareholders, traded in several of the most important

professional career at Arthur Young Auditors in 1987,

stock markets around the world.

before joining Benito & Monjardín/Kidder, Peabody &


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TELECOMS INDUSTRY

GENNADY KLEMESHEV CEO OF KOLK GROUP SME CEO OF THE YEAR TELECOMS INDUSTRY

and traveler, friend and companion of Thor Heyerdahl, and the head of the television program "Traveler's Club." Gennady's most famous show - "The First International Festival of Oriental Martial Arts" - was held in Moscow for three days. Within the telecast "Traveler's Club", on the basis of this show a number of television programs were created and aired. Gennady worked on Russian television he aired his own program "Immortal Warrior" - about the eastern types of martial arts. In 1998 - he founded Transitec Ltd - telecommunication company, which he successfully sold in 2001. In 2002 he founded Kolk Group, Inc.(NY Company), where he works today. Gennady Klemeshev is the President and CEO of Kolk Group Inc. He has 19 years of experience in the

Kolk Group, Inc., operates in the market since 2002. We are

telecommunications field and has represented the

professionals in the field of VoIP technologies and develop

interests of private U.S. telecommunications companies

software. We offer VoIP termination and and fax systems

in the United States, China, Taiwan, Pakistan, Singapore

with the ability to easily automate business transactions

and Russia.

and processes. We offer you a carrier-class platform of unified communications CHiWAO. Integration of platform

In 1983 he graduated from the Moscow Aviation

with B2B, B2C trading portals, may maximize the sale of

Institute (State University of Aerospace Technologies).

any goods and services, increase the profitability of trading

After graduation he worked in the aerospace industry.

platforms themselves. In other words: Greatly improve the

In 1988, he founded Tonex Ltd. He was engaged in

efficiency and increase sales. Our solution platform

organizing large concerts and shows. Sponsored by the

CHiWAO, unite all buyers and sellers, including B2B, B2C

telecast of Yuri Senkevich, the famous Russian scientistÂ

market segments.


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VIRTUALIZATION INDUSTRY

DAVE ZABROWSKI CEO OF DATACORE SME CEO OF THE YEAR VIRTUALIZATION INDUSTRY

Enterprise Computer Organization, a $2.5B business selling servers, storage and PCs to Global enterprises. Before, he was GM of several successful start-up businesses at HP, including growing the retail notebook PC revenue from zero to $1B in three years. Dave was elected a Corporate VP by HP’s board of directors at the age of 33, at the time the youngest in the history of the company. After leaving HP, Dave was CEO of Neterion where he led the company from an early start-up to the market share leader in networking virtualization and secured OEM contracts with HP, IBM, EMC, Hitachi and Fujitsu. Dave earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dave founded Cloud Cruiser in 2009 to create the

Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an

industry’s first solution to meter and manage cloud

MBA from UCLA.

usage and costs. DataCore bridges the gap between the enterprise’s need Post funding in July 2010, the company launched and

to achieve real-time business and to leverage current and

has grown to be the recognized leader delivering

future IT assets to maximize resource utilization. We

unique offerings to take full advantage of the low cost

pioneered software-defined storage. Our patented

promise of the cloud for enterprises and service

technology overcomes I/O bottlenecks, delivering

providers worldwide. Pay-as-you-go cloud services

dramatic performance improvements, and delivers high

simply require a unique application to manage and

availability in a very simple and cost-effective way. Over

optimize for business agility and competitive

10,000 deployments have the advantage of using

advantage. Prior to Cloud Cruiser Dave spent 16 years

DataCore.

with HP where he was VP and General Manager of the


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VIRTUALIZATION INDUSTRY

PAT GELSINGER CEO OF VMWARE CEO OF THE YEAR VIRTUALIZATION SOFTWARE INDUSTRY

Gelsinger earned a master's degree from Stanford University in 1985, his bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University in 1983 (magna cum laude), and an associate's degree from Lincoln Technical Institute in 1979, all in electrical engineering. In 2008, he was named a Fellow of the IEEE and that same year awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from William Jessup University. He holds seven patents in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture and communications. This year, VMware celebrates 20 years as an industry Pat Gelsinger has been serving as CEO of VMware since

pioneer. When the company launched in February 1998,

September 2012, nearly doubling the size of the

we transformed the data center forever by

company during his tenure. He brings more than 35

mainstreaming virtualization, the core principle of

years of technology and leadership experience.

cloud computing. Twenty years later, we remain just as

Before joining VMware, Gelsinger led EMC's

focused on innovating in everything we do, and

Information Infrastructure Products business as

committed to solving the most difficult technology

president and COO. A respected IT industry veteran, he

problems for our customers. We apply the same

was at Intel for 30 years becoming the company’s first

principles of virtualization and software innovation to

CTO and driving the creation of key industry

securely connect, manage and automate the world's

technologies including USB and Wi-Fi. He led Intel to

complex digital infrastructure. And there's so much

be the dominant supplier of the microprocessor –

more to come.

while in the significant role as the architect of the original 80486 processor.


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WATER INDUSTRY

OLIVIA LUM CEO OF HYFLUX CEO OF THE YEAR WATER INDUSTRY

many national and international business councils. She also sits on the boards of International Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd and Singapore Mediation Centre. Ms Lum has received many accolades for her entrepreneurial achievements including the Nikkei Asia Prize for Regional Growth 2006, the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 and the Financial Times ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Award 2011 for Entrepreneurship. Ms Lum holds an Honours degree in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore.                                                           Ms Lum is the Executive Chairman and Group Chief

As a global leader in sustainable solutions, focusing on the

Executive Officer. She heads the Board's Investment

areas of water and energy, Hyflux is committed to

Committee and is a member of the Nominating

providing cost-effective and innovative solutions that

Committee.

contribute to resource optimisation and sustainable

Ms Lum started corporate life as a chemist with Glaxo

growth for communities and industries. A specialist in

Pharmaceutical and left in 1989 to start up Hydrochem

water treatment and among the top global desalination

(S) Pte Ltd, the precursor to Hyflux Ltd. Managing the

plant providers, Hyflux is distinctive in its ability to address

Group for more than 25 years now, Ms Lum is the

the challenges at every point of the entire water value

driving force behind Hyflux's growth and business

chain. In the area of energy, the company has expanded

expansion, and is responsible for policy and strategy

from energy generation and retail to include waste-to-

formulation as well as corporate direction.

energy, providing clean and renewable energy.

A former Nominated Member of the Singapore Parliament, Ms Lum is currently a member of the


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WATER INDUSTRY

ERIC HOEK CEO OF WATER PLANET SME CEO OF THE YEAR WATER INDUSTRY

npj Clean Water – a Nature publishing group online, open access scientific journal. Dr. Hoek has a Ph.D. in Engineering from Yale University and completed UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, Executive MBA Program. Water Planet exists to advance next-generation water purification, reuse and desalination solutions needed to achieve global water sustainability in our lifetime. Our vision is to help inventors, early stage businesses and established companies to accelerate the commercialization and market adoption of innovative Dr. Eric Hoek has over 20 years of experience in water

water technologies that will contribute to global water

treatment research, education, philanthropic,

sustainability in our lifetime.

consulting and entrepreneurial activities. We are more than consultants or advisors. We are true Dr. Hoek has co-founded numerous successful water

partners who bring capital resources, strategic

technology businesses including NanoH2O, NanoMem

guidance and vast industry connections to help you

Consulting, Water Planet, PolyCera, IntelliFlux and

accelerate the commercialization of new products and

MembranePRO. Dr. Hoek has been an engineering

your business’ growth.

professor at UC Riverside and UCLA since 2002 with over 130 peer-reviewed scientific publications and over 70 patents filed globally. He is co-editor of the John Wiley & Sons Encyclopedia of Membrane Science and the Editor in Chief of the 


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WASTE MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

MIKE SANGIACOMO CEO OF RECOLOGY  CEO OF THE YEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

President of South Bay Recycling, LLC, a joint venture between Recology and Potential Industries of Wilmington, CA. Mike earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. The Recology mission represents a fundamental shift from traditional waste management to resource recovery. Our vision at Recology is to create a world without waste by developing and discovering sustainable resource recovery practices that can be implemented globally. President and Chief Executive Officer of Recology. As Chief Recologist, Mike Sangiacomo has led and

This begins by building an exceptional Resource

inspired many of Recology’s innovative recycling and

Ecosystem – one that both protects the environment and

diversion programs.

sustains the local community. It’s a ‘closed loop’ ecosystem that makes it possible for the communities

Mike has served as Recology’s Chief Executive and a

Recology serves to achieve high landfill diversion and

director since 1990. From August 1988 to November

meet sustainability goals.

1990, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Recology. Mike serves as a director and an executive officer of all of Recology’s subsidiaries. He is also an executive officer of Nortech Waste LLC, a joint venture in which the Company is a minority investor, and serves as 


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WASTE MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

ROBERT NIVEN CEO OF CARBONCURE SME CEO OF THE YEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

and technology development including the Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, the 2016 Ernest C. Manning Innovation Award, and the Cleantech Group’s Top 100 Global Cleantech Companies. He holds an MSc in Environmental Engineering from McGill University and a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Victoria. Back in 2007, CarbonCure set out to reduce the carbon footprint of the concrete industry. We now find ourselves at the forefront of a movement to turn waste carbon dioxide (CO2) into a valuable commodity concrete. This new industry of carbon utilization is Robert is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of

expected to become a $1 trillion industry, and reduce

cleantech developer CarbonCure Technologies. Robert

global greenhouse gases by up to 15%, by the year 2030.

is a cleantech entrepreneur inspired to find profitable,

CarbonCure is the world leader in CO2 utilization

sustainable and scalable solutions for the cement and

technologies for the cement and concrete sector. Its

concrete sectors. He is part of the global race to

retrofit technology chemically mineralizes waste

develop affordable carbon-negative concrete at scale.

carbon dioxide during the concrete manufacturing process to make greener and stronger concrete. The

Robert has earned a reputation of uncovering

CarbonCure Technology is being used by concrete

innovative ways to raise profits, lower greenhouse

producers across North America to reduce concrete’s

gases and improve the material performance of the

carbon footprint, create new production cost savings

world’s most abundant man-made material – concrete.

and gain a competitive sales advantage. Concrete

Robert has received countless international awards

plants are retrofitted in a single day.

recognizing his leadership in sustainability, innovation


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WEALTH MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

GREG FRIEDMAN CEO OF PRIVATE OCEAN SME CEO OF THE YEAR WEALTH MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

which he grew from a sole proprietorship into a nationally recognized wealth management firm. In 2002, Greg’s quest to involve and empower clients led him to found Junxure, a technology platform for delivering premium client service. In 2007, Friedman & Associates earned the coveted Schwab IMPACT® award for Best-in-Tech for their innovative use of the CRM to enhance the client experience. In 2015, Greg authored Advisory Leadership: Using the Seven Steps of Heart Culture to Create Lasting Success for Any Wealth Management Firm, a practical and highly executable guide for financial advisors and Greg is a tireless advocate for Private Ocean clients. He

finance professionals looking to thrive in today’s

never stops conceiving and implementing new ways

changing financial services industry.

to improve their wealth management experience – and their quality of life.

Founded by Richard Stone and Greg Friedman in 2009, Private Ocean combined two of the oldest

As Private Ocean CEO, Greg leads the development of

privately-held wealth management firms in the San

new systems and services; sits on the investment

Francisco Bay Area – Salient Wealth Management and

committee; sets technology strategy for the firm, and

Friedman & Associates. In 2018, we continued our

works directly with clients on financial planning and

growth when the firm acquired Seattle-based Lakeview

investment strategy. He also maintains close

Financial. Throughout our continued evolution, our

partnerships with respected trust and estate attorneys

culture, shared values and philosophy on client service

and accountants who serve high net worth individuals.

has kept us true to our commitment to deliver personal

In 1991, Greg established Friedman & Associates,

and powerful wealth management to our clients.


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BRITISH COLUMBIA

BRITISH COLUMBIA -  A VIBRANT TRADE   INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT  British Columbia, Canada has one of North

Workforce: We have a growing labour pool of more

America’s most competitive, flexible, and

than 2.4 million workers in British Columbia. Our highly

supportive business climates.

educated, multi-lingual and motivated workforce is responsive to the needs of businesses across industry

We consistently receive favourable credit ratings. Our

sectors. Our highly educated workforce thrives in a

vast resources, competitive taxes, stable and

culture of innovation.

well-regulated financial system and fiscally responsible government attract investment from around the world.

Business Incentives: Our provincial tax credits, exemptions and deductions help businesses invest and

Global Access: Our strategic location on Canada’s Pacific

innovate. Attractive business incentives can help your

coast places British Columbia at the commercial

company prosper.

crossroads of Asia-Pacific and North America. We are close to key markets and duty-free access to the U.S. and

Low Business Costs: The cost of doing business in

Mexico. Businesses using our ports take advantage of the

British Columbia can be lower than in other locations in

shortest sea route from Asia to North America, which are

North America. Our corporate income tax rates and the

seamlessly connected to all major U.S. economic centres

cost of labour, power and facilities give companies in

by secure, reliable road and rail networks.  

British Columbia a competitive edge. Low operating costs contribute to an outstanding business climate.

Investment Opportunities: British Columbia offers investment opportunities in many industry sectors, from

World-Class Quality of Life: Our high quality of life

resource extraction and development to advanced

draws and retains skilled and creative people. This

technology and knowledge-based industries.

makes it easier for businesses to find and retain talent.


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Developing our natural resources, expanding our

Mining: Already known as a global centre for mining

knowledge-based economy, tapping into our

activity, British Columbia’s strategic Pacific Rim

spectacular setting and vibrant cultural life and

location and abundant mineral, coal and gas resources

enhancing our infrastructure to serve markets at home

provide rich investment potential..  

and abroad – all represent exciting opportunities for investors.

Natural Gas: British Columbia has significant opportunities for investment in Canadian natural gas

Agrifoods: Businesses in British Columbia’s agrifoods

and LNG. With world demand increasing,

sector serve the global marketplace. With our diverse

breakthroughs in drilling technology, and strong

and growing selection of agrifood products including

competitive advantages in the liquefied natural gas

Canadian wine and seafood, our international reputation

market, there is strong growth potential this sector.

for high food safety standards and our favourable location for international shipping, our agrifoods sector

Technology: British Columbia, Canada's reputation for

is well positioned for growth and investment.  

technology innovation provides a range of investment opportunities in information and communications,

Forestry: With leading market share in the United

clean technology, film, television and digital media and

States, China, Japan and South Korea, British Columbia,

life sciences.

Canada is one of the world’s largest exporters of wood products including wood, pulp, timber, lumber and

Tourism: British Columbia is a premiere outdoor

other forest products. Our forest industry has attractive

destination, with tremendous potential to increase

investment opportunities in mills, forestry operations,

commercial recreation and adventure tourism.  

the manufacturing of high-quality forest products.


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