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finalists for the Top 50 Inspirational CEO's of

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the Year that will represent their industries.

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50 THE BEST OF 2019

SELECTED BY THE READERS OF WORLD BIZ MAGAZINE


CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Martin has been an entrepreneur since his early youth. In 2003 he founded Globant together with 3 friends, with the

TOP 50 CEO

MARTIN MIGOYA GLOBANT S.A. USA / LATAM

aim of building a Company leader in the creation of innovative software products. Martín has served as Chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer since 2005. As Globant CEO, Martín drove the company from a small start-up to an organization

with

more

than

8300

professionals and presence in the the Americas, Europe and Asia. Today, Globant is working for world class customers such as Google, Electronic

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Arts, NatGeo, Southwest Airlines and CEO OF THE YEAR LATIN AMERICAN REGION

Coca Cola, among others. Martin is deeply passionate

about

inspiring

future

entrepreneurs, that´s why he frequently CEO OF THE YEAR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

gives lectures at different events and has been on the Endeavor Entrepreneurs panel and La Red Innova. The MIT Sloan School of Management wrote a business case about Globant entitled: “Globant, Leading

the

IT

Revolution

in

Latin

America”, and invited Martin to give lectures to their MBA students. Harvard and Stanford also wrote business cases to study the company. Globant is the first software development company from Latin America to IPO on the NYSE. www.globant.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Nicole Eagan is co-CEO of Darktrace. Her extensive career spans 25 years working for Oracle and early to late-stage growth

TOP 50 CEO

NICOLE EAGAN DARKTRACE USA

companies. Named The Stevie Awards ‘Woman of the Year in Technology’ and one of HMG’s ‘Top 100 Technology Executives to Watch’ in 2019, Nicole has introduced disruptive machine learning to enterprises of all sizes. Under her leadership, Darktrace has won over 100 awards and the company has been named one of Fast Company's ‘Most Innovative Companies’, and a CNBC ‘Disruptor 50’.

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Founded in 2013 by mathematicians from CEO OF THE YEAR CYBER-SECURITY INDUSTRY

the

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of

Cambridge

and

government cyber intelligence experts in the

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University US

and

the

UK,

Darktrace

is

recognized today as the world’s leading AI company for cyber security. Darktrace

is

headquartered

in

San

Francisco and Cambridge, UK, with 40 offices

globally

and

over

1,000

employees. It is privately owned, with investors

including

KKR,

Summit

Partners, Vitruvian Partners, Samsung Ventures, TenEleven Ventures, Hoxton Ventures, Talis Capital, Invoke Capital and Insight Venture Partners. www.darktrace.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Anna-Mieke Anderson is the Founder of MiaDonna & Company, (named after the founder's

TOP 50 CEO

A.M ANDERSON MIADONNA & CO. USA

daughter

Mia

and

mother

Donna). Established in 2005 in Portland, Oregon. the company was born out of Anna-Mieke’s desire to put a modern twist and feminine touch on an industry heavily dominated by men and unethical standards. Anna-Mieke has built a globally admired eco-friendly

jewelry

company

that

continues to push boundaries to create a socially responsible diamond industry. Anna-Mieke has dedicated her life to creating diamonds in a lab environment

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that

are

superior

to

earth-mined

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diamonds in every way while helping

JEWELRY INDUSTRY

children caught in the middle of the unethical harvesting of diamonds. The

CEO OF THE YEAR RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS

work Anna-Mieke is doing is capturing attention

around

the

globe.

She

is

recognized as an environmental and humanitarian activist and has made history

by

visionary

becoming in

diamond

the

industry.

a

pioneering

laboratory-grown Her

achievements

have earned her various awards and accolades, and her vision to create labgrown

diamonds,

technology

was

even

before

available,

has

the been

recognized by industry organizations. www.miadonna.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Nick Cherukuri is the Founder and CEO of ThirdEye, a leader in Mixed Reality for enterprise,

TOP 50 CEO

NICK CHERUKURI THIRDEYE GEN USA

providing

an

all-in-one

(hardware and software) solution for all industries. While attending the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School earning his bachelor’s degree in Economics and SSE, Nick started an AR/VR club that quickly grew to hundreds of participants. Using his combination of that experience and bringing in talented engineers, Nick created ThirdEye in 2016, which has grown rapidly since. He is an established leader in Augmented and Mixed Reality with multiple patents published in this

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field. He has also given many main stage CEO OF THE YEAR

and panel talks about 5G and AR/MR

INNOVATION

including a panel discussion at CES 2019 about AR’s use for entertainment, and a

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main stage speech at AWE 2019 about AR/MR for enterprise use. Nick has extensive

leadership

and

technical

experience in AR/MR and how 5G will impact AR/MR. ThirdEye Gen creates the next generation of Smart Glasses and Augmented/

Mixed

Reality

Software.

Smart Glasses bring about a new era of hands-free directly

human

interacting

interaction with

via

surrounding

objects or placing digital info into your Field of View. www.thirdeyegen.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 In

Spring

2013,

13-year-old

Callum

Griffiths started breeding chicks from his parents' cockerel and hen in the garden.

TOP 50 CEO

CALLUM GRIFFITHS CLYDACH GROUP GREAT BRITAIN

Still in education, he'd use his spare time on evenings and weekends to prepare the chickens to sell at a local market. Soon after he realised the profitability, he saved the money up to buy an incubator for his eggs. An investment of a £55 incubator led to the hatch of hundreds of chickens. 18 months after setting out on the venture, 'Clydach Poultry' was becoming a local success story! Breeding over 3,000 chickens a year, Callum was ready for the

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next step... Not content with the chickens CEO OF THE YEAR

alone, Callum converted one of the

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

stables on the farm into a shop where he began to sell chicken food and supplies.

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Today, Clydach is thought to be the fastest growing brand of natural pet food in recent times. Clydach is available in over 300 stores in 12 countries worldwide. The company has won over 13 awards and set the standard for ethics, culture and care in it's sector. He sits on many agricultural and manufacturing boards and committees, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, for services to the industry. www.clydachfarmgroup.co.uk

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Ghana's Quick Credit & Investment MicroCredit  Limited is an innovative Financial Services Company with an experienced

TOP 50 CEO

RICHARD NII QUAYE QUICK CREDIT GHANA

Management Team, highly energized workforce and superior service culture. Over the last decade, Quick  Credit has lived its mission of helping people grow their businesses. Quick  Angels Ghana invests in both potential and existing Ghanaian startups and entrepreneurs by leveraging it's rich experience, strong business networking and expertise to provide strong financial returns (ROI) to entrepreneurs.

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Richard Nii Armah Quaye is a highly CEO OF THE YEAR

successful and experienced entrepreneur

MICRO-FINANCE INDUSTRY

who is seen by many as one of the most promising young stars on the African

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business landscape. Richard‟s tenacity is to continue championing creativity in new business developments that will expand the profile of Quick Angels Limited and inspire entrepreneurship and

business

excellence

in

Ghana.

Richard Nii-Armah Quaye is a seasoned Chartered

Accountant.

His

business

Quick Credit currently employs over 400 Ghanaians and directly gives loans to over 30,000 Ghanaians without collateral or guarantor. www.quickcreditghana.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Samuel Bistrian grew up in the remote village of Benesti in pre-revolutionary Romania, where he experienced first

TOP 50 CEO

SAMUEL BISTRIAN ROMA BOOTS USA

hand the struggles one faces growing up in poverty. And though Bistrian and his family immigrated to the United States when he was only eight, his parents taught him and his eleven brothers and sisters to never forget their humble beginnings. In 2009 while working at Neiman Marcus he met Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes. Bistrian was inspired by his story and

in

2010

decided

to

take

the

experience and knowledge he gained

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working in retail fashion and merge it CEO OF THE YEAR

with the humanitarian efforts he held so

FASHION INDUSTRY

close to his heart to create a charity based company that could give back on a

CEO OF THE YEAR INSPIRATIONAL LEADER AWARD

grand scale. ROMA Boots merges fashion with philanthropy to give poverty the boot. It's mission is to bring impoverished children throughout the world hope, love, and lasting change through aid and education. For every pair of boots sold, a new pair is donated to a child in need. ROMA's ultimate goal is not only to provide aid, but to educate. By doing so it empowers impoverished children around the world to break out of the cycle of poverty. www.romaboots.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 At the helm of the Emterra Group is Emmie Leung who oversees the overall operations,

TOP 50 CEO

EMMIE LEUNG EMTERRA GROUP CANADA

performance

against

key

indicators and growth of the group. Emmie

has

a

knack

for

finding

opportunities and building on them. She founded

the

original

company,

International Paper Industries (IPI) in 1976 in Vancouver soon after graduating from the University of Manitoba with a BA in Commerce. She got the idea to start collecting used cardboard and other printed papers when she was walking around her Winnipeg neighbourhood one day and noticed that businesses were discarding these valuable resources.

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She moved  to  Vancouver  to  be  closer  to CEO OF THE YEAR

core transportation  hubs  and  from  that

RECYCLING INDUSTRY

point on  she  has  been  a  pioneer  in  the recycling and waste diversion industry.

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Emterra Group  is  a  company  of  four  divisions 

offering

municipal

and

industrial, commercial and  institutional  customers a fully integrated approach to  collecting,  processing  and  marketing:  Printed  Paper  and  Packaging, Used  and Scrap  Tires,  Stale-dated  and  Unsaleable  Products. We bring innovation, commitm ent and plain old hard work to the task of developing 

and

managing

collection and resource recovery. www.emterra.ca

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material


CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 We believe most businesses can receive a better

outcome

form

their

contract

manufacturing projects. That’s why we

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J. PROVENZANO MAKERS NUTRITION USA

formed Makers Nutrition.® Our objective is to make the supplement manufacturing process straightforward for our customers. Most projects are stopand-go

because

of

limited

services

available. This is what separates Makers Nutrition from the crowd—we do it all! Makers Nutrition is structured for success with a team of professionals specializing in

customer

service,

production

management, quality control, graphic

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design,

information

tech,

laboratory

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science, research, and development. You

CONTRACT MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

will not find a one-stop shop supplement manufacturer with as much efficiency,

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proficiency, and productivity. With our aggressive pricing, highest quality, and unbeatable services, we offer the best value in supplement manufacturing. We emphasize service, product quality, and efficiency. To be competitive in the nutraceutical

manufacturing

industry

today means having the ability to deliver a rewarding service experience. Our staff is

trained

to

listen

attentively

to

customers and communicate effectively. www.makersnutrition.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Mr. Hiroshi Geshiro has been serving as Executive

President,

President

and

Representative Director in DAIFUKU CO.,

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HIROSHI GESHIRO DAIFUKU JAPAN

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

Executive

Officer,

Managing

Executive Officer, Chief Director of Sales in FA & DA Business Unit, Manager of FA & DA Business, Director of FA & DA Business and Chief Director of Global in FA & DA Business Unit. Daifuku Co., Ltd. provides consulting, engineering,

design,

manufacture,

installation, and after-sales services for logistics systems and material handling

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equipment in Japan and internationally.. CEO OF THE YEAR MATERIAL HANDLING INDUSTRY

Based on its industry leading material handling

technologies,

Daifuku

has

pursued streamlined logistics in the CEO OF THE YEAR INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

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 enhance their

competitive

advantage.

Daifuku

continuously innovates to revolutionize tomorrow. www.daifuku.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) is one of the largest fund management companies in Malaysia with assets under

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JALIL RASHEED PNB MALAYSIA MALAYSIA

management (AUM) exceeding RM300 billion. PNB's portfolio covers strategic investments in leading corporates, global equities, private investments and real estate.

Permodalan

Nasional

Berhad

(PNB) was established on 17 March 1978 as

one

of

the

Government's

instruments

New

of

Economic

the

Policy

(NEP). Over the last four decades, PNB has grown to become one of the largest fund

management

Malaysia.

Staying

companies focused

on

in our

mandate, we strive to enrich the lives of

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Bumiputeras and all Malaysians for the CEO OF THE YEAR

prosperity of the nation.

FUND MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

The value of investment goes beyond CEO OF THE YEAR INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

creating wealth - it is about creating things that matter. Because for millions of people every day, we are more than skyscrapers, more than just numbers, more than money. We see ourselves through

the

individuals,

people the

we

serve.

businesses,

The the

communities and our nation. For them it is about what we do, and the value that we bring to the community. And who we are that forms the capital that creates lasting change. www.pnb.com.my

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Kieran is the CEO and Co-Founder of Textio, the augmented writing platform. For anything you write, Textio tells you

TOP 50 CEO

KIERAN SNYDER TEXTIO USA

ahead of time who’s going to respond based on the language you’ve used. Textio’s augmented writing engine is designed to attach to any large text corpus

with

outcomes

to

find

the

patterns that work. Prior to founding Textio, Kieran held product leadership roles at Microsoft and Amazon. Kieran has

a

PhD

in

linguistics

from

the

University of Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in Fortune, Re/code, Slate, and the Washington Post. Your words reveal

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you. The way you write changes how CEO OF THE YEAR

people read you, and how they react.

DATA SCIENCE INDUSTRY

Language creates culture, and it can change the future. What if you could

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write that future? No more staring at a blank page, struggling for the perfect phrase. Just put down your thoughts, and the

words

write

themselves.

Your

language becomes the best version of you. Welcome to augmented writing. If people don’t respond to your emails or apply to your job ads, you can’t hire them. Textio Hire gives you the words you need to attract the people you want to hire, using language that reflects the very best of your values and culture. www.textio.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank, is a prominent  personality  in  the  banking industry  throughout  the  Middle  East,  an 

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R. SEETHARAMAN DOHA BANK QATAR

economic expert  who  has  achieved recognition for his major contributions  to Banking, Trade,  Investment,  Economics,  Environment,  Social  responsibility, and his Philanthropy work. He is a Chartered  Accountant  and  holds  certificates in IT systems  and  Corporate  Management, and achieved a  Gold  medal standard in his graduation  Bachelor  of  Commerce.  He  is a recipient of  multiple  doctorates from leading universities globally. A leading  top-tier  Bank  CEO,  he  has 

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transformed Doha  Bank into one  of  the  CEO OF THE YEAR

best performing Banks in the Middle East

BANKING INDUSTRY

region. He is a high profile economist and is

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regularly

invited

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 banks in  the  State  of  Qatar  and  has  been consistently registered strong  growth. Inaugurated in 1979, Doha Bank provides  domestic and international banking servi ces for individuals, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. Doha bank has a strong network of international branches. www.dohabank.qa

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 James Buskowitz has been leading the Buskowitz Group Infrastructure Development, Renewable Energy and Financing

TOP 50 CEO

JAMES BUSKOWITZ BUSKOWITZ GROUP PHILIPPINES

& Investment arm since its inception and has

founded

several

successful

businesses such as Energy Renewables Asia, Inc., Buskowitz Development Inc. and Buskowitz Finance Inc. Within only one year, James was able to establish a strong renewable energy portfolio and acquire over 20% market share within the Renewable Energy sector in the Philippines, more specifically in the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Rooftops. James' view in developing a large renewable asset and infrastructure base is not only for its

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own

development

interests

but

to

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contribute to the low carbon future

RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY

initiative while servicing the growing energy demand challenges facing the

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Philippines and the South East Asia region. James specializes on Project & Corporate Finance, M&A / Investment management; and is also heavily involved in all property aspects including land acquisition, construction, planning and design and asset management. The Buskowitz Group of companies has over 30 years of experience in providing a range of industry leading solutions and services for its highly valued clients. www.buskowitz.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Ms Lum is the Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of Hyflux. Ms Lum started corporate life as a

TOP 50 CEO OLIVIA LUM HYFLUX SINGAPORE

chemist with Glaxo Pharmaceutical and left in 1989 to start up Hydrochem (S) Pte Ltd,

the

precursor

to

Hyflux

Ltd.

Managing the Group for more than 25 years now, Ms Lum is the driving force behind Hyflux's growth and business expansion, and is responsible for policy and strategy formulation as well as corporate direction. A former Nominated Member of the Singapore Parliament, Ms Lum is currently a member of the many national

and

international

business

councils. She also sits on the boards of

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International

Enterprise

Singapore,

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Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd

WATER INDUSTRY

and Singapore Mediation Centre.

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Ms Lum has received many accolades for

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her

entrepreneurial

including

the

achievements

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. Hyflux is a global leader in sustainable solutions, focusing on water and energy. www.hyflux.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 With more than 20 years of experience managing, health

TOP 50 CEO

CHUCK RUNYON S.E BRANDS USA

owning

clubs,

distinguished

and

Chuck himself

franchising

Runyon as

a

has

leading

authority in the field of fitness. Runyon revolutionized the fitness industry when he and Dave Mortensen co-founded Anytime Fitness – an alternative to bigbox

gyms

expensive

which “frills”

typically

that

few

feature members

actually use or need. In contrast, Runyon and

Mortensen

neighbourhood

designed clubs

smaller,

featuring

the

things members want most. Improving the self-esteem of the world.

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That’s the lofty goal of Self Esteem CEO OF THE YEAR

Brands, the parent company of Anytime

FITNESS INDUSTRY

Fitness (the world’s #1 “Top Global” franchise) and Waxing The City, another

CEO OF THE YEAR INDUSTRY LEADER AWARD

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 selfesteem of the world at its core, Self Esteem Brands seeks to enrich the lives of all of those who interact with our companies in nearly 30 countries on five continents worldwide. www.sebrands.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Valentine Ozigbo is the President/ CEO of Transnational Corporation Nigeria. Prior to this, he was the MD/CEO of Transcorp

TOP 50 CEO

VALENTINE OZIGBO TRANSCORP LTD. NIGERIA

Hotels Plc. owner of theTranscorp Hilton Abuja and Transcorp Hotels Calabar both in Nigeria. He is abanker and accountant with

over

20

commercial,

years’

experience

retail,investment

in and

international banking. Valentine is a graduate of Lancaster University, UK where he bagged aDistinction in M.Sc Finance. He also has an MBA in Banking & Finance and aB.Sc in Accounting both from the University of Nigeria (UNN). Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc

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is a leading diversified conglomerate. We CEO OF THE YEAR POWER GENERATION INDUSTRY

focus

on

acquiring

and

managing

strategic businesses that create long term shareholder returns and socio-

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economic impact. Our business interests are in four strategic sectors: Power, Energy,

Hospitality

and

Agriculture.

Transcorp has a shareholder base of about 300,000 investors, the largest of which is Heirs Holdings Limited, a panAfrican proprietary investment company. Our

notable

businesses

include

the

award-winning Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja; Transcorp Hotels, Calabar; Teragro Commodities Limited, Transcorp Power and Transcorp Energy Limited. www.transcorpnigeria.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad (PHB) is a real estate investment holding company, a wholly owned operating subsidiary of

TOP 50 CEO

MAHMUD FAUZI PHB MALAYSIA MALAYSIA

Yayasan Amanah Hartanah Bumiputera. It was established on 8 May 2006 with the aim to boost Bumiputera ownership of prime commercial real estate assets in Malaysia.

Its

key

delivery

vehicle

is

Amanah Hartanah Bumiputera, which is a shariah-compliant unit trust fund. PHB’s core business is to strategically acquire and develop properties at prime locations in Malaysia and to share the benefits

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of

ownership

therefrom

via

issuance of trust units to Bumiputera CEO OF THE YEAR

community through Amanah Hartanah

REGIONAL INVESTMENT INDUSTRY

Bumiputera (AHB). To realise the vision PHB has been actively and prudently

CEO OF THE YEAR STRATEGIC VISION AWARD

acquiring prime commercial real estates in major cities around Malaysia. To date, PHB has been accumulated property assets worth more than RM5.8 billion. Before been appointed CEO of PHB, Mahmud Fauzi, had been the Chief Operating Officer since 2007. Prior to joining PHB, Mahmud Fauzi worked for Khazanah

Nasional

Peninsular

Bhd

Plantations Bhd. www.phb.com.my

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Bhd,

Island

Golden

&

Hope


CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Mantu is an international group providing guidance and services to businesses and entrepreneurs. It has more than 6,500

TOP 50 CEO

OLIVIER BROURHANT MANTU FRANCE

people from 95 different nationalities, spread across 5 continents and more than 55 countries. Mantu stands beside businesses and entrepreneurs to help them fulfil their dreams, achieve their ambitions and realize their projects. Mantu bolsters their growth, enables their development and supports their transformation. A key trait shared by all successful,

future-proof

businesses

is

their ability to adapt to change in real time, anticipate change even, and to always remain at the cutting edge of

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innovation.The

boldness,

agility

and

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flexibility that were always at the heart of

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our model, part of our DNA as a company, are the defining qualities of tomorrow’s

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business champions. Prior to Mantu, Olivier has held a variety of

leadership

Associate

roles:

Director

Manager within

and Altran

Technologies and Management Program Director and Country Manager 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. www.mantu.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Dave founded Cloud Cruiser in 2009 to create the industry’s first solution to meter and manage cloud usage and

TOP 50 CEO

DAVE ZABROWSKI DATACORE USA

costs. The company has grown to be the recognized

leader

delivering

unique

offerings to take full advantage of the low cost promise of the cloud for enterprises and service providers worldwide. Prior to Cloud Cruiser Dave spent 16 years with HP where he was VP and General Manager of the Enterprise Computer Organization. Prior, 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

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board of directors at the age of 33, at the CEO OF THE YEAR

time the youngest in the history of the

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company. After leaving HP, Dave was CEO of Neterion where he led the

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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 Electrical Engineering from Purdue and an MBA from UCLA. DataCore bridges the gap between the enterprise’s need to achieve real-time business and to leverage current and future IT assets to maximize utilization. www.datacore.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Michel Vounatsos is CEO of Biogen. He joined Biogen in 2016 as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer after

TOP 50 CEO

MICHEL VOUNATSOS BIOGEN GMBH SWITZERLAND

a 20 year career at Merck. While at Merck, he held leadership positions of increasing responsibility in Europe, China, and the U.S., driving significant and consistent growth

across

multiple

geographies.

Most recently, he served as President, Primary Care Business Line and Merck Customer

Centricity

leading

Merck’s

global primary care business unit, a role which encompassed Merck’s cardiologymetabolic, general medicine, women’s health

and

biosimilars

groups,

and

developed and instituted a strategic

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framework for enhancing the company’s CEO OF THE YEAR BIOTECH INDUSTRY

relationships

with

key

constituents,

including providers, payers and retailers and governmental bodies throughout the

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world. Earlier in his career, Mr. Vounatsos held management positions at CibaGeigy. Mr. Vounatsos  received his C.S.C.T. certificate

in

Medicine

from

the

Universite Victor Segalen, Bordeaux II, France, and his M.B.A. from the HEC School of Management in Paris. At Biogen, we develop, market and manufacture therapies for people living with serious neurological, autoimmune and rare diseases. www.biogen.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 At Helsinn, our vision is to help people with cancer get the most out of every day.

TOP 50 CEO

GABRIELE BRAGLIA HELSINN S.A SWITZERLAND

We

are

committed

to

making

everything we do — from the products we choose

to

license

to

the

exacting

standards we apply as a pharmaceutical manufacturer— count towards the best supportive care for cancer patients. For over 40 years, Helsinn has followed its core values of quality, integrity and respect, to grow into an international business committed to improving the lives of people with cancer Helsinn is headquartered in Lugano, Switzerland. The company has a global presence with a 360° approach of quality, state-of-the-

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art CEO OF THE YEAR HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY CEO OF THE YEAR INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

R&D

and

world-class

production

facilities in Switzerland and Ireland and a growing presence in the USA and China. "When my father, Dr. Gabriele Braglia, founded Helsinn in 1976, he had a simple pharmaceutical

licensing

business

in

mind. Now, over 40 years later, we’ve grown

to

over

700

committed

employees, and around 80 commercial and marketing partners, that are helping us create a large portfolio of cancer-care therapies. As we move forward, we will never forget our fundamental objective: to build better todays for every person affected by cancer." Riccardo Braglia,. www.helsinn.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Whether you’re a big pharma company outsourcing

a

key

stage

of

your

production or a small to medium sized

TOP 50 CEO

THOMAS ELDERED RECIPHARM AB SWEDEN

specialty firm seeking support in the development, transfer and production of a product, we’re a reliable option. By helping to manage the complexity of processes

and

projects,

we

reduce

the risk for our clients. Our company unites over  20 facilities across 10 different countries, offering a range of services across two areas: Development and Technology  -  We offer pharmaceutical

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from CEO OF THE YEAR PHARMA MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

seven

drawing

on

development

of our a

range

global of

services facilities,

proprietary

technologies and intellectual property (IP). We have four Centres of Excellence

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focused on drug substances, inhalation products,

oral

solids

and

analytical

services. Manufacturing -  We offer seamless tech transfer from our development facilities and provide commercial supply of a wide range of formulations including semisolids,

solids,

steriles

and

inhalation

technologies. The business area consists of two segments: Steriles &Inhalation and Solids & Others. www.recipharm.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 TRASCO Bremen GmbH is one of the world's leading commercial armoured vehicle providers, which has a rich history

TOP 50 CEO

SERGEJ LIZUN TRASCO BREMEN GERMANY

spanning over 35 years and is specialized in OEM supplying projects, armoured limousines, for 

sedans

governmental

and

and

SUVs

commercial

clients. The brand is synonymous with the most advanced armored vehicles and individually tailored motor cars made in Germany. Our philosophy is to serve our international

clients

with

the

best

technology based on globally renowned German craftsmanship and the most reliable processes within the industry. AWARDS

Committed to excellence. For more than CEO OF THE YEAR

three and a half decades, armored

AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY

vehicles build in Bremen-Germany have embodied the individual requirements of

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international clients in need of mobile security – by converting SUV´s, sedans and luxury limousines into the most secure vehicles. Our know-how lies in making

things

already

perfect

even

better. This

is

manifested

by

a

wealth

of

innovative German craftsmanship, our reliable armored

designs, steel work,

mechatronics, as well as our functional interior designs. www.trasco-bremen.de

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 What originally started as a forge back in 1705 is now a global company with outstanding, comprehensive experience

TOP 50 CEO

LOTHAR HOLDER GOLDHOFER AG GERMANY

and powers of innovation. Every day we now forge plans to develop extremely robust and intelligent solutions for onroad, off-road and airport operations for heavy-duty transport and special cargo haulage. We are well known worldwide with our international reputation for effective solutions in the challenging field of heavy-duty and special transport. Our uncompromising,

application-oriented

vehicle design is combined with the highest-possible quality manufacturing as well as our customer-oriented sales

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and service. CEO OF THE YEAR AUTOMOBILE OEM INDUSTRY

The results are vehicles which are finely tuned

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for

your

intended

utilization.

Manufacturing based on the highestpossible technological standards with the

objective

to

provide

extremely

economical and highly reliable use in use. No matter how long and heavy the load or how complicated the job, we keep things moving. Goldhofer has maintained its

standing

in

the

face

of

global

competition for generations. Our drive is not only to consolidate this position, also at a time of global economic challenges, rather to expand it further. www.goldhofer.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Aspen Avionics’ President and CEO, John Uczekaj, has over 35 years of experience in the avionics industry, starting out as an

TOP 50 CEO

JOHN UCZEKAJ ASPEN AVIONICS USA

engineer at Boeing and moving into key management positions at Sperry and Honeywell. While at Honeywell, John was made executive vice president and general manager of the Aerospace Electronics Systems division. Immediately prior to joining Aspen, John was president and COO

of

The

received

NORDAM

the

Group.

Aviation

John

Industry

Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 from the Living Legends of Aviation and was inducted into the Living Legends of

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Aviation in 2013. CEO OF THE YEAR AVIATION INDUSTRY

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers

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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

enthusiasts

in

specializes

in

founded 2004.

by

aviation

Aspen

Avionics

bringing

the

most

advanced technology and capability into General Aviation cockpits—and budgets. www.aspenavionics.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Utopia is a world leading text  analytics  expert. Based on  artificial  intelligence, data mining and machine learning, our

TOP 50 CEO

MARI. S PAUKKERI UTOPIA ANALYTICS FINLAND

text analytics  tool provides user-friendly, intuitive and time-saving shortcuts for a wide

variety

of

text

classification,

clustering and documentation needs. Utopia Analytics provides the finest AI services on the planet. Our vision is to change the way user-generated content is used and managed. Utopia Analytics is comprised of text analytics, software

artificial

intelligence

development

experts.

and With

several doctoral scientists and masters-

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level professionals in our team, our CEO OF THE YEAR

heritage is solidly rooted in a background

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INDUSTRY

of academic research. Our experience in data science, business intelligence and

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computational linguistics allows us to turn your user-generated content into measurable results for your business. Our customers enjoy better quality of social content,

increased

engagement

and

improved conversion. We provide tools and services that enable our customers to analyse text content automatically. With the help of text analytics, data mining and machine learning, our tools are automated, fully customizable and easy to implement – all powered by Utopia AI. www.utopiaanalytics.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Quah Ley Hoon is the CEO of Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. Prior to this, she was with MediaCorp as Chief

TOP 50 CEO

QUAH LEY HOON MPA SINGAPORE SINGAPORE

Editor in Channel NewsAsia. She has more than 12 years of work experience in the public sector ranging from economic policies to environmental and social policies, including the US - Singapore Free Trade Agreement, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the National Population Secretariat. Ley Hoon is on the board of Energy Market Authority, Movement for the Intellectually

Disabled

of

Singapore

(MIND), National University of Tropical

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Marine Science Institute and Centre for CEO OF THE YEAR

Maritime Studies, Singapore Maritime

MARITIME AND PORTS INDUSTRY

Arbitration Chamber, Singapore Maritime Foundation, Singapore Maritime Institute,

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and the Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine. She graduated with a MBA from IMD Business School in Switzerland in 2010, and a Masters in Economics from the University of Pantheon Sorbonne, France in 2000. She also holds a degree on

Psychology

from

University

of

Southern Queensland. MPA is the driving force behind Singapore's port/ maritime development, taking on the roles of Port Authority, Port Regulator, Port Planner, IMC Champion, and Maritime Rep. www.mpa.gov.sg

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 'I am extremely proud of "our" family business, our people and our products. Entrepreneurship is in our genes and we

TOP 50 CEO

WARDEN ZUKETTO FARM FRITES NETHERLANDS

stimulate this every day, making mistakes must be possible! We work together on the basis of trust, respect and listening to colleagues is key. We feel that we're the owner of our tasks and take the responsibility that goes with it. All this leads to a great result! Friends, Fries and Fun, that's what I'm going for.' Warden Zuketto, CEO. Farm Frites was founded in 1971, built on

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sound rural

values such

as purity,

authenticity,

family and  agricultural

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ability. As a company, we care for the

FOOD AND SNACKS INDUSTRY

natural environment and the extended communities around us, and strive to

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serve

the

consumers,

interests farmers,

of

customers,

employees

and

neighbours. For over 45 years  we have invested in  development,

breeding,

selection,

processing and packaging of potato products

and

today

are

proud

to

be world experts. We are driven by the philosophy that  quality always comes first and that a delighted customer is our best ambassador. www.farmfrites.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Praveen Ghanta is responsible for the

TOP 50 CEO

PRAVEEN GHANTA HIDDENLEVERS USA

HiddenLevers

engine

and

development.

Praveen

has

background

in

financial

product a

deep

technology,

having built credit derivatives trading and

risk

management

systems

at

Deutsche Bank. Previously, he founded and led SmartWorkGroups, an online collaboration startup, until its acquisition by Intralinks (NYSE:IL) in July 2000. Praveen authors truecostblog.com, which looks at economics and government policy through the lens of cost-benefit analysis, and also serves on the Board of Councilors for the Carter Center. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute

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of Technology with Bachelor’s degrees in CEO OF THE YEAR FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY CEO OF THE YEAR TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AWARD

computer science and economics, and a Master’s degree in computer science. HiddenLevers provides next level apps for the wealth management space. With over $500 billion in assets on our platform,

HiddenLevers

offers

client-

facing and home office solutions aimed at executives, financial advisors, asset managers, and portfolio managers. The cloud-based platform includes a cuttingedge macro-scenario library, portfolio stress

testing,

investment

model

proposal

construction,

generation,

and

enterprise risk and revenue monitoring. www.hiddenlevers.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Steve Booth is President & CEO and a member of the board of directors of Baird Financial Group and affiliated entities.

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STEVE BOOTH BAIRD FINANCIAL USA

Steve Booth joined Baird’s Investment Banking group in 1994, went on to lead its Industrial and Global M&A teams and, in 2004,

became

head

of

Investment

Banking, a position he held until January 2014. Steve was named Chief Operating Officer of Baird in early 2013, became President & COO in 2014 and CEO in 2016. Prior to joining Baird, Steve was at Kidder, Peabody & Co. in its Chicago Corporate Finance Office. Steve received his MBA degree

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from

the

Kellogg

School

of

Management at Northwestern University CEO OF THE YEAR WEALTH MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

and

holds

a

Bachelor

of

Business

Administration in finance and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Southern

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Methodist University. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Water Council, the United Performing Arts Fund, United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, and the Carmen School of Science

and

Technology.

Steve

also

serves on the Executive Board of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at SMU, the Executive Board of the Cox School of Business at SMU, and the Board of Regents of the Milwaukee School of Engineering. www.rwbaird.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Internationally

recognised

expert

in

microbial biofuel production, particularly biobutanol. Professor Tangney is Director

TOP 50 CEO

MARTIN TANGNEY CELTIC RENEWABLES GREAT BRITAIN

of

the

Biofuel

Edinburgh

Research

Napier

Centre

University,

at

which

conducted the innovative research to develop the fermentation technology being

commercialised

by

Celtic

Renewables. Martin advises the Scottish Government on biofuels, and represents the government on its MOU with India on Renewable Energy. Martin is a prominent international speaker in the biofuel area and regularly features in the media, and his international profile, domain expertise and connections will be hugely beneficial

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to Celtic Renewables Ltd. CEO OF THE YEAR RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY

Celtic Renewables Ltd is an innovative start-up

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company

formed

to

commercialise a process for producing a superior next generation biofuel and other high value sustainable products, from

the

industries.

by-products The

of

company

biological has

been

adopted as a client by the Scottish Enterprise High Growth Start-up Unit, who recognise this as an SME with potential for an industry of scale. The company also carries the support of the Scottish Whisky Association and the Government. www.celtic-renewables.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 At

Tetakawi

(formerly

The

Offshore

Group), our mission is to provide our clients, employees and communities, the

TOP 50 CEO

LUIS F SELDNER III TETAKAWI MEXICO

means

to

reach

their

maximum

potential. We do that by creating worldclass building making

manufacturing innovative a

positive

environments, teams, impact

and

by

in

the

communities where we operate. In 2019, we began our 33rd year in business with the consolidation of all of our brands into one: Tetakawi. With 24,000 employees in Mexico and the U.S., 75 client companies from around the world, the major launch of 2 new

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manufacturing communities in Mexico, CEO OF THE YEAR

and new product offerings, Tetakawi

OFFSHORE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

embodies the strengths and experience that companies have come to rely on

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through our traditional brand names – The Offshore Group, Maquilas Teta Kawi, Manufacturas

Zapaliname

and

The

Offshore Group Bajio. Under our new Tetakawi branding, we will continue to provide the top tier expertise and service you expect, while creating a unified, streamlined experience for helping your company launch, operate, and thrive in Mexico.

Tetakawi

has

been

helping

companies, employees, and communities reach their potential in Mexico since 1986. www.tetakawi.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Duangjai Asawachintachit, the Secretary General

of

the

Thailand

Board

of

Investment (BOI), was promoted to the

TOP 50 CEO

D. ASAWACHINTACHIT THAILAND B.O.I THAILAND

position in October of 2017 after having served as a Deputy Secretary General of the BOI for seven years, and as Assistant Secretary General for two years. She first joined the BOI in 1984, working in the Project Development Division. Between 1987 and 1989, she took a leave of absence to pursue her Master’s degree. Upon

her

return,

she

was

in

the

International Affairs division, where she became the Chief of the North American and Multilateral Affairs Section, and later Chief of the Overseas Investment Unit.

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In 1998, she was promoted to become the

INVESTMENT PROMOTION INDUSTRY

Assistant Director of the International Affairs Division, and in 2000, became

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Director of the BOI’s Paris Office where she was responsible for attracting inward investments

from

Portugal,

Spain,

Switzerland, France and the Benelux countries. Prior to her promotion to the position of the BOI’s Assistant Secretary General, she was the Director of the BOI's Investment Marketing Bureau from 2005 until 2008. Ms. Asawachintachit earned her Bachelor of Arts from Chulalongkorn University, and MBA in finance and business from Indiana University, USA. www.boi.go.th

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Jorge Cortell: Serial entrepreneur (x8); Oxford (Computing), MIT (Entrepreneur); Formerly: pro basketball player; visiting

TOP 50 CEO

JORGE CORTELL KANTERON SYSTEMS SPAIN

professor; European Union Expert on Social Investment. Kanteron Systems is a privately held Healthcare

Information

Technology

–

Computational Bioinformatics company founded in 2005 that helps healthcare providers manage imaging and genomic data effectively for precision medicine applications at the point of care. With offices in Madrid (Spain), and European HQ in Valencia (Spain), and subsidiaries in

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UK

and

USA,

Kanteron

Systems'

solution has already been deployed over CEO OF THE YEAR

500 times in 12 countries, at some of the

HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY

world's largest healthcare networks like the NHS in the UK, ISSSTE in Mexico, or

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EsSalud in Peru. HDO's are ramping up their investments in tools like genomics sequencing

technologies,

multimodal

radiology, and digital pathology, both to support their clinical-care mission and to further

research

in

personalized

medicine. Until now, HDOs relied on individual

stand-alone

systems

to

manage all that data. With Kanteron Systems

Platform

clinicians

and

researchers in HDOs can finally leverage a unified and modular system. www.kanteron.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Kushki is a payment platform tailor-made for Latin America that uses local logic and

TOP 50 CEO

ARON SCHWARZKOPF KUSHKI USA / LATAM

pricing

and

can

be

rapidly

integrated. Kushki combines a complete payment solution,With secure, agile and simple

technology

that

increases

conversion. We process more than $ 30 billion dollars a year, through PCI Level 1 certified technology.   We constantly innovate and are at the forefront of the latest technologies in the industry. Our mission is to reduce the use of cash in Latin America,    offering businesses like yours integral, safe and easy-to-use

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technology; so

you

can

accept digital payments with operational CEO OF THE YEAR PAYMENT PROCESSING INDUSTRY

efficiencies

and

reducing

costs. We

believe that accepting payments should not be a concern for your business. We

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work so that you concentrate on the important thing, your clients; We handle the payments. Kushki

offers

multichannel

payment

processingin real time and integrated into social networksfor today's mobile and social consumer. An integrated and converged

payment

platformcovering

physical store channels, e-commerceand m-commerce, it is vital to boost growthin a hypercompetitive market. www.kushkipagos.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 After spending 15 years helping people get

involved

technology,

TOP 50 CEO

TOM MATZZIE CLEANCHOICE ENERGY USA

in

politics

through

Tom

wanted

to

do

something more about climate change. He had a vision to make renewable energy accessible for all, and founded CleanChoice Energy to do just that. When he’s not in the office, you might find Tom on the Chesapeake Bay with his family. CleanChoice Energy was started with the goal of making clean energy accessible to everyone. Since 2012 we’ve grown to become one of the fastest growing businesses in America, as ranked on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte’s Technology Fast

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500™. Every day we continue to work to CEO OF THE YEAR CLEAN ENERGY INDUSTRY

fulfill our mission by making it easy for consumers

to

choose

100%

clean,

pollution-free energy from regional wind CEO OF THE YEAR TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AWARD

and solar farms. Our mission since day one has been to make

clean

energy

accessible

for

everybody. With CleanChoice Energy you don’t need to install solar panels or even own your home, apartment, or business space to reduce your impact on the environment.

You

simply

make

the

switch, and we make sure all the energy you use is replenished on the grid with 100% clean wind and solar power. www.cleanchoiceenergy.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Joy Organics was created with a clear initiative:

to

products

TOP 50 CEO JOY SMITH JOY ORGANICS USA

develop

through

premium innovation

CBD and

excellence, with service to match.This dedication

to

product

quality

and

customer care stems from CEO and CoFounder

Joy

Smith’s

journey

with

CBD.

own As

a

personal mother,

grandmother and humanitarian, she has always wanted to bring comfort and compassion to as many people as she could reach. Her serendipitous discovery of CBD fell perfectly in line with this passion.As she started to struggle with sleep and other issues, Joy began looking for natural support for her body. Her son,

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Gerrid, mentioned she may find what she CEO OF THE YEAR

was looking for with CBD. Joy purchased

CBD INDUSTRY

many products from many brands, but only a couple of them provided positive

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effects. Little did she know that would be the beginning of an incredible journey. Whether she is waking up at 5 a.m. to serve breakfast to the homeless or raising money to help starving children around the world, Joy is happiest when serving others.In addition to the work she does with Joy Organics, Joy is also a speaker. This role has brought her around the world, where she gives hope to women everywhere she speaks. www.joyorganics.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 While working closely with the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team, Liquid I.V. Founder & CEO Brandin Cohen saw

TOP 50 CEO

BRANDIN COHEN LIQUID I.V. USA

firsthand the scarcity of natural, truly effective electrolyte drinks for those living active lifestyles. Inspired, he partnered with

a

group

of

world-renowned

nutrition scientists to create Liquid I.V. Hydration

Multiplier

breakthrough

science

and of

the Cellular

Transport Technology, or CTT™—a delivery system that drastically improves the speed and efficiency of water absorption. Liquid I.V. started hitting the shelves, and promptly flying off them.

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For every purchase of Liquid I.V., we CEO OF THE YEAR

donate a serving to someone in need

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT INDUSTRY

around the world. Over 2 Million Sticks have been donated over the years. It all

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started

with

the

devastating

2010

earthquake in Haiti, when Brandin Cohen learned about the extreme conditions in the

slums

of

Port-au-Prince.

Deeply

moved by the stories he read, he raised the money to send 20,000 meals to the city in a 30-day period. The success of this venture showed him that, when we harness the power of community, we have the power to make a real difference. It also inspired the company’s lifelong mission to give to people in need. www.liquid-iv.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Ajith J. Pillai (AJ) infuses Nous with his passion for excellence, leadership and entrepreneurship. AJ focuses on helping

TOP 50 CEO

AJITH J.PILLAI NOUS INFOSYSTEMS INDIA

Nous evolve as a leading player in the marketplace, and strives to enrich the technology and business practices with a diversity of thought and strategy. AJ has an MS in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Business Admin from the University of Illinois, US. Nous Infosystems is a Global Information Technology company providing software solutions & services for Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI), Healthcare and Retail customers. Having been in the

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industry for over 2 decades, Nous works CEO OF THE YEAR IT SERVICES INDUSTRY

with

Fortune

500

&

Global

2000

companies and has offices in USA, UK, Canada, Germany & India. Nous' core

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offerings include Product Engineering Services,

Application

Development

&

Maintenance, Independent Testing and Infrastructure Management Services. CSR is one of the key pillars of Nous’ corporate values.

We at Nous Infosystems, are

proud to have been named recipient of numerous

industry

accolades

and

ranking over the years. Recently CIO Review magazine listed Nous among the ‘20 Most promising Microsoft Technology Partners – 2015.’ www.nousinfosystems.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 David Anderson is the CEO and President of Mimo Monitors. An engineer by trade, David has grown Mimo Monitors to a

TOP 50 CEO

DAVID ANDERSON MIMO MONITORS USA

global

leader

in

small

touchscreen

monitors, displays, and tablets. Holding a variety of roles throughout his career ranging from a business development executive to a director of technical solutions, and test engineer manager, allowed David to have a unique lens on all aspects of the business. With a handson approach, deep understanding in technology,

and

knowledge

in

the

importance of building a brand, David believes in placing an emphasis on customer service while creating high

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quality and innovative products with a CEO OF THE YEAR

solutions-oriented approach.

AUDIO VISUAL INDUSTRY

Mimo Monitors, established in 2008, is a CEO OF THE YEAR INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

global expert and industry leader in small touchscreen

monitors,

displays,

and

tablets. Designed with a solutions-first approach, we believe in creating small footprint and high value displays that drive innovation and provide a seamless experience for digital signage, conference rooms, kiosks, point of purchase, point of sale, hospitality, retail, and more. Our world-class team has deployed solutions in locations throughout the world for Fortune 500 and leading brands. www.mimomonitors.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 In 2009, entrepreneur, choreographer, dancer, and software engineer Miral Kotb combined her passion for dance and

TOP 50 CEO MIRAL KOTB ILUMINATE USA

computers

to

create

iLuminate,

the

entertainment technology company that combines

state-of-the-art

technology

with exhilarating dancers who perform in the dark to create the ultimate audience experience. Miral received her degree in Computer Science from Columbia University while honing her dance skills in New York City. Upon graduating she secured a position with Bloomberg L.P. as a senior software engineer, then entered the world of

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mobile application development. Her CEO OF THE YEAR

work as a dancer and choreographer has

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

been presented at numerous venues worldwide. Miral had a vision of dancers

CEO OF THE YEAR TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AWARD

wearing

costumes

that

illuminated

wirelessly to compliment the music and choreography—wireless technology that could be controlled from the palm of one’s hand. Developing iLuminate was the perfect way to combine her uniquely different worlds and follow her passion. iLuminate took audiences by storm in 2011 when America voted it to be one of the top finalists on the hit television show, America’s Got Talent. www.iluminate.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Najla Al Shirawi has more than 21 years of investment banking experience. Having been part of SICO since 1997, she was

TOP 50 CEO

NAJLA AL SHIRAWI SICO BANK BAHRAIN

appointed CEO in 2014 following her appointment as deputy CEO in 2013. Najla served with Geneva-based Dar AlMaal

Al-Islami

Trust,

where

she

established private banking operations for the Group in the Gulf region. Najla is a Board member at the Bahrain Economic Board (EDB) and a Chairperson on the Board

of

Directors

subsidiaries:

for

SICO

two

Funds

SICO

Services

Company (SFS) in Bahrain and SICO Financial Brokerage in Abu Dhabi. She is also an Independent Board Member of

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Eskan Bank BSC(c), Bahrain and a Board CEO OF THE YEAR

Member

INVESTMENT BANKING INDUSTRY

Scheme,

of

the

Deposit

Bahrain,

Protection

the

Bahrain

Associations of Banks, and the Bahrain CEO OF THE YEAR INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Institute of Banking and Finance. She holds

an

MBA

and

a

BA

in

Civil

Engineering from University of Bahrain. SICO is a leading regional asset manager, broker and investment bank with more than

USD

2.1

management

bn

in

(AUM).

assets

under

Today

SICO

operates under a wholesale banking licence from the Central Bank of Bahrain and also oversees three wholly owned subsidiaries www.sicobank.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Sam Chaudhary  is  co-founder  and CEO of  ClassDojo,  one  of  the  world's  fastestgrowing education   tech companies.

TOP 50 CEO

SAM CHAUDHARY CLASSDOJO USA

ClassDojo is a school communication platform that teachers, students, and families use every day to build close-knit communities by sharing what’s being learned in the classroom home through photos, videos, and messages. At ClassDojo, we want to transform education for every kid in the world. To do this – and do it soon – we have a simple plan: connect teachers, parents, and students in every classroom, and work with them every day to bring the

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best ideas into their classrooms.It's not CEO OF THE YEAR EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY

about creating an “ideal” classroom, a one-size-fits-all

model

that

everyone

must fit, because there's no such thing. CEO OF THE YEAR TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Instead, we believe that teachers, parents and students should have the power to create an incredible classroom that is best for them. And, we believe that when you give good people simple ways to do the right things, amazing things will happen. That's how we believe we can transform education. Together, helping every teacher, parent, and student in the world create an incredible classroom. ClassDojo is actively used in 95% of all K8 schools in the U.S. and 180 countries. www.classdojo.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 As a high school math teacher, Vigeant asked himself a simple question: How can I take the knowledge our students

TOP 50 CEO

FRANCIS VIGEANT KNOWATOM USA

need and make it matter to them? His answer

was

building

its

to

create

core

KnowAtom,

architecture

and

platform alignment around the idea of making science, engineering, and math relevant. Vigeant has taught science, engineering, and

mathematics

to

kindergarten

through twelfth-grade students in a variety of learning environments, ranging from college prep and honors classrooms to

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self-contained,

team-taught,

and

inclusion settings. His focus on scientific CEO OF THE YEAR EDUCATION INNOVATOR AWARD

and engineering practices and their relationship schools

CEO OF THE YEAR TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AWARD

to

process

become

has

helped

in

science

leaders

education, based on state assessments. Vigeant

is

a

strong

believer

in

empowering professional teachers and has

created

Community

Professional

models

for

Learning

large

urban

districts. Vigeant’s achievements have been

recognized

by

the

American

Federation of Teachers’ publication, The Advocate, as an educational innovator. Vigeant serves as President of STEM Synergy, an NGO coordinating over $25M in STEM education investments in Africa www.knowatom.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Badia

Farms

is

starting

a

farming

revolution in the UAE with the GCC’s first indoor vertical farm. We have a growing

TOP 50 CEO

OMAR AL JUNDI BADIA FARMS UAE

reputation for supplying the finest microgreens

and

restaurants,

herbs

to

caterers

Dubai’s

top

chefs.

Our

and

mission is to close the gap between the farm and the chef’s kitchen. Our passion for fresh, locally grown produce is what drives us. And the demand for gourmet leafy greens all year-round is what has inspired us. Using the latest hydroponics technology, we

are

growing

delicious,

nutritious

micro-greens and herbs without sunlight,

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soil,

or

pesticides.

Our

revolutionary

CEO OF THE YEAR

farming methods use up to 80 percent

VERTICAL FARMING INDUSTRY

less water, they are energy-efficient and sustainable.

CEO OF THE YEAR TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AWARD

By

joining

the

farming

revolution, we are meeting the demand from Dubai’s top restaurants for fresh and natural food. We specialise in growing micro-greens and herbs that are hugely popular with gourmet chefs. While crops are regularly imported into the UAE, transportation takes its toll on their taste, aroma and appearance. At Badia Farms, we grow fresh culinary produce 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our produce is harvested just hours before it reaches the kitchens of hotels and restaurants. www.badiafarms.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 OQ is a world-class integrated energy company with roots in Oman. We cover the entire value chain from exploration

TOP 50 CEO

MUSAB AL MAHRUQI OMAN OIL COMPANY OMAN

and production through to marketing and distribution of end-user products. Our fuels and chemicals are sold in over 60 countries worldwide, making us a global leader in the sector. Our strategic integration journey has formed one of the Sultanate's largest integrated energy companies. In line with the country's forward-thinking strategy to nurture

a

more

sustainable

and

diversified economy, OQ has positioned

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itself amongst the global hydrocarbon CEO OF THE YEAR

players by capitalising on opportunities

ENERGY INDUSTRY

across the value chain, simultaneously building an environment where talent

CEO OF THE YEAR INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

thrives. Today, we focus on facilitating local and international private participation in the oil and gas sectors to increase value for shareholders and reap greater benefits for the nation. We endeavour every day to enrich the nation by engaging and empowering

our

people

to

become

global role models. We care for our employees by instilling them with a sense of pride and belonging. www.oq.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 The Airobotics end-to-end drone solution goes far beyond standard drone options. The platform was designed and built by a

TOP 50 CEO RAN KRAUSS AIROBOTICS ISRAEL

multi-disciplinary team to answer the needs of industries such as energy, mining and oil & gas by providing a safe, cost-effective solution available on-site and on-demand. The team at Airobotics fuses expertise in aerospace hardware design, robust electronic systems, leading software

engineering,

experience

in

and

years

commercial

of

drone

operations. Airobotics has developed an unmanned drone solution, the first of its kind in the

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global market. Airobotics provides an CEO OF THE YEAR TRANSPORT INDUSTRY

end-to-end, fully automatic solution for collecting

aerial

data

and

gaining

invaluable insights. The industrial grade CEO OF THE YEAR TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AWARD

platform is available on-site and ondemand, enabling industrial facilities to access premium aerial data in a faster, safer, more efficient way.The team at Airobotics fuses expertise in aerospace hardware

design,

robust

electronic

systems, leading software engineering, and years of experience in commercial drone operations. This varied experience has allowed them to design a solution suited to address the needs of the world’s most complex industrial environments. www.airoboticsdrones.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 Adwitiya, 34, is co-founder & CEO of EM3 Agriservices Pvt. Ltd. He holds a Bachelors (with Honours) Degree in Economics

TOP 50 CEO

ADWITIYA MAL EM3 AGRISERVICES INDIA

from Delhi University and completed his MBA at the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester. He started his career as a front line sales manager with ICICI

Prudential,

a

leading

private

insurance company in India. Following his MBA, he moved to Hong Kong where he was the Strategy Manager at AXA Insurance’s Asia Headquarters and was responsible

for

developing

corporate

strategy for the group's 19 businesses across 10 countries in Asia. The desire to do something large and impactful in

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India brought Adwitiya back to co-found CEO OF THE YEAR

EM3 AgriServices.

AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY

At EM3 we are breaking stereotypes for CEO OF THE YEAR TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AWARD

increasing agricultural productivity by bringing tech & mechanization for the farming community on a Pay-for-Use basis. This approach greatly deepens the impact

on

farm

viability.

We

are

harnessing the power of information technology and mobile telecom services, financial services etc. to integrate and strengthen the value proposition. We enable technology to reach the farmer and the farm in an efficient and affordable manner www.em3agri.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS TOP 50 INSPIRATIONAL CEO'S OF 2019 OYO Hotels & Homes is South Asia’s largest, China’s second largest, and the world’s third largest and fastest-growing

TOP 50 CEO

RITESH AGARWAL OYO HOTELS & HOMES INDIA

chain of leased and franchised hotels, homes & living spaces. OYO works with small-scale budget hoteliers to improve guest experience and occupancy, and thereby yield. No other hotel company is using technology or empowering small hotels to deliver value like OYO does. All of this is being driven by passionate OYOpreneurs who are the custodians of our amazing company culture. They are empowered to run OYO like they would run their own companies, and we respect

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and celebrate their entrepreneurial spirit. CEO OF THE YEAR HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

While we are relentlessly pursuing our mission of creating quality living spaces

CEO OF THE YEAR INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

everywhere, it is always Day 0 for us. That’s because we feel that OYO’s journey has only started and we have a great opportunity in front of us to create history and leave a lasting legacy through our work. OYO’s mission is to upgrade all forms of real estate, and thereby provide quality living spaces to travellers around the world. We aspire to become the goto accommodation brand for people looking for hassle-free and affordable stay-options anywhere in the world. www.oyorooms.com

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25 2019 HALL OF FAME

SELECTED BY THE READERS OF WORLD BIZ MAGAZINE


CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Tarek Sultan is the Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Agility. Sultan has spearheaded the company’s expansion

LEADING LEGEND TAREK SULTAN AGILITY KUWAIT

from a regional logistics company into a $4+ billion global business. Sultan holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Economics from Williams College. Sultan sits on the Board of Trustees for Kuwait’s Silk City and Boubyan Island Development Project. Sultan is an active supporter of the World Economic Forum (WEF). He is a member of the WEF’s Global Future Council on Humanitarian Systems, sits on the Boards of the WEF’s Supply

Chain

&

Transport

Industry

Governors and Future of Production

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SERVICES TO THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

initiative, as well as a trustee for the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation. Agility’s emerging

story

parallels

markets

in

the the

rise

of

global

economy. The company got its start as a local warehousing provider in Kuwait and grew to become the largest logistics company in the Middle East. It acquired more than 40 logistics brands around the world. Agility today is one of the world’s largest integrated logistics providers and the largest private owner and developer of industrial real estate in the Middle East and North Africa. www.agility.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Tony O. Elumelu is an economist by training,

a

serial

entrepreneur,

and

philanthropist. He is the Founder and

LEADING LEGEND TONY ELUMELU HEIRS HOLDINGS NIGERIA

Chairman of Heirs Holdings Ltd, an African proprietary investment company, with interests in power, oil and gas, financial services, hospitality, real estate and healthcare, present in twenty African countries. Tony

is

known

contribution

to

for

his

significant

entrepreneurship

in

Africa. In 2010, he created The Tony Elumelu

Foundation,

committed

$100m

which in

a

has 10-year

programme to fund, mentor and train 10,000 African entrepreneurs. Inspired by

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SERVICES TO THE INVESTMENT INDUSTRY

Tony’s

economic

philosophy

of

Afri-

capitalism, which positions the private sector as the key enabler of economic and social wealth creation in Africa. He sits on numerous public and social sector

boards,

including

the

global

advisory board of the United Nations Sustainable

Energy

for

All

Initiative

(SE4ALL), USAID’s Private Capital Group Partners Forum (PCG), and is Co-Chair of the Aspen Institute’s Global Food Security Working Group. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum Community of Chairmen. www.heirsholdings.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Our technologies are leading the change towards a sustainable aerospace future. The world’s leading multi-technology tier

LEADING LEGEND HANS BÜTHKER GKN AEROSPACE GERMANY

one 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 decades, GKN

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Aerospace technologies have inspired

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and industrialized the global aerospace

THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

industry, through the combination of engineering excellence and technology leadership. Today we are truly global, with 17,000 employees in around 50 manufacturing locations in 14 countries around the world. All major aircraft and engine manufacturers rely on our advanced technologies. Our aerostructures, engine systems and special products improve the performance of more than 100,000 flights every day. www.gknaerospace.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Pat Gelsinger has been serving as CEO of VMware since September 2012, nearly doubling the size of the company during

LEADING LEGEND PAT GELSINGER VMWARE USA

his tenure. He brings more than 35 years of technology and leadership experience. Before joining VMware, Gelsinger led EMC's

Information

Infrastructure

Products business as president and COO. A respected IT industry veteran, he was at Intel

for

30

years

becoming

the

company’s first CTO and driving the creation of key industry technologies including USB and Wi-Fi. He led Intel to be

the

dominant

supplier

of

the

microprocessor – while in the significant

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

role as the architect of the original 80486

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processor. Gelsinger earned a master's

THE TECH INDUSTRY

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. www.vmware.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Ginni Rometty began her career with IBM in 1981 in Detroit. Since then she has held a series of leadership positions, most

LEADING LEGEND GINNI ROMETTY IBM USA

recently as senior vice president and group executive, IBM sales, marketing, and strategy. Earlier she served as senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services, where she led

the

successful

integration

of

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting. This acquisition was the largest in professional services history, creating a global team of more than 100,000 business consultants and services experts. Mrs. Rometty serves on the Council on

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Foreign Relations, the board of trustees of

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North-western University, and the board

THE TECH INDUSTRY

of overseers and 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

technological innovation. www.ibm.com

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forefront

of


CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Hussain Sajwani, a UAE national, is the founder and Chairman of global property development Company,

LEADING LEGEND

HUSSAIN SAJWANI DAMAC UAE

DAMAC Properties. A graduate from the University of Washington, he started his career as a Contracts Manager in GASCO, a subsidiary of ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company). After a short period, he established his own business and in 1982 started his own catering venture. "DAMAC is globally recognised as a market leader for its innovative property offerings, its award-winning architectural designs

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SERVICES TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

delivering

and

its

luxury

commitment living

to

experiences

across more than 100 million square feet of master communities." 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. www.damacproperties.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Sultan

Ahmed

Bin

Sulayem,

Group

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP

LEADING LEGEND

SULTAN BIN SULAYEM DP WORLD UAE

World

and

Chairman

of

Ports,

Customs & Free Zone Corporation, is one of Dubai's leading businessmen. Mr. Bin Sulayem’s expertise and visionary leadership

spearheaded

expansion

of

Dubai’s

including

ports

and

the

rapid

infrastructure, free

zones,

contributing significantly to the stellar growth trajectory of the United Arab Emirates.

He

was

also

a

leader

in

developing the infrastructure supporting Dubai’s

successful

tourism

industry,

among various other sectors. Mr. Bin Sulayem is a BS graduate in Economics

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SERVICES TO THE PORTS INDUSTRY

from

Temple

University

Philadelphia,

USA. He is a Board Member of the Dubai Executive Council, the UAE Federal Tax Authority. He is also Chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One. Highlights of his three-decade business career include: • Leading marine terminal operator DP World’s expansion, including the purchase of the P&O group for US$6.8 billion in March 2006, which propelled it to one of the largest global port operators and trade enablers in the world with 78 marine

and

inland

continents . www.dpworld.com

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terminals

in

six


CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Mr. José María Álvarez-Pallete López has a

degree

in

Economics

from

the

Complutense University of Madrid. He

LEADING LEGEND

JM ALVAREZ-PALLETE TELEFÓNICA SPAIN

also studied Economics at the Université Libre of Brussels (Belgium), holds an International Management Programme (IMP) from IPADE Business School and an Advance

Research

Degree

from

the

Complutense University of Madrid. Since April 8th 2016 he is Chairman & CEO of Telefónica S.A. and Member of the Board of Telefónica S.A., position he holds since

July

2006.

professional

career

He at

began Arthur

his

Young

Auditors in 1987, before joining Benito & Monjardín/Kidder, Peabody & Co. in 1988.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SERVICES TO THE TELECOMS INDUSTRY

After

this,

Compañía

in

1995,

Valenciana

he de

joined

the

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 operate in 17 countries and has a presence in 24, with and an average of 127,000 professionals. www.telefonica.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Edward

D.

Breen

is

the

Executive

Chairman of DuPont. Mr. Breen joined the DuPont board of directors in February

LEADING LEGEND

EDWARD D. BREEN DUPONT USA

2015 and was named CEO of DowDuPont on November 9, 2015. He is now the executive

chairman

of

the

newly

transformed DuPont. Before joining DuPont, Mr. Breen served as

chairman

International

and from

CEO July

of

Tyco

2002

until

September 2012. While he was there, he was instrumental in making Tyco a market leader, rescuing the company from near bankruptcy by rebuilding the brand and its credibility. During that time,

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SERVICES TO THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

he

restructuring

oversaw that

a

included

successful divesting

non-core operations resulting in the spinoffs of Covidien, TE Connectivity, ADT Corporation, and the merger of Tyco Flow Control with Pentair. He also established and met goals for operational excellence and corporate governance. Prior to Tyco, from 2000 to 2002, Mr. Breen held several senior management positions at Motorola and General Instrument Corp. Mr. Breen has been awarded many governance

awards

including

being

named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics" by Ethisphere. www.dupont.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Fernando A. González is the CEO of CEMEX. Since joining CEMEX in 1989, Fernando A. González has held several

LEADING LEGEND

FERNANDO GONZÁLEZ CEMEX MEXICO

senior management positions, including Corporate Vice President of Strategic Planning,

head

of

operations

in

Venezuela, President of CEMEX Asia, President of the CEMEX South America and the Caribbean region, President of the CEMEX Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia region, and Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning, Finance and Administration (CFO). Fernando was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2014. He also serves in the Board of Directors of Grupo Cementos de

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SERVICES TO THE BUILDING INDUSTRY

Chihuahua,

Axtel,

de Monterrey’s

and

Business

Tecnológico 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. www.cemex.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Siobhán Talbot was appointed Group Managing Director on 12 November 2013, having been appointed Group Managing

LEADING LEGEND SIOBHÁN TALBOT GLANBIA IRELAND

Director Designate on 1 June 2013. She was previously Group Finance Director and her role encompassed responsibility for Group strategic planning. She has been a member of the Group Operating Executive since 2000 and the Board since 2009 and has held senior positions since she joined the Group in 1992. She is also a Director of the Irish Business Employers Confederation (IBEC). Prior to joining Glanbia Group, Siobhán Talbot worked with Pricewaterhouse- Coopers in Dublin and  Sydney.

A

fellow

of

Chartered

Accountants Ireland, Siobhán graduated

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from University College Dublin with a

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Bachelor of Commerce and Diploma in

THE NUTRITION INDUSTRY

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. Glanbia takes

pure

and

clean

ingredients

including milk, whey and grains, and using

our

capabilities nutritional

expert we

knowledge

produce

ingredients

and

high-quality

and

branded

consumer products for our customers and consumers worldwide. www.glanbia.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Phebe N. Novakovic became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Dynamics on January 1, 2013. She was

LEADING LEGEND

PHEBE NOVAKOVIC GENERAL DYNAMICS USA

previously

named

the

company’s

President and Chief Operating Officer, and a member of the Board in May 2012. Before

joining

General

Dynamics,

Novakovic served as the Special Assistant to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1997 to 2001. In that capacity,

she

was

responsible

for

managing processes for all major U.S. Department

of

Defense

budget

and

policy decisions for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

General Dynamics is a global aerospace

FOR SERVICES TO

and defense company. From Gulfstream

THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY

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

aviation;

combat

in

business

vehicles,

weapons

systems and munitions; IT and C4ISR solutions; and shipbuilding and ship repair.

General

Dynamics

employs

thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. www.gd.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Kenneth C. Frazier is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc. Under Mr. Frazier’s

LEADING LEGEND

KENNETH C. FRAZIER MERCK USA

leadership, Merck is delivering innovative lifesaving medicines and vaccines as well as long-term and sustainable value to its multiple stakeholders. Mr. Frazier has substantially increased Merck & Co., Inc.'s investment in research, including early research,

while

refocusing

the

organization on the launch and growth of key products that provide benefit to society. He has also led the formation of philanthropic and other initiatives that build on Merck’s 125-year plus legacy. Mr. Frazier joined the company in 1992 as

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Vice President, General Counsel and

FOR SERVICES TO

Secretary of the company’s joint venture

THE PHARMA INDUSTRY

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

December 2011. www.merck.com

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of

the

Board

in


CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Mary was named Chief Executive Officer in June 2013. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, she was President and Chief Executive

LEADING LEGEND MARY DILLON ULTA BEAUTY USA

Officer and a Director of U.S. Cellular since June 2010. From 2005 to 2010, Mary served as Global Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice

President

for

McDonald's

Corporation. Prior to joining McDonald's, she held various positions at PepsiCo, including President of the Quaker Foods division. Mary serves as a member of the Board

of

Directors

for

Starbucks

Corporation and KKR & Co. Inc. and previously served on the board of Target Corporation from 2007 to 2013.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SERVICES TO THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY

Ulta Beauty is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty

destination

for

cosmetics,

fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. We provide unmatched product breadth, value and convenience in a distinctive specialty retail environment. Every day, we use the power of beauty to bring to life the possibilities that lie within each of us—inspiring every guest and enabling each associate to build a fulfilling career. www.ulta.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Mary

Barra

Executive

is

Chairman

Officer

of

and

General

Chief Motors

Company. She was elected Chairman of

LEADING LEGEND MARY T. BARRA GENERAL MOTORS USA

the GM Board of Directors on January 4, 2016, and has served as CEO of GM since January 15, 2014. Under Barra’s leadership, GM envisions a world with zero crashes, to save lives; zero emissions, so future generations can inherit a healthier planet; and zero congestion, so customers get back a precious commodity – time. She’s focused on strengthening GM’s core business

of

great

cars,

trucks

and

crossovers, while also working to lead the transformation

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SERVICES TO THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY

through

of

advanced

personal

mobility

technologies

like

connectivity, electrification, autonomous driving and car sharing. Barra has also established a strategic direction based on putting the customer at the center of everything the company does. Barra serves on the Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Company, the Stanford University Board of Trustees and the Detroit Economic Club.She is a member of The Business Council and an At-Large Board

Member

of

the

Business

Roundtable, where she also serves on the Social Issues Committee. www.gm.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Margaret Keane is the Chief Executive Officer of Synchrony, one of the nation’s premier

LEADING LEGEND

MARGARET KEANE SYNCHRONY BANK USA

consumer

financial

services

companies. A member of its Board of Directors, she led

the

company’s

successful

initial

public offering in July 2014 and split-off from GE in November 2015.Her passion for emerging technology and employee development has solidified Margaret’s reputation as a leader in the field. She has been recognized as one of American Banker’s “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” for 11 consecutive years (#4 in 2017) and one of Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women” for the past three years (#25 in

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2017). Fortune also named Margaret to

FOR SERVICES TO

their “Businessperson of the Year” list (#33

THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

in 2016). During an 18-year career with GE Capital, Margaret led the Retail Card platform as President and CEO beginning in 2004. She expanded her responsibilities in 2011 to become President and CEO of their North American Retail Finance business. Earlier, she held leadership roles that spanned

consumer

finance,

vendor

financial services, operations and quality. Margaret also held various leadership roles during 16 years with Citibank, where she began her career. www.synchrony.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Ms. Marinello has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Hertz since January 2017. Ms. Marinello

LEADING LEGEND

KATHRYN MARINELLO THE HERTZ CO. USA

previously served as a Senior Advisor of Ares

Management

LLC,

a

global

alternative investment manager, since March 2014. Ms. Marinello served as  Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer  of Stream Global Services, Inc. from 2010 to March 2014.  Ms. Marinello served as Chair, Chief Executive

Officer

and

President

of

Ceridian Corporation from 2006 to 2010. She served in a broad range of senior roles from 1997 to 2006  at General Electric.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SERVICES TO THE CAR RENTAL INDUSTRY

Prior to GE, Ms. Marinello  served as President of the Electronic Payments Group at First Data Corporation. She has also served in senior leadership positions at  several financial institutions, including US Bank (previously First Bank Systems), Chemical Bank, Citibank and Barclays. Ms. Marinello has served as a director Volvo Group, served as a member of the Supervisory

Board

at

The

Nielsen

Company B.V., director of General Motors, a director of RealPage, Inc., from 2015 to March 2017. www.hertz.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Michele Buck brings more than 25 years of consumer packaged goods experience to her role as Hershey’s Chairman of the

LEADING LEGEND MICHELE BUCK THE HERSHEY CO. USA

Board of Directors and 12th President and Chief Executive Officer. She has two important roles – mom and business leader – that fulfill her life and she’s motivated

by

harnessing

others’

strengths, expertise and perspectives. Buck has held several senior leadership roles within the company. Most recently, she served as Chief Operating Officer, leading

Hershey’s

day-to-day

American

operations

and

Hershey’s

operations

in

North

overseeing

Central

and

South America.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SERVICES TO THE FCMG INDUSTRY

Before joining Hershey in 2005, Buck served

17

years

at

Kraft/Nabisco

in

numerous senior positions and at the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo.She serves on the Board of Directors at New York Life, and as a Benefit Co-Chair for the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation. A native of central Pennsylvania, USA, Buck earned a Bachelor’s degree at Shippensburg University and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. www.thehersheycompany.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 After

five

years

working

in

several

financial positions in New York, San Francisco and London, Sébastien Bazin

LEADING LEGEND SÉBASTIEN BAZIN ACCOR HOTELS FRANCE

was appointed CEO of Hottinguer Rivaud Finances, an investment bank, in 1990, and then CEO of L’Immo-bilière Hôtelière, a hotel developer in France, in 1992. In 1997, he moved to Colony Capital, a private real estate investment firm, to head up its European branch and lead several acquisitions, within  hospitality. 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

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SERVICES TO THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

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. We are far more than a worldwide leader. We are 250,000 hospitality experts who share the same passion. Welcoming people. We take care of millions of guests in our 4,500 addresses. www.group.accor.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Carlos Tavares, a graduate of Ecole Centrale de Paris, held a number of different

LEADING LEGEND CARLOS TAVARES, GROUPE PSA FRANCE

positions

with

the

Renault

Group from 1981 to 2004 before joining Nissan. In 2009 he was appointed Executive Vice President, Chairman of the Management Committee Americas and President of Nissan North America. He was named Group Chief Operating Office of Renault in 2011 .He joined the Managing Board of Groupe PSA in January 2014, and was appointed Chairman of the Managing Board in March 2014. Groupe  PSA is the second largest car

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SERVICES TO THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY

manufacturer in Europe. It is present in 160

countries

and

possesses

16

production sites across the world. From the production of vehicles to the design of

innovative

services

adapted

to

customer needs and the invention of solutions that shape future mobility, Groupe PSA is present across the entire automotive value chain. Europe’s second largest

vehicle

manufacturer

is

continuing its transformation with a new strategic plan, Push to Pass. Its ambition: to

market

vehicles

of

cutting-edge

efficiency as well as the mobility services acclaimed by its customers. www.groupe-psa.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Mr. Wang Huang is the Founder and has served as the Chairman of the board of directors and CEO since the inception of

LEADING LEGEND WANG HUANG HUAMI CHINA

Huami. Mr. Huang is a serial entrepreneur with significant experience and expertise in the technology and Internet sectors in China. Mr. Huang founded Anhui Huami in

December

2013

to

develop,

manufacture and sell smart wearable devices. Prior to that, Mr. Huang founded Hefei Huaheng Electronic Technology Co., Ltd., a company that developed tablets and tablet-based mobile apps and

provided

e-magazine

network

services, and led the team that released

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SERVICES TO THE WEARABLES INDUSTRY

China’s first tablet. In 2002, Mr. Huang founded Hefei Huakai Yuanheng Information Technology Co., Ltd.,

a

company

that

developed

embedded Linux software and hardware. Mr. Huang previously was a research and development

engineer

at

Huawei

Technologies Co. Ltd., a leading global information

and

communications

technology solutions provider, where he played

an

instrumental

role

in

the

development of high-speed switching and routing equipment. Mr. Huang has received many honors and awards. www.huami.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Jane Jie Sun has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the company, as well as a member of the Board of Directors,

LEADING LEGEND JANE JIE SUN TRIP.COM GROUP CHINA

since November 2016. Prior to that, she was a Co-President since March 2015, Chief Operating Officer since May 2012, and Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2012. Ms.

Sun

is

well

respected

for

her

extensive experience in operating and managing

online

travel

businesses,

mergers and acquisitions, and financial reporting and operations. In 2017, she was named as one of the most influential and outstanding business women by Forbes China. She was also named one of

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Fortune’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women

FOR SERVICES TO

in Business, and one of Fast Company’s

THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

Most Creative People in Business. During her tenure at Ctrip, she won the Best CEO and Best CFO Award by Institutional Investor. Prior to joining Ctrip, Ms. Sun worked as the head of the SEC and External Reporting Division of Applied Materials, Inc. since 1997. Prior to that, she worked with KPMG LLP as an audit manager in Silicon Valley, California for five years. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a State of California Certified Public Accountant. www.trip.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Dr. Martin Brudermüller was born in Stuttgart in 1961. From 1980 onwards he studied Chemistry at the University of

LEADING LEGEND

M. BRUDERMÜLLER BASF GERMANY

Karlsruhe, Germany, and received his degree

in

1985.

After

earning

his

doctorate in Karlsruhe in 1987, he did a postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley, United States. We create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing

to

the

success

of

our

customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world.

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Our

portfolio

is

organized

into

six

segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. Our 12 operating divisions are aggregated into six segments based on their business models. The divisions bear operational organized

responsibility according

to

and

are

sectors

or

products. They manage our 58 global and regional business units and develop strategies for the 78 strategic business units. www.basf.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Roberto Marques, is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Natura &Co. He became Executive Chairman of the Board

LEADING LEGEND

ROBERTO MARQUES NATURA &CO BRAZIL

of Directors of Natura &Co in 2017. Mr. Marques joined Natura Board  of Directors four years ago. During this period, he championed the global, multichannel, multi-brand approach, leading the acquisition of The Body Shop in 2017 and the recent combination with  Avon. He has extensive global experience and a strong transformation track record in the consumer goods industry, having held, prior

to

Natura

&Co,

various

senior

leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson and Mondelez International for over 30

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

years.

FOR SERVICES TO

THE FMCG INDUSTRY

Natura &Co is a global, purpose-driven, multi-channel

and

multi-brand

cosmetics group which includes Avon, Natura, The Body Shop and Aesop. Natura &Co posted net revenues of  R$ 13.4 billion  in 2018. The four companies that form the group are committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Together, Natura, Aesop and The Body Shop constitute a new force in the beauty world: a global group that is multicultural, multichannel and multibrand. www.naturaeco.com

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CEO OF THE YEAR AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - 2019 Born in Madrid in 1947, he holds a degree in Civil engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He began his

LEADING LEGEND

FLORENTINO PÉREZ ACS GROUP SPAIN

professional career in 1971 in the private sector,

rising

to

head

the

Spanish

Highway Association, until switching to the public business sector. From 1976 to 1982 he held various positions in the Public Administration, such as Delegate for Sanitation and Environment for the City of Madrid, Deputy Director-General at the Ministry of Industry and Energy, Director-General of Transport Infrastructure at the Ministry Transport, and President of the National Institute

for

Agrarian

Reform

and

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Development at the Agriculture Ministry.

FOR SERVICES TO THE

In 1983 he returned to the private sector,

INFRASTRUCTURE INDUSTRY

when he headed Construcciones Padrós, S.A. 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. ACS Group - A worldwide reference in the industry of infrastructure development, both civil and industrial engineering projects. A Group which participates in the development of sectors which are fundamental for the economy. www.grupoacs.com

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