WORLD BIZ AWARDS TOP 100 INNOVATION LEADERS OF 2022
(PICTURED ABOVE) MICHAEL WU, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF AMBER GROUP, NUMBER 15 ON THE LIST
Dr. Severin Schwan, CEO of Roche Group is at Number 1
Dr. C. C. Wei, CEO of TSMC is at Number 3
AWARD WINNERS TOP 100 INNOVATION LEADERS OF 2022
THE WORLD'S TOP 100 INNOVATION LEADERS OF 2022 Now in the fifth year, the annual World Biz Magazine Leadership Awards celebrates business leaders across the globe that are making major strides in their industries.
This year there were over 40,000 leaders shortlisted for the Awards. There are only 100 CEOs across the world selected to receive this distinction. Winners were selected regardless of the size of company they lead, the most important determining factor being their role in driving innovation within their industry.
The WBM Top 100 Innovation Leaders Awards recognizes product, service, functional, strategic, and managerial innovation in companies. The Awards also recognizes individuals showing exceptional commercial insight and market integrity. Sustainability forms a key cornerstone of the Awards and is an integral part of our selection criteria.
Only 0.25% of the shortlisted leaders have been selected by our researchers and independent judges for this recognition. We are honored to share this showcase of our deserving Award Winners with you.
Ellen J. Kullman, Executive Chair of Carbon is at Number 4
Diane Wang, Founder, Chairperson and CEO of DHgate is at Number 9
#1 DR. SEVERIN SCHWAN CEO - ROCHE GROUP Dr. Severin Schwan has been the Chief Executive Officer of Roche Group since 2008. He earned his degree in Economics at the University of Innsbruck, University of York and University of Oxford, Mag. rer.soc.oec. (Innsbruck, 1991). He also studied Law at the University of Innsbruck, Mag. iur. (Innsbruck, 1991). He earned his Doctorate in Law at the University of Innsbruck, Research studies at University Louvain, Belgium, Dr. iur. (Innsbruck, 1993). Dr. Schwan is a member of the Board of Directors of Roche Holding Ltd. He is also a member of the Board of Directors (since 2017 Vice Chairman) of Credit Suisse Group AG.
He is a member of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai (IBLAC), since 2022 he has been the Vice Chairman. Throughout its 125-year history, Roche has grown into one of the world’s largest biotech companies, as well as a leading provider of in-vitro diagnostics and a global supplier of transformative innovative solutions across major disease areas. Its commitment to its people, partners, stakeholders and, most importantly, its patients remains as strong as it was on the first day of the company's journey. For more information, visit: roche.com
#2 DR. LISA T. SU CHAIR AND CEO - AMD Dr. Lisa T. Su is chair and chief executive officer of AMD. Prior to serving as president and CEO, she was chief operating officer responsible for integrating AMD’s business units, sales, global operations and infrastructure enablement teams into a single market-facing organization responsible for all aspects of product strategy and execution. Dr. Su joined AMD in January 2012 as senior vice president and general manager, global business units and was responsible for driving end-to-end business execution of AMD products and solutions. Prior to joining AMD, Dr. Su served as senior vice president and general manager, Networking and Multimedia at Freescale Semiconductor, and was
responsible for global strategy, marketing and engineering for the company’s embedded communications and applications processor business. Dr. Su joined Freescale in 2007 as chief technology officer, where she led the company’s technology roadmap and research and development efforts. Dr. Su spent the previous 13 years at IBM in various engineering and business leadership positions, Dr. Su has bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). For more information, visit: amd.com
#3 DR. C. C. WEI CEO - TSMC Dr. C. C. Wei is Chief Executive Officer of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC). Prior to this appointment, Dr. Wei was TSMC's President and Co-CEO from November 2013 to June 2018 and Co-Chief Operating Officer from March 2012 to November 2013. From 2009 to 2012, he was TSMC's Senior Vice President of Business Development. Before that, Dr. Wei was Senior Vice President of Mainstream Technology Business. Before joining TSMC in 1998, Dr. Wei had served as Senior Vice President of Technology at Chartered Semiconductor and Senior Manager, Logic and SRAM technology development at ST Microelectronics. Prior to that, he was a Member of
Technical Staff at Texas Instruments' R&D team. C. C. Wei received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Chiao Tung University and Ph.D. from Yale University. Established in 1987 and headquartered in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, TSMC pioneered the pure-play foundry business model with an exclusive focus on manufacturing customers’ products. TSMC-made semiconductors serve a global customer base that is large and diverse and includes a wide range of applications. For more information, visit: tsmc.com
#4 ELLEN J. KULLMAN EXECUTIVE CHAIR - CARBON Ellen is the Executive Chair of Carbon, previously serving as President & CEO. Prior to joining Carbon, Ellen was Chairman and CEO of DuPont. She was the nineteenth executive, and the first woman to lead the company in its 212-year history. Ellen led double-digit growth of the company’s Safety and Protection business portfolio, started two successful high-growth businesses known today as DuPont Industrial Biosciences and DuPont Sustainable Solutions. During her seven years as CEO, Ellen led the company’s focus on growth in emerging international markets and championed the power of DuPont science and global market knowledge to transform industries.
Ellen is co-chair of the Paradigm for Parity coalition and a board director of Dell Technologies, Amgen, and Goldman Sachs. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and past president of the U.S. China Business Council. She serves on the board of trustees of Northwestern University. Ellen has been named as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune and one of the “World’s Most Powerful Women” by Forbes. Ellen holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tufts University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. For more information, visit: carbon3d.com
#5 GAIL K. BOUDREAUX PRESIDENT, CEO - ELEVANCE HEALTH Gail Boudreaux serves as president and chief executive officer at Elevance Health, where she leads the company in improving lives and communities, simplifying healthcare, and building trust with customers. Regarded for her ability to skillfully scale multibillion-dollar businesses, Boudreaux leverages her more than three decades of healthcare industry experience to helm one of America’s largest health companies. Fueled by our bold purpose to improve the health of humanity, Elevance Health is transforming from a traditional health benefits organization into a life-
time trusted health partner. Elevance Health brings together the concepts of elevate and advance, exemplified by our bold purpose of improving the health of humanity. We are a health company dedicated to making real progress toward improving the health of the people and communities we serve. Our nearly 100,000 associates serve more than 118 million people, at every stage of health. We address a full range of needs with an integrated whole health approach, powered by industry-leading capabilities and a digital platform for health. For more information, visit: elevancehealth.com
#6 LEE YUAN SIONG GROUP CEO, PRESIDENT - AIA GROUP Mr. Lee is an Executive Director and the Group Chief Executive and President of the Company, having been appointed on 1 June 2020. Mr. Lee is also a member of the Risk Committee of the Company. He joined the Group in March 2020 and has more than 30 years' experience in the insurance sector. He is a director of various companies within the Group including acting as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AIA Company Limited. Prior to his current role, Mr. Lee was an executive director of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. from June 2013 and served as the company’s co-CEO and Chief Insurance Business Officer. Before joining Ping An, Mr. Lee held several
senior leadership positions with Prudential plc of the United Kingdom, including President of CITICPrudential Life Insurance Company Limited, a life insurance joint venture in Mainland China. Mr. Lee began his career at the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He has been a Director and appointed as Vice Chairman of The Geneva Association since November 2021. He has also been a member of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance since 2020. He holds a Master of Philosophy (Finance) degree from the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (US). For more information, visit: aia.com
#7 ROSALIND BREWER CEO - WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE Rosalind (Roz) Brewer joined Walgreens Boots Alliance as Chief Executive Officer in March 2021. She also is a Director on WBA’s Board.
hygiene products company, from 2004 to 2006, and held various management positions at KimberlyClark beginning in 1984.
Ms. Brewer most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and Group President at Starbucks from October 2017 to January 2021. Prior to Starbucks, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sam’s Club, a membership-only retail warehouse club and division of Walmart, Inc., from February 2012 to February 2017. Ms. Brewer previously held several executive leadership positions with Walmart beginning in 2006. Prior to joining Walmart, she served as President of Global Nonwovens Division for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a global health and
She currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for Spelman College, where she did her undergraduate work. Ms. Brewer also is a Board Member of VillageMD, World Business Chicago, Business Roundtable and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Ms. Brewer formerly served on the Board of Directors for Starbucks, Amazon, Lockheed Martin Corporation and Molson Coors Brewing Company. For more info, visit: walgreensbootsalliance.com
#8 SANJIV LAMBA CEO - LINDE Sanjiv Lamba is the Chief Executive Officer for Linde plc, in March 2022 he also joined the Board of Directors. Prior to being appointed CEO, Lamba was Chief Operating Officer after serving as Executive Vice President, APAC. Lamba started his career in 1989 with BOC India in Finance, was appointed Director of Finance and subsequently Managing Director for the India business in 2001. He has worked in a number of geographies for Linde including India, UK, Singapore and Germany where he served as member of the Executive Board of Linde AG.
Lamba is a Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Honours) from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta University, India. Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2021 sales of $31 billion (€26 billion). We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing highquality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet. The company serves a variety of end markets. For more information, visit: linde.com
Sasan Goodarzi, CEO of Intuit is at Number 11
Ki Young Sohn, Chairman and CEO of Enzychem Lifesciences is at Number 16
#9 DIANE WANG FOUNDER, CHAIRPERSON, CEO - DHGATE Diane Wang, an original internet pioneer with over 20 years of experience running online businesses, has thrived through every phase of the digital revolution. Before founding DHgate, Ms. Wang cofounded and served as CEO of Joyo.com, which at the time was the largest B2C (Business-toConsumer) online marketplace in China and eventually became Amazon China. Prior to Joyo.com, she held positions as an executive for Microsoft and Cisco. Ms. Wang is also an active civil servant, she was appointed to serve on the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) in recognition of her expertise and status as a leading advocate for the development of
SMEs (Small-Medium-Enterprises) worldwide. Ms. Wang is the co-chair of the ABAC SME Working Group and Co-Chair of the APEC Women Leadership Forum. Ms. Wang is the first Rotating Chairperson of the Entrepreneurs Committee of the China SME Alliance. Ms. Wang also serves as the Chinese Representative to the G20 Business Summit (B20). DHgate.com is the world's leading online wholesale platform for goods made in China, connecting international buyers with Chinese wholesale sellers who offer the same quality products found elsewhere at a fraction of the price. For more information, visit: dhgate.com
#10 CHARLES BROWN PRESIDENT AND CEO - LIFELABS Charles Brown is President and CEO of LifeLabs Medical Laboratory, a leading Canadian-owned company that has been serving the healthcare needs of Canadians for more than 50 years. Each year LifeLabs performs approximately 120 million laboratory tests to help diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent diseases for millions of Canadians. Charles is committed to the optimization of service delivery to provide better outcomes for customers, patients, medical professionals and the broader healthcare system. Since joining LifeLabs in 2018, he has worked to evolve LifeLabs into a commercially
driven organization that brings customer-centred value to market. By showcasing the possibility of delivering value-based outcomes, Charles empowers his employees to make a difference and facilitate innovative change. Charles was named a Top 25 Biotechnology CEO by the Healthcare Technology Report in 2021 and 2022. Charles was also nominated in 2022 by an external research team to receive the prestigious ‘Top Industry Leader’ award from Life Sciences Voice, being recognized amongst distinguished leaders from BioPharma, BioTech, and related sectors. For more information, visit: lifelabs.com
#11 SASAN GOODARZI CEO - INTUIT Sasan Goodarzi is chief executive officer (CEO) of Intuit, where he leads the company towards delivering on its mission of powering prosperity around the world. During his 14 years with the company, Goodarzi has successfully led each of Intuit’s largest businesses. Most recently, Goodarzi served as executive vice president and general manager of Intuit’s Small Business and Self-Employed Group. Previously, he served as executive vice president and general manager of Intuit’s Consumer Tax Group, as Intuit’s chief information officer, as the general manager of Intuit’s ProTax organization, and as the general manager of Intuit’s Financial Services Division.
Prior, Goodarzi worked for Invensys, a global provider of industrial automation, transportation and controls technology, serving as global president of the products group. He also held senior leadership roles in the automation control division at Honeywell and served as the CEO and co-founder of a technology startup, Lazer Cables Inc. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at the University of Central Florida and a master’s in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. For more information, visit: intuit.com
#12 NOEL QUINN GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE - HSBC BANK Noel Quinn was appointed Group Chief Executive in March 2020, having previously served as interim Group Chief Executive from August 2019. Mr Quinn has been with HSBC – or its constituent companies – since 1987, when he joined Forward Trust Group, a subsidiary of Midland Bank (now HSBC UK). He led HSBC’s acquisitions of Swan National Motor Finance and Eversholt Leasing Ltd, becoming General Manager of each business in turn. He subsequently served as Head of Specialised and Equity Finance at HSBC; Group Director of Strategy & Development at HSBC Insurance Services North America; Head of Commercial Finance Europe; and Head of Commercial Banking UK. From 2011 to
2015 he was the Regional Head of Commercial Banking for Asia-Pacific, based in Hong Kong. Mr Quinn was appointed Chief Executive, Global Commercial Banking in December 2015. He became a Group Managing Director in September 2016. Mr Quinn qualified as an accountant in 1987. Founded in 1865, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. Our purpose – Opening up a world of opportunity. We’re here to use our unique expertise, capabilities, breadth and perspectives to open up new kinds of opportunity for our customers. For more information about HSBC, visit: hsbc.com
#13 PATRICK GELSINGER CEO - INTEL CORPORATION Patrick (Pat) Gelsinger is chief executive officer Intel Corporation and serves on its board directors. On Feb. 15, 2021, Gelsinger returned Intel, the company where he had spent the first years of his career.
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Before rejoining Intel, Gelsinger was CEO of VMware. In that role, he transformed VMware into a recognized global leader in cloud infrastructure, enterprise mobility and cyber security – almost tripling the company’s annual revenues. Gelsinger was also ranked the best CEO in America in 2019, according to an annual survey by Glassdoor. Prior to joining VMware in 2012, Gelsinger was president and chief operating officer of EMC’s Information
Infrastructure Products business, overseeing engineering and operations for information storage, data computing, backup and recovery, RSA security and enterprise solutions. Gelsinger earned several degrees in electrical engineering: an associate degree from Lincoln Technical Institute, a bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University and a master’s degree from Stanford University. He holds eight patents in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture and communications, is an IEEE Fellow, and serves on the National Security Telecoms Advisory Committee. For more information, visit: intel.com
#14 JENSEN HUANG FOUNDER, PRESIDENT AND CEO - NVIDIA Jensen Huang founded NVIDIA in 1993 and has served since its inception as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board. Starting out in PC graphics, NVIDIA helped build the gaming market into the largest entertainment industry in the world today. The company’s invention of the GPU in 1999 made possible realtime programmable shading, which defines modern computer graphics, and later revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.
Huang is a recipient of the Semiconductor Industry Association’s highest honor, the Robert N. Noyce Award; IEEE Founder’s Medal; the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award; and honorary doctorate degrees from Taiwan’s National Chiao Tung University, National Taiwan University, and Oregon State University. He was included in TIME magazine’s 2021 list of the world’s 100 most influential people. In 2019, Harvard Business Review ranked him No. 1 on its list of the world’s 100 bestperforming CEOs over the lifetime of their tenure. In 2017, he was named Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year. For more information, visit: nvidia.com
#15 MICHAEL WU CO-FOUNDER AND CEO - AMBER GROUP Michael Wu is co-founder and CEO of Amber Group, a leading global digital asset company. Prior to founding Amber Group, Michael was a quantitative analyst at Goldman Sachs, a macro trader at Morgan Stanley, and a portfolio manager at a billion-dollar hedge fund. Michael is a member of Mensa International and a 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia honoree. Founded in 2017, Amber Group is a leading global digital asset company operating globally with offices in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Amber Group provides a full range of digital asset services spanning investing, financing, trading, and spending.
Its 24/7 trading desk serves over a thousand institutional clients globally while the integrated digital asset platform WhaleFin serves the individual investors via mobile and desktop applications. To date, Amber Group has raised a total of $328 million in funding from world-class investors including Temasek, Sequoia Capital, Paradigm, Tiger Global Management, Dragonfly Capital, Pantera Capital, Coinbase Ventures and Blockchain.com. Amber Group’s Series B + funding round of $200m valued the company at $3B.
For more information, visit: ambergroup.io
#16 KI YOUNG SOHN CHAIRMAN AND CEO - ENZYCHEM Ki Young Sohn is Chairman and CEO of Enzychem Lifesciences, a late-stage biotechnology company. With more than 30 years of experience in the life sciences and finance industry, Ki Young has previously led teams in various pharmaceutical settings to success. Most recently, he has led positive Phase 2 US results for Enzychem Lifesciences' lead candidate, EC-18 in Chemoradiation-induced Oral Mucositis (CRIOM) and execution of the partnership with Zydus Cadila to manufacture and distribute the world’s first COVID-19 pDNA vaccine. He earned his BA and MBA in Administration from Korea University.
Founded in 1999, Enzychem Lifesciences is developing novel small molecule therapeutics to target fundamental pathways in inflammation, for patients with unmet needs. Based on more than two decades of research, Enzychem developed its leading candidate EC-18, an oral small molecule derived from Sika deer antler, which has shown to be active across a number of different indications. Our pipeline candidates have the potential to be first-in-class therapies for use in combination or as monotherapy, in major areas of unmet medical need. For more information, visit: enzychem.com
#17 JANE FRASER CEO - CITI Jane Fraser is the Chief Executive Officer of Citi, the world's most global bank, serving millions of consumers, businesses and institutions across 160 countries and jurisdictions. She is the first female CEO in the firm’s history. Jane has deep experience across Citi’s consumer and institutional businesses and, in many ways, she helped shape Citi into the company it is today. Before becoming CEO in February 2021, she was President of Citi and CEO of the Global Consumer Bank, responsible for all of Citi’s Consumer businesses, including Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Credit Cards, Mortgage and Operations and Technology in 19 markets.
Before that, she was the CEO of Citigroup Latin America from 2015 to 2019. From 2013 to 2015, she was the CEO of the U.S. Consumer and Commercial Banking and CitiMortgage. From 2009 to 2013, Jane served as the CEO of Citi's Global Private Bank. Prior, Jane was the Global Head of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions for Citi from 2007 to 2009. She joined Citi in 2004 in the Corporate and Investment Banking division. Jane has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an M.A. in economics from Cambridge University. She is married with two children. For more information, visit: citigroup.com
#18 HAMUTAL YITZHAK CHAIR AND CEO - ELSE NUTRITION Hamutal Yitzhak is a successful serial entrepreneur and inventor, with a series of global patents and innovations to her name, coupled with a portfolio of novel innovative foods that are nutritious, nourishing and preventive. Hamutal is the Chairwoman, CEO & Co-Founder of Else Nutrition Holdings Inc, which developed “Else” – the first 100% plant-based, globally patented dairyfree and soy-free baby nutrition, providing the firstever viable alternative to traditional infant nutrition based on cow's milk and soy - which have been the standard for over 100 years. Else Nutrition was recently recognized by the TSX, a 2021 Venture 50TM Company, for best performance.
Hamutal has dedicated most of her professional life to infant and child nutrition, and in recent years has relentlessly focused on the mission of making healthier cleaner foods accessible and available to everyone. In the last few years, Hamutal has been a trail blazer in this industry and has challenged the global infant formula industry by developing and producing natural clean foods Hamutal holds a BSc with honors in Psychology and General Science and MBA from Tel Aviv University. She lives in Tel Aviv, married and is a mother of 4.
For more information, visit: elsenutrition.com
#19 ANNICA BRESKY PRESIDENT AND CEO - STORA ENSO Annica Bresky is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Stora Enso. Annica has been a member of the GLT since 2017. She joined the company in 2017, and has been President and CEO since 2019. Previously Annica was EVP, Consumer Board Division 2017‒2019. President and CEO of Iggesund Paperboard AB, part of the Swedish Holmen Group 2013‒2017. Mill Director at BillerudKorsnäs AB 2010‒2013. Prior to that engineering and superintendent positions at Stora Enso’s Kvarnsveden Mill in 2001‒2010. Annica is a member of the Board of AB Fagerhult.
Part of the global bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable products in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper, and one of the largest private forest owners in the world. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Stora Enso has 22,000 employees and 2021 sales of EUR 10.2 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Oy (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm AB (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY). For more information, visit: storaenso.com
#20 CHRISTEL BORIES CHAIRMAN AND CEO - ERAMET Christel Bories is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eramet since 2017. Christel Bories began her career in 1986 as a strategy consultant with Booz-Allen & Hamilton before moving to Corporate Value Associates. She subsequently held several executive positions with Umicore, then Pechiney Group. Christel Bories was appointed Chairman and CEO of Alcan Packaging, then Chairman and CEO of Alcan Engineered Products and finally CEO of Constellium (ex Alcan), until December 2011. She was appointed Deputy CEO of Ipsen in February 2013 until March 2016. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Smurfit Kappa since 2012.
With operations in 20 countries around the world, Eramet is a major player in the beneficiation of ores and metals, as well as in the production and transformation of high-performance alloys. Fully committed to the energy transition, the Group aims to become a reference in the responsible transformation of the Earth’s mineral resources for living well together. "Our goal is to continually drive value creation in all of our activities by being more agile, more effective and focused on areas where we will make a difference." For more information, visit: eramet.com
Hamutal Yitzhak, Chair and CEO of Else Nutrition is at Number 18
Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO of LOGISTEC is at Number 27
#21 PASCAL SORIOT EXEC DIRECTOR, CEO - ASTRAZENECA Member of the Board and CEO since October 2012, Pascal brings a passion for science and medicine as well as significant experience in established and emerging markets, strength of strategic thinking, a successful track record of managing change and executing strategy, and the ability to lead a diverse organisation. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Roche’s pharmaceuticals division from 2010 to September 2012 and, prior to that, CEO of Genentech, a biologics business, where he led its successful merger with Roche. Pascal joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1986
and has worked in senior management roles in numerous major companies around the world. He is a doctor of veterinary medicine (École Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort, Maisons-Alfort) and holds an MBA from HEC, Paris. Pascal received a British knighthood for services to UK life sciences and leadership in the global response to the COVID pandemic in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022. AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused pharmaceutical company. We are tireless in seeking to realise the potential of what science can do. For more information, visit: astrazeneca.com
#22 BERNARD CHARLÈS CEO - DASSAULT SYSTÈMES Bernard Charlès has been working as the CEO of Dassault Systèmes since 1995 and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2016. He started his career in the company in 1983 to develop new design technologies. In 1986, he founded a dedicated New Technologies, Research and Strategy department, and in 1988 was appointed President of Strategy, Research and Development. Charlès has helped instill a culture of ongoing innovation to further consolidate Dassault Systèmes’ scientific capabilities and make science part of the company’s DNA. The inspiration behind digital mockup, product lifecycle management and 3DEXPERIENCE®, he firmly believes that virtual
technology is about making possible the impossible: 3DEXPERIENCE universes are the most powerful vehicle for testing concepts and creating the future, bringing dream and reality together, and stretching the limits of science and imagination to drive progress in society. Charlès has positioned Dassault Systèmes as the preferred partner for sustainable innovation in three major sectors of the economy: Manufacturing Industries, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Infrastructure & Cities. The company has been recognized as one of Forbes’ "World’s Most Innovative Companies". For more information, visit: 3ds.com
#23 ALISON ROSE GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE - NATWEST Alison has been instrumental in leading NatWest Group’s progress and performance as a purpose-led organisation, since NatWest Group’s purpose was announced in February 2020. Having gained a wealth of frontline banking experience during her 29-year career with NatWest, Alison brings a strong customer focus to Board discussions alongside an essential stakeholder lens. Alison is a passionate supporter of diversity and is executive sponsor for NatWest Group’s employeeled networks. Having joined as a graduate in 1992, Alison’s diverse career at NatWest Group has included a number of senior leadership roles, including Deputy CEO of NatWest Holdings; Chief
Executive of Commercial & Private Banking; Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Markets & International Banking; and Global Head of International Banking Capital and Balance Sheet. In 2019, Alison was commissioned by the UK Government to report on the barriers to women starting businesses. She now sits on the Rose Review Board and is responsible for driving forward its recommendations. NatWest Group is the largest business and commercial bank in the UK, with a leading retail business. For more information, visit: natwestgroup.com
#24 KRISTIAN VILLUMSEN PRESIDENT AND CEO - COLOPLAST Kristian Villumsen is the President and CEO of Coloplast Group. He has been with Coloplast since 2008. His previous responsibilities at Coloplast include: Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Commercial Excellence, Senior Vice President Europe Region, Senior Vice President - Emerging Markets, Executive Vice President - Chronic Care. He is a Board Member and Member of the Audit Committee of Demant A/S. Kristian Villumsen holds a MA in Political Science from Aarhus University and a MA in Public Policy from Harvard University. He was born in 1970 and he is a Danish citizen.
Coloplast develops products and services that make life easier for people with very personal and private medical conditions. Working closely with the people who use our products, we create solutions that are sensitive to their special needs. We call this intimate healthcare. Our business includes Ostomy Care, Continence Care, Wound & Skin Care, Interventional Urology and Voice & Respiratory Care. We operate globally and our organisation is about 14,000 employees. Coloplast began as a small company in Denmark more than sixty years ago. Today, we are represented in 45 countries. For more information, visit: coloplast.com
Aurelio Alemán, President and CEO of FirstBank is at Number 25
Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestlé is at Number 35
#25 AURELIO ALEMÁN PRESIDENT AND CEO - FIRSTBANK Aurelio Alemán graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. His career has spanned 40 years in the finance sector, including diverse positions in management, business, credit, operations, and technology areas in institutions such as FirstBank where he started his career, and also at Citibank and Chase Manhattan Bank. He rejoined FirstBank in 1998 as Executive Vice President in charge of the consumer lending business. In October 2005 he was named COO and in 2009, he was appointed CEO.
FirstBank has approximately 700,000 customers and 3,100 employees, offering full retail and commercial banking services in Puerto Rico, Florida, and the Virgin Islands. From the beginning, we have addressed our customers’ needs by providing personalized service and innovative solutions designed to improve and simplify their lives. We partner with our customers to achieve their financial goals through responsive, knowledgeable, and caring employees who are committed to shareholder values and the well-being of our communities. For more information, visit: 1firstbank.com
#26 MICHAEL K. WIRTH CHAIRMAN AND CEO - CHEVRON Michael K. (Mike) Wirth, 61, is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Chevron Corporation. He was elected to these positions by Chevron’s board of directors in September 2017 and assumed the roles on February 1, 2018. Prior to his current role, Wirth served as vice chairman of the board in 2017 and executive vice president of Midstream & Development for Chevron Corporation from 2016 – 2018. In that role, he was responsible for supply and trading, shipping, pipeline and power operating units, as well as corporate strategy; business development; and policy, government and public affairs. Wirth serves on the board of directors of Catalyst, the board of
directors and executive committee of the American Petroleum Institute, and the executive committee of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He is also a member of The Business Council, the National Petroleum Council, the Business Roundtable, the American Society of Corporate Executives, and the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable. Wirth joined Chevron in 1982 as a design engineer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado in 1982. For more information, visit: chevron.com
#27 MADELEINE PAQUIN PRESIDENT AND CEO - LOGISTEC Madeleine Paquin has been President and CEO of LOGISTEC Corporation since 1996. LOGISTEC offers specialized industrial services including cargo handling in 54 ports and 80 terminals in North America, marine transportation to the Canadian Arctic, as well as environmental services including the renewal of underground water mains, site remediation, dredging and dewatering, soils and materials management, risk assessment, and manufacturing of woven hoses. LOGISTEC is a publicly traded company with its shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Prior to becoming President and CEO of LOGISTEC, she held various positions in the marine sector.
Ms. Paquin currently holds directorships in Air Canada Ltd and the Maritime Employers Association. She has held directorships in several trade associations as well in prominent company boards such as Sun Life Canada, Canadian Pacific Railway and Les Aéroports de Montréal. Ms. Paquin is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and of HEC Montréal. Ms. Paquin was a recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 in 1998. She was named No. 1 of the Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs by Canadian Business, Profit magazine and Chatelaine in 1999. For more information, visit: logistec.com
#28 KATTIYA INDARAVIJAYA CEO - KASIKORNBANK Ms. Kattiya Indaravijaya is the CEO of Kasikorn Bank, one of the largest banks in Thailand. She is also the Chairwoman at Kasikorn Research Center Co. Ltd. She is on the Board of Directors at Beacon Venture Capital Co. Ltd., Kasikornbank Public Co. Ltd., Amata B Grimm Power Plant Infrastructure Fund, Kasikorn Leasing Co. Ltd. and Muang Thai Group Holding Co. Ltd. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chulalongkorn and an MBA from The University of Texas. Kasikorn Bank is committed to being a customercentric financial business group initiating something new and keeping up with the changes through the
combination of technology and human resources To deliver financial services of international quality standards and creating sustainability for all stakeholders. Kasikorn Bank was established on June 8, 1945 with only 21 employees, when the first accounting period ended just 6 months later, there were deposits of 12 million baht and assets of 15 million baht. Over the decades the Bank has committed to developing new organizations and financial products on a regular basis to provide excellent service under the motto “ Service at All Levels”. For more information, visit: kasikornbank.com
#29 JEAN-LAURENT BONNAFÉ DIRECTOR AND CEO - BNP PARIBAS After graduating in Engineering, Jean-Laurent Bonnafé joined the French civil service, working first as a Senior Officer in the French Ministry of Industry and subsequently as Technical Advisor to the Minister of Trade and Industry. In 1993 he joined BNP as a Senior Investment Banker. In 1997 he was appointed Head of Strategy and Development. Following the BNP merger with Paribas in the year 2000, he led the post-merger integration process. In 2002 Mr Bonnafé was appointed Head of the BNP Paribas Group’s French Retail Banking division, and a member of the Group Executive Committee.
In 2006, when BNL was merged into the BNP Paribas Group, he was appointed BNL Managing Director. In 2008, he became BNP Paribas Chief Operating Officer and assumed responsibility for the Retail Banking activities of the entire Group. On 14 May 2009, Mr Bonnafé was appointed CEO of Fortis Bank, remaining in this post until 1 February 2011 with a primary mission to ensure the smooth integration of Fortis Retail Banking into the Group. Jean-Laurent Bonnafé graduated in Engineering from leading French higher education establishment École Polytechnique and the École des Mines. For more information, visit: group.bnpparibas
#30 BOBBY MARHAMAT CEO - RAYDIANT Bobby Marhamat started business building before 4th grade, and he hasn’t stopped. Growing up in Lincoln, Nebraska, Bobby remembers watching his father launch and grow profitable businesses and taking in each success and failure. At 9 years old, he became an entrepreneur himself and he still applies the lessons he learnt from his father to this day. Today, this contributing member of Forbes Business Development Council and current CEO of Raydiant and former executive of technology companies like Verizon, Revel, and Highfive, helps multiple businesses identify and implement the measures they need to help them boost customer loyalty, expand and survive.
As the CEO of Raydiant, Bobby has helped scale the company to become the leader in in-location experience management. Today, Raydiant is the leading innovative, fastest growing and most funded company in experience platform management. Raydiant is the first experience platform for physical spaces and is the new way customers and employees connect with brands. We are building an enduring company and operating system for locations that emphasizes the value of human interactions and connection. We put the customer at the center of everything we do. For more information, visit: raydiant.com
#31 DR. JOCHEN WEYRAUCH CEO - DÜRR SYSTEMS Dr. Jochen Weyrauch became CEO of Dürr AG and CEO Dürr Systems AG in 2022. He is a German citizen with studies in Industrial Engineering and Management. Between 2017 and 2021 he served as a Member of the Board of Management of Dürr AG. Prior to that he was a Senior Partner at Endurance Capital AG, Munich between 2014 – 2016. He was an Independent Consultant 2006 – 2014, President & CEO of Schenck Process Holding GmbH, Member of the Management Board/COO of Carl Schenck AG, 1999 – 2003, President & CEO of Turbo-Lufttechnik GmbH (TLT) 1999 – 2002. He held various management positions and Member of the Management Board at Continental Teves AG & Co.
oHG. Dr. Weyrauch holds a PhD (Dr.). As an international market leader, Dürr is your onestop shop for the automotive industry, and plans and implements turnkey paint shops, final assembly systems and machine and robot technology. Dürr offers high-performance systems for air pollution control and painting technology. As well as products that are technology leaders, our process expertise, project management and service also set us apart from the crowd. We have been researching smart networking for 20 years, and are trend-setters in the digitization of systems, machines, and processes. For more information, visit: durr.com
#32 REVATHI ADVAITHI CEO - FLEX Revathi Advaithi is Chief Executive Officer of Flex, the global manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products to improve the world. Ms. Advaithi assumed the role of CEO in February 2019 and is responsible for architecting the company’s strategic direction and leading Flex through a transformation that is defining a new era in manufacturing. Along with Flex’s strong workforce spanning 30 countries, Ms. Advaithi is focused on driving technology innovation, supply chain, and responsible, sustainable manufacturing solutions across various industries and end markets. Prior to Flex, Ms. Advaithi was president and chief operating
officer for the electrical sector business for Eaton, a power management company with over $20 billion in sales. Ms. Advaithi serves on the Boards of Uber and Catalyst.org. She is a member of the Business Roundtable, MIT CEO Advisory Board and the Catalyst CEO Champions For Change initiative. Ms. Advaithi was recognized as one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business list for two consecutive years (2020, 2019) and named one of Business Today’s Most Powerful Women in India (2020). Ms. Advaithi has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and holds an MBA. For more information, visit: flex.com
#33 OLIVIER ANDRIÈS CEO AND DIRECTOR - SAFRAN Olivier Andriès joined the Treasury department at the French Ministry of Finance in 1990, where he oversaw major state-owned aerospace and defense companies. In 1993, he joined the cabinet of the Minister of the Economy and Finance, Edmond Alphandéry, as advisor on industrial affairs. In 1995 he moved to the Lagardère group as Deputy Director of Strategy. He managed various merger and acquisition projects, contributing to the consolidation of the European aerospace and defense sector. He was named personal advisor to Jean-Luc Lagardère in 1998. Olivier Andriès joined Airbus in 2000, serving as Vice President, Widebody Aircraft Programs (A330/A340). He was appointed to
the Executive Committee in 2005 as Executive Vice President, Strategy, supporting the A350 XWB project until its official launch. He joined Safran in 2008 as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Development. He was subsequently named Executive Vice President, in charge of the Defense and Security branch, and a member of the Management Board, in 2009. In 2019, the Board of Directors of Safran has selected Olivier Andriès as successor to Philippe Petitcolin in the position of Chief Executive Officer with effect on January 1st, 2021. For more information, visit: safran-group.com
#34 ESTER BAIGET PRESIDENT AND CEO - NOVOZYMES Ester Baiget is an experienced international leader with a strong track-record. Ester came to Novozymes after working as president for Dow’s Industrial Solutions business unit and a member of the executive leadership team. She joined Dow in 1995 as an engineer in Tarragona, Spain. In her years as Business President for Industrial Solutions, the business expanded the market, improved its market-leading position, delivered double-digit growth and strong earnings. She holds a chemical engineering degree and an MBA from the University of Tarragona (Spain).
At Novozymes, we are unique in our dedication to enzymes and microbes. For more than 70 years, our work with these biological problem solvers has made a big difference to our shared world. Our purpose looks ahead to what we can achieve together with customers, consumers, governments, academia and others around us. Our strategy is rooted in our ability to unlock growth for customers, investors, the world and our company with the power of biotech. Sustainable growth is one of the core challenges in the world, we bring the power of biology to answer the call. For more information, visit: novozymes.com
Werner Baumann, Chairman and CEO of Bayer AG is at Number 36
Jackie Fouse, CEO of Agios Pharmaceuticals is at Number 38
#35 MARK SCHNEIDER CEO - NESTLÉ Mark Schneider became Nestlé's Chief Executive Officer in January 2017. Together with the company's 276,000 associates in 186 countries, he strives to enhance quality of life through the power of food with Nestlé’s 2,000+ brands. Mark has worked with Nestlé's Board and executive team to sharpen the company’s strategic focus on high-growth categories like coffee, pet care and nutritional health products. He has supported the company's innovation efforts to bring new products even faster to market. Mark is actively engaged with the team in exploring healthy, delicious and nutritious products and enjoys trying new samples himself.
Prior to Nestlé, Mark was CEO of the Fresenius Group from 2003 to 2016. He joined Fresenius in 2001 as CFO of Fresenius Medical Care. Mark is a member of the Board of Directors of Nestlé S.A., the World Economic Forum (WEF) Board of Trustees and its International Business Council, the European Round Table for Industry and the Board of the Consumer Goods Forum. He has a graduate degree in Finance and Accounting and a doctoral degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He also holds an MBA from Harvard University. For more information, visit: nestle.com
#36 WERNER BAUMANN CHAIRMAN AND CEO - BAYER AG Werner Baumann became Chairman of the Board of Management (CEO) of Bayer AG on May 1, 2016. Since January 1, 2020, he is also the company’s Chief Sustainability Officer. Werner Baumann was born in Krefeld, Germany, on October 6, 1962. After studying economics at RWTH Aachen University and the University of Cologne, he joined Bayer in 1988. His first duties were in the Corporate Finance Department in Leverkusen. In 1991 he transferred to Bayer Hispania Comercial in Barcelona, Spain, to take up a position as controller, becoming assistant to the managing director in 1995. One year later, he moved to Bayer Corporation in Tarrytown, New York, latterly heading
up the global Business Planning & Administration organization of the Diagnostics Business Group. Effective January 1, 2010, Baumann was Chief Financial Officer of Bayer AG. From October 1, 2014, until his appointment as Chairman of the Board of Management, he was Chief Strategy and Portfolio Officer. Between April and the end of December 2015, Baumann was additionally Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer HealthCare AG. From January 1, 2020, to January 31, 2021, in addition to his role as CEO, he was also Labor Director of Bayer AG. For more information, visit: bayer.com
#37 ANNE RIGAIL CEO - AIR FRANCE A graduate of the Mines Paris Tech business school, Anne Rigail joined Air Inter in 1991. In 1996, she was appointed head of Air France Customer Services at Paris-Orly. In 1999, she became head of Passenger and Baggage connections at Paris-CDG, and subsequently head of customer and baggage products for Ground Operations. In 2005, she was promoted Head of Operations at the Paris-CDG hub and became VP Paris-CDG Hub in 2009. She joined the Executive Committee in 2013 as Executive Vice President in-flight services, in charge of cabin crew. In 2017, she was appointed EVP Customer Experience, in charge of supervising ground and in-flight products and services, including
Air France airport lounge design, cabin layout and modernization, and roll-out of in-flight Wi-Fi. Since 1933, Air France has been promoting and highlighting France throughout the world. With an activity divided between passenger transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance, Air France is a major air transport player. More than 42,000 staff that make up its workforce are committed on a daily basis to offering each customer a unique travel experience. Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Transavia make up the Air France-KLM Group. The leader in terms of intercontinental traffic in Europe. For more information, visit: airfrance.com
#38 JACKIE FOUSE CEO - AGIOS PHARMACEUTICALS Dr. Fouse has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2017 and became chief executive officer of Agios in February 2019. She previously served as president and chief operating officer of Celgene Corporation until April 2017, and as a member of Celgene’s board of directors through June 2017. Dr. Fouse joined Celgene in 2010 as chief financial officer and was named president of the company’s global hematology & oncology franchise in 2014. Before joining Celgene, Dr. Fouse served as chief financial officer of Bunge Limited, a leading global agribusiness and food company. Prior to Bunge, she
served as SVP, chief financial officer, and head of corporate strategy at Alcon, a leading ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical device company. Prior to Alcon, she held senior leadership roles with international companies, spending almost a decade of her career in Switzerland. She also serves on the board at Incyte Corporation. Dr. Fouse earned her B.A. and M.A. in economics and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Texas at Arlington and her Master’s in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. For more information about, visit: agios.com
#39 HENRIK EHRNROOTH PRESIDENT AND CEO - KONE Henrik Ehrnrooth has been President and CEO of KONE since 2014. Member of the Executive Board and employed by KONE since 2009. Previously served at KONE as Chief Financial Officer 2009–2014. Prior to joining KONE, he worked at Goldman Sachs 1998–2009 (most recently as Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division) and at UBS in various roles 1994–1998. Current key positions of trust: Member of the Board of UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Member of the Foundation Board of the International Institute of Management Development (IMD, Switzerland), and Member of the European Round Table for Industry.
KONE is a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, and our job is to make the world’s cities better and more sustainable places to live. At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2021, KONE had annual sales of EUR 10.5 billion, and at the end of the year over 60,000 employees. For more information, visit: kone.com
#40 THOMAS INGENLATH CEO - POLESTAR Thomas Ingenlath joined Polestar in 2017 from Volvo Cars where he was SVP of Design. Prior, he held various design management roles at Škoda Auto and Volkswagen. Thomas has over 20 years of design, innovation and leadership experience in the automotive industry. Polestar Automotive is a Swedish premium electric vehicle manufacturer. Founded by Volvo Car AB and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd, in 2017, Polestar enjoys specific technological and engineering synergies with Volvo Cars and benefits from significant economies of scale as a result. Polestar is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden,
and its vehicles are currently available and on the road in markets across Europe, North America, China and Asia Pacific. By 2023, the company plans that its cars will be available in an aggregate of 30 markets. Polestar cars are currently manufactured in two facilities in China, with additional future manufacturing planned in the USA. In the UK, the local Polestar office is in Maidenhead. Polestar Spaces have been opened in London, Manchester and Birmingham, with more to follow. Polestar has a UK global research and development centre responsible for future product development. For more information, visit: polestar.com
Henrik Ehrnrooth, President and CEO of KONE is at Number 39
Paula A. Kerger, President and CEO of PBS is at Number 42
#41 KAMILLA HAMMERICH SKYTTE CEO - REALKREDIT DANMARK Kamilla Hammerich Skytte has held the following positions: Chairman of board of directors home a/s. Chairman of board of directors Kreditforeningen Danmarks Pensionsafviklingskasse. Member of board of directors Realkreditrådet. Realkredit Danmark dates back to 1851, when the first mortgage credit institution, which would later form Kreditforeningen Danmark, was established. Kreditforeningen Danmark, which was established after the legislative amendments in 1970, incorporated four existing mortgage credit institutions. On 1 January 1993, Kreditforeningen Danmark (KD) was converted into a limited company, Realkredit Danmark A/S.
A group structure was established in which Foreningen RealDanmark owned all the shares in RealDanmark Holding A/S, which in turn held all the shares in Realkredit Danmark A/S. In 1998 collaboration between RD and BG Bank resulted in the creation of a very successful mortgage credit company, BG Kredit A/S. Later that year RD and BG bank formed the holding company RealDanmark A/S, which became the parent company of both RD and BG Bank. Realkredit Danmark A/S is an independent brand in Danske Bank Group. For more information, visit: rd.dk
#42 PAULA A. KERGER PRESIDENT AND CEO - PBS Paula A. Kerger is president and chief executive officer of PBS, the nation’s largest non-commercial media organization representing more than 330 member stations throughout the country. She is the longest-serving president and CEO in PBS history. Over 15 years, Kerger has led the transformation of PBS from a broadcaster to a multiplatform digital media organization which delivers on public television’s essential mission of education, inspiration and service to the American public. Each year, 80% of U.S. television households watch PBS, and each month, Americans view nearly 375 million videos on PBS’s digital platforms. Programs on PBS are consistently recognized with the industry's most
prestigious honors, including Peabody, Emmy and Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards. Under Kerger’s leadership, PBS has deepened its impact, from providing universal access to early learning resources through the PBS KIDS broadcast and streaming channels, to empowering more than 3 million educators each month with digital resources through PBS LearningMedia. Kerger also serves as president of the PBS Foundation, which provides a significant source of revenue for projects that benefit the entire public television system.
For more information, visit: pbs.org
#43 AENGUS KELLY CEO AND EXEC DIRECTOR - AERCAP Mr. Kelly was appointed Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of AerCap on May 18, 2011.
degree in Commerce and a Master’s degree in Accounting from University College, Dublin.
Previously he served as Chief Executive Officer of AerCap’s U.S. operations from January 2008 to May 2011. Mr. Kelly served as AerCap's Group Treasurer from 2005 through December 31, 2007.
AerCap is the largest owner of commercial aircraft in the world and the most active aircraft trader. AerCap is an industry leader across all areas of aviation leasing, with a highly attractive portfolio, a diversified customer base and an order book of the most in-demand new technology assets in the world. This scale, combined with our industryleading team and deep domain expertise, enables us to provide comprehensive and tailor-made fleet solutions that are unrivaled in the leasing business.
He started his career in the aviation leasing and financing business with Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA) in 1998 and continued working with its successors AerFi in Ireland and debis AirFinance and AerCap in Amsterdam. Prior to joining GPA in 1998, he spent three years with KPMG in Dublin. Mr. Kelly is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s
For more information, visit: aercap.com
#44 FRANS MULLER PRESIDENT AND CEO - AHOLD DELHAIZE Frans Muller started as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize on July 1, 2018. Before that, he served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Integration Officer since 2016. He was also Acting Chief Operating Officer for Delhaize America from October 2016 until January 2018. Prior to Ahold Delhaize, Frans served for three years as President and CEO of Delhaize Group. Before joining Delhaize Group, Frans worked for German retailer Metro AG for more than 15 years, serving in various leadership positions, including managing director of Makro, member of the board of Metro Cash & Carry International, president for
Asia Pacific and Russia / Ukraine, and CEO of Metro group buying. From 2006 until 2013, he was a member of the Metro AG management board and served as CEO of Metro Cash & Carry from 2008 until 2013. From 1988 to 1997, Frans held various management and executive positions at KLM Cargo in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Vienna and Singapore. Frans currently serves as chairman of the board of the Vlerick Business School. He is Vice Co-Chair to the board of directors and a member of the governance committee of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF). For more information, visit: aholddelhaize.com
#45 HEIKKI MALINEN PRESIDENT AND CEO - OUTOKUMPU Heikki Malinen has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Outokumpu Leadership Team since 2020. He is responsibile for Group management, legal and compliance, safety and health and business area Europe. He has been employed by the Outokumpu Group since 2020. Heikki Malinen has been President and CEO: Posti Group Corporation (formerly Itella Corporation) 2012–2019, President and CEO: Pöyry PLC 2008– 2012, Executive Vice President, Strategy, member of the UPM Executive Team: UPMKymmene Corporation, Helsinki, Finland 2006–2008, President: UPM North America, Chicago, USA 2004–2005, President of Sales: UPM North America, Chicago,
USA 2002–2003, Managing Partner: Jaakko Pöyry Consulting, New York, USA 2000–2001, Engagement Manager: McKinsey & Co, Atlanta, USA 1997–1999, Director, Business Development UPM Paper Divisions, Helsinki, Finland 1994–1996. He was born in 1962 and he is a Finnish citizen. He holds a M.Sc. (Econ.) and an MBA (Harvard). Outokumpu is the global leader in stainless steel working towards a world that lasts forever. Our history goes back to the invention of steel and we continue to drive stainless steel innovation. For more information visit: outokumpu.com
#46 YAMINI RANGAN CEO - HUBSPOT Yamini Rangan is Chief Executive Officer at HubSpot. Prior to becoming CEO, Yamini served as HubSpot's first-ever Chief Customer Officer, overseeing the marketing, sales, and services teams. A tech industry veteran, Yamini has more than 24 years of experience ranging from product marketing, sales, and strategy. Yamini previously served as Chief Customer Officer at Dropbox, where she was responsible for embedding customer focus across the organization. Before Dropbox, she was VP of Sales Strategy and Operations at Workday, where she helped quadruple revenue and scaled the sales organization. At SAP, Yamini held several customerfacing leadership roles in strategy, pre-sales and
value-based selling and helped close landmark deals. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering, a Master’s in Computer Engineering, and an MBA from Berkeley. In 2019, Yamini was recognized as one of the Most Influential Women in Business by San Francisco Business Times. The CRM Platform Your Whole Business Will Love: HubSpot’s CRM platform has all the tools and integrations you need for marketing, sales, content management, and customer service. Each product in the platform is powerful alone, but the real magic happens when you use them together. For more information, visit: hubspot.com
#47 LYNN GOOD CHAIR, PRESIDENT, CEO - DUKE ENERGY Lynn Good is chair, president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy, one of America’s largest energy holding companies. Under her leadership, Duke Energy has intensified its focus on serving its customers and communities well today while leading the way to a cleaner, smarter energy future. Before becoming CEO in 2013, she served as Duke Energy’s chief financial officer and earlier led the company’s commercial energy businesses during its initial development of renewable energy projects. She began her utility career in 2003 with Cincinnatibased Cinergy, which merged with Duke Energy three years later. Prior to 2003, she was a partner at two international accounting firms, including a long
career with Arthur Andersen. Fortune magazine lists Good as 23rd among the “Most Powerful Women in Business,” and Forbes magazine calls her one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.” Under Good’s leadership, Duke Energy is executing an aggressive clean energy strategy to achieve its climate goals – at least a 50% carbon reduction by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Duke Energy, one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States, supplies and delivers electric services to approx. 7.9 million customers in the Southeast and Midwest. For more information, visit: duke-energy.com
#48 THANH NGUYEN CEO - OPENCOMP Thanh Nguyen is CEO and Co-Founder of OpenComp, a compensation intelligence company that empowers modern employers to confidently make the best business and career decisions. Thanh is a leading compensation and HR strategies expert with 20+ years of experience - a trusted advisor to Airbnb, a16z, ChanZuckerburg foundation, Figma, LiveNation, Lyft, Uber and many more. He created the OpenComp platform to scale this knowledge and empower companies to pay employees fairly. Prior to OpenComp, Thanh co-scaled the most credible name in compensation advisory, Connery
Consulting, overseeing operations, a team of management and delivery consultants, and business development. Thanh was the second People Operations hire at Salesforce, leading the Total Rewards team for eight years, and later, establishing operations in Asia Pacific. We believe businesses can do good while doing good business. We've done it before and can't wait to do it again.
For more information, visit: opencomp.com
#49 TARIQUE AL-ANSARI CEO - PAYSTONE Tarique Al-Ansari, or “T”, is one of those elusive university dropout success stories. After three years of studying software engineering at Western University in London, Ontario, T decided to start his own online food court. Running a business drew his attention to the challenges small business owners face when accepting electronic payments, so he started his own payment processing company in 2009. Over a decade later the award-winning company evolved into Paystone. Paystone is a leading North American payment and software company redefining the way merchants
engage their customers and grow their businesses. Our seamlessly integrated suite of automated payment processing, customer loyalty, gift card solutions, and now reputation marketing, is used by brands such as Irving Oil, The Source, Global Pet Foods, Kernels Popcorn, and many of the MTY Food Group's restaurant brands. We focus on helping our clients deliver exceptional experiences to their customers, helping merchants turn everyday transactions into meaningful interactions and opportunities for growth.
For more information, visit: paystone.com
#50 BILL MCDERMOTT PRESIDENT AND CEO - SERVICENOW Bill McDermott is President and Chief Executive Officer of ServiceNow, the digital workflow market leader with more than 12,000 colleagues worldwide. He is one of the most respected and admired leaders in the technology industry, with a career of leadership success spanning Xerox, Gartner, Siebel Systems, SAP and ServiceNow. Since he joined ServiceNow in late 2019, McDermott has accelerated the company’s strategy to help its customers win the “workflow revolution.” As the global coronavirus pandemic took hold in early 2020, Bill and the ServiceNow team innovated faster than ever, delivering free emergency response workflow applications and a cutting-edge Safe
Return to Workplace suite. ServiceNow’s momentum is palpable, with leading customer retention rates, high net promoter scores and near 100% growth in market value since the beginning of 2020. Bill is a graduate of Dowling College, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the Executive Development Program of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife Julie have two grown sons and are proud parents of a new puppy. They reside in Northern California. For more information, visit: servicenow.com
#51 Gaurab Chakrabarti Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder Solugen
#64 Kim Rivers Chief Executive Officer Trulieve Cannabis Corp
#52 Dr. Waqaas Al-Siddiq Chairman, CEO and Founder Biotricity
#65 Michael P. Bailey President and Chief Executive Officer AVEO
#53 Carlos Tavares Chief Executive Officer Stellantis
#66 Taka Nagao Chief Executive Officer Kyoto Fusioneering
#54 Shoichiro Tanaka Chief Executive Officer TANAAKK INC
#67 Sanjay Brahmawar Chief Executive Officer Software AG
#55 Shane Smith President and Chief Executive Officer Smithfield Foods
#68 Hayden Brown Chief Executive Officer Upwork
#56 Bernardo Lustosa Chief Executive Officer ClearSale
#69 Jessica Billingsley Chief Executive Officer and Board Chair Akerna
#57 Aaron Rubin Chief Executive Officer ShipHero
#70 Marvin Ellison Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Lowe’s Companies
#58 Matt Strang Chief Executive Officer Delic
#71 Jules Urbach Founder, CEO and Chairman OTOY
#59 Sumir Meghani Chief Executive Officer Instawork
#72 Saikat Dey Chief Executive Officer and Co Founder GuardHat
#60 Mark DePristo Chief Executive Officer BigHat Biosciences
#73 Hana Al Rostamani Group Chief Executive Officer First Abu Dhabi Bank
#61 Erez Lorber Chief Executive Officer Questar Auto Technologies
#74 Nik Storonsky Chief Executive Officer Revolut
#62 Andrew Barnell Chief Executive Officer Geneoscopy
#75 Valentin Stalf Chief Executive Officer N26 Bank
#63 Mike Darrow President and Chief Executive Officer TrueCar
#76 Steve Rendle Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer VF Corporation
Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar is at Number 40
#77 Sanjay Mehrotra President and Chief Executive Officer Micron Technology
#89 Hervé Hoppenot Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Incyte
#78 Dr. Tom Leighton Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Akamai Technologies
#90 Leonard S. Schleifer Fonder, President and Chief Executive Officer Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
#79 Gregory J. Hayes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Raytheon Technologies Corporation
#91 Ron Clarke Chief Executive Officer and Chairman FleetCor Technologies
#80 Gerrit Marx Chief Executive Officer Iveco Group
#92 James Liang Co-founder, Executive Chairman of the Board Trip.com Group
#81 Keith Todd Chief Executive Officer Trading Technologies International
#93 Joseph M. Hogan Director, President and Chief Executive Officer Align Technology
#82 Dr. Jurgi Camblong Founder and Chief Executive Officer SOPHiA GENETICS
#94 Li Faben Executive Director China Molybdenum
#83 Jeffrey K. Storey President and Chief Executive Officer Lumen
#95 Gary S. Guthart Chief Executive Officer Intuitive Surgical
#84 Rafal Modrzewski Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder ICEYE
#96 Neil Hunn President and Chief Executive Officer Roper Technologies
#85 James A. May II President and Chief Executive Officer REC Silicon
#97 Michael A. Mussallem Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Edwards Lifesciences
#86 Dr. Reshma Kewalramani Chief Executive Officer, President, Director Vertex Pharmaceuticals
#98 Martin Mucci Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Paychex
#87 Al Monaco President and Chief Executive Officer Enbridge
#99 Siobhán Talbot Group Executive Glanbia
#88 Ben Minicucci President and Chief Executive Officer Alaska Air Group
#100 Richard A. Gonzalez Chairman and Chief Executive Officer AbbVie
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