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page 2 of THE WORLD'S TOP 100 INNOVATION LEADERS OF 2022 - WORLD BIZ MAGAZINE AWARDS


 

Mike Wirth, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chevron Corporation is at 26th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Michael K. (Mike) Wirth

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Chevron Corporation


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 was executive vice president of Downstream & Chemicals from 2006 to 2015. Prior to that, he served as president of Global Supply and Trading from 2003 to 2006. In 2001, Wirth was named president of Marketing for Chevron’s Asia/Middle East/Africa business, based in Singapore. He also served on the board of directors for Caltex Australia Limited and GS Caltex Corporation in South Korea.


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 about Chevron Corporation, visit: chevron.com


 

Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO of LOGISTEC is at 27th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Madeleine Paquin

President and Chief Executive Officer

LOGISTEC Corporation


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 maritime and 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 Director and is Chair of CargoM, the Logistics and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montréal, and she is Co-Chair of its Working Group I – L&T Development Opportunities. She is a member of the Marine Industry Forum and the Marine Transportation Advisory Council. Ms. Paquin has chaired the St. Lawrence Great Lakes Trade Gateway Leadership Council and co-chaired of the Private Sector Advisory Committee for the Ontario-Québec Continental Gateway and TradeCorridor.


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. In 2001, she was proud to receive the Medal of Merit from the Association of Canadian Port Authorities. From 2003 to 2006, she was among the winners of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award from WXN. In 2014, Ms. Paquin was named CEO of the Year by Les Affaires magazine in its medium-sized business category (for companies with earnings of $2 billion or less). In 2016, Ms. Paquin was awarded the prestigious Mercure Leadership Germaine-Gibara from the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec. This award is presented annually to a woman who, in addition to growing and leading her company to success, has made significant and lasting contributions to her line of business. In 2017, Ms. Paquin was inducted into the International Maritime Hall

of Fame by the Maritime Association Port of New York and New Jersey. She was also named Entrepreneur of the Year at the IBJ awards; International Bulk Journal is one of the maritime bulk industry’s most respected publications. Finally, in December, she was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for her role in leading innovation in supply chain practices and environmental protection, two major drivers of change in the Canadian economy.


In February of 2019, Ms. Paquin was inducted into the Cercle des Grands entrepreneurs du Québec, a distinction awarded to exceptional entrepreneurs whose achievements, ideals and commitment have contributed to Québec’s entrepreneurial vitality and economic development. In March of 2019, Ms. Paquin was inducted in the list of the 100 Influential Women in Canadian Supply Chain by Supply Chain Canada and, in May, they also awarded her the Fellow Distinction. In November 2021, Ms. Paquin was one of the ten winners of Canada’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021.


For more information about LOGISTEC Corporation, visit: logistec.com


 

Kattiya Indaravijaya, Chief Executive Officer of Kasikornbankis at 28th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Kattiya Indaravijaya

Chief Executive Officer

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 customer-centric financial business group initiating something new keep up with the changes through the combination of technology and human resources To deliver financial services of international quality standards and create 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 about Kasikornbank, visit: kasikornbank.com


 

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Director and CEO of BNP Paribas is at 29th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Jean-Laurent Bonnafé

Director and Chief Executive Officer

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, becoming 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 Chief Executive Officer of Fortis Bank, remaining in this post until 1 February 2011 with a primary mission to ensure the smooth integration of Fortis Retail Banking activities into the Group.


At the Annual General Meeting held on 12 May 2010, he was elected a Member of the BNP Paribas Group Board of Directors. On 1 December 2011 the Board of Directors appointed Mr Bonnafé Group Chief Executive Officer.


Jean-Laurent Bonnafé graduated in Engineering from leading French higher education establishment École Polytechnique and the École des Mines.


For more information about BNP Paribas, visit: group.bnpparibas


 

Bobby Marhamat, Chief Executive Officer of Raydiant is at 30th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Bobby Marhamat

Chief Executive Officer

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 stands as 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.


For more information about Raydiant, visit: raydiant.com


 

Dr. Jochen Weyrauch, Chief Executive Officer of Dürr Systems is at 31st place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Dr. Jochen Weyrauch

Chief Executive Officer

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.).


For more information about Dürr Group, visit: durr.com


 

Revathi Advaithi, Chief Executive Officer of Flex is at 32nd place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Revathi Advaithi

Chief Executive Officer

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, 102,000 employees and a market capitalization in excess of $33 billion. She also had corporate responsibility for the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. Ms. Advaithi managed Eaton’s largest business, consistently delivering high margins, while reducing earnings volatility. She secured more than $13 billion in sales in 2018, with an array of electrical solutions built on the strengths of full-scale engineering and support services. She also led several strategic initiatives including digital technology transformation and globally distributed innovation centers.


Previously, Ms. Advaithi was president of Eaton’s electrical sector, Americas and was responsible for the company's electrical business in North, South and Central America. Prior to that, she was president of the Electrical Sector for Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China.


In addition to her time with Eaton, Ms. Advaithi also worked at Honeywell for six years, with leadership roles spanning manufacturing, procurement, supply chain and sourcing, including a role as general manager of Automation and Control Solutions.


Ms. Advaithi currently serves on the Board of Directors of Uber and Catalyst.org. She is also 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 from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India and holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.


For more information about Flex, visit: flex.com


 

Olivier Andriès, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Safran is at 33rd place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Olivier Andriès

Chief Executive Officer 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 2011, Olivier Andriès was named Chief Executive Officer of Turbomeca (now Safran Helicopter Engines), where he oversaw a deep transformation of the company over the next four years, based on the following strategic objectives: diversification of the customer portfolio, development and renewal of the product line, enhanced competitiveness based on the Factory of the Future concept.


In 2015, he was named Chief Executive Officer of Safran Aircraft Engines, tasked with ensuring a successful transition between the CFM56 and the new generation LEAP engine, and in particular managing an unprecedented ramp-up in production, by increasing the annual rate to 2,000 engines by 2020.


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 about Safran, visit: safran-group.com


 

Ester Baiget, President and Chief Executive Officer of Novozymes is at 34th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Ester Baiget

President and Chief Executive Officer

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.


For more information about Novozymes, visit: novozymes.com


 

Mark Schneider, Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé is at 35th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Mark Schneider

Chief Executive Officer

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.


As part of its longstanding sustainability efforts, Nestlé committed to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and to reach net zero by 2050. On this path to a low carbon future, Mark is particularly passionate about the just transition to a regenerative agriculture and the support for farming communities in Nestlé's supply chain.


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. Between 1989 and 2001, he held several senior executive positions with the Haniel Group, a privately held, diversified German multinational company.


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.


Mark was born and raised in Germany. He became a U.S. citizen in 2003.


For more information about Nestlé, visit: nestle.com


 

Werner Baumann, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bayer AG is at 36th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Werner Baumann

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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.


In July 2002, Baumann returned to Germany to become a member of the Executive Committee and Head of Central Administration & Organization at Bayer HealthCare. In October 2003, he was appointed a member of the Board of Management of the newly formed subgroup Bayer HealthCare AG, also serving as that company’s Labor Director. As a member of the Board of Management and Labor Director of Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Berlin, Germany, from 2006 through September 2009, he actively participated in this company’s integration into the former HealthCare subgroup.


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. Werner Baumann is married and has four children.


For more information about Bayer, visit: bayer.com


 

Anne Rigail, Chief Executive Officer of Air France is at 37th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Anne Rigail

Chief Executive Officer

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. Anne Rigail was appointed CEO on 12 December 2018.


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 about Air France, visit: airfrance.com


 

Jackie Fouse, Chief Executive Officer of Agios Pharmaceuticalsis at 38th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Jackie Fouse

Chief Executive Officer

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 senior vice president, chief financial officer, and head of corporate strategy at Alcon Laboratories, a leading ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical device company. Prior to her tenure with Alcon, she held a variety of senior leadership roles with international companies, spending almost a decade of her career in Switzerland. She also serves on the board of directors 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 Agios Pharmaceuticals, visit: agios.com


 

Henrik Ehrnrooth, President and CEO of KONE is at 39th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Henrik Ehrnrooth

President and Chief Executive Officer

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 (ERT).


We are 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. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.


For more information about KONE, visit: kone.com


 

Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer of Polestar is at 40th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Thomas Ingenlath

Chief Executive Officer

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 also has a global research and development centre located in the Midlands, responsible for future product development.


For more information about Polestar, visit: polestar.com


 

Kamilla Hammerich Skytte, Chief Executive Officer of Realkredit Danmarkis at 41st place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Kamilla Hammerich Skytte

Chief Executive Officer

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.


On 1 January 2001, Realkredit Danmark A/S merged with Danske Bank A/S, with Danske Bank A/S as the continuing parent company.


Realkredit Danmark A/S is an independent brand in Danske Bank Group.


For more information about Realkredit Danmark, visit: rd.dk


 

Paula A. Kerger, President and Chief Executive Officer of PBS is at 42nd place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Paula A. Kerger

President and Chief Executive Officer

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.


Kerger is a frequent speaker on issues around media, culture, education and technology. She has been a featured speaker at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Chautauqua Institution, Detroit Economic Club, CODE Conference, SXSW, BANFF Media Conference and the Milken Institute Global Conference, among other high-profile events.


Kerger has been honored with the Giants of Broadcasting Award; the Advancing American Democracy Award from the Benjamin Harris Presidential Site; the Woman of Achievement Award from Women in Development, New York; the National Education Association Friend of Education Award; Promax/BDA, B&C and Multichannel News Brand Builder Award; and the Realscreen Hall of Fame Award. Since 2010, she has been regularly included in the Hollywood Reporter’s “Women in Entertainment Power 100,” and she is regularly featured in Washingtonian Magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Washington.”


Prior to joining PBS, Kerger served for more than a decade at the Educational Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), the parent company of Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21 New York, where her ultimate position was executive vice president and chief operating officer. She also held roles at the Metropolitan Opera, International House and U.S. Committee for UNICEF.


Kerger received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Baltimore, where she serves on the Merrick School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. She has received honorary doctorates from Washington University in St. Louis, Grand Valley State University, Allegheny College, Northeastern University, and she received the Chancellor’s Medallion from University of North Carolina Asheville. She currently serves as a DC Fellow at the Darden School, University of Virginia.


She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Women’s Forum. She serves as director of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and is the former chair of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.


For more information about PBS, visit: pbs.org


 

Aengus Kelly, CEO and Executive Director of AerCap is at 43rd place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Aengus Kelly

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

AerCap


Mr. Kelly was appointed Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of AerCap on May 18, 2011. 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.


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 degree in Commerce and a Master’s degree in Accounting from University College, Dublin.


AerCap is the largest owner of commercial aircraft in the world and the most active aircraft trader.


For more information about AerCap, visit: aercap.com


 

Frans Muller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize is at 44th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Frans Muller

President and Chief Executive Officer

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 about Ahold Delhaize, visit: aholddelhaize.com


 

Heikki Malinen, President and CEO of Outokumpu is at 45th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Heikki Malinen

President and Chief Executive Officer

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 has held the following positions of trust: Vice Chairman (2019–2020) and Board member: Outokumpu 2012–2020, Vice Chairman (2016–2018) and Board member: Service Sector Employers PALTA 2013–2019, Chairman: Realia Group 2017–2020, Board member: East Office of Finnish Industries 2012–2019, Chairman: American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Finland) 2009–2014, Board member: Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company 2014–2016, Board member: Federation of Finnish Technology Industries 2011–2012, Supervisory Board member: Finnish Fair Corporation 2014–2019, Supervisory Board member: Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company 2013, Board member: Botnia Oy 2006–2008.


He was born in 1962 and he is a Finnish citizen. He holds a M.Sc. (Econ.) and an MBA (Harvard).


For more information about Outokumpu, visit: outokumpu.com


 

Yamini Rangan, Chief Executive Officer of HubSpot is at 46th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Yamini Rangan

Chief Executive Officer

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 customer-facing 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 about HubSpot, visit: hubspot.com


 

Lynn Good, Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of Duke Energy is at 47th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Lynn Good

Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer

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 Cincinnati-based 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 ambitious climate goals – at least a 50% carbon reduction by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Since 2005, the company has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by more than 40%.


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 about Duke Energy, visit: duke-energy.com


 

Thanh Nguyen, Chief Executive Officer of OpenComp is at 48th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Thanh Nguyen

Chief Executive Officer

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.


For more information about OpenComp, visit: opencomp.com


 

Tarique Al-Ansari, Chief Executive Officer of Paystone is at 49th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Tarique Al-Ansari

Chief Executive Officer

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.


For more information about Paystone, visit: paystone.com


 

Bill McDermott, President and CEO of ServiceNow is at 50th place on the 2022 list of Top 100 Innovation Leaders.

 

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Bill McDermott

President and Chief Executive Officer

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 spent 17 years at business software market leader SAP, Europe’s most valuable technology company. During his tenure, the company’s transformation was widely cited as a study of business model innovation and cultural evolution, with key metrics like revenue, operating profit, brand value and market value all quadrupling on his watch. SAP also emerged as a leading social citizen, relying on green power for its data centers and becoming the most sustainable software company on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. SAP employees gave McDermott the highest approval rating of any chief executive on popular employment website Glassdoor.


In addition to his executive leadership of ServiceNow, SAP, Siebel, Gartner and Xerox, Bill has sat in the board rooms of innovative companies in a range of industries. He has served as an external director for performance apparel maker Under Armour (2005-2019), engineering software maker Ansys (2007 – 2019) and cyber security maker Dell SecureWorks (2016-2019). Bill has also served on a wide range of CEO leadership coalitions, including the Business Roundtable, the Business Council and the European Roundtable of Industrialists.


Bill is passionate about engaging and mentoring young people, consistent with the real-life education of his own early days, chronicled in his internationally best-selling memoir, Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office. He has received countless awards, including the first-ever “Leader Worth Following Award” from LeaderCast and the We Are Family Foundation Promise Award. He has also been recognized by the Children’s Aid Society, City Year and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.


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 about ServiceNow, visit: servicenow.com


 

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