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.
Michael K. (Mike) Wirth
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
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.
President and Chief Executive Officer
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.
Chief Executive Officer
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.
Director and Chief Executive Officer
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.
Chief Executive Officer
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.
Dr. Jochen Weyrauch
Chief Executive Officer
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.
Chief Executive Officer
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.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
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.
President and Chief Executive Officer
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.
Chief Executive Officer
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