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WORLD BIZ MAGAZINE - TOP 100 INNOVATION CEOS OF 2021



Now in the fourth year, the annual World Biz Magazine CEO Awards celebrates business leaders across the globe that are making major strides in their industries. ​


The WBM Top 100 Innovation CEO 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.


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.


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.



1 - HAMUTAL YITZHAK - CHAIR AND CEO OF ELSE NUTRITION


2 - BRENT COLLVER - CEO OF ROMET



3 - JOHN ADAMS - CEO AND MANAGING PARTNER OF NGIF



4 - MARTIN BRUDERMÜLLER - CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF BASF SE


5 - DOUG PARKER - CEO OF AMERICAN AIRLINES


6 - ELLEN J. KULLMAN - CEO OF CARBON, INC.


7 - LISA SU - CEO OF AMD


8 - AMIN H. NASSER - CEO OF ARAMCO


9 - JOHN CHEN - CHAIRMAN AND CEO BLACKBERRY


10 - MATTEO LUNELLI - CEO OF LUNELLI GROUP


11 - JEAN-JACQUES RUEST - CEO OF CN


12 - JANE FRASER - CEO OF CITI


13 - XAVIER HUILLARD - CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF VINCI


14 - FABIEN SIMON - CEO OF JDE PEET’S


15 - PEKKA LUNDMARK - CEO OF NOKIA


16 - ANNE RIGAIL - CEO OF AIR FRANCE


17 - SANJAY BRAHMAWAR - CEO OF SOFTWARE AG


18 - SVEIN TORE HOLSETHER - CEO OF YARA


19 - JULIÁN DÍAZ GONZÁLEZ - CEO OF DUFRY


20 - DAVID HALE - CEO OF GUERBET


21 - CHRISTEL BORIES - CHAIRPERSON AND CEO OF ERAMET


22 - MAURICIO RAMOS - CEO OF MILLICOM


23 - MITCHELL ELEGBE - CEO OF INTERSWITCH


24 - YAMINI RANGAN - CEO OF HUBSPOT


25 - RESHMA KEWALRAMANI - CEO OF VERTEX


26 - BILL LIU - CEO AND CHAIRMAN OF ROYOLE


27 - SIOBHÁN TALBOT - GROUP EXECUTIVE, GLANBIA


28 - JEAN-MARIE TRITANT - CEO OF UNIBAIL-RODAMCO-WESTFIELD


29 - CARSTEN SPOHR - CEO OF DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA AG


30 - RICARDO GUADALUPE - CEO OF HUBLOT


31 - ESTER BAIGET - CEO OF NOVOZYMES


32 - JIM BARNES - CEO OF ENVISTA


33 - GEDIMINAS ZIEMELIS - CEO OF AVIA GROUP


34 - TORBEN CARLSEN - CEO OF DFDS


35 - BRIGITTE COURTEHOUX - CEO OF FREE2MOVE


36 - DAVID SLATER - CEO OF DT MIDSTREAM


37 - T.W. SHANNON - CEO OF CCB BANK


38 - PETER CARLSSON - CEO OF NORTHVOLT