On Monday October 23, Harvard Business Review published its annual rankings of the 100 best-performing CEOs in the world in 2017. France provided the second most CEOs on the list after the United States.
Moreover, three of the 14 French business leaders in the top 100 also made the top 10: Jacques Aschenbroich (Valeo, 4th), Bernard Arnault (LVMH, 5th), and Martin Bouygues (Bouygues, 6th).
The other names on the list were: Bernard Charlès (Dassault Systèmes, 14th), Benoît Potier (Air Liquide, 16th), François-Henri Pinault (Kering, 23rd), Xavier Huillard (Vinci, 36th), Gilles Schnepp (Legrand, 46th), Michel Landel (Sodexo, 47th), Thierry Breton (Atos, 52nd), Pierre Nanterme (Accenture, 67th), Jean-Paul Agon (L’Oréal, 87th), Xavier Rolet (London Stock Exchange, 96th) and Jean-Laurent Bonnafé (BNP Paribas, 99th).
Since 2015, the magazine has chosen not to judge CEOs solely on the basis of financial performance but also on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors underpinning their management style.
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