Harvard Business Review has just released its annual list of the “best-performing” CEOs in the world.
To create the list, HBR looked at CEOs of the S&P Global 1200 as of April 30. For each executive, HBR looked at three company metrics:
- Industry-adjusted shareholder returns;
- Country-adjusted shareholder returns; and
- Increase in market capitalization over the CEO’s tenure.
For this year's list, HBR also used environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance data from investment research firm Sustainalytics. Thus, the overall ranking weighted CEOs’ financial results at 80% and ESG performance at 20%. In addition, HBR changed its methodology from previous years to include CEOs who assumed the title before 1995.
As a result, Novo Nordisk’s Lars Rebien Sørensen won the crown and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who was first place last year, moved down to #87.
Here are the CEOs with industries specifically labeled as “healthcare” by HBR. Some CEOs’ companies, like John Chambers’s Cisco Systems, may have healthcare branches but were labeled differently by HBR:
- Name: Lars Rebien Sørensen, Novo Nordisk (#1 in overall ranking)
- George Scangos, Biogen (#8)
- Lars Rasmussen, Coloplast (#17)
- Douglas Berthiaume, Waters (#37)
- John Martin, Gilead Sciences (#42)
- Lamberto Andreotti, Bristol-Myers Squibb (#57)
- John Hammergren, McKesson (#63)
- George Paz, Express Scripts (#64)
- Flemming Ornskov, Shire (#74)
- Neal Patterson, Cerner (#79)
- Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (#85)
- Mark Bertolini, Aetna (#90)
- Ulf Schneider, Fresenius (#94)