Best CEOs In The World For 2020: Most Influential Chief Executives

Unsurprisingly, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon came first in the CEOWORLD magazine’s global ranking of the world’s best chief executives across all industries for 2020. Which 100 chief executive is most admired?

He is followed by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Tim Cook, who is the CEO of tech giant company Apple. The 2020 rankings placed Walt Disney Company CEO, Bob Chapek in 4th spot ahead of Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett into 5th, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ranked sixth; while Larry J. Merlo, president, and CEO of CVS Health ranked seventh, and Goldman Sachs CEO David M. Solomon eighth.

Overall, among the top 10 best CEOs in the world for 2020, the ninth and tenth positions are held by Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and General Dynamics chief executive Phebe Novakovic.

Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat took the No. 11 spot, followed by Mark Zuckerberg (No.12) and UnitedHealth Group’s CEO David S. Wichmann (No.13).

Meanwhile, Pfizer’s CEO and chair Albert Bourla ranked No. 14 in the CEOWORLD magazine’s ranking of the best CEOs in the world for 2020. General Motors CEO Mary Barra came in fifteenth place, followed by Chevron CEO Michael Wirth (sixteenth), ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Darren Woods (seventeenth), Morgan Stanley Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James Gorman (eighteenth), and Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, ranked nineteenth.

Out of 100 best CEOs in the world for 2020, GE Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp, Jr. ranked No. 20th.

Best CEOs In The World 2020

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CEO

Company

1

Jamie Dimon

JPMorgan Chase

2

Satya Nadella

Microsoft

3

Tim Cook

Apple

4

Bob Chapek

Walt Disney Company

5

Warren Buffet

Berkshire Hathaway

6

Jeff Bezos

Amazon

7

Larry J. Merlo

CVS Health

8

David M. Solomon

Goldman Sachs

9

Sundar Pichai

Alphabet

10

Phebe Novakovic

General Dynamics

11

Michael Corbat

Citigroup

12

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook

13

David S. Wichmann

United Health Group

14

Albert Bourla

Pfizer

15

Mary T. Barra

General Motors

16

Mike Wirth

Chevron

17

Darren Woods

ExxonMobil

18

James P. Gorman

Morgan Stanley

19

Brian Moynihan

Bank of America

20

H. Lawrence Culp Jr.

General Electric

21

Stephen Squeri

American Express

22

Doug McMillon

Walmart

23

John Donahoe

Nike

24

Michael Dell

Dell Technologies

25

Brian Cornell

Target

26

Hans Vestberg

Verizon Communications

27

Marillyn A. Hewson

Lockheed Martin

28

Bob Swan

Intel

29

Kevin Hourican

Sysco

30

Jim Umpleby

Caterpillar

31

Ernie Herrman

TJX

32

Michael J. Kasbar

World Fuel Services

33

Noel W. White

Tyson Foods

34

Vivek Sankaran

Albertsons

35

Ramon Laguarta

PepsiCo

36

Todd Jones

Publix Super Market

37

David P. Abney

United Parcel Service

38

Arvind Krishna

IBM

39

Roger W. Crandall

MassMutual

40

Charles F. Lowrey

Prudential Financial

41

Safra Catz

Oracle

42

Enrique Lores

HP

43

Rodney McMullen

Kroger

44

Ed Bastian

Delta Air Lines

45

Juan Ricardo Luciano

Archer Daniels Midland

46

Christopher M. Crane

Exelon

47

Brian S. Tyler

McKesson

48

Richard Fairbank

Capital One

49

Darius Adamczyk

Honeywell

50

Corie Barry

Best Buy

51

John C. May

Deere & Company

52

Frederick W. Smith

FedEx

53

Richard T. Hume

Tech Data

54

Marvin Ellison

Lowes

55

Thomas Rutledge

Charter Communications

56

Brian L. Roberts

Comcast

57

Tricia Griffith

Progressive

58

Mike Roman

3M

59

James Quincey

Coca-Cola

60

Kelcy Warren

Energy Transfer

61

Craig Menear

Home Depot

62

Willie Chiang

Plains GP Holdings

63

Brian Duperreault

AIG

64

Michael F. Neidorff

Centene

65

David H. Long

Liberty Mutual Insurance

66

Gregory Hayes

United Technologies

67

Wayne T. Smith

Community Health Systems

68

Gail Koziara Boudreaux

Anthem

69

W. Craig Jelinek

Costco

70

Kirt Walker

Nationwide

71

Hugh R. Frater

Fannie Mae

72

Steven H. Collis

AmerisourceBergen

73

W. Randall Fowler

Enterprise Products

74

Stefano Pessina

Walgreens Boots Alliance

75

Alex Gorsky

Johnson & Johnson

76

Michael C. Kaufmann

Cardinal Health

77

Randall L. Stephenson

AT&T

78

David Cordani

Cigna

79

Theodore A. Mathas

New York Life Insurance

80

Doug Parker

American Airlines

81

Chuck Robbins

Cisco Systems

82

Jim Hackett

Ford Motor Company

83

Richard A. Gonzalez

AbbVie

84

Samuel N. Hazen

HCA Healthcare

85

Kenneth C. Frazier

Merck

86

Ryan Lance

ConocoPhillips

87

Bruce D. Broussard

Humana

88

Michel A. Khalaf

MetLife

89

Oscar Munoz

United Airlines

90

David S. Taylor

Procter & Gamble

91

Edward D. Breen

DuPont

92

Michael J. Hennigan

Marathon Petroleum

93

Roger W. Ferguson Jr.

TIAA

94

Thomas J. Wilson

Allstate

95

Charles W. Scharf

Wells Fargo

96

Michael L. Tipsord

State Farm Insurance

97

Joseph W. Gorder

Valero Energy

98

David M. Brickman

Freddie Mac

99

Greg C. Garland

Phillips 66

100

Dave Calhoun

Boeing

Methodology (The CEO Leaderboard): CEOWORLD magazine’s global ranking of the best chief executives for 2020 measured more than 1,200 CEOs across 96 countries. Taking a long view of business performance, the methodology is primarily based on the financial returns for the CEO’s entire tenure, which makes up 60 percent of the final ranking, as opposed to stock price and the current quarter’s numbers.

To calculate the final position, the additional 40 percent of a CEO’s ranking factors in a company’s track record on environmental, governance, and social issues, as well as market shares, change of market capitalization, and brand’s newsworthiness and impact.