Being a highly successful CEO doesn’t automatically make an individual a great leader or one that’s making a difference on a worldwide level. After careful consideration, DotCom Magazine has made its selection of the Top 5 CEOs that are making an impact on a global stage.
The media empire CEO is a rags to riches story and she’s utilizing her wealth and celebrity to educate and empower children, women, the disenfranchised, and animals around the world. Winfrey supports numerous charitable organizations and the arts, launched the Leadership Academy for Girls in Africa, and created programs to benefit those with HIV/AIDS. She worked to establish a database of child abusers and awarded grants for the education of women.
The chairman and CEO of BlackRock, the world’s biggest asset manager, Fink is perhaps best known for his open letter to CEOs around the world. He stated that CEOs need to approach the business world with a sense of purpose, that they should place their money behind their principles, and a new model for corporate governance is required. Fink stressed the importance of corporate philanthropy – especially in the conservation of wildlife and natural resources.
Huateng “Pony” Ma
The founder of Tencent is the richest man in China. The company has investments in gaming, entertainment, technology and Internet. He’s become a major philanthropist, committing shares of the company, along with his personal holdings, to charitable endeavors. Philanthropic efforts are increasing in China and Ma is leading the way in that direction.
Daniel Servitje Montull
The chief executive officer of Grupo Bimbo was born in Mexico and owns the largest baking company in the world, making Thomas English Muffins, Sara Lee and Entenmann cakes. Under his leadership, Grupo Bimbo is committed to making its products earth-friendly and easily accessible to consumers everywhere. He’s active in food safety standards and addresses the problem of sustainable food supplies. Under his direction, the company supports social responsibility policies, environmental causes, green values, and nearly 300 non-profit organizations.
The Dutch CEO of DSM has a focus on sustainability and improving the lives of people around the globe. The food and pharma company’s CEO has gone to extensive lengths to make the enterprise environmentally-friendly and is involved in finding solutions to climate change and malnutrition. Sijbesma advocates for a new, three-dimensional economic system that emphasizes people, plant and profit simultaneously.
Making a Difference
The CEOs named to DotCom Magazine’s Top 5 world’s greatest CEO leaders are all forces for change. They’re positioning their companies in ways that support a sustainable environmental approach and addresses some of the most pressing problems of the times such as food availability. They’re also leading the way in philanthropic efforts that are providing hope and inspiration for the future.