When there’s turbulent times, stability and steadiness can be important virtues to have. These are the qualities that you will find in the men and women that make up our list of top performing CEOs. Whatever they have faced, whether it’s economic headwinds, profit-hungry investors, demanding customers or clever competitors, their companies always seem to rise above it and sustain forward motion. In the following post, take a look at the top five performing CEOs from around the world that DotCom Magazine have highlighted that makes them standout head shoulders above the rest.
Mark Parker, Nike
Mark Parker, a 63-year-old from Poughkeepsie in New York is the Chairman, President and CEO of Nike, the world-famous and extremely successful sportswear brand. He has worked with the brand since 1979 when he first joined as a designer for the brand’s footwear at the research and development facility based in Exeter, New Hampshire. By 1987 he had been appointed the Divisional vice president for development, then the corporate vice president in 1989.
He steadily progressed up the ranks to become the General Manager and then Vice President of Global Footwear in ’93 and ’98 respectively. It was then in 2001 that he became the co-resident along with Charlie Denson. He is currently reportedly earning a salary of $13.9, in 2017 when he took a 71% pay cut because of poor sales and laying off 1,000 workers. It is thought his smart business mind is what has helped him to weather Nike through various storms it faces.
In 2014, Satya Nadella took over as CEO of Microsoft from Steve Ballmer. The turnaround of that company since his taking on the role involved the increase of its cloud-computing side of things, which Satya had led before becoming the CEO. Nadella has a belief that a stand should be taken on the issues that are related directly to Microsoft business, like the immigration reform, but he will always draw the line at actually voicing his specific political beliefs. The reason being is that he wasn’t elected by anyone.
Jamie Dimon is the CEO of JPMorgan Chase and he is worth noting on this list because of the increase in the value of the bank’s stock that has been on the up since 2016.
Pablo Isla was born in 1964 and is a State lawyer and businessman who currently sits as the CEO and chairman of the world’s largest fashion group, Inditex. He became the deputy chairman and CEO in ’05 and then was named as the chairman in ’11. The company has made some drastic changes and set things in motion for big changes, such as removing hazardous chemical release from its production and products by 2020.
He has also committed towards the company adopting an environmentally-efficient store model so that emissions can be reduced by 30% and the consumption of water by 50%, also by 2020. The company has also undergone expansion that saw it move from 2,692 to 7,013 stores.
Jensen Huang, Nvidia
Jensen Huang not only works as the CEO and president of Nvidia, but also co-founded the company and owns stock that is worth in the region of $1.3b.