CEOs (Chief Executing Officers) are the highest-ranking corporate officers and in charge of total management of a firm. These leaders deal with knotty complexities, organize strategies to tap into new opportunities and overcome the barriers of growth to strengthen their situations against competitors.
The traits they pose are not inherited or genetic but developed through attitude, habit and discipline. Here is a list of top 5 CEOs of the world who have managed their company through thick and thin.
Larry Page (Google Inc.)
37 years old, Larry Page is the director and CEO of Google Inc. He holds a Master’s degree and has also completed the Ph.D program from Stanford University in computer science.
This year, Larry was ranked 24th on the Forbes list of the world’s billionaires and as the 11th richest person in the United States.
Page is an active investor in alternative energy companies and therefore takes active interest in promoting the adoption of plug-in hybrid electric cars and other alternative energy investments.
Warren Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway)
Warner Buffet, also known as ‘sage of Ohama’ is a primary share holder and CEO of the Berkshire Hathaway. He was ranked as world’s wealthiest person in the year 2008.
During the crisis time (economic recession), Warren Buffet had built up $27.9 billion as Hathaway’s cash reserves. He also serves as a member of the board of trustees at Grinnell College.
Jeff Bezos (Amazon.com)
Jeff Bezos is an entrepreneur, a billionaire and the founder of Amazon.com. The company was originally an online bookstore but soon diversified to selling MP3 downloads, video games and computer software.
It was named after the Amazon River, one of the largest rivers in the world. Amazon.com has successfully managed to maintain its all round development record each year under the leadership of Bezos.
Reed Hastings (Netflix)
He is the CEO of Netflix, an entrepreneur and an education philanthropist. Netflix is viewed as the largest online DVD rental service.
Reed Castings has also been appointed as member of the board of Facebook Inc., the world’s largest social networking website to add expertise in the distribution of digital entertainment.
Indra Nooyi (Pepsi Co.)
Indra Nooyi is the Chief Executive officer of Pepsi Co., the second largest food and beverages business in the world. She joined Pepsi Co. in the year 1994 and was named as its president in the year 2001.
In her tenure she took the acquisition of Tropicana, merged Quaker Oats Company and Pepsi Co and even brought Gatorade under Pepsi Co. Indra Nooyi was conferred with ‘2009 CEO of the Year’ fame and was ranked as the 6th most powerful woman in the world by the Forbes magazine.