Anand Mahindra, Aditya Puri among Barron’s top 30 global CEOs
Corporate honchos Anand Mahindra, Aditya Puri and Indian origin Shantanu Narayen have been named in Barron's top 30 list of global CEOs. The 12th annual list of the world's 30 best CEOs include top leaders from Amazon, JPMorgan, Netflix, Disney, Alphabet, Google and more.
This year's list replaced a third of last year's honorees, including many CEOs in Asia and included nine new faces and one returnee Jeffrey Bezos of Amazon.com who proved their mettle as markets swayed and the economic recovery threatened to stumble.
"The job of identifying the world's best chief executives got harder this year, given plummeting energy prices, China's economic woes, and lukewarm corporate earnings," Barron's said. On Anand Mahindra, Mahindra & Mahindra, managing director since 1997, Barron's said he has "transformed family's industrial business into a global conglomerate".
"When India opened its economy to foreign competition in the 1990s, Mahindra & Mahindra seemed marked for extinction. But scion Anand Mahindra ... restructured his family's company, transforming a business that made tractors and jeeps for rural India into a global conglomerate with interests in tractors, autos, technology, finance, and more," it added.