CEO Ranking: Zara’s Pablo Isla dominates the fashion pack. LVMH’s Bernard Arnault only in 7th position

After having its founder Amancio Ortega crowned the richest man in the world, Zara recently gained a new record. The best CEO, within the fashion industry (who came third in the general classification), is Pablo Isla, Inditex group CEO. The Spanish giant owns among others brands Zara, Berska, and Pull & Bear. He was followed by Adidas’ Herbert Hainer on 4th position, LVMH’s Bernard Arnault gained the seventh position while Nike’s Mark Parker got only the 11th. Drafted by The Harvard Business Review, the chart crowns the elite of the global management by ranking 100 of the best performing CEO. To be considered for the ranking, the HBR judges not only CEOs’ ability to lead their companies towards financial growth (in the short and long run) but also the way in which they deal with challenges such as environmental and social sustainability. The 25th place of the ranking (that the US-based magazine writes up since 2011) was given to Simon Wolfson of British brand Next, the 34th position was gained by a woman, Leslie Wexner of L Brands (Victoria’s Secret) while closing a ranking was Eric Wiseman of VF Corporation (Lee, Wrangler, Timberland).


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