CEO of the Year Obermatt Pin


Large Companies: Germany – 2011

Published: 2011-05-02

Below are all the winners in the competition Large Companies, Germany, 2011. Publicly-listed companies are included in this competition when they meet this criterion:

Criteria to participate: Companies with revenues above €2 bn.

All Winners in the Market

The gold winners are the top three on the list. These CEOs receive an Obermatt gold pin – an 18-karat gold pin that is personally presented to the winners in recognition of their outstanding performance. The next best CEOs up to 10th place are the silver winners. The bronze winners are all those CEOs that outperformed the market with a ranking over 50.


Combined Performance

These CEOs showed the best overall performance in growth, operating efficiency and investment performance.

Pin CEO Rank
Gold
Podium
Dr. Axel Heitmann (Lanxess)
95
Prof. Martin Winterkorn (Volkswagen)
85
Dr. Klaus Probst (Leoni)
82
Silver
Top 10
Dr. Dieter Zetsche (Daimler)
77
Norbert Steiner (K+S)
77
Thomas Ebeling (ProSiebensat.1)
77
Stefan Dräger (Drägerwerk)
76
Dr. Ulf Mark Schneider (Nestlé)
76
Dietmar Meister (Generali Deutschland)
76
Dr. Frank Stieler (Hochtief)
75
Bronze
Outperformer
Albrecht Hornbach (Hornbach Holding)
73
Claus-Dietrich Lahrs (Hugo Boss)
72
Dr. Ben J. Lipps (Fresenius Medical Care)
70
Gisbert Rühl (Klöckner)
70
Dr. Norbert Reithofer (BMW)
68
Wolfgang Maehr (McKesson Europe)
68
Ulrich Wallin (Hannover Rück)
68
Herbert Hainer (adidas)
67
Wolfgang Mayrhuber (Deutsche Lufthansa)
66
Ralph Dommermuth (United Internet)
65
Dr. Rudolf Staudigl (Wacker Chemie)
65
Volker Kronseder (Krones)
64
Dr. Karl-Ludwig Kley (Merck (DE))
64
Dr. Georg Müller (MVV Energie)
64
Dr. Jürgen Hambrecht (BASF)
63
Dr. Stefan Schulte (Fraport)
63
Dr. Georg Pachta-Reyhofen (MAN)
63
Mathias Döpfner (Axel Springer)
62
Dr. Bernd Drouven (Aurubis)
61
Dr. Bernd Scheifele (HeidelbergCement)
61
Klaus Eberhardt (Rheinmetall)
59
Ralf Dieter (Dürr)
58
Prof. Wolfgang Reitzle (Linde)
57
Dr. Wolfgang Heer (Südzucker)
56
Michael Diekmann (Allianz)
55
Martin Blessing (Commerzbank)
55
Norbert Heinen (Württembergische Lebensversicherung)
55
Bernhard Schreier (Heidelberger Druckmaschinen)
54
Jochen Zeitz (Puma)
53
Prof. Rupert Stadler (Audi)
52
Klaus Josef Lutz (BayWa)
51
Dr. Alexander Erdland (Wüstenrot & Württembergische)
51
Dr. Eckhard Cordes (Ceconomy)
50
Egon Behle (MTU Aero Engines)
50

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In the Multi-year rankings, you can see cumulative performance for each CEO over the years.

Growth Performance

These CEOs drove the highest growth among their peers.

In the Multi-year rankings, you can see cumulative performance for each CEO over the years.

Operating Performance

These CEOs managed their companies most efficiently and delivered the strongest profit growth compared with their peers.

Pin CEO Rank
Gold
Podium
Martin Blessing (Commerzbank)
98
Dr. Dieter Zetsche (Daimler)
93
Dr. Norbert Reithofer (BMW)
90
Dr. Georg Müller (MVV Energie)
90
Armin Papperger (Rheinmetall)
85
Ralph Dommermuth (United Internet)
82
Dr. Markus Braun (Wirecard)
80
Silver
Top 10
Dr. Axel Heitmann (Lanxess)
88
Dr. Rudolf Staudigl (Wacker Chemie)
88
Dr. Karl-Ludwig Kley (Merck (DE))
86
Dr. Bernd Scheifele (HeidelbergCement)
85
Wolfgang Maehr (McKesson Europe)
84
Klaus Eberhardt (Rheinmetall)
84
Christian Kullmann (Evonik)
74
Gordon Riske (Kion)
71
Klaus Josef Lutz (BayWa)
67
Theodor Weimer (Deutsche Börse)
67
Mathias Döpfner (Axel Springer)
65
Steven Holland (Brenntag)
65
Prof. Heinz Fuhrmann (Salzgitter)
64
Dr. Joachim Wenning (Munich RE)
64
Thomas Blades (Bilfinger)
64
Bronze
Outperformer
Dr. Klaus Probst (Leoni)
83
Stephen Clark (Brenntag)
81
Stefan Jütte (Deutsche Postbank)
81
Dr. Frank Stieler (Hochtief)
81
Dr. Georg Pachta-Reyhofen (MAN)
81
Norbert Steiner (K+S)
80
Prof. Martin Winterkorn (Volkswagen)
80
Bernhard Schreier (Heidelberger Druckmaschinen)
75
Gisbert Rühl (Klöckner)
75
Dr. Stefan Schulte (Fraport)
60
Dr. Jürgen Hambrecht (BASF)
72
Herbert Bodner (Bilfinger)
72
Stefan Dräger (Drägerwerk)
68
Dietmar Meister (Generali Deutschland)
68
Claus-Dietrich Lahrs (Hugo Boss)
68
Dr. Ben J. Lipps (Fresenius Medical Care)
67
Dr. Wolfgang Heer (Südzucker)
67
Michael Diekmann (Allianz)
65
Jochen Zeitz (Puma)
65
Volker Kronseder (Krones)
64
Prof. Wolfgang Reitzle (Linde)
64
Thomas Ebeling (ProSiebensat.1)
64
Herbert Hainer (adidas)
63
Bill McDermott (SAP)
63
Timotheus Höttges (Deutsche Telekom)
62
Rolf Buch (Vonovia)
62
Dr. Ulf Mark Schneider (Nestlé)
61
Björn Gulden (Puma)
61
Wolfgang Mayrhuber (Deutsche Lufthansa)
60
Dr. Stefan Schulte (Fraport)
60
Matthias Zachert (Lanxess)
59
Norbert Heinen (Württembergische Lebensversicherung)
58
Kasper Roersted (Henkel)
56
Prof. Wolfgang Leese (Salzgitter)
56
Prof. Ekkehard Schulz (thyssenkrupp)
55
Dr. Thomas Olemotz (Bechtle)
54
Ulrich Wallin (Hannover Rück)
53
Kasper Bo Rorsted (adidas)
53
Dr. Bernd Drouven (Aurubis)
52
Hans-Peter Villis (EnBW)
52
Stefan R. Fuchs (Fuchs Petrolub)
52
Martin Zielke (Commerzbank)
52
Dr. Eckhard Cordes (Ceconomy)
51
Carsten Spohr (Deutsche Lufthansa)
51
Dr. Reinhard Ploss (Infineon)
50
Rainer Hundsdörfer (Heidelberger Druckmaschinen)
50

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In the Multi-year rankings, you can see cumulative performance for each CEO over the years.

Investment Performance

These CEOs pursued strategies and made investments which attracted investors the most. As such, they achieved the highest Total Shareholder Returns (TSR) amongst their peers.

Pin CEO Rank
Gold
Podium
Dr. Axel Heitmann (Lanxess)
100
Prof. Martin Winterkorn (Volkswagen)
100
Stefan Dräger (Drägerwerk)
98
Thomas Ebeling (ProSiebensat.1)
98
Silver
Top 10
Claus-Dietrich Lahrs (Hugo Boss)
97
Hans-Dieter Brenner (Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen)
96
Albrecht Hornbach (Hornbach Holding)
96
Ulrich Wallin (Hannover Rück)
94
Mathias Döpfner (Axel Springer)
93
Dr. Norbert Reithofer (BMW)
92
Bronze
Outperformer
Dietmar Meister (Generali Deutschland)
87
Dr. Johannes Evers (Landesbank Berlin)
87
Dr. Ulf Mark Schneider (Nestlé)
85
Norbert Steiner (K+S)
85
Prof. Wolfgang Reitzle (Linde)
84
Dr. Klaus Probst (Leoni)
83
Ralph Dommermuth (United Internet)
83
Dr. Jürgen Hambrecht (BASF)
82
Michael G. Feist (enercity)
78
Klaus Josef Lutz (BayWa)
76
Dr. Eckhard Cordes (Ceconomy)
76
Ralf Dieter (Dürr)
74
Jürg Oleas (GEA)
74
Dr. Georg Pachta-Reyhofen (MAN)
74
Dr. Alexander Erdland (Wüstenrot & Württembergische)
74
Dr. Elmar Degenhart (Continental)
72
Volker Kronseder (Krones)
71
Herbert Bodner (Bilfinger)
70
Peter Bauer (Infineon)
70
Dr. Stefan Schulte (Fraport)
69
Kasper Roersted (Henkel)
69
Gisbert Rühl (Klöckner)
68
Herbert Hainer (adidas)
65
Egon Behle (MTU Aero Engines)
65
Peter Löscher (Siemens)
65
Wolfgang Mayrhuber (Deutsche Lufthansa)
63
Dr. Bernd Drouven (Aurubis)
62
Dr. Frank Stieler (Hochtief)
62
Dr. Ben J. Lipps (Fresenius Medical Care)
60
Eckard Heidloff (Diebold Nixdorf)
56
Dr. Michael Frenzel (TUI)
55
Dr. Georg Müller (MVV Energie)
55
Dr. Wolfgang Heer (Südzucker)
53
Wolfgang Maehr (McKesson Europe)
52
Dr. Dieter Zetsche (Daimler)
50

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In the Multi-year rankings, you can see cumulative performance for each CEO over the years.


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