CEO of the Year Obermatt Pin


Large Companies: Germany – 2016

Published: 2016-07-18

Below are all the winners in the competition Large Companies, Germany, 2016. 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.

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.

Pin CEO Rank
Gold
Podium
Rolf Buch (Vonovia)
96
Dr. Ulf Mark Schneider (Nestlé)
89
Friedrich Joussen (TUI)
89
Silver
Top 10
Dr. Elmar Degenhart (Continental)
88
Dr. Dieter Zetsche (Daimler)
87
Hans-Georg Frey (Jungheinrich)
86
Robert Gentz (Zalando)
86
Rubin Ritter (Zalando)
86
David Schneider (Zalando)
86
Herbert Hainer (adidas)
83
Bronze
Outperformer
Erich Sixt (Sixt)
82
Dr. Thomas Olemotz (Bechtle)
81
Ralf Dieter (Dürr)
80
Carsten Spohr (Deutsche Lufthansa)
80
Stefan R. Fuchs (Fuchs Petrolub)
79
Dr. Gerold Linzbach (Heidelberger Druckmaschinen)
79
Dr. Till Reuter (Kuka)
78
Joe Kaeser (Siemens)
78
Mathias Döpfner (Axel Springer)
77
Norbert Steiner (K+S)
77
Dr. Armin Zitzmann (Nürnberger)
77
Thomas Ebeling (ProSiebensat.1)
77
Bill McDermott (SAP)
76
Timotheus Höttges (Deutsche Telekom)
76
Gordon Riske (Kion)
76
Dr. Reinhard Ploss (Infineon)
75
Armin Papperger (Rheinmetall)
74
Reiner Winkler (MTU Aero Engines)
74
Dr. Frank Appel (Deutsche Post)
73
Peter Buthmann (KSB)
73
Dr. Klaus Engel (Evonik)
72
Dr. Bernd Scheifele (HeidelbergCement)
72
Stefan Dräger (Drägerwerk)
71
Rice Powell (Fresenius Medical Care)
64
Matthias Zachert (Lanxess)
64
Dr. Johannes Teyssen (E.ON)
62
Prof. Heinz Fuhrmann (Salzgitter)
62
Ralph Dommermuth (United Internet)
62
Christoph Vilanek (Freenet)
59
Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram (Symrise)
57
Dr. Heinrich Hiesinger (thyssenkrupp)
54
Dr. Nikolaus von Bomhard (Munich RE)
53
Dr. Frank Mastiaux (EnBW)
52
Dr. Kurt Bock (BASF)
50
Jürg Oleas (GEA)
50

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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.

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.

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


Multi-Year Winners in Germany:

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