CEO of the Year Obermatt Pin


Large Companies: Germany - Multi-Year Ranking

2011 - 2020

Competition: Companies with revenues above €2 bn.

With the CEO of the Year rankings, Obermatt identifies the true performers in the marketplace – without subjective judgment as is common in CEO rankings. The Obermatt CEO of the Year rankings only measure outperformance against a company’s competition – and this, based solely on financial figures. That’s why there’s no judge in the Obermatt rankings. The numbers speak for themselves.

The long-term winners

The CEO of the Year rankings are published annually and, as such, show a CEO’s performance in one year. Performance can only be considered sustainable when performance is judged over multiple years. That’s why we present cumulative rankings over several years.

The multi-year rankings include those CEOs who placed in the Obermatt rankings at least five times. For each CEO, you can see their cumulative ranking over the number of years they made it in the Obermatt rankings.


CEO Years Combined Growth Operating Investment
Ralph Dommermuth (United Internet) 10
89
99
89
79
Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram (Symrise) 10
81
84
81
79
Dr. Thomas Olemotz (Bechtle) 10
81
79
73
92
Stefan R. Fuchs (Fuchs Petrolub) 10
80
77
80
82
Ralf Dieter (Dürr) 10
80
80
76
85
Hans-Georg Frey (Jungheinrich) 10
79
83
73
81
Dr. Stefan Schulte (Fraport) 10
68
64
71
69
Gisbert Rühl (Klöckner) 10
63
67
62
60
Stefan Dräger (Drägerwerk) 10
62
61
63
62
Dr. Bernd Scheifele (HeidelbergCement) 9
75
80
78
67
Erich Sixt (Sixt) 9
74
71
67
85
Albrecht Hornbach (Hornbach Holding) 9
72
81
63
72
Christoph Vilanek (Freenet) 9
71
66
65
82
Klaus Josef Lutz (BayWa) 9
66
64
62
71
Dr. Johannes Teyssen (E.ON) 9
58
66
49
61
Michael Zahn (Deutsche Wohnen) 8
81
73
81
89
Dr. Dieter Zetsche (Daimler) 8
76
83
74
71
Bill McDermott (SAP) 8
72
73
74
71
Dr. Frank Appel (Deutsche Post) 8
70
63
68
82
Dr. Elmar Degenhart (Continental) 8
69
71
64
75
Prof. Thomas Bauer (Bauer) 8
68
77
64
62
Jürg Oleas (GEA) 8
67
61
62
78
Prof. Heinz Fuhrmann (Salzgitter) 8
58
57
64
55
Dr. Markus Braun (Wirecard) 7
93
100
85
91
Dr. Till Reuter (Kuka) 7
82
88
76
82
Herbert Hainer (adidas) 7
76
76
67
85
Mathias Döpfner (Axel Springer) 7
75
81
69
74
Armin Papperger (Rheinmetall) 7
72
73
67
74
Dr. Reinhard Ploss (Infineon) 7
71
73
71
67
Dr. Constantin H. Alsheimer (Mainova) 7
70
75
60
75
Hartmut Müller (Grammer) 7
69
74
63
71
Steven Holland (Brenntag) 7
65
66
65
62
Dr. Georg Müller (MVV Energie) 7
64
60
62
70
Dr. Frank Mastiaux (EnBW) 7
62
60
59
69
Dr. Armin Zitzmann (Nürnberger) 7
62
72
57
56
Rice Powell (Fresenius Medical Care) 7
62
73
59
55
Reiner Winkler (MTU Aero Engines) 6
84
84
73
93
Gordon Riske (Kion) 6
78
72
80
78
Claus-Dietrich Lahrs (Hugo Boss) 6
77
74
77
80
Thomas Ebeling (ProSiebensat.1) 6
77
67
78
86
Timotheus Höttges (Deutsche Telekom) 6
76
75
82
70
Joe Kaeser (Siemens) 6
66
65
69
62
Friedrich Joussen (TUI) 6
63
62
58
68
Hartmut Retzlaff (STADA) 6
62
56
67
63
Eckard Heidloff (Diebold Nixdorf) 6
60
57
60
61
Dr. Nikolaus von Bomhard (Munich RE) 6
60
54
62
61
Dr. Heinrich Hiesinger (thyssenkrupp) 6
59
58
53
66
Dr. Wolfgang Heer (Südzucker) 6
57
56
77
37
Dr. Rudolf Staudigl (Wacker Chemie) 6
56
58
53
55
Robert Gentz (Zalando) 5
84
99
74
79
Rubin Ritter (Zalando) 5
84
99
74
79
David Schneider (Zalando) 5
84
99
74
79
Dr. Klaus Probst (Leoni) 5
73
73
73
70
Volker Kronseder (Krones) 5
73
77
68
75
Rolf Buch (Vonovia) 5
73
66
74
81
Ulrich Wallin (Hannover Rück) 5
72
67
69
82
Dr. Rüdiger Kapitza (DMG Mori) 5
71
70
70
71
Prof. Martin Winterkorn (Volkswagen) 5
71
72
65
76
Matthias Zachert (Lanxess) 5
70
70
77
64
Norbert Steiner (K+S) 5
68
72
74
55
Dr. Marijn Dekkers (Bayer) 5
66
60
72
68
Michael Diekmann (Allianz) 5
63
56
62
71
Carsten Spohr (Deutsche Lufthansa) 5
62
63
66
56
Dr. Kurt Bock (BASF) 5
61
56
62
66
Prof. Reto Francioni (Deutsche Börse) 5
56
55
52
61
Olaf G. Koch (Ceconomy) 5
52
46
60
49
Martin Blessing (Commerzbank) 5
44
40
62
31