CEO of the Year Obermatt Pin


Mid-sized Companies: Germany - Multi-Year Ranking

2011 - 2020

Competition: Companies with revenues between €0.4 and €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
Joachim Kreuzburg (Sartorius) 10
90
88
93
89
Klaus-Peter Schulenberg (CTS Eventim) 10
84
87
77
89
Marco R. Fuchs (OHB) 10
76
89
65
74
Dr. Uwe Schroeder-Wildberg (MLP) 10
67
69
69
65
Udo Müller (Ströer) 9
83
93
81
77
Frank Göring (Villeroy & Boch) 9
70
58
74
79
Klaus Weinmann (Cancom) 8
88
89
83
91
Dietmar Bichler (Bertrandt) 8
76
82
73
74
Dr. Heiko Fischer (VTG) 8
72
69
66
81
Dr. Stefan Wolf (ElringKlinger) 8
71
87
67
58
Günther Fielmann (Fielmann) 8
69
64
67
76
Andreas Prüfer (Delticom) 8
65
82
59
54
Dr. Christoph Traxler (Centrotec Sustainable) 8
62
62
57
68
Dr. Ludwin Monz (Carl Zeiss Meditec) 7
84
83
80
88
Dr. Rolf Hollander (CEWE) 7
79
84
69
85
Dr. Michael Mertin (Jenoptik) 7
75
69
67
88
Frank Gotthardt (CompuGroup) 7
72
62
70
83
Manfred Bender (Pfeiffer Vacuum) 7
71
67
78
66
Dr. Markus Litpher (Lechwerke) 7
70
73
60
77
Dr. Felix A. Zimmermann (Takkt) 7
70
78
65
66
Claus Bolza-Schünemann (Koenig & Bauer) 7
66
61
71
68
Karl-Heinz Streibich (Software) 7
57
43
60
69
Dr. Peter Stadelmann (Rational) 6
86
84
90
84
Cornelius Patt (zooplus) 6
77
97
63
70
Cem Peksaglam (Wacker Neuson) 6
75
85
70
70
Felix Ahlers (FRoSTA) 6
70
63
62
84
Dr. Helmut Leube (Deutz) 6
68
71
68
64
Claus Sauter (VERBIO) 6
64
44
70
78
Pierre-Pascal Urbon (SMA Solar) 6
53
46
54
58
Gerhard Weber (Gerry Weber) 5
76
80
74
74
Dieter Holzer (Tom Tailor) 5
74
100
68
45
Philip von dem Bussche (KWS Saat) 5
70
66
69
76
Prof. Gregor Schulz (Biotest) 5
67
67
57
77
Uwe Röhrhoff (Gerresheimer) 5
67
64
75
62
Dr. Gert-Jan Huisman (Centrotec Sustainable) 5
64
57
63
71
Henning R. Deters (Gelsenwasser) 5
58
80
40
55
Bernhard Burgener (Constantin Medien) 5
58
55
58
62
Thomas H. Eckelmann (EUROKAI) 5
55
45
53
67
Dr. Frank Asbeck (SolarWorld) 5
54
65
55
41
Dr. Jürgen Köhler (SGL Carbon) 5
48
41
59
43