CEO of the Year Obermatt Pin


Mid-sized Companies: Germany - Multi-Year Ranking

2011 - 2018

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 in at least one year. 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
Klaus Weinmann (Cancom) 8
88
89
83
91
Joachim Kreuzburg (Sartorius) 8
86
85
89
83
Klaus-Peter Schulenberg (CTS Eventim) 8
82
84
74
86
Dietmar Bichler (Bertrandt) 8
76
82
73
74
Marco R. Fuchs (OHB) 8
75
87
64
74
Dr. Heiko Fischer (VTG) 8
72
69
66
81
Dr. Stefan Wolf (ElringKlinger) 8
71
87
67
58
Frank Göring (Villeroy & Boch) 8
70
56
73
82
Andreas Prüfer (Delticom) 8
65
82
59
54
Dr. Uwe Schroeder-Wildberg (MLP) 8
63
66
65
59
Dr. Christoph Traxler (Centrotec Sustainable) 8
62
62
57
68
Udo Müller (Stroeer) 7
80
89
80
74
Dr. Rolf Hollander (CEWE) 7
79
84
69
85
Dr. Michael Mertin (Jenoptik) 7
75
69
67
88
Manfred Bender (Pfeiffer Vacuum) 7
71
67
78
66
Günther Fielmann (Fielmann) 7
70
64
68
78
Karl-Heinz Streibich (Software) 7
57
43
60
69
Dr. Markus Braun (Wirecard) 6
90
100
82
87
Michael Zahn (Deutsche Wohnen) 6
80
72
76
95
Cem Peksaglam (Wacker Neuson) 6
75
85
70
70
Claus Bolza-Schünemann (Koenig & Bauer) 6
68
62
70
71
Dr. Helmut Leube (Deutz) 6
68
71
68
64
Pierre-Pascal Urbon (SMA Solar) 6
53
46
54
58
Dr. Ludwin Monz (Carl Zeiss Meditec) 5
79
84
75
79
Gerhard Weber (Gerry Weber) 5
76
80
74
74
Dieter Holzer (Tom Tailor) 5
74
100
68
45
Dr. Felix A. Zimmermann (Takkt) 5
72
74
71
72
Philip von dem Bussche (KWS Saat) 5
70
66
69
76
Dr. Markus Litpher (Lechwerke) 5
67
66
58
77
Uwe Röhrhoff (Gerresheimer) 5
67
64
75
62
Prof. Gregor Schulz (Biotest) 5
67
67
57
77
Frank Gotthardt (CompuGROUP) 5
65
54
58
84
Dr. Gert-Jan Huisman (Centrotec Sustainable) 5
64
57
63
71
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
Klaus-Dieter Peters (Hamburger Hafen und Logistik) 5
53
53
52
54
Brian Sullivan (Sky Deutschland) 4
90
98
100
70
Cornelius Patt (Zooplus) 4
83
99
69
82
Dr. Peter Stadelmann (Rational) 4
83
82
89
77
Felix Ahlers (FRoSTA) 4
78
69
70
95
Dr. Günter Blaschke (Rational) 4
77
74
76
82
Werner Deggim (Norma) 4
77
81
79
71
Dr. Wolf Schumacher (Aareal Bank) 4
75
62
80
84
Thomas Hegel (LEG Immobilien) 4
72
67
69
78
Alexander Margaritoff (Hawesko) 4
72
81
55
79
Ulrich Dietz (GFT) 4
69
69
63
74
Rainer Binder (Delticom) 4
64
73
55
63
Werner Andree (Vossloh) 4
64
68
52
72
Wolfgang F. Driese (DVB Bank) 4
64
71
67
55
Claus Sauter (VERBIO) 4
63
36
70
83
Brian Protiva (Adva) 4
62
73
59
54
Andreas Schmitz (HSBC Trinkhaus & Burkhardt) 4
60
66
70
44
Jochen Stotmeister (Sto) 4
59
48
58
72
Volker Simon (PWO) 4
58
60
57
58
Friedhelm Päfgen (Surteco) 4
58
63
54
58
Philip von Grolman (Delticom) 4
58
82
54
38
Robert Köhler (SGL Carbon) 4
54
50
48
63
Alois Kettern (Wasgau) 4
53
32
42
84
Dr. Thomas Kneip (Centrotec Sustainable) 4
50
59
40
49
Pierre-André de Chalendar (Verallia Deutschland) 4
50
43
46
62
Matthias Hartmann (GFK) 4
49
53
47
52
Jürgen Hermann (QSC) 4
42
26
54
47
Dr. Jürgen Köhler (SGL Carbon) 4
41
34
46
42
Dr. Adrian von Hammerstein (Kabel Deutschland) 3
89
86
86
100
Wolfgang Grenke (Grenke) 3
86
92
83
83
Stefan Klebert (Schuler) 3
84
85
75
92
Dietmar Becker (Allgemeine Gold-u.Silberscheideanstalt) 3
73
65
59
96
Andreas Kroiss (Einhell Germany) 3
70
69
70
71
Ines Kolmsee (SKW Stahl-Metallurgie) 3
70
69
69
71
Dr. Bernd Schlobohm (QSC) 3
68
75
65
64
Dr. Hans-Gert Mayrose (Gesco) 3
64
67
61
64
Dr. Thorsten Reitmeyer (Comdirect Bank) 3
63
60
56
74
Wolfgang Bauer (Dyckerhoff) 3
62
68
58
59
Fried Möller (KAP) 3
60
47
68
64
Carl Dürschmidt (Allgeier) 3
57
71
49
50
Henning R. Deters (Gelsenwasser) 3
55
97
27
42
Prof. Wolfgang Schäfers (IVG) 3
55
62
65
40
Dr. Martin Siebert (Rhoen-Klinikum) 3
50
26
50
73
Wolfgang Pföhler (Rhoen-Klinikum) 3
49
55
51
43
Rolf Schwirz (Kontron) 3
48
46
56
42
Max Müller (ALNO) 3
47
65
42
35
Dr. Andreas Hänel (Phoenix Solar) 3
46
36
64
39
Ulrich Gehrmann (Kontron) 3
45
49
51
35
Niels H. Hansen (H&R) 3
39
43
47
27
Charles Fränkl (Gigaset) 3
35
32
47
26
Dr. Helmut Laube (Drillisch) 2
80
99
59
84
Dr. Christoph von Plotho (Siltronic) 2
77
62
67
100
Dr. Markus Flik (Homag) 2
72
59
66
92
Lothar Schäfer (Adler Modemärkte) 2
70
67
59
77
Gerd Brachmann (Medion) 2
62
66
54
75
Wolfgang Moyses (Simona) 2
62
62
57
68
Detlef Borghardt (SAF-Holland) 2
62
46
70
72
Gert Wendroth (H&R) 2
62
57
56
73
Gregory Ellis (Scout24) 2
60
62
80
40
Jürgen Cammann (Schaltbau) 2
59
80
58
38
Volker Feldkamp (Mediclin) 2
53
36
65
58
Dieter Ammer (Conergy) 2
52
62
52
42
Frank Dreeke (BLG) 2
51
40
34
80
Robert M. Hartung (Centrotherm Photovoltaics) 2
50
60
51
40
Volker Hippler (Mediclin) 2
48
44
39
62
Hermann Josef Merkens (Aareal Bank) 2
40
48
10
63
Dr. Axel Schweitzer (Alba) 2
40
14
40
64
Dr. Eric Schweitzer (Alba) 2
40
14
40
64
Frank Abele (Mediclin) 2
38
34
36
45
Dr. Bernhard R. M. Ehmer (Biotest) 2
38
36
56
22
Dr. Achim Kassow (Oldenburgische Landesbank) 2
38
36
60
16
Andreas Arndt (Deutsche Pfandbriefbank) 1
87
87
81
94
Vlasios Choulidis (Drillisch) 1
78
98
72
65
Rolf Knoll (Homag) 1
78
84
69
82
Hans-Joachim Watzke (Borussia Dortmund) 1
77
88
78
66
Dr. Frank Hiller (Deutz) 1
76
84
66
77
Dr. Georg Sick (Wacker Neuson) 1
75
57
97
72
Dr. Marten Keil (CropEnergies) 1
73
80
81
57
Volker Niebel (Sartorius Stedim) 1
67
56
58
87
Dr. Eric Bernhard (Gesco) 1
66
67
60
70
Dr. Volker Zimmermann (WashTec) 1
65
46
57
93
Daniel Fink (MAX Automation) 1
63
44
57
86
Jürgen Abromeit (Indus) 1
60
56
41
84
Helge Hansen (Koenig & Bauer) 1
60
52
36
91
Christoph Kempkes (GoodMills) 1
60
54
73
52
Juan R. Luciano (ADM Hamburg) 1
57
67
71
33
Dr. Manfred Scholle (Gelsenwasser) 1
55
37
79
47
Dr. Hagen Duenbostel (KWS Saat) 1
55
60
43
62
Jürgen Tonn (Schuler) 1
53
7
65
86
Niko Johns (Wasgau) 1
53
42
18
98
Fabian Spilker (MAX Automation) 1
51
87
52
13
Dr. Hans M. Schabert (Vossloh) 1
49
37
33
78
Carola Gräfin von Schmettow (HSBC Trinkhaus & Burkhardt) 1
48
48
57
40
Benedikt Buhl (Oldenburgische Landesbank) 1
48
69
69
4
Thomas Hoffmann (Euromicron) 1
47
54
74
11
Christof Nesemeier (MBB-AG) 1
47
50
13
78
Dr. Ulrich Wandschneider (Mediclin) 1
44
30
26
75
Thorsten Hermelink (Hawesko) 1
44
57
27
49
Jörg Deisel (ALNO) 1
43
5
54
69
Bernhard Ehmer (SolarWorld) 1
43
64
45
20
Eckhard Hörner-Marass (Manz Automation) 1
39
83
18
17
Rainer Hüttenberger (Sto) 1
37
10
50
50
Dr. Frank Boshoff (SHW) 1
36
4
16
88
Thomas Buchholz (SHW) 1
31
73
20
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