CEO of the Year Obermatt Pin


UK 100 Ranking: United Kingdom - Multi-Year Ranking

2013 - 2017

Competition: The biggest 100 companies based on sales and employees

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
Charles Wilson (Booker) 5
77
77
72
83
Dr. Nigel Wilson (Legal & General) 5
76
75
73
81
Rooney Anand (Greene King) 5
75
82
75
68
Lord Simon Wolfson (Next) 5
73
71
75
75
Jeremy Helsby (Savills) 5
73
78
66
74
Miles Roberts (DS Smith) 5
72
72
64
79
António Horta-Osório (Lloyds Banking) 5
71
64
78
72
Adrian Ringrose (Interserve) 5
69
82
64
61
Carolyn McCall (easyjet) 5
68
68
58
77
Prof. Uwe Krueger (WS Atkins) 5
68
63
69
71
David Brown (Go-Ahead) 5
67
90
47
64
Richard John Cousins (Compass) 5
67
64
55
82
Nigel Stein (GKN) 5
66
66
68
64
Rakesh Kapoor (Reckitt Benckiser) 5
65
55
65
76
Trevor Finn (Pendragon) 5
64
65
50
77
Jeremy Darroch (Sky) 5
63
77
62
51
Alison Cooper (Imperial Brands) 5
61
45
64
75
John Hutson (JDW) 5
61
69
58
57
Richard Howson (Carillion) 5
60
72
55
54
Bob Dudley (BP) 5
60
47
60
74
Ian King (BAE Systems) 5
60
56
48
77
Nicandro Durante (British American Tobacco) 5
59
47
73
57
Dean Finch (National Express) 5
59
58
60
60
Alistair Cox (Hays) 5
59
47
65
65
Olivier Bohuon (Smith & Nephew) 5
56
53
51
63
Mike Norris (Computacenter) 5
55
52
43
70
Leo M. Quinn (Balfour Beatty) 5
52
38
58
60
Stuart Thomson Gulliver (HSBC) 5
49
41
44
62
Sir Timothy O'Toole (Firstgroup) 5
46
35
49
56
Vittorio Colao (Vodafone) 5
46
42
37
57