CEO of the Year Obermatt Pin


United Kingdom


Obermatt uncovers the best of the best CEOs objectively without personal judgements.

Unlike other rankings, Obermatt measures CEOs purely on numbers – and that compared with a company’s unique set of competitors and peers. There are neither judges nor subjective judgments. And, as an independent Swiss financial research firm, Obermatt remains strictly neutral.

Browsing through the list of winners, one can find well-known names as well as new or undiscovered talents. Each CEO’s ranking is based on growth, operating performance, investment performance and a combined ranking.

Interpreting the ranks is easy. The higher the CEO rank, the better the performance.

The Current Gold Winners United Kingdom

Gold Pin Winners 2017


All Winners per Competition

Performance is best assessed among comparable companies. See which CEOs outperformed most competitors in their category.

UK 100 Ranking (The biggest 100 companies based on sales and employees)

UK 200 Ranking (The second largest 200 companies based on revenue and employees)



CEOs of the Year through the years

Obermatt also tracks CEO performance through the years. See which CEOs managed to stay on top over many years.

UK 100 Ranking (since 2013)

UK 200 Ranking (since 2013)



Individual CEOs in detail

List of all CEO profiles


Competition History

Find out which CEOs have delivered superior performance in the past. Here are the rankings for each competition:

Gold winners 2017

Gold winners 2016

Gold winners 2015

Gold winners 2014

Gold winners 2013