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Institutional Investor Magazine Ranks Europe's Best CEOs
New York (ots/PRNewswire) - Institutional Investor magazine today announced Europe's top chief executives, as ranked by research analysts and portfolio managers. The winning CEOs appear in the magazine's April issue.
Thirteen of the 33 European companies whose CEOs received the highest scores are British, five are French, four are German, three are Swiss, and two are Dutch; an Anglo-Dutch and a French-German company each has a top CEO, as do companies in Finland, Ireland, Italy and Sweden.
To find the leaders II surveyed about 700 research analysts and portfolio managers at more than 250 money management firms that invest an estimated US$3 trillion in European equities. Also polled were almost 620 sell-side analysts -- drawn from a pool of those who received at least one vote in II's All-Europe and Emerging Europe/Middle East/Africa research team surveys -- at more than 90 brokerages.
Listed below are the European-company chief executives who received the highest scores, their companies and their sector.
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Industry sector CEO Company
Aerospace & Defense Philippe Camus(1) and European Aeronautic
Rainer Hertrich(1) Defence & Space Co.
Autos & Auto Parts Jean-Martin Folz PSA Peugeot Citroen
Banks Peter Wuffli UBS
Beverages Ernest (Graham) Mackay SABMiller
Biotechnology Jean-Paul Clozel Actelion
Building & Construction W.I. (Liam) O'Mahony CRH
Business & Employment
Services Denis Waxman Hays
Capital Goods Heinrich von Pierer(2) Siemens
Chemicals Jurgen Hambrecht BASF
Food Producers Franck Riboud Groupe Danone
Household & Personal
Care Products Bart Becht Reckitt Benckiser
Insurance Henri de Castries AXA
Leisure & Hotels G.E. (Ted) Tuppen Enterprise Inns
Luxury Goods Rose Marie Bravo Burberry Group
Media Crispin Davis Reed Elsevier
Medical Technologies &
Services Christopher O'Donnell Smith & Nephew
Metals & Mining Charles Goodyear BHP Billiton Group
Oil & Gas John Browne BP
Paper & Packaging Jukka Harmala Stora Enso
Pharmaceuticals Daniel Vasella Novartis Group
Property Leon Bressler Unibail
Retailing/Food & Drug
Chains Terry Leahy Tesco
Retailing/General Simon Wolfson Next
Specialty & Other
Finance Stanley Fink Man Group
Technology/Semiconductors Gerard Kleisterlee Royal Philips
Technology/Software Henning Kagermann SAP
Equipment Carl-Henric Svanberg Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson
Services/Wireless Marco De Benedetti Telecom Italia Mobile
Services/Wireline Thierry Breton(3) France Telecom
Tobacco Gareth Davis Imperial Tobacco Group
Transport Roderick Eddington(4) British Airways
Utilities Wulf Bernotat E.On
(1) Term ends in 2005.
(2) Stepped down effective January 27, 2005; remains chairman of the
(3) Became French Finance minister February 28, 2005.
(4) Will retire at the end of September 2005.@@end@@
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Kim Lemmonds, PR +1-212-224-3650, or Evan Cooper, Editorial