The CEO of Inditex, Pablo Island, has been selected as the best CEO by the "Harvard Business Review", which has published on Tuesday its annual ranking of the 100 best CEOs with Spanish in head for the second year in a row, as reported by the prestigious university in a statement.
After the head of Inditex, Jensen Huang, of Nvidia and Bernard Arnault of the luxury French group LVMH have been placed. This year they have also entered inside the top 5, the CEOs of Kering, François – Henri Pinault and Elmar Degenhart, his counterpart at Continental. Similarly, he has highlighted the qualitative leap of Marc Benioff, Salesforce. This senior executive has taken sixth place this year on the Harvard list from the twelfth position he held last year.
«This distinction has only been possible thanks to the work of all the people that are part of Inditex in all the stores, in all the countries, in the headquarters of all the chains, in the logistics centers, in the factories and in the corporate headquarters », Isla said in a statement sent to the workers of the textile group, which includes chains such as Zara, Massimmo Dutti or Stradivarius.
In the internal note, Isla underlines that the effort and commitment of the employees of Inditex is what makes it a "unique" company and that everyone is "tremendously proud" to be part of it.
Representing Spain, in the list of the hundred best chief executive offier (CEO) – executive presidents and CEOs – the presidents of ACS, Florentino Pérez (who falls from the 10th to the 24th position); and Iberdrola, Ignacio Sánchez Galán (who climbs from 58 to 36).
For his part, the CEO of Amadeus, Luis Maroto, entered for the first time in this ranking (directly to position 82), for which 881 candidates were examined.
According to information in the publication, only six executives have repeated on the list since 2013: Bezos, Isla, Blake Nordstrom (Nordstrom), Paolo Rocca (Tenaris), James Taiclet (American Tower) and Renato Alves Vale (CCR).
For their part, Marillyn Hewson (Lockheed Martin), Debra Cafaro (Sales) and Nancy McKinstry (Wolters Kluwer) are the only women to appear this year, reflecting the low female presence among the top executives of the largest companies in the world.
By country, the United States provides 49 representatives, France nine, China and Japan, six each and Spain four. With three representatives they are followed by Germany, Mexico and the United Kingdom.