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CEO OF THE YEAR 2005

George David Steps OutI read your story about George David of United Technologies Corp., Chief Executive’s CEO of the Year, [...]

Chief Executive CEO of the Year June 1 2005

CEO OF THE YEAR 2004

For revolutionizing how business absolutely, positively gets done, Fred Smith of FedEx is the 2004 CEO of the Year.

William J. Holstein CEO of the Year July 1 2004

CEO OF THE YEAR 2003

Having spent four decades building American International Group into a financial powerhouse with operations in 130 countries, Hank Greenberg is our CEO of the Year.

C.J. Prince CEO of the Year July 1 2003

CEO OF THE YEAR 2002

Sandy Weill may shout more than other chiefs, but his moxie has won the loyalty of Citigroup’s employees and shareholders, the respect of competitors and the title of Chief Executive of the Year.

C.J. Prince CEO of the Year July 1 2002

CEO OF THE YEAR 2001

In 1984, a 17-year-old freshman dropped out of college to build a startup biz – and turned PC retail upside down. Seventeen years later he’s still surprising us.

Jennifer Pellet CEO of the Year July 1 2001

CEO OF THE YEAR 2000

Chief Executive CEO of the Year July 1 2000

2000 Chief Executive of the Year

Few companies have grasped the importance of Internet management better than Cisco Systems, yet the company’s strength isn’t about technology. It’s about values, culture, and an organization built around speed and change. In mastering the soft shills, Chambers, a naturally empathetic communicator, is more coach than boss-and the archetype of future business leadership.

JP Donlon CEO of the Year July 1 2000

CEO OF THE YEAR 1999

Peers rule. Chief Executive readers have nominated and a panel of fellow chief executives has determined that Herb Kelleher of [...]

Chief Executive CEO of the Year July 1 1999

CEO OF THE YEAR 1998

You have spoken. Chief Executive readers have nominated and a selection committee of peers have confirmed AlliedSignal’s Lawrence A. Bossidy [...]

Chief Executive CEO of the Year July 10 1998

CEO OF THE YEAR 1997

You have chosen. Chief Executive readers have nominated and a panel of readers have confirmed Intel’s Andrew S. Grove as [...]

Chief Executive CEO of the Year July 1 1997

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