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Full List of Previous CEO of the Year Award Winners

Chief Executive magazine’s CEO of the Year award dates back more than 25 years and has honored some of the most recognizable names in business like Jack Welch, Bill Gates, A.G. Lafley and Michael Dell. Joining the list this year is Ford Motor Company’s Alan Mulally. Read on for a full list of winners.

2012 — David C. Novak
Yum! Brands

2011 — Alan Mulally
Ford Motor Company

2010 — Hugh Grant
Monsanto

2009 — Jim Skinner
McDonald’s

2008– Anne Mulcahy
Xerox

2007 –Bob Ulrich
Target

2006 — A.G. Lafley
Procter & Gamble

2005 — George David
United Technologies

2004 — Fred Smith
FedEx

2003 — Maurice R. Greenberg
American International Group

2002 — Sanford I. Weill
Citigroup

2001 — Michael Dell
Dell Computers

2000 — John T. Chambers
Cisco Systems

1999 — Herbert D. Kelleher
Southwest Airlines

1998 — Lawrence A. Bossidy
AlliedSignal

1997 — Andrew S. Grove
Intel

1996 — Roberto C. Goizueta
Coca-Cola

1995 — David D. Glass
Wal-Mart

1994 — William H. Gates III
Microsoft

1993 — John F. Welch, Jr.
GE Corp.

1992 — P. Roy Vagelos, PhD.
Merck

1991 — Wayne Calloway
PepsiCo

1990 — Anthony J.F. O’Reilly
H.J. Heinz

1989 — Donald E. Petersen
Ford Motor

1988 — J. Willard Marriott, Jr.
Marriott Corporation

1987 — Charles F. Knight
Emerson Electric

1986 — Roger Smith
General Motors

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