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Why the Judges Chose Bob Iger as CEO of the Year

Back (L>R): Weinberger, Cote, Hassan Front (L>R): Glaser, Jacobs, Nardelli, RHR International’s Tom Saporito “He’s done a brilliant job developing …

Back (L>R): Weinberger, Cote, Hassan
Front (L>R): Glaser, Jacobs, Nardelli, RHR International’s Tom Saporito

“He’s done a brilliant job developing and implementing a strategy in a complex and ego-filled industry [while] making it look effortless.”
Dave Cote
Chairman and CEO
Honeywell, and
2013 Chief Executive of the Year

“Bob is a visionary and innovator who consistently delivers terrific performance across a diverse portfolio of businesses.”
Dan Glaser
President and CEO
Marsh & McLennan

“He has been an architect of a very good culture. He’s also a talent nurturer. He’s also an innovation driver. These three legsof the stool have made Disney a very, very strong force in its own area.”
Fred Hassan
Chairman, Zx Pharma
Partner/Managing Director, Healthcare, Warburg Pincus

“Iger displays the personal courage, leadership and talent-building awareness of a classic leader. I give him full credit for staying on top of the culture issues that are important in today’s world.”
Tamara Lundgren
President and CEO
Schnitzer Steel Industries

“Given our business climate in 2014, I think history and performance matter. Bob has done all of this with a sense of community and workforce sensitivity.”
Christine Jacobs
Former Chairman and CEO, Theragenics
Director, McKesson

“Bob Iger has reinvented the Disney brand since his inception as CEO. His performance has been outstanding. He’s been able to execute his vision and build a great team.”
Bill Nuti
Chairman and CEO
NCR

“He’s been a disruptive innovator in taking the entertainment industry to another level using new media and new technology. He took a great brand and made it better, which isn’t easy to do.”
Tom Quinlan
President and CEO
RR Donnelley

“Bob Iger has done a masterful job of laying out a strategy that encompasses strategic acquisitions, cultural transformation and value. He has been able to activate those strategies and drive innovation toward transformation. I think he’s got [a] company that really makes family dreams come true.”
Bob Nardelli
CEO
XLR-8

“Bob has managed to guide the ship of Disney through storms in every port that he inherited. He’s built tremendous growth globally through technology. He’s become a paragon of good governance, as well as a tremendous global icon, an enterprise icon.”
Jeff Sonnenfeld
President and CEO
Chief Executive Leadership Institute
Yale School of Management

“Bob has demonstrated understated courage and created tremendous value for all of his stake holders. He has created animmensely diversified, talented team and has left it in a great position for the future.”
Mark Weinberger
Chairman and CEO
EY

“Bob Iger took over Disney when it was stalled and in something of a governance mess. He succeeded in sorting through all this and raised both internally by fixing the culture and externally by brilliant acquisitions. He is a person of great character, who is not afraid to step out of his comfort zone to do the unexpected.”
Maggie Wilderotter
Chairman and CEO
Frontier Communications

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