2021 CEO of the Year: Inside Ken Frazier’s Long Game

His transformational leadership inside—and outside—of Merck & Co. offers one of the most compelling arguments yet for an increasingly influential style of doing business: patiently, and for the greater good. “The important thing about leadership,” says Frazier, “is to be anchored around principle.”

Merck’s Ken Frazier Named Chief Executive’s 2021 CEO of the Year

Honored by peer CEOs for his long record of leadership and courage; Joins list of legendary executives including Gates, Moynihan, Dell, Mulcahy, Bossidy and others.

The 35th Annual CEO of the Year Celebration

Honoring Bank of America's Brian Moynihan, our 2020 CEO of the Year, and featuring conversations with Arne Sorenson, Marillyn Hewson, Michael Dell and more.

Brian Moynihan: ‘What Does Society Want From We CEOs?’

"We as CEOs...have a duty," says Bank of America's Brian Moynihan, our 2020 CEO of the Year. "That duty is to drive the genius of the ‘and.’ To deliver profits and purpose."

The ‘Unique Obligation’ Of CEOs: 35th Annual Chief Executive of the...

‘This world is desperate for effective leadership,’ Marshall Cooper, CEO of Chief Executive Group, told attendees at this year’s virtual celebration. ‘And CEOs are uniquely well equipped to serve society and advance humankind.’

America’s Banker: Brian Moynihan, 2020 CEO Of The Year

Analytical, deliberate and deeply principled, Bank of America’s Brian Moynihan led one of the most impressive turnarounds in Wall Street history. And he did it just in the nick of time. A conversation with our Chief Executive of the Year

Bank of America’s Brian T. Moynihan Named Chief Executive Magazine’s 2020...

Honored by his peer CEOs for his long-term corporate leadership and his stewardship of the global financial system in a time of crisis; Moynihan joins list of legendary executives including Gates, Welsh, Dell, Mulcahy, Bossidy and others.

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson On Navigating Complexity and Learning From Bill...

At a gala dinner at the Nasdaq Marketsite in New York on July 25, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson was honored as our 2019 Chief Executive of the Year.

Marriott’s Arne Sorenson: 2019 CEO of the Year

Megadeals! Hacks! Strikes! Protests! Airbnb! In a very crazy time for Marriott International, CEO Arne Sorenson excels by focusing on his people—and sticking to his principles.

Hewson: We Need Leaders To Meet Today’s Daunting Challenges

On July 30, 2018, Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson spoke at the United Nations Delegates Dining Room, accepting the honor as the 2018 CEO of the Year. Here is an execrpt from her speech.

Lockheed Martin’s Marillyn Hewson: 2018 CEO Of The Year

Passionate, poised and relentlessly methodical, Lockheed Martin’s Marillyn Hewson has proved to be the right leader for risky times. And now she’s Chief Executive’s 2018 CEO of the Year.

The Gala CEO of the Year Event

The CEO of the Year Gala is a unique event in American business. Peer CEOs gather to celebrate the accomplishments of the winner, as...

About the Award

Judging and selection of a winner is done by a Judging Committee of distinguished peer CEOs in a meeting held in March at the New York Stock Exchange.

Charles Knight’s Legacy Lives on at Emerson

The recent passing of Charles (Chuck) Knight (on Sept. 12) marks another end to a style of leader businesses will not likely see again for some time.