CEO of the Year

Over the past 35 years, Chief Executive of the Year winners have been a who’s who of American business leadership, including Ken Frazier, Brian Moynihan, Arne Sorenson, Stanley Bergman, Michael Dell, A. G. Lafley, Marillyn Hewson, Bill Gates, John Chambers, Bob Iger, Anne Mulcahy, Larry Bossidy, Andy Grove, Herb Kelleher, and many, many more. The honor recognizes courageous, long-term executive leadership for shareholders and society. It is considered one of the most distinct awards in business because of who chooses the honorees: not editors or analysts, but rather a selection committee comprised of peer CEOs.

2022 CEO OF THE YEAR

About the 2022 Selection Committee

The Chief Executive of the Year was selected by a committee of distinguished peer CEOs. The 2022 committee consists of Ken Frazier, (former CEO, Merck; 2021 CEO of the Year) Brian Moynihan (chair and CEO, Bank of America and 2020 CEO of the Year), Marillyn Hewson, (former chair and CEO, Lockheed Martin; 2018 CEO of the Year), Adam Aron (president and CEO, AMC Entertainment), Carmine Di Sibio (global chair and CEO, EY Global), Dan Glaser (president and CEO, Marsh & McLennan), Fred Hassan (former chair, Bausch & Lomb; partner, Warburg Pincus), Tamara Lundgren (president and CEO, Schnitzer Steel), Robert Nardelli (CEO, XLR-8), Tom Quinlan III (chair, president and CEO, LSC Communications), Jeffrey Sonnenfeld (president and CEO, The Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute). Ted Bililies, Ph.D., chief talent officer, managing director, AlixPartners, is the exclusive adviser to the2022 Selection Committee.

PAST HONOREES

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2021 CEO of the Year

Kenneth Frazier
Merck & Co.

2020 CEO of the Year

Brian Moynihan
Bank of America

2019

Arne Sorenson, 2019 CEO of the Year
Arne Sorenson
Marriot International

2018

Marillyn Hewson, 2018 CEO of the Year
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Lockheed Martin

2017

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P. Roy Vagelos
Merck & Co.

2016

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Randall Stephenson
AT&T

2015

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Jim McNerney
Boeing

2014

Bob Iger
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Walt Disney Company

2013

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David Cote
Honeywell

2012

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David C. Novak
YUM! Brands

2011

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Alan Mulally
Ford Motor Company

2010

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Hugh Grant
Monsanto

2009

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Jim Skinner
McDonald’s

2008

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Anne Mulcahy
Xerox

2007

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Bob Ulrich
Target

2006

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A.G. Lafley
Procter & Gamble

2005

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George David
United Technologies

2004

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Fred Smith
FedEx

2003

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Hank Greenberg
AIG

2002

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Sandy Weill
Citigroup

2001

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Michael Dell
Dell Computers

2000

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John Chambers
Cisco

1999

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Herb Kelleher
Southwest Airlines

1998

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Lawrence A. Bossidy
AlliedSignal

1997

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Andy Grove
Intel

1996

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Roberto C. Goizueta
Coca-Cola

1995

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David D. Glass
Walmart

1994

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William H. Gates
Microsoft

1993

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John F. Welch Jr.
General Electric

1992

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Andy Grove
Intel

1991

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Wayne Calloway
Pepsico

1990

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Anthony J.F. O’Reilly
H.J. Heinz Company

1989

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Donald E. Petersen
Ford Motor Company

1988

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J. Willard Marriott, Jr.
Marriott Corporation

1987

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Charles F. Knight
Emerson Electric

1986

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Roger Smith
General Motors