Harvard Business Review has included nine CEOs of IT companies among its Top 100 Best Performing CEOs in the world.
Slotting in among the top 50 are Cisco’s John Chambers (#2), Seagate Technology’s Stephen Luczo (#5), Canon’s Fujio Mitarai (#10), NVIDIA’s Jen-Hsun Huang (#29), and Hon Hai Precision Industry’s Terry Gou (#33).
The new study in the November issue of Harvard Business Review rated CEOs based on an 80-20 weighting between the company’s financial performance and its performance on environmental, social and governance criteria.
“HBR’s ranking of CEOs is meant to be a measure of enduring success. We track and analyse each CEO’s performance starting from day one of his or her tenure. Our goal is to create a list that gets beyond the most recent quarterly or even annual results and truly evaluates long-term performance,” said the publication.
The study measures financial performance over each CEO’s tenure measured by country-adjusted total shareholder return, industry-adjusted total shareholder return and change in market capitalisation adjusted for inflation. Environmental, social and governance criteria are ranked based on data from investment-research firm Sustainalytics.