9 IT CEOs make Harvard Business Review Top 100 list

HBRHarvard 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.