This list is CampdenFB’s fourth annual Top Family Business Leaders list, and, aided by a panel of experts, we have scoured the globe to find the individuals heading some of the most innovative, fastest growing and influential businesses on the planet. This year we bring you 60 business leaders you need to know about, rather than the usual 50, with the list divided into six regions – Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, South America and North America.
Asian family businesses are not only making a difference to the sectors they operate in, but are also influencing the evolution of the family business model in Asia. CampdenFB takes a look at some of the fastest growing and most exciting.
Now in its third year, CampdenFB’s Top 50 Family Business Leaders, with the support of Ernst & Young, represents the most authoritative list of the world’s greatest leaders of family-controlled firms.
The last five years haven’t been the easiest for companies across the globe. But despite the uphill battle family businesses face, many are thriving. That’s thanks in no small part to their leaders.
For the second year in a row, the CampdenFB/Ernst & Young Top Family Business Leaders list honours 50 remarkable chairmen, presidents, chief executives and managing directors. The 2012 list features 33 new entrants, 16 leaders from emerging markets and 50% more women than last year's list.
They are the next corporate leaders – the superstars of family business dynasties rising to the top of the business world. CampdenFB, working in association with judges from business schools and the Family Business Network, and supported by Ernst & Young, has come up with the definitive list of the top 40 next generation leaders under the ago of 40.
Some of them are well known personalities like James Murdoch, John Elkann and Karl- Johan Persson. Some are less but no less influential in their sector. All of them are making an impact in their world and are likely to do so for many years yet.
CampdenFB has compiled a list of the top 50 family business leaders in the world. With the aid of four senior family experts from the world's leading business schools, Campden has sifted through loads of data to compile the final list. The top five places went to John Elkann, Azim Premji, Güler Sabanci, Guido Barilla and Ratan Tata.
Although the individuals on the list are dominant players in the world of family businesses, their business acumen and adherence to good corporate governance practices would make them worthy finalists on any top business leaders' survey.