Mastercard’s Ajay Banga ranks first among the Top CEO as per Brand Guardianship Index 2021 conducted by Brand Finance Consultancy Firm. Mukesh Ambani features in the top 10 CEOs under all three categories(Brand Guardian, Most Famous, and Most Reputable CEOs).
Mukesh Ambani’s Golden Run in 2020
The year 2020 brought a lot of positive news for Reliance Industries Limited(RIL) and its CEO Mukesh Ambani. In the pandemic era where businesses are fighting to survive, Reliance saw a surge in its revenue and net income.
As per the Brand Finance study of 2021. Mukesh Ambani ranks 6th in the list of Brand Guardian CEOs, whereas Ambani secured 5 positions in the most famous CEOs list worldwide.
Mukesh Ambani is one of the most reputed CEOs in India. In the Brand Finance study as well, Ambani is the 5th most reputable CEO globally.
Under the leadership of Mukesh Ambani, Reliance also acquired few major business firms. Acquiring Future Group is one of the major milestones of RIL. With the help of JioMart, RIL established itself in the direct to consumer market effectively.
Reliance Jio, an Indian Telecom Provider, changed the telecom industry completely. Within a short period of time, Jio became the largest telecom service provider in India. Not only in India, but Jio also found a great fan base globally. As per the Brand Finance survey of the strongest brands, Jio ranks fifth.
RIL has also established itself in the digital service platforms. Jio Fibre, Jio TV, Jio Games are a few of the major offerings for consumers.
TCS CEO Rajesh Gopinathan is another Indian who got featured in the top 10 CEOs list under the category of Brand Guardian and Most Reputed. He holds rank 4 among the most reputed CEOs worldwide, whereas Rajesh ranks fifth among Brand Guardian CEOs lists globally. Under his leadership, TCS surpassed RIL to become the most valued Indian company.
Every year, Brand finance does extensive research and survey to know the best brands, best CEOs, Technology-based Brands, Strongest Brands, and other related categories.
Brand Finance Announces Top CEOs Worldwide
MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga got the highest rank among the Brand Guardian Index 2021 list of worldwide CEOs. Top CEO Banga declared transition from CEO to the executive chair in 2020. He was the CEO of Mastercard for the last 10 years.
In his tenure, Banga focussed on the technological advancement and brand relevance to the latest financial services. Banga is known for his strategic alliances worldwide. He also actively participated in fighting against poverty.
Jensen Huang of Nvidia occupies the 2nd rank in Brand Guardian Index 2021. Under the leadership of Huang, Nvidia who is known for graphics and chip maker saw exponential growth. The recent acquisition deal of ARM will further strengthen Nvidia in the field of Artificial Intelligence(AI). Nvidia was founded in 1993.
Huang is also very popular for his philanthropic activities. He donated $30 million to Stanford University for establishing Engineering Centre. He also gave $5 million to a cancer research lab in Oregon.
Reed Hastings from Netflix, Yong Zhang from Alibaba secured 3rd and 4th positions among the top CEO as per Brand Guardian Index 2021.
Brand Finance also did research to know about the world-famous CEOs. For this, equity analysts and journalists were included in the study.
As per the final result, Mark Zuckerberg is the most Famous CEO worldwide. Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, and Elon Musk got 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rank in popularity respectively.
In the list of most reputed CEOs, Joanne Crevoiserat, CEO of Tapestry, occupied the first place. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum(CEO of Emirates), and Julie Spellman Sweet(CEO of adventure) ranks 2nd and 3rd in the list of reputed CEOs worldwide.