Y C Deveshwar, late Subir Raha, Mukesh Ambani, A M Naik, A K Puri, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Naveen Jindal and V S Jain are the illustrious eight Indian CEOs who have made it to the Harvard Business Review's (HBR) list of 100 best performing global chief executives headed for the last 17 years by the late Steve Jobs of Apple. Jobs of Apple, who has been the best-performing CEO over the past 17 years was number 1 on HBR 2010 list as well.
ITC chairman Y C Deveshwar ranked seventh overall (Rank 7), was first among the Indian CEOs. He is followed by former ONGC's late chairman and managing director Subir Raha (Rank 13), Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani (Rank 28), Larsen & Toubro chairman and managing Director A M Naik (Rank 32), former Bharat Heavy Electricals CMD A K Puri (Rank 38), Bharti Airtel chairman, Sunil Bharti Mittal (Rank 65), Jindal Steel & Power CEO Naveen Jindal (Rank 87) and former SAIL chairman, V S Jain (Rank 89). On an average, these CEOs have delivered a total shareholder return of 1,385 per cent during their tenures and increased their firms' market value by $40.2 billion (adjusted for inflation, dividends, share repurchases, and share issues).
Source: The Times of India