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Ingredients of Top CEO’s

It’s obvious that when you go to medical college you will become doctor, but an academic MBA degree does not imply any set career path, one may choose to enter any diverse field, but the most alluring job is being a CEO of an organization. What does that make CEOs? Is there any special ingredient that distinguishes a normal MBA executive from a CEO? Yes, per se plethora of nitty gritty aspects go in to making of the so called top executive, CEO. Handling critical challenges of times, grabbing opportunities, detecting long term opportunities is an integral aspect of task of a CEO. World is a global village, offering umpteen number of opportunities, how does one make optimum use of those is a challenging task as desk follows dawn scores of menaces also arise challenging the creamy layers of organization. Some of the challenges confronted in order to sustain and grow are
·         Flexibility, Pace, adaptability to change – as worlds are roaring from times about change management
·         Succession planning- to keep the race going on
·         Customer loyalty and retention- with multiple brands in market and the transformation of market in to buyers market from the olden times sellers market
·         Long term vision
·         Stimulating innovation and creativity and enabling entrepreneurship
·         Tight cost control
·         Highly competitive
·         Seizing opportunities for expansion and growth
According to Harvard Business review top 10 CEOs of the world are:
Ø  Steve jobsApple; Steven Paul Jobs is an American business magnate and inventor. He is well known for being the co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios.
Ø  Yun Jong – Yong – Samsung Electricals;  Jong-Yong Yun has been Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. since 1999 and serves as CEO and Vice-Chairman of Samsung Corp. Mr. Yun served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., since 1996.  
Ø  Alexey B. Miller Gazprom; Alexey Borisovich Miller  is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairm
an of the Management Committee (CEO) of Russian energy company Gazprom, Russia’s largest company and the world’s biggest natural gas producer.
Ø  John T chambers – Cisco systems; John T. Chambers  is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc. Chambers when he assumed the role of CEO, the company has grown from $1.2 billion in annual revenues to its current run-rate of approximately $40 billion.
Ø  Mukesh D AmbaniReliance industries; Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani  is an Indian business magnate and the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, the largest private sector enterprise in India, a Fortune 500 company, His personal stake in Reliance Industries is 48%.
Ø  John C Martin – Gilead sciences; Dr. Martin joined Gilead Sciences in 1990 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, Gilead sciences is a
Ø  Jeffrey P Bezos – Amazon .com; Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos  is the founder, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of
Ø  Margaret C Whitmann – Ebay; Margaret Cushing “Meg” Whitman  is an American businesswoman. Whitman served as an executive in The Walt Disney Company where she was vice president of strategic planning throughout the 1980s.
Ø   Eric E Schmidt– Google ;Eric Emerson Schmidt is an engineer, Chairman/CEO of Google and a former member of the Board of Directors of Apple Inc. He is the author of the lex lexical analyzer software for Unix.
Ø  Hugh GrantMonsanto; Hugh Grant (born March 23, 1958) is a Scottish-born business manager and the head of the agricultural biotechnology firm Monsanto Company.
Most of these do not possess formal MBA degree, but are successful in accomplishing all the tasks and are the biggest assets of their respective organizations. Their profiles signify experience is an important prerequisite for a CEO, not essentially the single aspect of it. Zeal and enthusiasm to lead organization and take up the responsibility and perseverance to sustain forces add to the carving of ideal CEO in addition to above pointed out competencies.
 Written by: Krishna Madhavi