International Executive of the Year Award
Each year, The Executives’ Club of Chicago honors one individual with the International Executive of the Year Award. Selection criteria includes exemplary leadership and significant contributions to the individual's company and to the global business community; innovation; position within the industry; and personal and corporate modeling of values-based leadership. The awards presentation serves as a highlight of the program year. We are pleased to have recognized these deserving global thinkers and doers with The Club's most prestigious honor.
2016: Stefano Pessina, executive vice chairman and CEO, Walgreens Boots Alliance
2015: Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever
2014: Michael Duke, former CEO and chairman of the executive committee, Walmart
2013: Daniel Servitje, CEO, Grupo Bimbo
2012: Daniel Akerson, chairman and CEO, General Motors
2011: Glenn Tilton, chairman, United Continental Holdings Inc.
2010: Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase
2009: Craig Donohue, CEO, CME Group
2008: William A. Osborn, chairman and CEO, Northern Trust Corporation
2007: Samuel J. Palmisano, chairman, president and CEO, IBM Corporation
2006: Miles D. White, chairman and CEO, Abbott
2005: Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman and CEO, General Electric Company
2004: Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and CEO, American Express Company
2003: Steven Reinemund, chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
2002: Lawrence J. Ellison, chairman and CEO, Oracle Corporation
2001: Lee Raymond, chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation
2000: Douglas N. Daft, chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
1999: Donald V. Fites, former chairman and CEO, Caterpillar Inc.
1998: Lewis Platt, chairman, president and CEO, Hewlett-Packard
1997: Jack F. Smith Jr., chairman and CEO, General Motors
1996: Michael Eisner, chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company
1995: William H. Gates III, chairman and CEO, Microsoft Corporation