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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. The Exec Club is pleased to recognize these deserving global thinkers and doers with the our most prestigious honor.

2021 International Executive of the Year

Juan R. Luciano, Chairman and CEO, ADM

“It is an honor to be recognized as International Executive of the Year by a group that does so much to promote and advance business leadership across the Chicagoland area. I see this foremost as recognition for my 40,000 ADM colleagues across the world – each day they amaze me with their focus on delivering our purpose of unlocking the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. Thank you to the Executives’ Club of Chicago – for more than a century building vitality and engagement within the Chicago business community – while developing new generations of leaders to sustain and grow this into the next century.”

Former Recipients

2020

Marillyn Hewson
Executive Chairman
Lockheed Martin

2019

Jim Umpleby
CEO
Caterpillar

2018

Muhtar Kent
Chairman and Former CEO
The Coca Cola Company

2017

Irene Rosenfeld
Chairman and CEO
Mondelez International

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