Ambani top Indian in global CEOs list
IOC's Sanjiv Singh, ONGC's Shashi Shanker also figure; 10 Indian cos in the list
New Delhi: Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Chairman Sanjiv Singh and ONGC head Shashi Shanker are among the 10 Indian CEOs named in the CEOWORLD magazine's global ranking of the world's most-influential chief executives in 2019.
ArcelorMittal Chairman and CEO Lakshmi Mittal is the highest-ranked Indian CEO but the ranking lists his company as a Luxembourg-based firm.
While Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Ambani was ranked 49th on the list, Singh was ranked 69th. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) CMD Shashi Shanker was ranked 77th in the list of 121, according to the list published by the magazine.
Other Indian CEOs on the list included State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Rajnish Kumar (ranked 83th), Tata Motors CEO Guenter Butschek (89th), BPCL Chairman and Managing Director D Rajkumar (94th), Rajesh Exports Executive Chairman Rajesh Mehta (99th), Tata Consultancy Services CEO Rajesh Gopinathan and Wipro Chief Executive Abidali Z Neemuchwala (ranked 118th). Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan retweeted a link of the CEO ranking.
"Unsurprisingly, Walmart CEO Douglas McMillon came first in the CEOWORLD magazine's global ranking of the best chief executives across all industries for 2019," the publication said.
"He is followed by Royal Dutch Shell's global chief executive Ben van Beurden, and ArcelorMittal Chairman and CEO Lakshmi Mittal."
Saudi Aramco CEO Amin H Nasser is ranked No. 4. "Sanjiv Singh, @ChairmanIOCL, makes it to the 100 most influential Chief Executives across industries as per @ceoworld magazine," IOC tweeted.
ONGC also tweeted, saying, "Shashi Shanker, @CMD_ONGC, makes it to the 100 Most Influential Chief Executives across industries as per @ceoworld magazine."