January 06, 2014 08:30 ET
LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwired - Jan. 6, 2014) - For many business leaders 2013 will forever be remembered as the year in which they were forced to close shop and resign to their personal inadequacies. However, there exists a few CEOs who have succeeded in using 2013 as a platform from which to launch their respective companies into the stratosphere and on to unprecedented success.
With this in mind, we at European CEO have made it our mission to celebrate those who qualify as the greatest business minds of the past 12 months in our CEO of the Year Awards 2013.
The challenges of 2013, far from excluded to those of a financial nature, have seen businesses turn more so to emerging markets for new opportunities and consumers grow increasingly conscious of their responsibilities to society. The vast transformation of 2013 has required that business leaders address the resulting challenges and capitalise on emerging opportunities if they are to lead a successful business.
Perhaps the most important skill a CEO must possess is the ability to address challenges in a number of fields and from various angles. The most successful CEOs of our time have been able to spot market changes a mile off and adjust their business models accordingly to remain competitive. It is a trait that allows a leader to mould their company into a stronger, more resilient enterprise. This single characteristic unites all those featured as our chosen CEOs of the year.
To see the list of CEOs in full, head to our website, or read more in the new Spring 2014 issue of European CEO, available online and in print now.
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