SOURCE: Institutional Investor

Institutional Investor

April 21, 2015 12:01 ET

Investment Professionals Pick the UK's Top CEOs, CFOs & IR Professionals

Annual Survey Reflects the Opinions of Nearly 870 Buy-Side Analysts and Money Managers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2015) - Institutional Investor has announced the winners of the 2015 All-Europe Executive Team, II's annual ranking of the region's corporate leaders. II asked portfolio managers, buy-side analysts and sell-side research professionals to name the best CEOs, CFOs and investor relations professionals at the European companies they cover. Listed below are the CEOs and CFOs who lead companies headquartered in the UK, who rank First, Second or Third in their sector.

Top-ranked CEOs in the UK include:

  • Simon Segars, ARM Holdings, in Technology/Hardware
  • Pascal Soriot, AstraZeneca, in Pharmaceuticals
  • Ian King, BAE Systems, in Aerospace & Defense
  • Mark Clare, Barratt Developments, in Building & Construction
  • Andrew Mackenzie, BHP Billiton, in Metals & Mining
  • Robert Dudley, BP, in Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
  • Nicandro Durante, British American Tobacco, in Tobacco
  • Gavin Patterson, BT Group, in Telecommunications Services
  • Robert Murphy, Cobham, in Aerospace & Defense
  • Richard Cousins, Compass Group, in Leisure & Hotels
  • John Burns, Derwent London, in Property
  • Ivan Menezes, Diageo, in Beverages 
  • Carolyn McCall, easyJet, in Transport
  • Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, in Autos & Auto Parts
  • Toby Courtauld, Great Portland Estates, in Property 
  • Matthew Davies, Halfords Group, in Retailing/General
  • Alison Cooper, Imperial Tobacco Group, in Tobacco
  • Robert Noel, Land Securities Group, in Property
  • António Horta-Osório, Lloyds Banking Group, in Banks
  • David Hathorn, Mondi, in Paper & Packaging
  • Steven Holliday, National Grid, in Utilities
  • Simon Wolfson, Next, in Retailing/General
  • Erik Engstrom, Reed Elsevier, in Media
  • Sam Walsh, Rio Tinto, in Metals & Mining
  • Ross McEwan, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, in Banks
  • Michael Dobson, Schroders, in Specialty & Other Finance
  • Jeremy Darroch, Sky, in Media
  • Olivier Bohuon, Smith & Nephew, in Medical Technologies & Services
  • Raymond Kelvin, Ted Baker, in Luxury Goods
  • David Lewis, Tesco, in Retailing/Food & Drug Chains
  • Vittorio Colao, Vodafone Group, in Telecommunications Services
  • Martin Sorrell, WPP, in Media
  • Simon Borrows, 3i Group, in Specialty & Other Finance
  • Martin Gilbert, Aberdeen Asset Management, in Specialty & Other Finance
  • Geoffrey Drabble, Ashtead Group, in Business & Employment Services
  • Sebastian James, Dixons Carphone, in Retailing/General
  • Richard Solomons, InterContinental Hotels Group, in Leisure & Hotels
  • William Walsh, International Consolidated Airlines Group, in Transport
  • Adam Crozier, ITV, in Media
  • Xavier Rolet, London Stock Exchange Group, in Specialty & Other Finance
  • Nicholas Varney, Merlin Entertainments, in Leisure & Hotels
  • Tidjane Thiam, Prudential, in Insurance
  • Rakesh Kapoor, Reckitt Benckiser Group, in Household & Personal Care Products
  • Rupert Soames, Serco Group, in Business & Employment Services

Top-ranked CFOs in the UK include:

  • Timothy Score, ARM Holdings, in Technology/Hardware
  • John Bason, Associated British Foods, in Food Producers
  • Peter Lynas, BAE Systems, in Aerospace & Defense
  • Tushar Morzaria, Barclays, in Banks
  • Brian Gilvary, BP, Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
  • J. Ben Stevens, British American Tobacco, in Tobacco
  • Anthony Chanmugam, BT Group, in Telecommunications Services
  • Dominic Blakemore, Compass Group, in Leisure & Hotels 
  • Damian Wisniewski, Derwent London, in Property
  • Timon Drakesmith, Hammerson, in Property
  • Oliver Tant, Imperial Tobacco Group, in Tobacco
  • Enrique Dupuy De Lôme Chávarri, International Consolidated Airlines Group, in Transport
  • Andrew King, Mondi, in Paper & Packaging
  • Nicolaos Nicandrou, Prudential, in Insurance
  • Christopher Lynch, Rio Tinto, in Metals & Mining
  • Andrew Griffith, Sky, in Media
  • Julie Brown, Smith & Nephew, in Medical Technologies & Services
  • Lindsay Page, Ted Baker, in Luxury Goods 
  • Alan Stewart, Tesco, in Retailing/Food & Drug Chains
  • Nicholas Read, Vodafone Group, in Telecommunications Services
  • Paul Richardson, WPP, in Media
  • William Rattray, Aberdeen Asset Management, in Specialty & Other Finance
  • Deirdre Mahlan, Diageo, in Beverages
  • Humphrey Singer, Dixons Carphone, in Retailing/General 
  • Brian Taylorson, Elementis, in Chemicals
  • Paul Venables, Hays, in Business & Employment Services
  • Ian Griffiths, ITV, in Media
  • Alan Semple, John Wood Group, in Oil Services
  • Philip Johnson, Jupiter Fund Management, in Specialty & Other Finance
  • Martin Greenslade, Land Securities Group, in Property
  • Jonathan Sorrell, Man Group, in Specialty & Other Finance
  • David Keens, Next, in Retailing/General
  • Adrian Hennah, Reckitt Benckiser Group, in Household & Personal Care Products
  • Ian Springett, Tullow Oil, in Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
  • Robert Moorhead, WH Smith, in Retailing/General 
  • Nicholas Cadbury, Whitbread, in Leisure & Hotels
  • Neil Cooper, William Hill, in Leisure & Hotels

The 2015 All-Europe Executive Team reflects the opinions of nearly 870 buy-side analysts and money managers at 485 firms that collectively manage an estimated $4.5 trillion in European equities, and from 1,110 sell-side analysts at close to 160 institutions.

To view the specific rankings of each CEO and CFO named, or for more information on the 2015 All-Europe Executive Team, visit www.institutionalinvestor.com/aeet or see the April 2015 issue of Institutional Investor magazine.

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