Most respected companies
This is the seventh year we have conducted this global survey of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) opinion, and this year we have again achieved interviews with more than 1,000 respondents - and this is across 25 countries.
Food & beverage
A botched management reshuffle, faltering financial performance, public health concerns about its flagship product and fears that anti-Americanism could dent the company’s image overseas - it has been a rough year for Coca-Cola.
When Sony of Japan and Ericsson of Sweden merged their struggling mobile phone units in 2001, not everyone was convinced the joint venture would work.
Each golden statuette “tells us to differentiate to stay ahead”, says the chief executive of Infosys, the most admired Indian company for the second consecutive year.
Citigroup’s jump to number eight in the rankings of most respected companies will be particularly sweet for chief executive Chuck Prince.
Mr Ghosn has achieved cult status in Japan since pushing through a ruthless but highly successful restructuring at Nissan in 1999.
Fujio Cho, president of Toyota, is typical of the Japanese carmaker’s top management: modest but quietly confident.