Issue: Jun 2009


Global “TopGun” CEOs Named by Brendan Wood International



by Frank Bentley

Worldwide intelligence-based advisory firm, Brendan Wood International (BWI), announced today its global list of 66 “TopGun” CEOs, selected from 750 companies by the Brendan Wood International Worldwide Panel of shareholders and TopGun analysts. This year’s recipients reflect BWI’s year-round discussions with investors defining their shareholder confidence criteria and identifying corporations that best meet investors’ stringent criteria.

The TopGun designation was awarded by the BWI Worldwide Panel of Shareholders. The Panel consists of 2,500 professional asset managers, representing over $40 trillion of investment capital. Investigative debriefs with investors continue nonstop throughout the world. The results are based upon the votes of investors over the most recent 12 months. Through the Brendan Wood Shareholder Confidence Index, the firm monitors the confidence levels of investors and their advisors in CEOs of the world’s largest and most transactionally active companies.

The Brendan Wood International Shareholder Confidence Index is a running report of the confidence of major institutional investors and top analysts in large cap business enterprises worldwide. The Index provides investors with a measure of the qualities and performance of the CEO against their investment criteria in a highly thoughtful manner, likewise boards, CFOs and management teams of the companies they own. Where there is a consensus amongst investors, especially on their confidence in the CEO and management, there is a stronger will to invest for the long term. The market performance of companies, which investors agree are the best led, reflects that confidence. Typically, these companies generate superior performance. BWI’s shareholder panelists are eager to explore their own views on management and value highly the insight into the CEO assessments of their peers throughout the world, which the Brendan Wood Index provides.

The Index ranks CEOs based on the quality of senior management, including the CEO’s positioning and strategy for the corporation; the depth of the CEO’s management team and execution capability; and the CEO’s accountability and clear communication with investors focused on the strategy and development of the business. The quality of the board of directors reflects on the CEO and vice versa, especially when the board is an active driver of the success of the corporation. Brendan Wood International rates TopGun boards in a separate competition that will be announced in June 09 and designates TopGun boards as determined by investors. (A complete listing of this year’s TopGun honorees, by industry sector and country, is attached.)

Commenting on the news, Brendan Wood, Chairman of BWI said, “The designation is an outstanding achievement, reflecting the thoughtful opinions of the world investment community. More than 750 of the largest multinational companies were reviewed and evaluated in an exhaustive process using very specific criteria. The TopGun designations signify that these CEOs are truly ‘the best of the best’ as measured by the most authentic panel of judgment, namely, the shareholders who own those companies. The investor’s view of the CEO is one of the more prominent reasons why shareholders make the decision to own a stake in a company.”




Brendan Wood International

Founded in 1970, Brendan Wood International is a worldwide intelligence firm that draws on a unique global intelligence network to identify TopGun performance in the global capital markets. The Shareholder Confidence Index is based on intelligence from this network and is one of Brendan Wood International’s suite of proprietary products available to investors and corporations that are focused on TopGun performances.

Experience, independence, a global network and proprietary data uniquely prepare Brendan Wood International to offer a wide range of services to the capital markets, including:
• Worldwide investigations of TopGun performance in the capital markets
• Assisting corporations to select TopGun banking groups to represent them in capital markets transactions
• Career Management and Agency Placement of TopGun executives, bankers and capital markets professionals
• Directly assisting corporations to achieve the highest levels of Shareholder Confidence
• Directly assisting investment banks to optimize their worldwide share of TopGun banking relationships

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www.brendanwood.com

Contact

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Adam Friedman Phillip Rothman
212.981.2529 x 18 212.981.2529 x 12
914.419.7384 phillip@adam-friedman.com
adam@adam-friedman.com



BRENDAN WOOD INTERNATIONAL’S Global TopGun Chief Executive Officers 2009

Sector Company Country CEO
Aerospace/Defense General Dynamics Corporation USA Nicholas D. Chabraja
Aerospace/Defense Lockheed Martin Corporation USA Robert J. Stevens
Agriculture Wilmar International Ltd Singapore Kuok Khoon Hong
Agriculture Monsanto Company USA Hugh Grant
Automotive Scania AB Sweden Leif Östling
Banks Itau Unibanco Banco Multiplo SA Brazil Roberto Setubal
Banks Banco Santander Spain Alfredo Saenz Abad
Banks JP Morgan USA James Dimon
Banks Wells Fargo & Company USA John G. Stumpf
Broadcasting/Cable British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC UK Jeremy Darroch
Building and Construction Bouygues SA France Martin Bouygues
Building and Construction Holcim Ltd Switzerland Markus Akermann
Chemicals Air Liquide France Benoit Potier
Chemicals BASF SE Germany Juergen Hambrecht (1)
Consumer Products Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC UK Bart Becht
Consumer Products Colgate-Palmolive Company USA Ian M. Cook
Consumer Products The Procter & Gamble Company USA Alan G. Lafley
Entertainment Walt Disney Co. USA Robert A. Iger
Financial Services Unibail-Rodamco France Guillaume Poitrinal 
Food & Beverage AmBev Brazil Joao Neves (3)
Food & Beverage Nestle SA Switzerland Paul Bulcke
Food & Beverage PepsiCo, Inc USA Indra K. Nooyi
Gold and Silver Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited Canada Sean Boyd
Gold and Silver Goldcorp Inc. Canada Charles A. Jeannes
Gold and Silver Kinross Gold Corporation Canada Tye W. Burt
Hardware Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Taiwan Rick Tsai, Ph. D.
Hardware Acer Incorporated Taiwan Gianfranco Lanci
Hardware Hewlett-Packard Company USA Mark V. Hurd
Heavy Industry ArcelorMittal UK Lakshmi N. Mittal
High Tech MediaTek Inc. Taiwan Mingjie Cai
High Tech Apple Inc. USA Steven P. Jobs (2)
Industrial Electronics Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd South Korea Yun Wu Lee
Industrial Electronics Emerson Electric Co USA David N. Farr
Insurance AXA France Henri De Castries
Internet Google Inc. USA Eric E. Schmidt, Ph. D.
Manufacturing POSCO South Korea Jun Yang Jung
Manufacturing Atlas Copco Sweden Gunnar Brock
Mining BHP Billiton PLC Australia Marius Kloppers Ph. D.
Oil & Gas Total S.A. France Christophe De Margerie
Oil & Gas Range Resources Corporation USA John H. Pinkerton
Oil & Gas XTO Energy Inc USA Keith A. Hutton
Oil & Gas Petrohawk Energy USA Floyd C. Wilson
Oil & Gas Services Schlumberger Ltd. USA Andrew Gould
Pharmaceutical/Biotech Novo Nordisk A/S Denmark Lars Rebien Soerensen
Pharmaceutical/Biotech Teva Pharmaceutical Israel Shlomo Yanai
Pharmaceutical/Biotech Gilead Sciences, Inc. USA John C. Martin Ph.D.
Power Alstom France Patrick Kron 
Power Iberdrola SA Spain Jose Ignacio Sanchez Galan
Power Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. USA Richard D. Kinder
Printing / Publishing Pearson PLC UK Marjorie Scardino
Real Estate Westfield Group Australia Frank P. Lowy
Real Estate Brookfield Properties Corporation USA Richard Clark
REIT Riocan Real Estate Investment Trust Canada Edward Songshine QC
REIT Simon Property Group USA David Simon
Restaurants McDonald's Corp. USA James A. Skinner
Retailing Walmart de Mexico Mexico Eduardo Solorzano Morales
Retailing H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB Sweden Karl-Johan Persson
Retailing Costco Wholesale Corporation USA James D. Sinegal
Software Adobe Systems Incorporated USA Shantanu Narayen
Software Automatic Data Process USA Gary C. Butler
Telecommunications America Movil Mexico Daniel Hajj Aboumrad
Telecommunications Koninklijke KPN N.V. Netherlands A. J. Scheepbouwer
Telecommunications Telefonica S.A. Spain Cesar Alierta Izuel
Telecommunications Equipment Research in Motion Canada James L. Balsillie/Michael Lazaridis
Telecommunications Equipment Nokia Corporation Finland Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo
Transportation Canadian National Railway Company Canada E. Hunter Harrison


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