Johan Thijs among the 10 best CEOs in the world


Johan Thijs, the chief executive officer at KBC, is ranked 7th in the list of top-performing CEOs in the world. The ranking by general management magazine Harvard Business Review also includes another Belgian: Jef Colruyt in 88th place.

The magazine doesn't only focus on companies' financial results. It also takes into account the so-called ESG criteria. ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance. Important are the CEO's social skills, how he or she treats employees, and how the company performs in the area of environment and sustainability.

Johan Thijs is making a huge leap forwards. Last year, he was ranked 19th in the Top 100 list. View the complete list here