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Businessperson of the Year 2019: Indian-origin CEO takes No 1 spot on top-10 list

Every year, Fortune releases annual Businessperson of the Year featuring 20 business leaders “who tackled audacious goals, overcame impossible odds and found creative solutions.” Here are the top 10 members on that list.

No 10 | Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan Chase | Dimon is an American business executive who runs JPMorgan Chase, which is one of the oldest financial institutions in the United States with a history dating back over 200 years, and has a presence in over 100 markets with over 250,000 employees. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
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No 10 | Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan Chase | Dimon is an American business executive who runs JPMorgan Chase, which is one of the oldest financial institutions in the United States with a history dating back over 200 years and has a presence in over 100 markets with over 250,000 employees. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

No 9 | Walter Craig Jelinek, Costco | Jelinek is an American businessman, who serves as CEO of Costco, a company he has been a part of since 1984. Jelinek worked his way up through the retailer's operations division and succeeded Costco co-founder Jim Senegal as CEO in 2012. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
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No 9 | Walter Craig Jelinek, Costco | Jelinek (on the left) is an American businessman, who serves as CEO of Costco, a company he has been a part of since 1984. Jelinek worked his way up through the retailer's operations division and succeeded Costco co-founder Jim Senegal as CEO in 2012. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

No 8 | Ajay Banga, Mastercard | Banga is an Indian-American business executive who is President and CEO of Mastercard. He received a B.A. in Economics from Delhi University where he graduated with honors and is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)
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No 8 | Ajay Banga, Mastercard | Banga is an Indian-American business executive who is President and CEO of Mastercard. He received a B.A. in Economics from Delhi University where he graduated with honors and is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)

No 7 | Fabrizio Freda, Estee Lauder | Freda is an Italian business executive who serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Estée Lauder Companies, one of the global leaders in prestige beauty. He spent a total of 20 years with Procter & Gamble before moving to Estee Lauder in 2008. (Image: Reuters)
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No 7 | Fabrizio Freda, Estee Lauder | Freda is an Italian business executive who serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Estée Lauder Companies, one of the global leaders in prestige beauty. He spent a total of 20 years with Procter & Gamble before moving to Estee Lauder in 2008. (Image: Reuters)

No 6 | Tricia Griffith, Progressive | Griffith began her career about 30 years ago at Progressive as an entry-level claims representative. Since then she has worked her way up to the post of CEO after holding jobs in the company such as president of customer operations, chief human resources officer, claims group president, and more. (Image: CNBC)
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No 6 | Tricia Griffith, Progressive | Griffith began her career about 30 years ago at Progressive as an entry-level claims representative. Since then she has worked her way up to the post of CEO after holding jobs in the company such as the president of customer operations, chief human resources officer, claims group president, and more. (Image: CNBC)

No 5 | Bjørn Gulden, Puma | Gulden is a former footballer who played professionally in the 1980s in his native Norway and for two seasons in Germany for FC Nuremberg, just down the road from Puma headquarters. After his footballing career he earned his MBA and only ascended to the helm at Puma in July 2013. (Image: Reuters)
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No 5 | Bjørn Gulden, Puma | Gulden is a former footballer who played professionally in the 1980s in his native Norway and for two seasons in Germany for FC Nuremberg, just down the road from Puma headquarters. After his footballing career, he earned his MBA and only ascended to the helm at Puma in July 2013. (Image: Reuters)

No 4 | Margaret Keane, Synchrony Financial | Keane has been the CEO and president of Synchrony Financial since February 2014. Synchrony, which split off from GE Capital in 2014, powers branded credit cards for the likes of Amazon, Google, Lowe’s, Banana Republic, T.J. Maxx, and PayPal. (Image: Forbes)
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No 4 | Margaret Keane, Synchrony Financial | Keane has been the CEO and president of Synchrony Financial since February 2014. Synchrony, which split off from GE Capital in 2014, powers branded credit cards for the likes of Amazon, Google, Lowe’s, Banana Republic, T.J. Maxx, and PayPal. (Image: Forbes)

No 3 | Brian Niccol, Chipotle Mexican Grill | Niccol was picked to run Chipotle Mexican Grill in early 2018 and is responsible for driving the overall brand strategy and performance of over 2,500 restaurants in North America and Europe. (Image: CNBC)
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No 3 | Brian Niccol, Chipotle Mexican Grill | Niccol was picked to run Chipotle Mexican Grill in early 2018 and is responsible for driving the overall brand strategy and performance of over 2,500 restaurants in North America and Europe. (Image: CNBC)

No 2 | Elizabeth Gaines, Fortescue Metals Group | Gaines is an Australian businesswoman who serves as CEO of iron ore company Fortescue Metals Group. She is also the first woman to run a major Australian publicly listed mining company. (Image: Fortescue Metals Group)
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No 2 | Elizabeth Gaines, Fortescue Metals Group | Gaines is an Australian businesswoman who serves as CEO of iron ore company Fortescue Metals Group. She is also the first woman to run a major Australian publicly listed mining company. (Image: Fortescue Metals Group)

No 1 | Satya Nadella, Microsoft | India-born CEO Satya Nadella has occupied the top spot in Fortune's Businessperson of the Year 2019 list. Nadella has been at the helm of the technology giant since 2014 when he took over from Steve Ballmer. (Image: Reuters)
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No 1 | Satya Nadella, Microsoft | India-born CEO Satya Nadella has occupied the top spot in Fortune's Businessperson of the Year 2019 list. Nadella has been at the helm of the technology giant since 2014 when he took over from Steve Ballmer. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Nov 21, 2019 08:26 am
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