Beauty's Top CEOs of 2019


Barron's has released its picks for "The World's Best CEOs of 2019."

Editors of the American publication reportedly screened the S&P 500 index and a roster of large non-U.S. companies for companies experiencing successful revenue growth, earnings and shareholder returns. According to Barron's, the 30 CEOs are not ranked but separated into three groups: visionary founders, growth leaders and change agents.

Two beauty industry CEOs were among the top picks while one luxury executive got the boot. 

New to the List

  • Ulta Beauty's CEO Mary Dillon. Barron's explained that Dillon has overseen "popular beauty brands and rewards powering retail growth" and "nearly doubled the S&P 500’s yearly return since she took over in 2013."

Returning to the List

  • Estée Lauder's CEO Fabrizio Freda.

Off the List

  • LVMH's CEO Bernard Arnault. Barron's stated, "LVMH is still a leader in luxury, but its shares have lagged behind Kering’s in recent years."

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