The top CEOs in the US and Canada

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By Andrew Harbison, CA Today

15 June 2016

CEOs from two of the Big Four firms have been ranked alongside those from Facebook and Google in a new list of the top business leaders in the US and Canada.

John B. Veihmeyer of KPMG, and Mark Weinberger of EY, placed 13th and 14th respectively in the US Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards Highest Rated CEOs list for 2016.

Glassdoor, a recruitment and job site, bases the list on feedback anonymously provided by employees.

With 2016 being his debut, Bob Bechek, CEO of consultancy firm Bain & Company, topped the list with a 99% employee approval rating. Bain & Company has featured in the top five of the Glassdoor Best Places Work list for the past eight years in a row.

Social network king-pin Mark Zuckerberg came in at number four, with a 97% employee approval rating. The Facebook founder previously held the top spot in 2013.

Jeff Weiner, CEO of business-oriented social networking site LinkedIn, came in 5th, having previously knocked Mark Zuckerberg into 10th place to claim the number one slot in 2014. It was announced this week that LinkedIn, which launched in 2003, is to be bought by software giant Microsoft for a reported $26.2bn.

Continuing with the tech theme, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Apple CEO Tim Cook place 7th and 8th respectively, both scoring an employee approval rating of 96%.

Top CEOs in the US

1. Bob BechekBain & Company
2. Scott ScherrUltimate Software
3. Dominic BartonMcKinsey & Company 
4. Mark ZuckerbergFacebook
5. Jeff WeinerLinkedIn
6. Marc BenioffSalesforce 
7. Sundar PichaiGoogle
8. Tim CookApple
9. Joseph R. SivewrightNestlé Purina PetCare
10. Jim WhitehurstRed Hat
11. David S. TaylorProcter & Gamble
12. John LegereT-Mobile
13. John B. VeihmeyerKPMG
14. Mark WeinbergerEY
15. Jack Little MathWorks
16. Alex GorskyJohnson & Johnson 
17. Lynsi SnyderIn-N-Out Burger
18. Aron J. AinKronos Incorporated
19. Charles C. ButtH E B
20. Shantanu NarayenAdobe
21. Dara KhosrowshahiExpedia
22. Ian T. ClarkGenentech
23. Spencer RascoffZillow
24. Rami RahimJuniper Networks
25. Corey Schiller & Asher RaphaelPower House Remodeling

Source: Glassdoor

EY does even better in Canada, with Mark placing 5th. PwC chief Dennis M. Nally comes in second, narrowly missing out on first place to ATB Financial CEO Dave Mowat.

Deloitte also makes it onto the list, with its CEO Cathy Engelbert placing 21st.

Top CEOs in Canada

CEO Company
1. Dave MowatATB Financial
2. Dennis M. Nally PwC
3. Andrew Wilson Electronic Arts
4. David Ossip Ceridian
5. Mark WeinbergerEY
6. Tim CookApple
7. Russell K. (Russ) GirlingTransCanada
8. Pierre NantermeAccenture
9. Peter AgnefjallIKEA
10. Andrew LutfyGroupe Dynamite
11. Howard D. SchultzStarbucks
12. David I. McKayRoyal Bank of Canada
13. Yves GuillemotUbisoft
14. Hans VestbergEricsson-Worldwide
15. Satya NadellaMicrosoft
16. Calin RovinescuAir Canada
17. Donald GuloienManulife
18. Bill McDermottSAP
19. Darren Entwistle TELUS
20. David MacDonaldSoftchoice
21. Cathy EngelbertDeloitte
22. Steve WilliamsSuncor
23. Dean ConnorSun Life
24. Bill DowneBMO Financial Group
25. Victor DodigCIBC

Source: Glassdoor

“The Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards honor CEOs that stand out for having gained the support and approval of their workforce - no easy task for any leader,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder.

“I am proud to expand these awards to new markets as incredible leaders are found around the world and are not limited by boundaries or borders. I congratulate all of the winners on this significant achievement.”


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