Global CEO Excellence Awards

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Recently, many businesses leaders from across the world have had to work harder than ever to ensure that their businesses continue to thrive and survive. CEO Monthly is therefore proud to host the Global CEO Excellence Awards for a fifth consecutive year and commend the CEOs who continue to demonstrate unmatched levels of dedication in their role and serve as inspiration for those seeking to overcome a challenging year.

Our merit orientated research and judging process will ensure that nominees are assessed based on their accomplishments, reputation, and ability to illustrate commitment to their missions and values in business. To determine our winners, the CEO Monthly team will gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources to be assessed by our panel alongside any material supplied by a nominating party or the nominee themselves.

Should you like to be included in the Global CEO Excellence Awards 2021 or know of an individual deserving of a place on the shortlist, please submit a nomination using the voting form below.

Key Dates

Entries Open:

Monday 15th February 2021

Entries Closed:

Monday 26th April 2021

Winners Announced:

September 2021

Awards Coordinator

Katherine joined the team in 2016 and has rapidly become a most valued and conscientious team member. Katherine is both creative and diligent throughout ensuring that each nominee and winner receives the utmost support throughout the process. She is able to work with all winners within the Global CEO Excellence Awards in selecting the best promotional package to suit their specific marketing needs and their budget and works with each client to ensure maximum exposure for their efforts and for their win.

Our Methodology

Gathering Nominees

Researching our nominees

The CEO Monthly team work ardently to identify great business leaders, driving many of the nominations themselves. We also encourage external nominations via the subscribers of the magazine, online visitors, social media followers, clients and wider circulation. Nominating parties are invited to put forward either CEOs of third-party businesses whom they hold in high regard, or the CEO of the business which they are a part of.

Shortlisting our nominees

All nominees are formally requested to accept their nomination. Should any firm or individual rather decline at this point, they are simply taken out of the running. Those formally accepting are given the opportunity to submit additional materials in support of their nomination. Although there is no obligation to complete and supply material, we have found that many nominees value this stage, in the process, as much as our research team do.

Evaluating and Judging

Evaluating nominees

Our dedicated research team will assess all information presented to them. The team gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources, which are assessed alongside any material supplied by a nominating party or the nominee themselves. The research team casts their final judgment, based on various criteria such as: business performance whilst the CEO has been in the position, any dramatic or positive change within the business since the CEO took the helm, feedback from any stakeholders during this time and any new innovations within the timeframe.

Our lucky winners

Once winners are selected, they are personally notified before any public announcement is made, allowing time for any communications throughout the wider business and the coordination of marketing strategies. Unfortunately, not everyone can be a winner; however, all who take part are encouraged to come back next year. Once the press embargo is lifted, details of our award winners will be made public via the website, award winners’ magazine and subscriber newsletter.

The Lucky Winners
Making the Most of Your Win

Share the exciting news

We are prepared to offer a range of promotional packages and items to winners in the Global CEO Excellence Awards, which vary from inclusion in the free-of-charge winners’ directory, to trophies, content in our magazine and on our website.

We encourage all winners to publicly announce their win independently in order to gain maximum exposure for them personally and for their business. Announcements via company websites, social media, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are all great ways of maximising the exposure which can be gained from such a great achievement. If you have need of further advice, on how to publicise your win, please feel free to get in touch. We are happy to assist our clients with their needs.

How long has CEO Monthly been in circulation for?
CEO Monthly launched in 2017, but it is already well on its way to cementing a place amongst the highly respected sources for information within its sector. This is shown by an ever-expanding circulation which is currently 60,000 strong. Our publication aims to offer the very latest insight, interviews and profiles of Chief Executive Officers from across the corporate landscape. We achieve this through our dedicated editorial team who work diligently to provide the latest news and updates, drawing on their network of contacts from across the globe who span every major industry and sector, providing comment and insight which is invaluable. CEO Monthly is one of the many publications by AI Global Media, a UK based publisher which has published over 200 worldwide publications to its name since 2010.
Where did the nomination come from?
As mentioned in the methodology, we frequently nominate candidates ourselves. In terms of voting, in the interest of maintaining high response rates, we do not ask nominees to reveal their personal identity, if you didn’t cast a vote by self-submission it is likely to have been cast via a colleague or client who has received one of our direct invitations. The main ethos of our awards system is that your ability to succeed is not linked to the number of votes received, with the most pertinent belief behind this being that all awards will be received purely on merit. As a means of identifying spam votes and countering cyber-threats, we are constantly monitoring the site for unusual behaviour.
What happens if I agree to be on the shortlist?
As we look to keep maximum focus on relevant candidates, we ask all nominees to accept their position on the shortlist. This also gives people complete control in their decision on whether they would like to move forward with the award. There is no cost for you to be added onto the shortlist or for any of our winners. Nominees who accept will then proceed to our rigorous internal vetting procedure. They are given an opportunity to present their own data which gets considered alongside the information collated by our research team. It can take up to 8 weeks for research to be completed.
Who makes the final decision?
We employ an entirely impartial panel of 5 individuals to conduct all of the research to our high standards. At the helm of the panel we have a veteran academic leader with international academic and training experience. They are well versed in research, fact-checking and mediation. We believe this method is the most efficient in determining which individuals and companies are most deserving in winning an award and has brought us much success and commendation throughout its use. Our continued use of this panel plays a key part in enforcing CEO Monthly’s stance that winners are not determined by popularity of votes, but by their contributions to the sector.
Is there a winner’s ceremony/award dinner and if so, when does it take place?
We do not focus our efforts on a celebratory event. Despite being an enjoyable occasion, it doesn’t support our group’s philosophy of cost-effective marketing. As well as the lack of cost efficiency, CEO Monthly is an establishment which runs awards worldwide and we believe it would be logistically difficult for some of our winners to attend an awards ceremony. We follow the belief that any of the optional costs involved with the award would be more beneficial in a year’s worth of online marketing for a winner, rather than spending it all on a ceremonial evening. All of our press announcements are made digitally, online and across our network to enforce our position as digital publishers. We aim to arm you with the tools (both digital and physical) to generate real-world value.
What happens if I am deemed successful?
There is a short press embargo in place where we ask you not to make the news public, giving us the chance to prepare the different means of coverage we offer for companies. This means that during this period the program manager will liaise with you to agree on the most appropriate coverage for you. Our main feature takes the form of a digital celebratory magazine, but we also offer physical trophies, wall mounted and digital certificates, web-based advertisements and press releases which are bespoke to you or your company. These options are aimed to make the awards tailor made to each individual firm, regardless of which option you decide to go for.
Are there any costs involved?
As previously mentioned, there are no compulsory costs in accepting a nomination or winning an award with CEO Monthly. We do offer a variety of paid additional benefits for our winners, but these are completely optional and merely supplementary to your award rather than essential. To demonstrate our commitment to no mandatory fees, all of our winners are offered a free of charge promotional package. Our company policy will always remain: regardless of budget, our clients should always be able to garner the full value of the award and our seal of approval.

Our Winners

Here you will find detail of our winners. All featured winners are included in our digital awards magazine which is published here on our website and distributed to the circulation of CEO Monthly comprising of a little over 60,000 business leaders. All winners are included in our winners’ directory which is held here on the website. Once winners have been announced for the year in question you will find the winners list here in full, please click on the appropriate year below.


Our Awards Team

Philip Pearson - CEO Monthly Lead Researcher
Philip joined the media group in 2016 and so has been a part of the research team since the inception of CEO Monthly and has been involved in the researching of nominees and winners of the Global CEO Excellence Awards for some years now. Philip has a genuine interest in businesses and how they have come to evolve over time making him an ideal Lead Researcher for the brand researching the figureheads behind each business put forward for consideration. Philip has a great deal of understanding of CEO Monthly and what value the brand can bring to each of its award winners.

Steven Simpson - CEO Monthly Awards Team Leader
Steven joined the media group in 2015 and now oversees the Global CEO Excellence Awards programme each year. Steven is committed to all nominees and winners to ensure that they receive both a great experience from the team and that winners are supported in gaining maximum exposure from such an amazing achievement.

Jeremy Roe - Head of Research
Jeremy has been dedicated to the research team of AI Global Media since 2015. He has a hands-on understanding and awareness of CEO Monthly, what the brand’s aims are and the value it brings to its clients and award winners. Jeremy ensures that his team are diligent in their research to ensure quality throughout.

Jane Henderson - Director
Jane is one of the founding members of the digital media group AI Global Media and one of three directors driving the business forward. Jane is committed to ensuring that each of our Global CEO Excellence Awards winners not only has a great experience but also gain maximum value for their award win.