Top Millennial C.E.O.s help C.E.O.s everywhere establish the credibility they need

CEOs are constantly faced with questions and concerns from employees and customers, but that list never seems to end. What can C.E.O.s do to benefit the long-term success of their company? Thanks to the…

Top Millennial C.E.O.s help C.E.O.s everywhere establish the credibility they need

CEOs are constantly faced with questions and concerns from employees and customers, but that list never seems to end. What can C.E.O.s do to benefit the long-term success of their company? Thanks to the recent roll-out of a new list, answering is now easier than ever: Top Millennial C.E.O.s.

The Millennial C.E.O. list, first published in August 2014, is a tool designed to help aspiring C.E.O.s find and connect with other millennials running successful businesses around the world.

This year’s list included CEOs at 13 companies around the world that have shown tremendous growth in revenue, but had “yet to find a CEO who has the mental capacity to rise to the level of their company,” said Malik Hussein, the founder of Vstar, a brand strategy firm in the D.C. area that helps CEOs and entrepreneurs along their growth paths. “But that mental capacity comes from putting in the work in the first place.”

The list, comprised of CEOs from Spain, China, Mexico, Australia, the U.S., and Japan, does not focus only on profitability, but instead takes into account employee satisfaction and issues surrounding the environment. “We judge the person based on his actions,” Hussein told Vogue in an interview from Vstar’s offices, which are located at the 14th Street fountain and the Washington Monument. “This will never apply to a U.S. manager, but in a different country or in another work environment, a CEO who gives time to employees, show passion for them, build the work environment and feel connected with the community are all things that create a truly remarkable experience for the employees.”

“The best C.E.O.s truly understand the value of people,” says Billy Ong, editor-in-chief of Millennial C.E.O.s, of which The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and The Atlantic are just a few of the media organizations that are helping promote the list and cover its progress. Ong has also helped build more awareness for the list, coordinating with several colleges across the country to set up panels with a panel of millennial C.E.O.s.

On the list are 12 men and 3 women, including that of his grandmother, Vodafone’s CEO Vittorio Colao. Eighteen of the companies on the list are headquartered in the U.S., and all 13 of the list’s organizations are focused on entrepreneurial pursuits, according to Ong.

Stay tuned for 2017’s list, in addition to Vogue, The Atlantic, and the Wall Street Journal releasing their round-ups of the 100 Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Business.

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