Mary Kay Inc.’s chairman named among Top 10 Most Reputable CEOs in the World


The second-ever CEO RepTrak® study, performed by the Reputation Institute, states acting responsibly, behaving ethically, and caring about social issues are the most important drivers of CEO reputation



MARY Kay Inc., a global beauty brand, on Thursday, May 23 announced that David Holl, its chairman and CEO, is among the top ten most reputable chief executives in the world according to the Reputation Institute’s CEO RepTrak 2019. The Reputation Institute, the world’s leading provider of reputation measurement, measured the reputation of more than 140 global CEOs and canvassed more than 230,000 individual ratings among the informed public. The study was conducted in January and February of this year.

“David’s leadership and operational expertise since being named CEO in 2006 has contributed significantly to Mary Kay’s success,” said Richard R. Rogers, son of Mary Kay Ash, co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Board. “Mary Kay is a brand born of purpose, and David’s steadfast commitment to our founding values has made him a truly extraordinary chief executive officer and people leader.”

According to Kylie Wright-Ford, the CEO at Reputation Institute, acting responsibly, behaving ethically and caring about social issues are the most important drivers of CEO reputation. In fact, according to Reputation Institute’s findings, CEOs are more likely to be judged on ethics versus profit margins. In this way, the perception of CEOs and the companies they lead are directly correlated.

The top 10 global CEOs recognised in Reputation Institute’s 2019 CEO RepTrak study (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Ben van Beurden, Shell
  • Niels B. Christiansen, LEGO Group
  • Michael Dell, Dell
  • Emmanuel Faber, Danone S.A.
  • Fabrizio Freda, The Estée Lauder Companies
  • Shuntaro Furukawa, Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  • Ralph Hamers, ING Group
  • David Holl, Mary Kay Inc.
  • Christopher J. Nassetta, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.
  • Carsten Spohr, Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Recently, Forbes named Mary Kay to its lists of America’s Best Employers for Diversity and America’s Best Midsize Employers.

– May 23, 2019 @ 18:29 GMT |

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