updated 12:20 pm EDT, Fri October 29, 2004
Jobs wins another award
today announced the winners of the CNBC/Wall Street Journal Executive Leadership Awards last night during a gala awards ceremony at New York City's Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Hosted by CNBC's Maria Bartiromo and John Fugelsang, the inaugural event honored four of the country's most "esteemed, top-level business leaders" in four categories, including Apple's Steve Jobs as the 'Leader in Innovation'. Other winners included eBay's Meg Whitman as the "Business Leader of the Future," American Express' Kenneth Chenault as 'Leader in Business Practices,' and Proctor & Gamble's A.G. Lafley in 'Overall Executive Leadership.'
"In today's complex business and regulatory environments, the responsibilities and duties of business executives have become enormously challenging," said Paul Steiger, managing editor of The Journal. "Our goal with these new awards was to identify those who are extraordinarily successful at meeting this challenge and to explore the reasons for their success."
The finalists for the Executive Leadership Awards were chosen by top-ranked companies in Harris Interactive's reputation survey, which narrowed the field to 16 business executives. Upon reviewing the nominations, a judging panel that included Louis Gerstner, retired IBM chairman and CEO; Patrick Harker, Dean of The Wharton School; Humphrey Taylor, Chairman of The Harris Poll; Sheila Wellington, Professor at New York University's Stern School of Business and former President of Catalyst; and Mike Krzyzewski, Men's basketball coach, Duke University, selected the four winners.
"CNBC and The Wall Street Journal have always been committed to covering a wide variety of individuals, companies and financial endeavors," said Pamela Thomas-Graham, President and CEO, CNBC. "We are delighted to establish this forum, which honors those determined to be the best and the brightest in business leadership by their peers."