CEO Insight’s Top 20 Most Influential Companies list acknowledges enterprises that are at the summit of achievement in terms of excellence and influence. These companies have a vision that shapes the conceptual landscape of inward investment, finance, business, technology, design, architecture and law. The Top 20 list research fellowship appraises the invaluable nominations, suggestions and contributions of the CEO Insight Report readership and explores and analyses new trends to unearth the best and the brightest pioneers in business today for investors to engage with.
– Cyber Security
Templar Executives is an award winning, international Cyber Security company trusted by Governments and multi-national organisations across all sectors. Our unique capability and experience optimises business outcomes through a holistic and tailored portfolio of Cyber Security services and solutions encompassing people, process, culture and technology. We operate at the highest levels across the public and private sectors, helping shape national and corporate strategies and policies and embedding best practices and cyber resilience capability, to provide a competitive edge. Our world class expertise includes: Cyber Security consulting and independent information auditing, crisis management and incidence response, industry leading training and GCHQ certified courses and innovative technology solutions such as BLADE, for gathering and analysing cyber intelligence, and the Cyber Risk Calculator.
BioLingus is an award winning Swiss biotech company spearheading the development of oral delivery of peptides and proteins. As more and more drugs are biological drugs, which typically are injected, the need to have a non-invasive technology increases over time. Our proprietary and break-through technology is derived from applied bio-engineering, resulting in novel bio-mimetic materials. It is a cutting-edge and mature solution for oral formulations not only for peptides but also proteins, other macromolecules and vaccines.
Global Bank of Commerce
Global Bank of Commerce Ltd. (“GBC”) is an indigenous Caribbean operated international bank, offering attractive financial products to its regional and international customers, since 1983. It was the first bank to be licensed in Antigua and Barbuda under local legislation established in 1982, and is often referred to as the “grandfather” of international financial services in this jurisdiction. It conducts world-wide banking services with banking partners in North America and Europe. The bank earns the regard of their loyal customers through commercial banking services and competitive deposit accounts; multi-currency accounts; world-wide wire transfers; and a team of dedicated and professional executives.
– Print Management
PrintFleet provides timely, reliable data that creates actionable information to reduce cost, increase efficiency and drive automation through the imaging industry supply chain. Our industry-leading print management solutions range from simple rapid assessment to advanced, managed services offering unparalleled agnostic data collection, analysis and back-end support. Available in multiple languages, PrintFleet solutions empower OEMs, resellers and distributors in over 100 countries to solve business challenges and foster growth. We want to be the solution of choice. We want to empower people to Get Connected.
– Deep Sea Port
SOHAR Port and Freezone is a deep sea port and adjacent free zone, situated in Oman midway between Dubai and Muscat. With investments of US$26 billion, over 3,000 ships a year and one million tonnes of cargo a week, it is one of the world’s fastest growing maritime developments, at the centre of global trade routes between Asia and Europe.
BELLIN is a global leader in providing web-based treasury software and services for multinational corporations. Founded by a treasurer and built on the expertise of over 100 experts, BELLIN has been exceeding expectations since 1998. tm5, awarded best “Treasury Management System” at the Fintech Innovation Awards, serves all corporate treasury functions and provides an instant overview of groupwide finances, mobile and in real time. BELLIN solutions for liquidity planning and financial risks, global payments, netting and risk management as well as the integrated BELLIN SWIFT Service, SaaS/hosting or Treasury as a Service (TaaS) inspire more than 15,000 companies with 25,000 users in 150 countries and counting.
– Credit Insurance
Atradius, founded more than 80 years ago in the Netherlands, provides trade credit insurance, surety and collections services worldwide. With a presence in 50 countries, the company has access to credit information on 100 million companies, enabling it to make around 20,000 credit limit decisions daily. Its mission is to strengthen our customers’ credit management and support their growth by providing them with accurate assessments of the payment default risk of their buyers, effective collections of overdue invoices and reliable surety protection against a range of contractual defaults. Atradius has a 31% share of the world credit insurance market, expanding its product portfolio with innovative credit management solutions and product enhancements.
Barents Re is a leading independent reinsurance group. Established in 1996, Barents Re has a well-established presence in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Africa. The company provides a wide range of niche and specialty reinsurance products to property and casualty insurers. On the commercial side, Barents Re is especially strong in Surety Bonds, Energy, General Aviation, Property Facultative, Financial Lines, Liability and Accident & Health. The company selectively provides treaty support in key business areas. Barents Re is also a growing presence in the Consumer arena with participation in a number of Affinity programs.
With 13,718 employees worldwide, SAS Institute is the world’s largest privately held software business. Based in North Carolina, SAS develops and markets a suite of analytics software (also called SAS) that helps manage, access, analyse and report on data to aid in decision-making. SAS started as a project at North Carolina State University to create statistical analysis software, which was originally used primarily by agricultural departments at universities in the late 1960s. It became an independent, private business led by current CEO James Goodnight and three other project leaders from the university in 1976. SAS revenues have grown from $10 million in 1980 to more than $3 billion in 2013.
Elite Capital & Co.
Elite Capital & Co. (“ECC”) is a private limited company that provides project related services including Management, Consultancy and Funding, particularly for large infrastructure and commercial projects.Elite Capital & Co. Limited has made strategic alliances with several organisations and companies which have given us access to international markets in Asia, Africa, Middle East and GCC regions. This has given ECC a substantial foundation of clients to build on, in addition to access to the markets that are most in need of the products and services.
– Consumer Goods
The Coca‑Cola Company
Founded in 1886 by pharmacist Dr John S Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia, The Coca‑Cola Company is the world’s leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups, and it produces more than 500 brands. From the early beginnings when just nine drinks a day were served, Coca‑Cola has grown to be the world’s most ubiquitous brand, with more than 1.6 billion beverage servings sold each day. The Coca‑Cola Company continues to be based in Atlanta, with operations in more than 200 countries. After many years at the top of Interbrand’s most valuable global brand study, Coca-Cola has is now third behind Apple and Google.
Dublin Port is Ireland’s premier port, handling almost 50% of all trade in the Republic of Ireland. Located in the heart of Dublin City and at the hub of the national road and rail network, Dublin Port is a key strategic access point for Ireland and in particular the Dublin area. Dublin Port’s volumes have grown by almost 30% in just 5 years and handled 35 million tonnes of cargo in 2016. 2017 is set to be another record breaking years with trade figures up by 2.6% in the first half of the year. In addition to freight, a significant amount of tourists also pass through the port on an annual basis. With 14 ferry crossing the Irish sea every day, over 1.8 million passengers passed through Dublin Port in 2016. Furthermore, Dublin welcomed almost 160,000 cruise passengers and crew in 2016 and expects to reach approximately 210,000 in 2017
AbbVie is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on addressing some of the world’s greatest health challenges. The company began life in 2013 after Abbott Laboratories separated into two publicly traded companies, one focused on diversified medical products and the other on research-based pharmaceuticals. AbbVie has 25,000 employees, a business and investment model designed to address unmet patient needs, and proven commercial capabilities, infrastructure, and expertise. AbbVie was listed on the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for its leadership in responsible economic, environmental and social performance.
– Treasury Management
Since 1978 Vertex has maintained an unwavering commitment to advance the capabilities of the corporate tax function through technology. A privately held company, Vertex is headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania and has offices across the U.S., Europe and Latin America. Vertex partners with leading software and service providers to deliver end-to-end solutions to clients worldwide, and is the only tax technology provider that is 100 percent focused on enhancing the strategic capabilities of the tax function. More than 10,000 companies and 50 percent of the Fortune 500 rely on Vertex for innovative tax management solutions.
– Financial Services
Ernst & Young
EY is a multinational professional services firm based in London. It was the third largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2012 and is one of the Big Four audit firms. The organisation has 190,000 employees and more than 700 offices in over 150 countries. It provides financial auditing, tax, consulting and advisory services to companies. The firm dates back to 1849 with the founding of Harding & Pullein in England. The current firm was formed by a merger of Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Young & Co. in 1989 and was known as Ernst & Young until 2013, when it underwent a rebranding to EY.
– Financial Advisory
Deloitte is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services to select clients. Deloitte advises British business leaders on a variety of issues, ranging from organisational change to overseas expansion. An important part of its efforts to increase the competitiveness of British business is through helping to manage their tax affairs effectively and comply with regulations in an increasingly complex global economy. Deloitte is the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and by the number of professionals.
– Tax Advisory
PricewaterhouseCoopers (trading as PwC) is a multinational professional services network. It is the world’s second largest professional services network, as measured by 2014 revenues, and is one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY and KPMG. PwC has a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 195,400 employees. It had total revenues of $34.0 billion in FY 2014, of which $15.1 billion was generated by its assurance practice, $8.8 billion by its tax practice and $10.0 billion by its advisory practice. Over the last few years, the company has continued to transform and invest in its business through international alliances, acquisitions, innovation and new products.
– Social Media
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service with more than 300 million users in more than 200 countries. It started out in the living room of co-founder Reid Hoffman in 2002 and now has more than 6,000 full-time employees with offices in 30 cities around the world. It has become the default tool for professional networking and fostering business relationships and is easily the most beneficial social networking tool available to job seekers and business professionals today. The company is publicly held and has a diversified business model with revenues coming from talent solutions, marketing solutions and premium subscription products.
Dubai-based Chalhoub Group is one of the leading forces in the luxury business in the Middle East. Created by Mr and Mrs Michel Chalhoub in 1955, the group specialises in the retail and distribution of renowned brands within the beauty, fashion and gift sectors. It has a presence in 14 countries, over 470 retail outlets, and partnerships with such prestigious companies as Baccarat, Christofle, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Nina Ricci. From a stronghold in local and regional distribution to the creation of luxurious retail destinations, the Chalhoub Group aims to ensure that brands flourish within the local and regional context. It has a team of 9,000 employees worldwide.
With 46,000 employees in 60 countries, Teva ranks among the 10 top pharmaceutical companies in the world. Established in 1901 in Israel, Teva develops, produces and markets a wide range of specialty medicines, generic and OTC products, active pharmaceutical ingredients and novel therapeutic entities. It produces more than 1,000 molecules and 73 billion tablets and capsules at 73 manufacturing plants every year. It is the US generics market leader, with approximately 20% market share. It pursues robust organic growth, a strategy complemented by key alliances with exemplary partners. It aims to balance investment in growth with return to its investors.
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