Novo Nordisk CEO Lars Rebien Sørensen tops Harvard Business Review’s list of the world’s best CEOs.

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The best CEOs in the world focus on the long game and they stick around, according to Harvard Business Review (HBR).

On average, the 100 executives on HBR’s best-performing CEOs list have been with their companies for 17 years and have generated a 20.2 percent annual return. The CEOs who made the cut undoubtedly face what HBR calls “the lure of short-termism.” Their ability to nevertheless deliver strong multiyear results is what puts them ahead of the pack.

The top 10 CEOs of 2016 are:




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