The CEO Magazine reveals 2016 Executive of the Year Awards finalists; Awards night held Nov 24

CEO2.jpgThe CEO Magazine has revealed its top 102 finalists for the 2016 Executive of the Year Awards. Ranging over 24 categories, the awards will honour and acknowledge some of the finest business leaders and professionals in Australia.

Finalists with two nominations include Pete Bosilkovski (top left), CEO, Leo Burnett Sydney, Jaimes Leggett (centre), Group CEO Australasia, M&C Saatchi Group, Jason Dooris (top right), CEO, Atomic 212 Group and Rob Atkinson (bottom left), CEO, Adshel in the Media Executive of the Year category and CEO of the Year category. Barry O'Brien (bottom right), chairman and chief commercial officer, Atomic 212 has also been nominated in the Chairperson of the Year category.
Says Bosilkovski: "I am honoured to have been named a dual finalist at The CEO Magazine's highly coveted Executive of the Year Awards. Over the past year in my role as CEO, I have focused on transforming our business from an advertising agency to a creative solutions company, with innovation at its core.

"I strongly believe in the power and value of our innovation-centric evolution strategy and I am exceptionally proud of our entire team for all that we have achieved as a business."

Says Dooris: "I'm very humbled and honoured to be named a finalist."

Says O'Brien: "This is a great honour."

Host Eddie McGuire will return for his fifth consecutive year to MC the event, and to gather more than 550 guests on 24 November at Four Points by Sheraton, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Says Chris Dutton, CEO and co-founder of The CEO Magazine: "We are continuously impressed with the high-calibre and quality of entrants the Executive of the Year Awards attracts. And we are proud and honoured to highlight these individuals for their contributions in their respective categories."

The awards set out to acknowledge the efforts of business leaders both new and veteran, and reward those who made notable difference in the corporate world during the 2015/2016 Financial Year.



Sydney Gallop said:

5 white men and no women, this is outrageous!!!!

Own Goal said:

Hopefully the awards are based on robust meritocratic criteria because clearly gender equality wasn't the key criterion.

Jackie Frank said:

Where are the women?

Stairwell said:

The stairwell would be where one might find some of the women along wiht one of the contenders

Dooris Watch said:


Ace said:

These awards are a joke, like the magazine - pretty much paid for editorial. Win an award then spend money promoting you, your award and your company.

I think something fundamental is missing.

Where are the women?

Innovation will be inhibited so long as diversity is subjugated in corporate structure.


My innovation is not loving myself

no surprises here said:

White guys, patting other white guys on the back and giving each other awards.
I vote for the guy with the whitest teeth and the best fake tan - Business!

Nicola CEO said:

Of 102 finalists there wasn't one woman to put in the photo? Or was there just no women full stop in the finalust group? It's hard to beleive a magazine promoting leadership is not showing any on this incredibly important issue of diversity. We all know that gender diversity (not just merit) builds stronger, more profitable companies. Hang your heads on this one. Hang them low.

Who gives said:

It's because nobody cares about the female issue, people are only pretending to listen, nobody wants to know, most I work with don't think it's true. The women aren't speaking up about it because the few that I've seen that have are now conveniently out of a job - and they were better at our job than most of us. Here are 102 reasons why it's staying that way.

Has anyone bothered to check the finalist list? said:

This isn't about gender "diversity". There are wonderfully talented women on the finalist's list - if anyone cares to click on it. This is about you lot talking shit - which you are paid to do, if you happen to work in advertising.
@stairwell, why not share your story with a uni mag gossip column. Grow up.

Troll watch said:

Actually a woman won last year, Christine Holgate.

Roxla said:

The award is a hoax. It does not reflect how the company is performing. An example is the 2016 winner.

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