India’s independence hero Mahatma Gandhi is the third most admired leader by CEOs around the world. The conclusion was drawn in a survey of some 1,300 business leaders, carried out by financial services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
The survey found that wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill has topped the poll of leaders most admired by chief executives, edging out Steve Jobs and Nelson Mandela, who came fourth. According to news.com.au, the survey found Britain’s ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher as the only woman in the top 10, at seventh position.
Jobs came second on the list and fellow business tycoon Jack Welch, who led General Electric for 20 years, came fifth. Former US presidents Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton occupied places six, eight, nine and 10th equal. After Thatcher, who died April 8 following a stroke, the most mentioned women were German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Mother Theresa and author Ayn Rand, the report added. (ANI)