CPP-LUXURY.COM 2014 Top Luxury Industry CEOs

Based on their achievements in 2014 (financial, revival, awareness, re-branding, expansion into other product categories), CPP-LUXURY.COM has compiled a ranking of the top luxury industry CEOs in 2014.


1. John Idol (Michael Kors) best performing luxury fashion brand in the past 3 years

6. Marco Bizzari (Kering Luxury Division) for the continued outstanding performance of Bottega Veneta

5. Gian Giacomo Ferraris (Versace) for the exceptional evolution of the Versace brand – global retail expansion, signing of a new hotel in Macau


2. Stephen Urquhart (Omega Watches) for having narrowed the gap between Omega and world’s largest luxury watch brand, Rolex

8. Juan-Carlos Torres (Vacheron Constantin) – one of the best performing top luxury watch brands; exceptional global retail expansion

12. Jérôme Lambert (Montblanc) for the launch of the E-Strap and the complete overhaul of Montblanc‘s products


3. Dieter Zetsche (Mercedes-Benz) for the exceptional line-up of models in 2014, including plans to revive the Maybach brand

7. Elon Musk (Tesla) for the technical evolution and galloping brand awareness of the world’s best selling electric car

10. Torsten Müller-Ötvös (Rolls Royce Motor Cars) for the continued stability of the iconic British brand and a coherent product development


4. Sonia Cheng (Rosewood Hotels) for the exceptional openings in 2014 and the upcoming Paris opening

9. Frank Marrenbach (Oetker Collection) for the addition of 3 new hotels in 2014, including the iconic Lanesborough Hotel in London

11. Robert Gaymer-Jones (Sofitel) for continuing to reposition Sofitel among the world’s top luxury hotel chains

John Idol, CEO Michael Kors, CEO of the Year