Out of 100 CEO interviews that I conducted this year, here are the dozen we selected as Transformative CEO leaders … and one of the leaders featured below just turned 104 years old November 1, 2019!

Next to marrying the perfect woman, I am quite proud of coining the phrase Transformative CEO and later co-authoring The Transformative CEO (McGraw-Hill 2012). A Transformative CEO is someone who “creates new value that reinvigorates a company, reinvents an industry or reboots society.”

The 12 Transformative Leaders for 2019 are featured in our current issue of The CEO Forum magazine. Here is the list with the category for which we selected them:

Nonprofit: Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP
Retail: Farooq Kathwari, Chairman, CEO & President, Ethan Allen
Insurance: Teresa White, President, Aflac U.S.
People: Joe Hart, President & CEO, Dale Carnegie
Artificial Intelligence: “Tiger” Tyagarajan, President & CEO, Genpact
Financial Markets: John P. Davidson, CEO, OCC
Real Estate: Michael Ippolito, Vice Chairman, Newmark Knight Frank
Gender Parity: Ellen Kullman, Former CEO, DuPont; Co-Chair Paradigm for Parity
Risk & Strategy: Julio Portalatin, Vice Chair, Marsh & McLennan Companies
Contemporary Leadership: Frances Hesselbein, Chairman, Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum
Food: Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO, OU Kosher
Telecommunications: Bill Stemper, President, Comcast Business

In the magazine there are quotes from these leaders about: the five-generation workforce; bringing out greatness in people; when people should revolt against a leader; having a no-regret policy; how AI impacts the future; the imperative of diversity and inclusion; and anticipating the next financial crisis …

The magazine is received exclusively by the top 10,000 CEOs in America. If you’d like to read the specific quotes from these CEOs, click here.