The Middle East and North Africa PACS’s Foreign Policy Department, in cooperation with US Word report Platts Top 5 international Energy Companies Chiefs Executives Officers Rankings ® calculates and ranks publicly traded companies based on their asset worth, revenues, profits and return on invested capital. Each company listed in the Platts Top 5 has distinguished itself through its remarkable performance and the outstanding efforts and dedication of its team in the previous year.
This first annual report of Top leaders for global energy companies by MENA PACS LLC Platts measures companies’ financial performance using four key metrics: asset worth, revenues, profits, and return on invested capital. All companies on the list have assets greater than US $8.4 billion. The fundamental and market data comes from a database compiled and maintained by Middle East and North Africa research Center. Energy companies were grouped according to their MENA PACS Global Primary Industry Classification code. Each company is assigned to an industry according to the definition of its principal business activity. Because the survey is global, and because all companies do not share a common financial reporting standard, the information presented is for each company’s most current reporting period. Since then, material changes to a company’s financial health may have occurred. Data for US companies came from Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Form 10K. The company rankings are derived using a special Middle East and North Africa formula. We added each company’s numerical ranking for asset worth in our private annual report interest, and total common equity. Financial data were compiled and translated into USD on March 4, 2021.
Thomas Fanning is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Southern Company, America’s premier energy company. Elected by the board of directors in July 2010, Fanning became president of Southern Company in August 2010 and assumed the additional responsibilities of CEO and chairman in December 2010.
Fanning has worked for Southern Company for more than 35 years and has held 15 different positions in eight different business units, including numerous officer positions with a variety of Southern Company subsidiaries in the areas of finance, strategy, international business development, and technology. Most recently, Fanning served as chief operating officer, where he was responsible for Southern Company’s generation and transmission, engineering and construction services, research and environmental affairs, system planning, and competitive generation business units. Fanning also was responsible for leading Southern Company’s efforts on business strategy and served as a director of Southern Nuclear, Southern Company’s nuclear plant operating company.
Fanning previously was the company’s chief financial officer, where he was responsible for the accounting, finance, tax, investor relations, treasury, and risk management functions. In this role, he served as the chief risk officer and had responsibility for corporate strategy. Prior to assuming the role of chief financial officer, Fanning was president and CEO of Gulf Power.
Fanning serves as chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and chairman of the Edison Electric Institute. He is on the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business advisory board, the board of trustees for the Georgia Tech Foundation, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations board of directors and the World Association of Nuclear Operators – Atlanta Centre governing board. He also serves on the board of directors for Vulcan Materials Company, and is a member of the Business Roundtable.
Fanning is a co-chair of the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council, which serves as the principal liaison between the federal government and the electric power sector to protect the electric grid from threats that could impact national security. Fanning also is a member of the international advisory board of the Atlantic Council, which promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs. Fanning earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial management and also was awarded an honorary doctor of philosophy degree from Georgia Tech. His executive education includes programs at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Harvard University School of Business and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
Jose Sanchez Galan
Jose IGNACIO GALAN holds the post of chairman and chief executive officer of Iberdrola and chairman of the subholdings of the Iberdrola group in the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), in the United States (Avangrid*, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange) and in Brazil (Neoenergia**).
He has run leading companies in state-of-the art industrial and technological sectors, where he profoundly changed their profile and applied his far-sighted approach and his ability to anticipate the new needs of the different sectors. In 2019 Harvard Business Review selected him among the top five CEOs in the world.
The commitment to sound and sustainably projects; the promotion of good corporate governance, efficiency and financial soundness; prudence in balance sheet management; growth with profitability; and the commitment to strong ethical and professional values have characterized Ignacio Galán’s management style throughout his long career. To achieve the strategic objectives, he has always given priority to the setting up of teams that are culturally integrated and focused on a common project.
A good communicator, open and friendly, Galán is convinced of the key importance of motivation for achieving an enriching contribution of the experiences, cultures and diverse knowledge of all human teams, which he regards as the main asset of any company. An untiring worker with firm convictions, once the goals to be achieved have been set, he is as demanding with himself as he is with his teams when it comes to accomplishing them.
Born in Salamanca on 30 September 1950, married and with four children, Ignacio Galán graduated as an Industrial Engineer from the Engineering School (ICAI) of Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Madrid). He also graduated in Business Administration and Foreign Trade from ICADE at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Madrid) and in General Business Administration and Foreign Trade from the School of Industrial Organisation (EOI) in Madrid. He speaks English, French, Italian and Portuguese.
Sam Alexander Zormati
Sam Alexander Zormati is chairman and chief executive officer of Mobile Power systems Inc, a fresh Electric Power Company based in Dubai, Since his nomination, Zormati, continues leading the implementation of the Mobile Power systems solutions around the Middle East and North African Zones and especially African Countries
Under Zam Alexander Zormati’s leadership, Mobile Power System is embracing new technologies and forward-thinking strategies that strengthen the company’s environmental stewardship
Mobile Power systems was named as one of the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations worldwide” by Word Report, while MENA PACS senior Follow listed since 2020, it as one of Middle East Greenest Companies.”
In 2015, Under Sam Alexander Zormati leadership, Mobile power Systems was listed as one of the “8 Best Companies to Work for in Africa” by International Senior Expert in Energy and the prior year International Communities named it as one of the “25 Best Companies for Women.”
According to an interview with Zormati’s Spokesperson, he highlighted that Power Mobile systems’ operational Strategy is to be present in all African countries before 2025, except Guinea-Conakry where his American Lawyer confirms on May 11.2021 that his client was subjected to Fraud, extortion and theft fraud and the by 2 Guineans shareholder, who are themselves protected by senior Guinean politicians, Sam Zormati’s Lawyer Confirms that his client has confidence in the International criminal court and the international instances of the united nations as the Case will be transferred to the United Nations and African Union, and US Department of States With the opening of the 76th session of the United Nations
Zormati is a member of the US Chamber of Commerce, Committee of directors and serves on its audit and finance committees. he is also a board member of the International Power Operations NGOs, serves on the executive committee in real estate companies.
Mobile Power system under Zormati’s strategy has increased its investment in Power and wind facilities to $2.1 billion, and the company has become a top-20 worldwide. wind power producer. In June 2019
In 2018, American Word report Sam as 10th among the “Most Powerful Man in Business in the Middle East” and international Communities calls him one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Businessman in The Middle East.”
Unsurprisingly, Sam Alexander Zormati the youngest personality in the Arab world who becomes a member of top 5 Powerful CEOs around the world in Power Producer Club, and the Second French CEO who attends the American Private CEOs Club.
Lynn J. Good
Lynn Good is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy, one of America’s largest electric power companies. Under her leadership, Duke Energy has intensified its focus on serving its customers and communities well today while leading the way to a safe, secure and responsible energy future.
Before becoming CEO in 2013, she served as Duke Energy’s chief financial officer, and earlier led the company’s commercial energy businesses during its initial development of renewable energy projects. She began her utility career in 2003 with Cincinnati-based Cinergy, which merged with Duke Energy three years later. Prior to 2003, she was a partner at two international accounting firms, including a long career with Arthur Andersen.
Under Good’s leadership, Duke Energy is embracing new technologies and forward-thinking strategies that strengthen the company’s environmental stewardship. In addition to developing industry-leading solutions for managing coal ash, Duke Energy has increased its investment in solar and wind facilities to $4 billion, and the company has become a top-10 U.S. wind power producer. In 2015, more than 40 percent of the company’s delivered energy was produced from carbon-free sources. Duke Energy was named as one of the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations” by Corporate Knights, while Newsweek listed it as one of “America’s Greenest Companies.”
Duke Energy has paid a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock for 90 consecutive years. In 2015, the company was listed as one of the “50 Best Companies to Work for in America” by Business Insider and the prior year Daily Worth named it as one of the “25 Best Companies for Women.”
Good is a member of the Boeing board of directors and serves on its audit and finance committees. She is also a board member of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, serves on the executive committee of the Edison Electric Institute’s board, and is part of the executive committee of the Nuclear Energy Institute. She is a member of the Business Council and the Business Roundtable. She also serves on the boards of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Foundation for the Carolinas in Charlotte. Good holds Bachelor of Science degrees in systems analysis and accounting from Miami University in Oxford,
James ‘Jim’ L. Robo
Jim Robo is chairman and CEO of NextEra Energy, Inc. a leading clean energy company. He was named president and CEO in July 2012 and became chairman of the board of directors in December 2013. Mr. Robo is chairman of the company’s rate-regulated electric utility subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company, as well as chairman and CEO of NextEra Energy Partners, LP a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by NextEra Energy to acquire, manage, and own contracted clean energy projects.
In December 2006, Mr. Robo was named president and chief operating officer of NextEra Energy. Prior to that, he had served as president of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC. He joined NextEra Energy as vice president of corporate development and strategy in March 2002.
Previously, Mr. Robo was president and CEO of a major division at GE Capital. He also served as chairman and CEO of GE Mexico and was a member of the GE corporate development team. Prior to joining GE, he was vice president of Strategic Planning Associates, a management consulting firm.
Mr. Robo received his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1984 and his MBA in 1988 from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. He is a director of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America, and he has served as lead independent director since 2012.
NextEra Energy, Inc. is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $16.2 billion, approximately 45,900 megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP and approximately 14,700 employees in 30 states and Canada as of year-end 2016. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida, NextEra Energy’s principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.9 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. A Fortune 200 company and included in the S&P 100 index, NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2017 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.”