Fortune Reveals List Of The World's 50 Greatest Leaders


DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman was named by FORTUNE to their list of “The World's 50 Greatest Leaders,” which was released on March 20. In announcing the list, the magazine notes, “In an era that feels starved for leadership, we've found men and women who will inspire you -- some famous, others little known, all of them energizing their followers and making the world better.”

In recognizing Ellen on the list that includes for profit, non-profit, humanitarian and political leaders, the magazine noted,  “Kullman took over (DuPont) as a dismal 2009 began and by year-end had publicly vowed to raise earnings over three years at a 20% annual compound rate. She did 24%, as she accelerated a major strategic change -- "and nobody likes change," says a colleague -- that downplayed chemicals and positioned agriculture and nutrition to power DuPont's third century.”

View the full list here.

On how the list was selected, FORTUNE Senior Editor-at-Large Geoff Colvin writes: " We have drawn a distinction between leaders and people who are admirable and powerful but who are not transformative leaders. Simply running a large organization or serving in an influential role does not meet the threshold to be on this list.”