Executive categories

Best in Biz Awards International offers the following 15 executive categories.

Companies are allowed and encouraged to submit entries in multiple categories in Best in Biz Awards 2018 International. Since each entry is judged separately in each category it is submitted in, entries submitted in multiple categories are eligible to win multiple awards. Companies winning multiple awards are automatically considered for the coveted Most Awarded companies list.

01

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Chief executive officers (CEO) and presidents from all industries, regions worldwide, and company sizes are eligible.

Winners in this category will be selected in each of the three company-size subcategories:
a. Executive of the Year – Large companies (1000 and more employees)
b. Executive of the Year – Medium companies(100-999 employees)
c. Executive of the Year – Small companies (1-99 employees)

02

ENTREPRENEUR / FOUNDER OF THE YEAR

All entrepreneurs and company founders from all industries and regions worldwide, who have created a new business since January 1, 2017 are eligible.

03

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Executives in business development functions from all industries, regions worldwide, and company sizes are eligible.

04

CREATIVE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Executives in creative functions from all industries, regions worldwide, and company sizes are eligible. This includes heads of in-house arts, design or graphics departments, as well as advertising, creative or digital marketing agency executives.

05

FINANCE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Executives in finance functions from all industries, regions worldwide, and company sizes are eligible. This includes executives such as CFO, controller, etc.

06

HR EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Executives in HR functions from all industries, regions worldwide, and company sizes are eligible. This includes both VP- and director-level human resources professionals.

07

LEGAL EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Executives in legal functions from all industries, regions worldwide, and company sizes are eligible. This includes in-house executives such as chief legal officer, general counsel or associate counsel, as well as law firm executives such as partner or counsel.

08

MARKETING EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Executives in marketing functions from all industries, regions worldwide, and company sizes are eligible. This includes executives such as CMO, VP of marketing, as well as advertising and marketing agency executives.

09

OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

New for 2018 awards
All operations executives from all industries, regions worldwide and company sizes are eligible. This includes executives such as chief operating officer (COO), general manager, etc.

10

PR EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Executives in corporate communications or public relations functions from all industries, regions worldwide and company sizes are eligible. This includes executives such as CCO, VP of PR or corporate communications, as well as communications and public relations agency executives.

11

SALES EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Executives in sales functions from all industries, regions worldwide, and company sizes are eligible. This includes channel, direct, online and retail sales.

12

SUPPORT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Executives in support functions from all industries, regions worldwide, and company sizes are eligible. This includes both VP- and director-level customer care, customer support and tech support professionals.

13

TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Executives in technology functions from all industries, regions worldwide, and company sizes are eligible. This includes executives such as VP of engineering or VP of IT.

14

CHAIRMAN OF THE YEAR

Chairmen or chairwomen of all boards of publically owned companies from all industries and regions worldwide are eligible.

15

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Executives from all industries and regions worldwide are eligible. Demonstrated innovations in terms of patents, inventions, first-to-market developments, company culture and policies, etc. required.