Corporate leaders around the world have been forced to make tough decisions as they attempt to lead their companies through the global coronavirus pandemic. These are the European executives that most impressed investors during the early days of the crisis, according to Institutional Investor’s 2020 All-Europe Executive Team.

C-suites at Nestle, Unilever, and Allianz were among the top-ranking executives in the sixteenth annual survey, which asks investors and analysts to rate the region’s CEOs, CFOs, investor relations professionals, and IR programs. Executives at these three firms ranked first in their sectors in all four categories, while also earning top marks for their analyst days and environmental, social, and governance practices.

The food producer, consumer goods company, and insurer were among 12 companies that swept their sectors across the four main categories in this year’s ranking...

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