Overview

The survey names Nidec among Most Honored companies, for a fifth consecutive year.

Five companies have claimed first place in their sectors across all four categories of Institutional Investor’s 2017 All-Japan Executive Team survey, up from three last year:

MUFG (Banks)

Nidec Corp. (Electronics/Components)

Sony Corp. (Electronics/Consumer)

OMRON Corp. (Electronics/Industrial)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Plant Engineering & Shipbuilding)

In the fifth edition of II’s exclusive survey, buy-side analysts, money managers, and sell-side researchers named the best CEOs, CFOs and investor relations professionals at Japanese companies they cover. The voters also evaluated the businesses on six investor relations attributes, including providing timely and accurate disclosure of essential financial information, and how quickly and thoroughly the firms respond to requests.

The buy- and sell-side votes are combined to create the leader tables in each sector across the four categories: Best CEO, Best CFO, Best IR Professional, and Best IR Company.

Nidec continued its exemplary performance, sweeping all four categories in its sector and keeping its spot on the ranking’s Most Honored Companies ever since the survey was introduced in 2013.

Other notable moves include Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai, who advanced to the No. 1 CEO in the Electronics/Consumer sector, up from second place last year. OMRON’s CEO Yoshihito Yamada also jumped to the top spot in the company’s sector from third place in 2016.

Click on the links in the navigation table at right to view the top companies in each category from either the buy- or sell-side point of view.