Heading up any successful company is a strong leader. With the expertise and guidance of a talented CEO, firms in all industries are able to grow and evolve. However, the very best managers look beyond financial success to cultivate a company culture that encourages personal development and looks out for the wider community. The European CEO Awards 2018 recognise the leaders who have an eye for innovation and, having firmly positioned their companies at the front of the pack, are now shaping the industries they work in.