CEO, Refresco Gerber
Last ranked: 55
Picked to lead a newly formed Refresco Gerber in 2013, Roelofs oversaw an IPO of the Dutch drinks giant on the Amsterdam stock market in 2015, with a valuation of £770m-£930m. The hefty costs of the flotation hit profits in May but Roelofs’ steady hand, and warm weather in Western Europe over the summer, helped underlying profits rise 3.2% by November.
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