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Mary Kay Inc.'s David Holl Named Among Top Ten Most Reputable CEOs in the World, According to Reputation Institute


The second-ever CEO RepTrak® study, performed by the Reputation
Institute, states acting responsibly, behaving ethically, and caring
about social issues are the most important drivers of CEO reputation

Kay Inc
., a global beauty brand, today announced that Chairman and
CEO David Holl is among the top ten most reputable chief executives in
the world according to the Reputation Institute's CEO
RepTrak 2019
. The Reputation Institute, the world's leading provider
of reputation measurement, measured the reputation of more than 140
global CEOs and canvassed more than 230,000 individual ratings among the
informed public. The study was conducted in January and February of this

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David Holl, CEO Mary Kay Inc. (Photo: Mary Kay Inc.)

David Holl, CEO Mary Kay Inc. (Photo: Mary Kay Inc.)

"David's leadership and operational expertise since being named CEO in
2006 has contributed significantly to Mary Kay's success," said Richard
R. Rogers, son of Mary Kay Ash, co-founder and Executive Chairman of the
Board. "Mary Kay is a brand born of purpose, and David's steadfast
commitment to our founding values has made him a truly extraordinary
chief executive officer and people leader."

According to Kylie Wright-Ford, CEO at Reputation Institute, acting
responsibly, behaving ethically and caring about social issues are the
most important drivers of CEO reputation. In fact, according to
Reputation Institute's findings, CEOs are more likely to be judged on
ethics versus profit margins. In this way, the perception of CEOs and
the companies they lead are directly correlated.

The top 10 global CEOs recognized in Reputation Institute's 2019 CEO
RepTrak study (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Ben van Beurden, Shell (OTC:RYDAF)
  • Niels B. Christiansen, LEGO Group
  • Michael Dell, Dell
  • Emmanuel Faber, Danone S.A. (OTC:DANOY)
  • Fabrizio Freda, The Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL)
  • Shuntaro Furukawa, Nintendo Co., Ltd. (OTC:NTDOY)
  • Ralph Hamers, ING Group (NYSE:ING)
  • David Holl, Mary Kay Inc.
  • Christopher J. Nassetta, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT)
  • Carsten Spohr, Deutsche Lufthansa AG (OTC:DLAKF)

Recently, Forbes named Mary Kay to its lists of America's
Best Employers for Diversity
and America's
Best Midsize Employers.

About Mary Kay

One of the original glass ceiling breakers, Mary Kay Ash founded her
beauty company more than 55 years ago with three goals: offer rewarding
opportunities for women, manufacture irresistible products and make the
world a better place. That dream has blossomed into a
multibillion-dollar company with millions of independent sales force
members in nearly 40 countries. Mary Kay is dedicated to researching the
science behind beauty and to manufacturing cutting-edge skin care, color
cosmetics and nutritional supplements. Through the Mary Kay FoundationSM,
the company has awarded more than $78 million to cancer research and
domestic violence shelters. Mary Kay Ash's original vision continues to
shine—one lipstick at a time.

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