Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson topped a likability list for automotive CEOs released by Owler, a company that collects business data through crowdsourcing.
Using a "proprietary favorability algorithm," Owler says it parsed thousands of CEO reviews from its users to create its National CEO Likeability Study.
Samuelsson was No. 1 on the list of 22 automotive execs. No. 2 was Valeo chief Jacques Aschenbroich.
Also getting top grades for being good-natured were Mary Barra of General Motors, Daimler's Dieter Zetsche, Elon Musk of Tesla and Sergio Marchionne of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, each placing in the top 10.
What's the big deal about likability? Owler says: "There's more transparency, and thus, accountability in the corner office than ever before. Whether it's through the news, social media, or review sites ... top executives can't seem to escape public scrutiny."