CEO Of Norwalk Charity Ranked 19th In Fortune's 'World's Greatest Leaders'

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New Canaan's Kathy Giusti, the CEO of the Norwalk-based Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, has been named one of the world's Greatest 50 Leaders by Forbes magazine.
New Canaan's Kathy Giusti, the CEO of the Norwalk-based Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, has been named one of the world's Greatest 50 Leaders by Forbes magazine. Photo Credit: Screen shot from video

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – New Canaan’s Kathy Giusti, the CEO of the Norwalk-based  Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, has been named one of “The World’s Greatest 50 Leaders” by Fortune Magazine.

Giusti was 19th on the list, according to the Fortune report. Pope Francis was selected No. 1. Other people in the Top 20 include Warren Buffet, Derek Jeter and Michael Bloomberg.

Giusti founded the MMRF in 1998 along with ther twin sister, Karen Andrews, of Greenwich. Giusti was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1996. Giusti, a graduate of the Harvard Business School and a pharmaceutical executive, and Andrews founded the MMRF with the focus of funding transformative research as a catalyst in the development of progressive, life-extending treatments needed by multiple myeloma patients.

Giusti, as the CEO, applied her business skills to the science of cancer research and changed the culture of traditional non-profit model. Giusti and Andrews teamed to help MMRF run like a Fortune 500 company with a culture of speed, innovation and results.

“I am truly honored and humbled to have been named to Fortune Magazine's first ever World's Greatest Leaders list,’’ Giusti said on her Facebook page. “I could not have achieved this amazing recognition without the extraordinary team at the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation – MMRF, all of our incredible partners, and our dedicated supporters.”

The complete list of Fortune's leaders is online.

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Ouch, Bryn!!! Guilty as charged. But there is a role for negativity and horselaughs in this world; and if you think this list of the "Top Fifty" leaders in the world is anything but laugh-out-loud, leftist, delusional garbage, I'd like to nominate you for the Nifty Fifty!!! And, I love animals, Bryn. Animals--even face-eating chimps--see the world as it is; or as they perceive it. They are not fake, or false, or pretentious--as is this hilarious list of "leaders" nobody ever heard of.
Have a puffy day.

This list of 50 mediocrities--45 of whom you never heard of--should be put in a time capsule, to let people 200 years from now, see how cultural onanism and political correctness went berserk in what we all hope are the waning years of this stupid, dying, final chapter of Western civilization. This list is laugh-out-loud- ridiculous; and will be the subject of endless hilarity at Manhattan happy hours. Katy Perry and Richard Simmons were ignored? Not even Honorable Mention for Bernie Madoff?

"The World's Top 50 Leaders"? Angelina Jolie? And not even ONE of the Three Stooges made it? How about the drummer on Pink Floyd? Or Adam Lanza? Ridiculous!!

And Lady Gaga didn't even get Honorable Mention?

Amazing and unfair that she got beat out by a shortstop!