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Published on Jun 27, 2016
As CEO of The Middleby Corporation, Selim Bassoul has led the company to record-breaking growth through innovation over the past 16 years. Under his leadership, Middleby has grown from $100m and a few brands to a $7b global company with 60-plus brands and 3 business platforms.
Selim is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year and Young Presidents’ Organization International Legacy Award recipient who serves on the boards of multiple corporate, civic and philanthropic organizations. He is featured on the 2016 Nation’s Restaurant News Power List. Selim’s unconventional management style has been featured in The Wall St. Journal and other top business media. He is the Motley Fool’s “Best CEO of All Time.”
Central in Selim’s life is giving back. Through his foundation, The Dignity Foundation, he educates and trains people who have made past life mistakes for work in the restaurant industry, offering them a second chance. His passion has led him to develop and distribute innovative ovens for refugee use worldwide in 2016.