Initiated in 2001 by Hewitt Associates (now Aon Hewitt), the Top Companies for Leaders is the world's most comprehensive measurement study of leadership and leadership practices. Recognised for its global scope and research rigor, the study attracts hundreds of companies around the globe that seek insights into aspects such as leader building, and how best to develop and sustain the leadership pipeline. In addition, the study also focuses on hiring, coaching, developing leadership and rewarding success.

The 2011 award is the second Top Companies for Leaders honour for WEG; the first being in 2009. On this occasion, WEG was ranked fourth in the Latin American category, together with Natura, AmBev (Brasil), Bancolombia (Colombia) and Walmart de México e Centroamérica (México).

About Aon Hewitt
Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human capital consulting and outsourcing solutions and it is focused on designing, implementing, communicating and administrating a wide range of human capital, investment management, compensation, and talent management strategies.

About WEG
A global major in the power distribution, automation and control sectors, WEG has just celebrated its 50th birthday. The company’s global sales now exceed the US$3-billion mark, representing increasing global success across a wide range of product groups, including the latest generation of transformers, LV control gear, generators, inverter drive systems, soft starters, LV and HV motors, ATEX- compliant explosion proof motors, smoke extraction motors and full turnkey systems. In addition, WEG has recently made a significant strategic expansion of its product portfolio, following the establishment of a joint venture for the manufacturing of wind turbines and the purchase of an Austrian gearbox manufacture, WATT Drive.