Phebe Novakovic

Brian Snyder—Reuters
  • Title
    Chairman and CEO
  • Affiliation
    General Dynamics
  • Country

Now in her 10th year as CEO of General Dynamics, Novakovic has driven the company’s stock up 18% over the past year. Amid COVID-related disruptions to air travel, demand for the Gulfstream maker’s business jets continues to climb, with $18.8 billion in business-jet backlogs, more than a 10-year high. The Russia-Ukraine conflict has increased demand and urgency for some of the firm’s contracts, like a recent $1.1 billion agreement to provide battle tanks to Poland.