Yale School of Management

CEO Julien Mininberg ’90 and Helen of Troy Limited Honored by Institutional Investor

Julien MininbergJulien Mininberg ’90 and Helen of Troy Limited, the company he has led since 2014, were among the winners in Institutional Investor America’s 2021 Most Honored Company Awards, presented on March 18.

Mininberg won best CEO in the mid-cap beverage, household, and personal care products industry, and Helen of Troy won the Most Honored Company Award in the same industry, reflecting number-one rankings for Best CFO, Best Investor Relations,  Investor Events, Crisis Management Amid Covid-19, and Financially Material ESG Disclosures.  

The America’s Most Honored Company Awards, presented virtually this year, recognize the top-ranked companies and executives in Institutional Investor’s All-America Executive Team ranking, which is based on a survey of portfolio managers and sell-side analysts.

“I am very proud of the Helen of Troy team for sweeping nearly all the 2021 awards in our industry,” Mininberg said in an email. Mininberg previously won the best CEO award in 2017. “It is much sweeter now when part of a spread of awards that speaks to the progress of the company’s transformation.”

Helen of Troy is a $2 billion company that produces and sells household products under a variety of iconic brand names it owns or licenses including Vicks, Braun, PUR, OXO, Hydro Flask, Revlon, Drybar, and Honeywell.  Mininberg joined the company after it acquired Kaz, Inc., the company he led previously, and was named CEO three years later. 

An active Yale SOM alum, Mininberg is a member of the school’s Board of Advisors and served two terms as the president of the board of directors of the SOM Alumni Association. His financial support of the school includes endowing the Julien R. Mininberg ’86 B.A., ’90 MBA Scholarship.