C-suite Roles

Spencer Stuart: From CMO to CEO

Spencer Stuart spoke with CEOs across Europe with a marketing background about the skills needed to succeed in general management. The guidelines in the report provide valuable lessons for CMOs looking to rise to the role of CEO.

 

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Russell Reynolds Associates: Video Series- Interview with BNP Paribas’ COO

Russell Reynolds Associates sat down with Francois Villeroy de Galhau, COO of BNP Paribas to discuss how the bank embraced the digital transformation.

 

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Amrop: The Three Roles of the CHRO

Due to the fast paced changes altering the way businesses operate, the chief human resource officer (CHRO) has been propelled to center stage to ensure success. The expectations created for the CHRO are high and the demand for one is even higher. Amrop finds that the CHRO has three important roles.

 

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Spencer Stuart’s 2015 CMO Summit: CMOs on the Brand Experience

Today, customer experience is what sets brands apart and gives them a competitive advantage. Chief marketing officers today are sometimes faced with a tension between brand experience and their organization’s culture.

 

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Korn Ferry: CEOs Expand C-Suite Mandate for Best-in-Class Corporate Affairs

The role of chief affairs officer does not fit into one definition. Titles and roles vary from corporate communications, government relations, public affairs, public policy, stakeholder engagement, corporate social responsibility, employee communications, consumer relations, community relations, investor relations, and marketing. Korn Ferry finds that aside from the sweeping scope of responsibilities, what defines the chief affairs executive is their role as trusted advisor to the CEO.

 

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Stanton Chase: Rise and fall of the Chief Digital Officer

The digital age has transformed businesses of all shapes and sizes. Not only does it affect the company as a whole but also how well they are able to share information. Stanton Chase believes that the chief digital officer (CDO) has the skill set and leadership potential needed to adapt to the landscape.

 

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Spencer Stuart: Building High-Performing C-Suite Teams

In a recent report, Spencer Stuart examined characteristics of a high-performing team. Organizations that cultivate high-performing senior leadership teams are more likely to outpace competition.

 

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Pearson Partners: From CFO to CEO

It is widely believed that an organization’s CFO is the natural successor for a departing CEO. Their role as CFO has allowed them to interact with compliance, human resources, administration, risk management and information technology side of the organization.

 

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Russell Reynolds Associates: Rethinking the Role of the Chief Supply Chain Officer

Few positions have undergone as thorough a transformation as that of chief supply chain officer (CSCO), also referred to as chief operating officer (COO). As supply chain has evolved and become more complex, so does the role of the CSCO. The supply chain is no longer just getting goods from point A to point B.  Russell Reynolds Associates finds that this changing environment means companies need to re-evaluate their criteria for appointing a CSCO.

 

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Witt/Kieffer: Chief Diversity Officers Assume Larger Leadership Role

Witt/Kieffer reports that there has been an increase in chief diversity officer searches, especially among private colleges and universities. The title given to the CDO position varies across institutions but a majority (54%) of the respondents are members of their institution’s leadership team. Over two-thirds of respondents (69%) report that their presidents are engaged in their institution’s diversity strategic planning process and diversity initiatives.

 

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