Heidrick & Struggles: Global Route to the Top 2019 Examines the Changing Profile of CEOs
NEW CEO REPORT: Route to the Top 2019
"The job of the CEO continues to expand, and the skills required for the role today are quite different than a decade ago," said Jeff Sanders, Vice Chairman and Co-Managing Partner of the global CEO & Board Practice, Heidrick & Struggles.
Additional findings from the global Route to the Top 2019 report include:
- More than three quarters of all CEOs (76%) had previous C-suite experience.
- Twenty-four percent of all CEOs included in the report had no previous C-suite experience before being appointed to the CEO role.
- The average tenure of CEOs globally is six years, and the average age at appointment is 50.
- There is a 59-year difference between the youngest and oldest CEOs in the report.