Room for Improvement at the Top

May 05 2016 Tags: boardroom, ceo, companies, csuite, decline, economic, largest, room for improvement, study, women, world's

by Daniel Gross, Executive Editor, May 5, 2016 —

There was a surprising finding in the Strategy& 2015 CEO Success study. In recent years, when the 2,500 largest companies in the world have chosen CEOs, a noticeably higher proportion turned to people who had not previously worked for the company. But hires of another type of outsider to the boardroom — women — have fallen sharply. Last year, only 2.8 percent of the 359 incoming CEOs at the world’s largest 2,500 companies were women. read more...

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