If becoming a CEO is one of your ambitions, what is the best path to take? Writing on Raconteur, Peter Crush draws from a variety of sources to show how the nature of the job and the criteria for choosing candidates are changing.
The right background
Financial knowledge is still, of course, valued highly. Research by recruitment company Robert Half into FTSE 100 businesses shows that more than half of their chief executives come from a finance, accounting or financial services background. A quarter of them are former accountants.