CEOs of Tomorrow
So far this year 493 chief executives have left their jobs, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. It’s likely that an equal number of boards have launched searches for a successor. But finding just the right replacement is tricky. Should the new leader execute the current strategy, or does the board believe there’s a need for a new vision? No wonder headhunters keep tabs on executives they see as strong candidates to run their own show. Some have held the CEO title before, others have strong international experience, and some are masters of strategy. We asked several headhunters to share with us the names of some of the executives to hit their radar.