CEO Pathways Report 2024

This report by Criticaleye CEO Retreat Partner, Eton Bridge Partners, can be used as a means to understand what it takes to become a CEO. By identifying common trends and career steps among successful CEOs, aspiring leaders can tailor their career plans to align with these benchmarks, enhancing their readiness for this high pressure leadership role.

Key Takeaways are:

  • The male-to-female CEO hire ratio remains roughly three to one. When looking at first-time female CEO appointments, the number of female CEO appointments increased by 7 percent -although relatively modest, this shows a positive change.
  • The UK business landscape highly values international experience and perspectives in leadership. Attaining a CEO position usually requires over 20 years of professional experience and often advanced degrees, such as an MBA.




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