Chief executive officers are the rock stars of their company. As a company’s leader, how a CEO spends his or her time defines the company and determines how profitable it will be.
Unsurprisingly, the behaviour of a CEO is often scrutinized by investors and the public.
33% of the S&P 500 CEOs' undergraduate degrees are in engineering and only 11% are in business administration.
All the CEOs of utility S&P 500 companies possessed bachelor degrees, making them the most highly educated group.
The functional role that led to becoming a CEO was most commonly finance at 15%, followed by general management at 9%.
Printing and publishing companies had the least educated S&P 500 CEOs. Only 91% held bachelor degrees.
Among outsiders, CEOs spend about 4.7 hours per week with consultants and only about 1.3 hours with suppliers.
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