What Career Path Should You Follow To Become A CEO In Singapore?

Ever wondered what it takes to become a CEO in Singapore?

Qlik did some analysis of the career path and profiles of CEOs in APAC and Singapore. They looked at the top 250 Asia Pacific based companies listed in the Forbes Global 2000 ranking and collected information about the CEOs, such as gender, age, education, industries and previous positions.

“What this QlikView application provides is a holistic view of what it takes to be a CEO in Asia Pacific. It is a fun way to gain insights into the ‘key ingredients’ that go into a making of a CEO. At the same time, it helps us drill deeper and ask important questions. For example, where are we in terms of gender diversity in the boardroom and where should one pursue an education to stand a fighting chance of becoming a CEO,” said Terry Smagh, Vice President for Qlik Asia Pacific.

Here is some information about CEOs in Singapore:

  • 75% graduated from an overseas university.
  • 35% attended university in the United States.
  • 75% have less than 10 years of experience as CEO.
  • 36% of CEOs in Singapore have an MBA.
  • The most studied discipline for a CEO in Singapore is Business (40%).
  • 95% are male.
  • The average age of a CEO in Singapore is 55.
  • 20% are from the property industry.

For CEOs in the Asia Pacific Region, this info graphic provides a good summary:

ceo in singapore : asia


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