More than 35% of the World's Top CEOs have Studied Abroadby Jeduka Helpdesk Education Counsultant
A Survey by Germany on the European study choice portal indicates that many of the world’S top CEOs of different companies have studied abroad. The new report shows, over one-third of the top CEOs in the world have pursued a study abroad program and this number is also increasing over time. African CEOs lead the pack for the internationalized experience.
Highlights of the survey
283 Chief executive officers participated in the survey who are named in the Forbes Global 2000 company ranking system.
Here are the highlights of the Survey:
- More than a quarter of CEOs work in another country than their own, mostly in Europe and Australia.
- The survey also portrays that most CEOs are from the UK or New Zealand.
- 68% of CEOs are from Africa who has studied abroad, with Latin America having 54% of CEOs who have studied somewhere other than their home country.
- Europe’s percentage of Chief executive officers studying abroad is 30%, with Asia already at 31% and Australia at 45%.
- In the USA, the number of CEOs who studied abroad is relatively less. However, it has grown from 11% to 13% in recent years.
- Mobility schemes such as Erasmus+ as well as institutional partnerships have played a major role in helping international students study abroad.
- One trend also found in the report that is concerning is the lack of women in top posts around the globe, only 4.6% of the CEOs were women. However, Bloss remains optimistic that more women will start to rise to the top jobs more often, as the previously mentioned diversity will come "hand in hand" with a stable performance at companies.
How does studying abroad build a successful career?
The Founder and CEO of the European study choice portal, Bloss said Top management decisions need to be challenged from various angles – actual diversity is a great way to get there. Living in a new country shifts the perspectives of students studying abroad and enables them to grow in the context of a globalized atmosphere. He further said that international students tend to make friends from all over the world which later on in life helps them to develop a global professional network that is valuable for corporate positions.
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