What are the deciding factors for hiring a CEO?

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Susan Angele (KPMG’s Board Leadership)

One of the many responsibilities of a company board is the hiring of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Susan Angele talks about how the type of CEO that a board looks for depends on individual company needs including how a company is doing in the marketplace. She discusses some of the characteristics that are important to have in a CEO. She also provides real-life examples of why it is important for a board to have a firm understanding about the direction a company wants to go before choosing a CEO.


About Author

Susan Angele

Senior Advisor, KPMG’s Board Leadership

Senior Advisor, Board Governance, at KPMG's Board Leadership Center, champion outstanding corporate governance to drive long term corporate value and enhance investor confidence. The Board Leadership Center includes KPMG's Audit Committee Institute, and provides thought leadership supporting Women Corporate Directors, the only global membership organization and community of women board members. I joined the Board Leadership Center after 25 years in the consumer products industry, protecting value and enabling sustainable global growth of some of the world's most famous and best-loved brands.

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Vanessa Tyler

Vanessa Tyler

Sarder TV Journalist, and Emmy Award-Winning Journalist & Anchor

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