Elena Lytkina Botelho (Author & Partner, ghSMART)
Elena L. Botelho explains what the data from the CEO Genome indicates are significant predictors in the career journey to becoming a CEO. According to Botelho, while graduating from a prestigious school or working at a top firm, can help, it was a proven record of taking risks and delivering positive results that were the most important factors in determining future success. This could include turning around a division that is failing that nobody else wants or succeeding with a difficult project. She also indicates that it takes an average of twenty-four years to obtain the job of CEO.