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Finance still key to the top

17 May 2019

The proportion of FTSE 100 CEOs with a background in technology has increased by 27%, according to new data from Robert Half.

The results of the annual Robert Half FTSE 100 CEO Tracker found that 14% of CEOs now have a background in IT. However, financial experience has seen resurgence amongst the UKís FTSE leaders. The number of bosses with financial backgrounds has increased from 40% in 2018 to 52% in 2019. Finance then remains the most common route to the top.

The Tracker found diversity among CEOs remains mostly unchanged. The average age for a FTSE CEO is 55, 18% are Oxbridge educated, and the number of female CEOs is 6%.

Some 46% of CEOS were also promoted internally, thatís up from 40% in 2018.

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