Did you know ...? Across 12 Western European countries and the U.S., 25% of all CEOs have previously served as a COO, the largest proportion among the C-Suites (followed by the CFO role with 21%). The U.S. has the largest proportion of CEOs who have been COOs before, at 47%, followed by the Netherlands, at 32%, and France, at 31%.
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The key objective of the firm is to create value - how do operations leaders help? Through building the infrastructure to make better decisions, good planning, better functional integration, and decreasing complexity.