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CEO Succession Trends in 2016

7/11/2017 Jeffrey S. Sanders

CEO succession planning is one of the chief responsibilities of directors. The Conference Board’s latest annual report, created in collaboration with Heidrick & Struggles, provides a comprehensive analysis for board directors and other stakeholders.  

For an overview of the key findings from CEO Succession Practices: 2017 Edition, explore the infographic below.

CEO Successions in 2016 

To learn more about how CEO succession affected various industries, click here.

About the author

Jeffrey Sanders ( is a vice chairman and co-managing partner of Heidrick & Struggles’ CEO & Board Practice; he is based in the New York and San Francisco offices.

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