17th Annual Global CEO Survey

18th Annual Global CEO Survey

The marketplace without boundaries


An introduction from Dennis Nally

Chairman of the PwC network introduces this year's Annual Global CEO Survey.

Dennis Nally
PwC International Ltd.


What do 1,300 CEOs worldwide say about today's business challenges and opportunities?


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18th Global CEO Survey

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19 January 2016



PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey, now in its eighteenth year, aims to inform and stimulate the debate on how businesses are facing today’s challenges. Over the years, thousands of CEOs around the world have taken the time to share their views with us.

This year’s survey looks at how business leaders are finding new ways to compete in an era of unprecedented digital change. Our latest report, A marketplace without boundaries? Responding to disruption, explores three implications of this changing competitive landscape for CEOs: they need to understand how to create new value in new ways through digital transformation; develop diverse and dynamic partnerships; and find different ways of thinking and working. And to succeed, business leaders will have to show vision and flexibility in thinking, and superb powers of listening and learning to make clear, informed decisions.

We launched the survey findings on 20 January 2015, on the eve of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Watch Dennis Nally, Chairman of PwC International Ltd., reveal the key findings from the survey in a live webcast from Davos.

Throughout the year, our CEO pulse polls a panel of nearly 2,000 CEOs to provide a temperature gauge of global CEO sentiment on a variety of topical business issues. Follow the discussion on the CEO agenda as it continues over at our CEO insights blog. You can also explore the latest CEO confidence levels which we regularly track in our quarterly CEO confidence check.